HSF Coordination Meeting #261, 6 December 2023

Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Eduardo Rodrigues, Patrick Gartung, Efe Yazgan, Alex Held, Valentin Volkl, Stefan Roiser, Krzysztof Genser, Nick Smith, Caterina Doglioni, Stefan Roiser, Kyle Knoepfel

Apologies/Contributing: Andrea Valassi, Claire Antel, Markus Diefenthaler

News, general matters, announcements

HSF Joint Workshop with WLCG

13-17 May at DESY is now confirmed for a joint WCLG-HSF workshop. News from WLCG to come soon. Note this will be the HSF’s 10th birthday meeting!


Only positive noises for software. Official minutes to come.

ICFA Seminar

Graeme gave a talk on Software at the ICFA Seminar last week, as part of a whole session on Software and Computing. Very nice to see these topics being taken so seriously at this level.

Working Group Updates

Conveners for 2024

We extended the call for conveners until the end of next week, 15 December. Please think about nominations and forward to others who might make nominations.

Nominations to HSF Search Committee.

Data Analysis

Detector Simulation

Software Tools and Packaging



Physics Generators


Other Interest and Activity Areas

Compute Accelerator Forum



There is an issue in GitHub to gather ideas about reorganising and revamping the website to better reflect our areas of actual activity.

We aim to try and have a new website ready for next year.

Community Calendar


Have contacted EIC/Belle II/DUNE for their events.

Please also add anything else relevant for the software and computing communities in NHEP.

GSOC Mentor Summit Summary

See trip report in SFT group meeting: - https://indico.cern.ch/event/1341646/#8-report-from-gsoc-event

EIROForum Training Working Group

This group has now started to meet. Stefan Roiser chairs and we should ensure that activities are coordinated with the HSF WG and EVERSE.

EVERSE Project

The EVERSE project (European Virtual Institute for Research Software Excellence) will start on 1 March. Kick off meeting will be joint with OSCARS in Thessaloniki Greece, 11-15 March 2024.

JENA Computing Workshop

After the JENA Computing Workshop in June, there is now a call for people to participate in the 5 key area working groups (HPC, Software, DOMA, Machine Learning, Training).

See here for the workshop summary and links to express interest in the WGs.

Next Meetings

Meetings have been booked for 2024, in the usual odd-numbered weeks of the year.

The next meeting will be on 18 January.

Reminder: please sign up for chairing one of the 2024 meetings.

We wish everyone an excellent holiday break and we see you next year!