The Detector Simulation Working Group considers approaches to making detector simulation faster and more accurate for HEP experiments. Simulation that produces a traditional digitised detector output, as well as more radical approaches to generate reconstruction or analysis level outputs directly are within the remit of the group. Improvements to physics models, faster particle transport options and using machine learning and other approximate techniques can be considered. The adaption of simulation techniques to modern computing hardware (covering, e.g., multithreading, vectorisation and different accelerator technologies) are an important area of work.
The group’s meeting page is in Indico and discussions are held on the hsf-simulation list.