HEP Software Collaboration meeting

503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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Ian Bird (CERN) , John Harvey (CERN)
Current HEP software is the result of 20 years of development and now must evolve to meet the challenges posed by new experimental programmes, including future upgrades of the LHC. In addition, the computing landscape is evolving rapidly and we need to exploit all the expertise available in our community, and in other scientific disciplines, in order to meet the technical challenges we are facing. During the last 2 years, a Concurrency Forum has been meeting to promote discussions within the HEP community regarding various independent R&D efforts. Formalising this activity into a Collaboration would be a natural next step to eventually transform the R&D efforts into joint projects to build software libraries of general interest. A formal Collaboration would also provide a framework for attracting effort and external funding, as well as providing a structure for the community to set priorities and goals for the work. This should be a HEP community-wide effort, but should be open enough that eventually it could form the basis for collaboration with other sciences. The short note attached describes some of the thinking behind this initiative. The current agenda is still very preliminary. VIDEO CONFERENCE: see under "Video Services" Vidyo public room ongoing until Fri 4/Apr at 18:00 : HEP_Software_Collaboration_meeting Extension 9297652
Background information
  • Abdeslem Djaoui
  • Alessandro De Salvo
  • Alessio Gianelle
  • Alexander Kiselev
  • Alexei Klimentov
  • Amber Boehnlein
  • Andre Sailer
  • Andrea Dotti
  • Andrea Valassi
  • Andrei Gheata
  • Andreu Pacheco Pages
  • Andrzej Nowak
  • Antoine Pérus
  • Antonio Falabella
  • Armin Nairz
  • Axel Naumann
  • Beate Heinemann
  • Ben Couturier
  • Benedikt Hegner
  • Benjamin Morgan
  • Bruno Lange Ramos
  • Christian Zeitnitz
  • Claudio Grandi
  • Dagmar ADAMOVA
  • Daniel Funke
  • Daniel Hugo Campora Perez
  • Danilo Piparo
  • Dario Barberis
  • Dario Menasce
  • David Britton
  • David Chamont
  • David Colling
  • David Malon
  • David Rousseau
  • Dirk Duellmann
  • Domenico Elia
  • Donatella Lucchesi
  • Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy
  • Eric Christian Lancon
  • Etienne Dublé
  • Fabio Hernandez
  • Farid Ould-Saada
  • Felice Pantaleo
  • Fons Rademakers
  • Francesco Giacomini
  • Francois Touze
  • Frank-Dieter Gaede
  • Frederic Hemmer
  • Frederique Chollet
  • Gabriele Cosmo
  • Gang Chen
  • Gerardo Ganis
  • Giovanni Lamanna
  • Giulio Eulisse
  • Graeme Andrew Stewart
  • Guenter Duckeck
  • Guilherme Lima
  • Gunter Quast
  • Gyoergy Vesztergombi
  • Hafeez Hoorani
  • Hans Von Der Schmitt
  • Henri-Pierre Charles
  • Hung-Te Lee
  • Ian Bird
  • Illya Shapoval
  • Ivica Puljak
  • Jarp Sverre
  • Jeffrey Tseng
  • Jim Kowalkowski
  • John Apostolakis
  • John Harvey
  • Josep Flix
  • Jovan Mitrevski
  • Judita Mamuzic
  • Julius Hrivnac
  • Latchezar Betev
  • Laurent Garnier
  • Livio Mapelli
  • Lorenzo Moneta
  • Luc Poggioli
  • Lukasz Kreczko
  • Marc Paterno
  • Marc Verderi
  • Marco Cattaneo
  • Marco Clemencic
  • Marco Paganoni
  • Maria Cristina Vistoli
  • Maria Girone
  • Maria Grazia Pia
  • Marilena Bandieramonte
  • Mario Lassnig
  • Martin Gasthuber
  • Massimo Masera
  • Mauro Morandin
  • Michael David Sokoloff
  • Michel Jouvin
  • Milos Lokajicek
  • Mohammad Al-Turany
  • Nurcan Ozturk
  • Oksana Shadura
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • Panagiotis Spentzouris
  • Paolo Saracco
  • Patrick Fuhrmann
  • Pawel Szostek
  • Pere Mato Vila
  • Peter Clarke
  • Peter Elmer
  • Peter Hristov
  • Philipp Roloff
  • Philippe Canal
  • Philippe Charpentier
  • Philippe Gras
  • Predrag Buncic
  • Randall Sobie
  • Reda Tafirout
  • Rene Brun
  • Richard Philip Mount
  • Robert Johannes Langenberg
  • Robert Roser
  • Rogerio Iope
  • Rolf Seuster
  • Sami Kama
  • Sebastian Fleischmann
  • Sebastien Binet
  • Sergei Chekanov
  • Sergio Bertolucci
  • Sergio Novaes
  • Simon George
  • Soon Yung Jun
  • Stefan Roiser
  • Stefano Gallorini
  • Takashi Sasaki
  • Thomas Kuhr
  • Thomas Le Compte
  • Thorsten Kollegger
  • Thorsten Wengler
  • Tommaso Boccali
  • Ulla Tihinen
  • Vasilis Vlachoudis
  • Victor Daniel Elvira
  • Vincent Leroy
  • Vivien QUEMA
  • Vladimir Ivantchenko
  • Vladimir Korenkov
  • Weidong Li
  • Witold Pokorski
  • Thursday, 3 April
    • 09:00 12:15
      Morning session
      • 09:00
        Welcome from CERN Director of Research 15m
        Speaker: Sergio Bertolucci (CERN)
      • 09:15
        Vision behind the HEP Software Collaboration Initiative initiative 45m
        - stakeholders and what each expects from such a collaboration (users, developers, management, funding agencies) - added value that a collaboration would bring to HEP development activities - challenges posed by experimental programmes and changing computing landscape; - goals include clean-up of existing software and improving its performance by large factors; fostering new projects - engage community to exploit expertise and effort available; seek new funding opportunities; - promote the use of external software and collaboration with other scientific software domains
        Speaker: Dr Richard Philip Mount (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
      • 10:00
        Recent HEP experience developing common software packages 45m
        - inventories of packages that are currently used in HEP experimental programmes - how packages typically appear through recent examples - connections with other fields - options and benefits of (re-)organising activities as either large or small scale projects
        Speaker: Dr Peter Elmer (Princeton University (US))
        CHEP07 Life Cycle
        CHEP13 Taxonomy
        LCGAA Blueprint RTAG
      • 10:45
        Coffee break 30m
      • 11:15
        Model for organising and supporting development activities 1h
        - establish an architectural blueprint and common language of terms - define ways to ensure interoperability of components developed in the context of the collaboration - establish guidelines for software processes and tools - outlook for technologies that need to be embraced and existing software domains that need attention - adoption of standards to ensure quality and performance - identify synergies between existing HEP projects and prospects for collaboration outside HEP
        Speaker: Dr Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch break 1h
    • 14:00 17:30
      Afternoon session
      • 14:00
        Governance Model 1h
        - leverage experience of managing existing collaborations to establish a governance that is effective but not overly burdensome - propose leadership roles (spokesperson(s), Chief Technology Officer, ...) - propose bodies needed for: + managing technical work on a day to day basis (Technical Board) + monitoring progress and ensuring scientific mission is carried out (Scientific Advisory Panel) - roles for managing development infrastructure (librarian, documentation,release management, ..) - roles that need to be filled to ensure high standards are maintained (QA, performance ..) - propose viable way(s) of launching the collaboration and identifying follow-up steps
        Speaker: Dr Panagiotis Spentzouris (Fermilab)
      • 15:00
        Tea break 30m
      • 15:30
        Funding Opportunities for new software proposals 1h 15m
        One of the collaboration’s goals should be fostering proposals for new software initiatives, bringing together people from different labs, HEP programmes etc. to work together on new projects. Contributions are invited in order to review prospects of using new funding programmes to facilitate this e.g. o EU Horizon 2020 o US DOE and NSF o Asia: Japan, Korea, India, …. o …
        • NSF Funding opportunities 10m
          Speaker: Dr Peter Elmer (Princeton University (US))
        • DOE Funding Opportunities 10m
          Speaker: Dr Panagiotis Spentzouris (FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY)
        • EU -Horizon2020 funding opportunities 10m
          Speaker: Mauro Morandin (Universita e INFN (IT))
        • EU - T0 proposal Funding Opportunities 10m
          Speaker: Giovanni Lamanna (LAPP)
        • LPaSo project 10m
          Speaker: David Rousseau (LAL, Université Paris-Sud and CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay, France)
        • Japan Funding opportunities 10m
          Speaker: Takashi Sasaki (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP))
      • 16:45
        Discussion 45m
    • 09:00 12:30
      Morning session
      • 09:00
        Discussion Session 1h 30m
        Discuss basic roadmaps and priorities. Contributions from the floor are invited, either prepared or spontaneous.
        Speaker: Mr Federico Carminati (CERN)
        • Software Ventures 10m
          Speaker: Jeffrey Tseng (University of Oxford (GB))
        • Comments nd Suggestions 1m
          Speaker: Dr Rene Brun (CERN)
        • Comments from Budapest 10m
          Speaker: Gyoergy Vesztergombi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU))
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
      • 11:00
        Wrap-up and conclusions 1h 30m
        Summary will be given of what was discussed and agreed during the meeting. This session should identify action items and agree next steps to be followed.
        Speaker: Mr Federico Carminati (CERN)