Andrei Gheata (CERN)
ALICE is the first experiment at CERN that adopted officially ROOT as baseline from the early beginnings. The whole AliRoot framework is built on top of ROOT classes and profits from its features like: trees, containers, geometry, I/O and histogramming packages. While the skeleton for ALICE data analysis has been formalized by a dedicated framework on top of the TSelector functionality, the users are otherwise free to choose the data structures or ROOT features they consider appropriate for their own analysis programs. The presentation will summarize their experience and wishes in many different ROOT aspects. We will also describe our expectations from ROOT in view of the future evolution of the ALICE analysis framework, ranging from local to distributed data processing.