HSF Coordination Meeting #239, 10 November 2022

Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Markus Diefenthaler, Pere Mato, Nicole Skidmore, Valentin Volkl, Kyle Knoepfel, Krzysztof Genser, Ben Morgan, Michel Jouvin, Josh McFayden, Stefan Roiser, Sudhir Malik, Caterina Doglioni, Dorothea vom Bruch, Eduardo Rodrigues, Pete Elmer, Kevin Pedro, Mason Proffitt, Matti Kortelainen, Pradeep Tripathi, Daniel Elvira, Andi Salzburger, Jin Huang, Mark Neubauer

Apologies/Contributing: Benedikt Hegner, Michel Villanueva, Efe Yazgan

News, general matters, announcements

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

This will go ahead as a 2 x 1/2 day meeting, 22-23 November - there was too much material to fit into a single afternoon/morning slot.

This has been properly announced and the timetable published in Indico: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1211229/.

Contributions from experiments, projects, publishers, … with lots of time for discussion.

Output will be a report on the discussion and best practice recommendations.

Registration is open - so far 53 people are registered.

Working Group Updates


We have a reply by all conveners regarding continuations. The search is ongoing. So far not very many nominations.


Please try and book meetings in Indico at least 2 weeks in advance!

That way they go into the calendar early and they will be included in the weekly email announcement that goes to HSF Forum.

Data Analysis

Quick reminder:

Before the summer, we had HSF Data Analysis WG sessions dedicated to experiments’ training/on-boarding of new collaboration members

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1175096/ https://indico.cern.ch/event/1175097/

We would like to turn this into a published document describing each experiment’s approach, analysing similarities/differences and (hopefully) summarising “best practices” for future endeavours. We believe these initiatives, and the people behind them, deserve such recognition.

We envisage letting each experiment have a dedicated section (<2 pages) in the document to describe their schemes. Then we will formulate an introduction, analysis, “best practice” and summary section. We hope that this document could act as the official reference for some experiments’ initiatives as AFAIK some are not documented elsewhere.

Graeme suggested that the group could connect this work to a paper at CHEP, in Track 8 (Collaboration, Reinterpretation, Outreach and Education).

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Trigger


Software Tools and Packaging

Event Generators


Software Training

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

Other Interest and Activity Areas

Compute Accelerator Forum


No news recently, would be good to check with David about progress on the project registry.


HSF Calendar

We started filling in the calendar for 2023.

But please check and help!

Next Meeting

Our next coordination meeting is on 24 November, which is Thanksgiving. US colleagues are excused!