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

Scientific Program

The CHEP conferences address the computing, networking and software issues for the world’s leading data‐intensive science experiments that currently analyze hundreds of petabytes of data using worldwide computing resources. The Conference is a major event in the area (~500 participants), featuring plenary sessions, parallel sections and poster presentations; it publishes peer-reviewed Proceedings. The parallel sessions are split into 8 separate tracks,listed below

  • Track 1 - Online computing


    Keywords: DAQ; HLT; trigger and trigger-less acquisition; data calibration; online reconstruction; filtering and compression; event building; configuration and access controls; detector control systems.

  • Track 2 – Offline computing


    Keywords: Event generation; simulation and reconstruction; detector geometries; data classification; visualization and data presentation; outreach.

  • Track 3 – Distributed computing


    Keywords: Computing models; Grid middleware; monitoring and accounting frameworks; security models and tools; distributed workload; HPC and supercomputers.

  • Track 4 - Data Handling


    Keywords: Storage management frameworks; data access protocols; object, metadata and event store systems; databases.

  • Track 5 – Software development


    Keywords: Software frameworks; software management, building, testing, quality assurance and distribution; programming techniques and tools.

  • Track 6 – Machine learning and physics analysis


    Keywords: Algorithms for physics object identification; machine learning systems and tools; data and analysis preservation.

  • Track 7 – Clouds, virtualization and containers


    Keywords: Cloud, virtual machines and container technologies; anything-as-a-service; private and commercial clouds.

  • Track 8 – Networks and facilities


    Keywords: LAN and WAN; overlay, private and virtual networks; monitoring and management tools; computing centre infrastructure, management and monitoring.

  • Posters in all tracks

    For all authors of posters: Please note that the posters should be in A0 format and will be exhibited in the poster section of CHEP from the start to the end of the conference