HSF Coordination Meeting #235, 15 September 2022

Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Serhan Mete, Benedikt Hegner, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Valentin Volkl, Pere Mato, Jin Huang, Wouter Deconinck, Ben Morgan, Krzysztof Genser, Josh McFayden, Michel Jouvin, Kyle Knoepfel, Matti Kortelainen, Sudhir Malik, Stefan Roiser, Philippe Canal, Stefan Roiser, Michel Jouvin

Apologies/Contributing: Kevin Pedro, Nicole Skidmore, Stephan Hageboeck, Eduardo Rodrigues, Efe Yazgan

News, general matters, announcements


Slides presented at the LHCC are attached to the agenda.

LHCC Feedback:

News from many fronts (a selection)

Personnel turn-over

Training & attracting young talents

The WLCG Software Report for the RRB (2022-H2) is available here. It will be submitted Friday 16 September, so please check now if there’s anything to add or correct.


Twitter goes at speed for the HSF!

We have a new training dedicated twitter account: @hsftraining. We encourage you to follow this and the main HSF twitter, @hepsoftfound.

The HSF homepage was updated with a feed from twitter for more visibility.

.github for HSF

We have created a .gitub repository that allows us to have a landing page for the organisation itself on GitHub.

We are adding a first README. N.B. This doesn’t replace the website at all, but it is very useful to provide a good experience for people browsing the organisation.

Working Group Updates


Data Analysis

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Trigger

Continue to put together the fall meeting lineup:

Other topic of interests: particle flow jet reco, reconstruction on AI chips (e.g. LHCb related work)


Software Tools and Packaging

Event Generators


Software Training

5th HEP C++ Course and Hands-on Training

Other Interest and Activity Areas

Compute Accelerator Forum



Common software tools discussion at Interplay between Particle and Astroparticle Physics, IPA 2022 https://indico.cern.ch/event/837621/contributions/5041291/

Future Trends in Nuclear Physics Computing will be 28-30 September at Stony Brook University.

IRIS-HEP/HSF Joint meeting on Software Citation and Recognition

Planning a possible one-day meeting to discuss topics around how HEP experiments handle citation of software and recognition for software efforts that enable physics publications and other means of disseminating results to the public.

Decided on the date: Wednesday 23 November.

Planning document will be circulated shortly. We will link to relevant discussions, e.g., at Snowmass this summer.

HSF Calendar

We started filling in the calendar for 2023 - please check and help!

Next Meeting

Our next coordination meeting is on 29 September.

N.B. We are back in 32/S-C22 here at CERN.