HSF Coordination Meeting #240, 24 November 2022


Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Benedikt Hegner, Ben Morgan, Efe Yazgan, Paul Laycock, Eduardo Rodrigues, Wouter Deconinck, Sudhir Malik, Valentin Volkl, Michael Hernendez

Apologies/Contributing: Markus Diefenthaler, Josh McFayden, Nicole Skidmore

News, general matters, announcements

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

Workshop happened 22-23 November, with a wide range of participants from software projects, experiments, INSPIRE, Zenodo, journals. We covered a lot of topics, including having breakout sessions that touched on a few key points:

There will be a report developed in the next few months (see final section of Live Notes for skeleton). The organisers also will submit a CHEP abstract.

Sudhir - important to also invite people who make the decisions in the experiments, e.g., Pub Com and Spokespersons.

Graeme - we did not bad for Pub Com Chairs. Generally got a good feeling on the openness of experiments to improve in this area.

HSF Talk at SMARTHEP network kick-off

Benedikt gave a talk at this event - thank you to Caterina for the invitation.

Working Group Updates


We now have a good number of nominations; however, we are awaiting some final nominations from the experiments this week.

Search committee will meet next week.

In January we will have a review of the year gone, as well as looking forward to 2023 - so please think about it.


Reminder: 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

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Trigger


Benedikt - is the Python 3.11 speed-up “real” in HEP use cases? See talk from Henry at PyHEP. Caution - this is speed-up of CPython, would not necessarily be reflected in code using pandas, numpy heavily.

Event Generators

HSF co-organized with CTEQ, EICUserGroup, and MCnet MC4EIC, a workshop on event simulation for the EIC. The workshop covered:

A workshop report is in preparation.

We are still working on a meeting in December and aim for a tuning tutorial in February.

Software Training

C++ Course and Hands-on Training

Other Interest and Activity Areas

Compute Accelerator Forum

Software and Computing Roundtable

The Software and Computing Roundtable restarts on Dec. 13 with an update on EIC Software. There will be presentations on the EIC Software: Statement of Principles and the software stack. The “Year in Review” event with contributions from the HEP Software Foundation, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Jefferson Lab will be on Jan. 17.


HSF Calendar

We started filling in the calendar for 2023.

Should now be done!

Next Meeting

Our next coordination meeting is 8 December - this will be the last one of 2022.

Meetings for 2023 are now booked in Indico. We follow the tradition of meetings on the odd weeks of the year.

The first meeting next year is January 19, where we will start by reviewing 2022 and planning for 2023.