Jul 9 – 13, 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

HEPCon - A Cross-Platform Mobile Application for HEP Events

Jul 9, 2018, 2:45 PM
Hall 3 (National Palace of Culture)

Hall 3

National Palace of Culture

presentation Track 5 – Software development T5 - Software development


Mr Martin Vasilev (University of Plovdiv)


Collaboration in research is essential for it is saving time and money. The field of high-energy physics (HEP) is no different. The higher level of collaboration the stronger community. The HEP field encourages organizing various events in format and size such as meetings, workshops and conferences. Making attending a HEP event easier leverages cooperation and dialogue and this is what makes Indico service defacto a community standard.

We would like to present HEPCon, a cross-platform mobile application which collects all information available on Indico on a portable device. It keeps most of the data locally which speeds up the interaction. HEPCon uses a shared codebase which allows easy multiplatform development and support. There are iOS and Android implementations available for free download.

The project is based on C# and we use the Xamarin mobile app technology for building native iOS and Android apps. SQLite database is responsible for retrieving and storing conference data. The app can be used to preview data from past CHEP conferences but the tool is implemented generic enough to support other kinds of indico events.

Primary authors

Mr Martin Vasilev (University of Plovdiv) Dr Vasil Georgiev Vasilev (Princeton University (US)) Petya Tsvetanova Vasileva (CERN) Dr Alexander Penev (University of Plovdiv)

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