HSF Weekly Meeting #194, 8 October 2020

Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Teng Jian Khoo, Eduardo Rodrigues, Kyle Knoepfel, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Allison Hall, Chris Jones, Stefan Roiser, Witold Pokorski, Daniel Elvira, David Lange, Caterina Doglioni, Efe Yazgan, Josh McFayden, Ben Morgan, Philippe Canal, Attila Krasznahorkay

Apologies: Agnieszka Dziurda, Paul Laycock, Michel Jouvin, Serhan Mete, Pere Mato

News, general matters, announcements

New Convenor(s) for Data Analysis WG

Yes, we have new convenors…

We welcome them to the group!

C++ Course

We are all set to go next week:

12-16 October, https://indico.cern.ch/event/946584/.

Compute Accelerator Forum

First meeting was last week: https://indico.cern.ch/event/950196/. 60 people attended.


Pere and Graeme have been having discussions with Marc Verderi and Alberto Ribon (G4 management) about how to improve cooperation between Geant4 and the HSF.


Please report in HSF meetings if you have interesting interactions in the Snowmass process or suggestions for the HSF,

Working Group Updates

Detector Simulation

Started planning (together with the Geant4 member) the detector simulation session at the HSF-WLCG workshop. We have first draft of the agenda. We do not foresee topical meetings before that.

Reconstruction and Software Triggers

Awakening from hibernation (a ~month hiatus due to other commitments…)

Encouraging people to submit abstracts to the HSF workshop.



Software Tools and Packaging

Software Training

Event generators



HSF-WLCG Virtual November Workshop

Workshop dates fixed 19, 20, 23, 24 November (pm CET).

Indico: https://indico.cern.ch/event/941278/.

Registration open 52 people signed up so far - please sign up yourself.

Good advertising so far: HSF, Belle II, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, ALICE (asked), DUNE (asked), Geant4, HSF website updated

But please help broadcast to other communities as well.

Had an HSF planning meeting earlier this week. Organisation: Caterina <–> TJ.

Agenda planning is going well:


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