21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

VISPA@Web: A Server-Client-Based Graphical Development Environment for Physics Analyses

24 May 2012, 13:30
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases (track 5) Poster Session


Prof. Martin Erdmann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))


The Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) project addresses the typical development cycle of (re-)designing, executing, and verifying an analysis. It presents an integrated graphical development environment for physics analyses, using the Physics eXtension Library (PXL) as underlying C++ analysis toolkit. Basic guidance to the project is given by the paradigms of object oriented programming, data flow management, and graphical representation. In this contribution we present extension of the project to make the physics analysis functionality accessible via a standard internet browser. Utilizing the server-client based approach avoids common requirements such as package installations or specialized computing resources on the client side. With the web browser being the only needed software, mobile devices like tablet computers or smart phones can now be used for physics analysis. New use cases like selected access to experiment data and analyses by the public are possible.

Primary authors

Mr Andreas Hinzmann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Dennis Klingebiel (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Gero Müller (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Hans-Peter Bretz (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Jan Steggemann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Joschka Lingemann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Marcel Rieger (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Prof. Martin Erdmann (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Matthias Komm (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Robert Fischer (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Mr Tobias Winchen (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))

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