13-17 February 2006
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Europe/Zurich timezone

Scientific Programme

  • Online Computing


    CPU farms for high-level triggering;
    Farm configuration and run control; Describing and managing configuration data and conditions databases;
    Online software frameworks and tools

  • Event processing applications


    Event simulation and reconstruction;
    Physics analysis;
    Event visualisation and data presentation; Toolkits for simulation and analysis;
    Event data models;
    Detector geometry models;
    Specialised algorithms for event processing

  • Software Components and Libraries


    Foundation and utility libraries; Mathematical libraries;
    Component models;
    Object dictionaries;
    Use of 3rd party software components (open source and commercial)

  • Software Tools and Information Systems


    Programming techniques and tools;
    Software testing;
    Configuration management;
    Software build, release and distribution tools;
    Quality assurance;

  • Computing Facilities and Networking


    Global network status and outlook;
    Advanced technologies and their use in applications;
    HENP networks and their relation to future grid systems;
    The digital divide and issues of access, readiness and cost;
    Collaborative systems, progress in technologies and applications

  • Grid middleware and e-Infrastructure operation


    Integral systems (cpu/storage) and their operation and management;
    Functionality and operation of regional centres;
    Global usage and management of resources; Grid infrastructure and its exploitation in distributed computing models.

  • Distributed Event production and processing


    Development of the distributed computing models of experiments;
    Real experience in prototypes and production systems;
    Emphasis on the early days of LHC running.

  • Distributed Data Analysis


    Large distributed data-base over wide area network;
    Low-latency interactive analysis over wide area network;
    Collaborative tools for supporting distributed analysis;
    Remote access to and control of data acquisition systems and experiment facilities.

  • Plenary


    Invited plenary talks

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