HSF Coordination Meeting #224, 3 March 2022

Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Serhan Mete, Stefan Roiser, Dorothea vom Bruch, Markus Diefenthaler, Efe Yazgan, Pere Mato, Ben Morgan, Nicole Skidmore, Kyle Knoepfel, Krzysztof Genser, Wouter Deconinck, Matti Kortelainen, Allie Hall, Josh McFayden, Mark Neubauer, Valentin Volkl, Alexander Moreno, Pere Mato, Marc Paterno, Andi Salzburger, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Kevin Pedro, Paul Laycock, Philippe Canal, Daniel Elvira, Valentin Volkl

Apologies/Contributing: Eduardo Rodrigues, Benedikt Hegner

News, general matters, announcements


There is another meeting with the LHCC referees next week (Tuesday 8). Can WGs please send a short summary of activity and plans to Graeme and Liz by tomorrow?

Draft presentation will be ready on Monday 7.

Workshops in 2022

Analysis Ecosystems Workshop

23-25 May: https://indico.cern.ch/e/aew2

Registration is open! At the moment we have limited this to 80 in-person places.

Thanks to the support of IRIS-HEP, CERN/HSF and IJCLab we do not require a registration fee - coffee/tea and lunches will be covered.

Investigating support for dinner (IRIS-HEP, CERN/HSF, possibly external sponsors), but maximum cost of around €50 per person.

We have a better overview description of the workshop now. Announcement has been sent out to LHC experiments, Belle II, DUNE, EIC, GDB, CERN IT, etc.

Content planning is progressing well, we have session convenors for most of the headline topics:

Next organising meeting 10 March, identifying key questions on the topics - focus on outcomes.

Detector Simulation on GPU Community Meeting

3-6 May: https://indico.cern.ch/e/simgpu

Stub agenda for now (N.B., this meeting is virtual).

Google Summer of Code

HSF call for proposals was sent a few weeks ago. Deadline for project proposals was Feb 25.

We have 39 proposals from 18 projects, covering 25 organisations.


A small team (inc. Graeme and Paul) have helped draft a document with WLCG for submission to Snowmass. The draft should be ready for circulation soon.

HSF History Paper

As reported a few weeks ago, we gave input to Dan Katz re. developing scientific software communities. This summarised the origins and history of the HSF.

The text we wrote is here. It has ended up a very nice summary of our origins, so we would like to publish it. Can people take a look and we shall upload a version of this to Zenodo?

Working Group Updates


Data Analysis

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Trigger


Software Tools and Packaging

Event Generators


Software Training

Other Interest and Activity Areas

Analysis Facilities



Q. How do we set up the HSF calendar?

Next Meeting

Next coordination meeting is scheduled for 17 March.