Latin American Workshop on Software and Computing challenges in High-Energy Particle Physics (LAWSCHEP 2019)

America/Mexico_City
Description
Mexico City. November 20-23, 2019
 

Under the auspicies of the HEP Software Foundation (HSF) and with support from the Institute for Research & Innovation in Software for HEP (IRIS-HEP), this  “Latin American Workshop on Software and Computing (S&C) Challenges in High-Energy Particle Physics (HEP)”  will bring together the Latin American HEP groups to discuss opportunities for collaboration in topics of S&C within the region and with the international community at large.

The HEP community has an ambitious and broad experimental program for the coming decades. This program requires large investments in detector hardware, either to build new facilities and experiments, or to upgrade existing ones. Similarly, it requires commensurate investment in software R&D to manage, process, and analyze the shear amounts of experimental and simulated data to be acquired and produced. Over the past decades, HEP groups experienced considerable growth in Latin America and contributed in effective and significant ways to the domestic and international scientific programs. The workshop will offer the opportunity to leverage this growth and the vast computing experience and capabilities of Latin American groups, strengthening the region’s impact through collaboration.

The content of the workshop agenda focuses on the S&C challenges recently summarized in “A Roadmap for HEP Software and Computing R&D for the 2020’s” (Comput. Softw. Big Sci., 2019, 3: 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41781-018-0018-8). This community paper describes S&C topics of research to address the needs of future experiments in the areas of physics and detector simulation, event reconstruction, data storage, transfer, and analysis. Future solutions will require exploring novel software paradigms and advanced algorithmic techniques in fields such as hybrid modeling and simulation, fine-grained parallelism, efficient use of accelerators in High Performance Computing (HPC), as well as methods for Machine Intelligence (MI) and data science.

The goal of the event is to explore or to consolidate partnership opportunities between Latin American Institutions in S&C research within HEP. It includes strengthening existing collaborative efforts of Latin American groups with international HEP laboratories and identifying future research interests in common. The workshop will consist of presentations and discussion on the challenges to be addressed within the next decade, analysis of success stories, status reports on current activities by participating institutions, and the opportunity for young researchers to present their work. A discussion session at the end of the workshop will be scheduled to encourage participants to explore opportunities to collaborate on topics of common interest.

 

Local Organizing Committee

Jesús Alberto Martínez Castro (Center for Computing Research, IPN, México)
Rolando Menchaca García (ESIME-IPN, México)
Marco Ramírez Salinas (Center for Computing Research. IPN, México)
Jesús Yaljá Montiel Pérez (Center for Computing Research, IPN, México)

Communication should be directed to jesus.martinez.castro@cic.ipn.mx

Scientific Organizing Committee

Carlos Ávila (Dept. of Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Edgar Carrera (Dept. of Physics, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)
Rodrigo Castro (Dept. of Computer Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) Co-Chair
Daniel Elvira (Fermilab, USA) Co-Chair
Alberto Gago (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú)
Jesús Alberto Martínez Castro (Center for Computing Research, IPN, México)
Pere Mato Vila (CERN, Switzerland)
Rolando Menchaca García (ESIME-IPN, México)
Jesús Yaljá Montiel Pérez (Center for Computing Research, IPN, México)
Sergio F. Novaes (SPRACE, São Paulo State University, Brasil)
Gustavo Otero y Garzón (Dept. of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Ricardo Piegaia (Dept. of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Alberto Santoro (UERJ, Brasil)
Alberto Sánchez Hernández (Dept. of Physics, CINVESTAV-IPN, México)
Carlos Javier Solano Salinas, (Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Perú)
Jun Takahashi (UNICAMP, Brasil)

Fermilab, US
CERN, Switzerland

Sponsors

Institute for Research & Innovation in Software for HEP      Instituto Politécnico Nacional

 

 

Registration
Registration
Participants
  • Alberto Maldonado Romo
  • Alberto Sanchez Hernandez
  • Alejandro Erazo
  • Alfredo Castaneda Hernandez
  • Carlos Avila Bernal
  • Carlos Javier Solano Salinas
  • Carlos Sandoval Usme
  • Cecilia Gerber
  • Daniel Alejandro Perez Navarro
  • David Pérez Martínez
  • Dirk Hufnagel
  • Edgar Fernando Carrera Jarrin
  • Enrique Hernández
  • Ernesto Kofman
  • Fernando Monticelli
  • Gabriel Perdue
  • Gerardo Herrera Corral
  • Gordon Watts
  • Gustavo Otero Y Garzon
  • Heron Molina Lozano
  • Humberto Salazar
  • Jesus Alberto Martinez Castro
  • JESUS YALJA MONTIEL PEREZ
  • Jose Julian Espina Del Angel
  • José David Romo López
  • Jun Takahashi
  • Leandro de Paula
  • Marco A Ayala Torres
  • Orlando Gutiérrez
  • Oscar Roberto Chaparro Amaro
  • Pere Mato Vila
  • Ricardo Balderas Paredes
  • Ricardo Piegaia
  • Rodrigo Daniel Castro
  • Rodrigo Isaac Rojas Jiménez
  • Rogerio Iope
  • Slava Krutelyov
  • Steve Mrenna
  • Sudhir Malik
  • Sérgio Novaes
  • Victor Daniel Elvira
  • Wainer Vandelli
  • Xavier Espinal
    • Registration [Payment and confirmation of dinner and tour attendance]
    • Introductory Presentations
      Conveners: Alberto Sanchez Hernandez (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (MX)) , Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
    • Coffee Break
    • Status of Latin American Collaborations in HEP
      Conveners: Alberto Sanchez Hernandez (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (MX)) , Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch
    • Status of Latin American Collaborations in HEP
      Conveners: Carlos Sandoval Usme (Universidad Antonio Narino (CO)) , Victor Daniel Elvira (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
    • Coffee Break
    • S&C contributions by Latin American Institutions
      Conveners: Carlos Sandoval Usme (Universidad Antonio Narino (CO)) , Victor Daniel Elvira (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
    • Invited Talk
      Conveners: Javier Solano (UNI) , Rodrigo Daniel Castro (Universidad de Buenos Aires (AR))
    • Welcome Cocktail + Poster Session
    • Computing infrastructure in Latin America
      Conveners: Edgar Fernando Carrera Jarrin (Universidad San Francisco de Quito (EC)) , Victor Daniel Elvira (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 14
        HEP Computing Infrastructure in Latin American and Brazil in particular
        Speaker: Rogerio Iope (UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (BR))
      • 15
        HEP computing Infrastructure in Latin America and in Mexico in particular
        Speaker: Humberto Antonio Salazar Ibarguen (Autonomous University of Puebla (MX))
    • S&C contributions by Latin American Institutions
      Conveners: Edgar Fernando Carrera Jarrin (Universidad San Francisco de Quito (EC)) , Victor Daniel Elvira (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 16
        S&C efforts in Argentina, including particle tracking simulation
        Speaker: Rodrigo Daniel Castro (Universidad de Buenos Aires (AR))
      • 17
        S&C efforts in Mexico
        Speaker: Jesus Alberto Martinez Castro (CIC-IPN Mexico)
    • Coffee Break
    • Software program from HSF roadmap
      Conveners: Edgar Fernando Carrera Jarrin (Universidad San Francisco de Quito (EC)) , Victor Daniel Elvira (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 18
        Physics generators and the community roadmap for HEP in the next decade
        Speaker: Steve Mrenna (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 19
        Detector Simulation R&D for HEP in the next decade
        Speakers: Gloria Corti (CERN) , Witold Pokorski (CERN)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch [ Preceded by group picture ]
    • Software program from HSF roadmap
      Conveners: Javier Solano (UNI) , Rodrigo Daniel Castro (Universidad de Buenos Aires (AR))
    • Coffee Break
    • Invited Talk
      Conveners: Javier Solano (UNI) , Rodrigo Daniel Castro (Universidad de Buenos Aires (AR))
      • 25
        Latin American Strategy for HEP (LASF4RI)

        20 min + 5 min for questions

        Speakers: Gerardo Herrera Corral (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (MX)) , Gerardo Herrera Corral (Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV))
      • 26
        Discussion on LA's strategy for HEP
        Speaker: All
    • Poster Session
    • Software and Computing Technologies
      Conveners: Carlos Sandoval Usme (Universidad Antonio Narino (CO)) , Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
    • Coffee Break
    • Software and Computing Technologies
      Conveners: Carlos Sandoval Usme (Universidad Antonio Narino (CO)) , Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
      • 30
        High Performance Computing for HEP in the next decade
        Speaker: Dirk Hufnagel (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
      • 31
        High Performance Computing landscape for science
        Speaker: Antonio Tadeu Gomes
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch
    • Action planning, document preparation: Otherwise action planning, document preparation
    • Coffee Break
    • Action planning, document preparation
    • Workshop Dinner

      The dinner will be held on Friday 22nd at Restaurant "Primer cuadro" (Plaza de la Constitución 7, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro) located at one corner of the main block.

    • Tour to Tehotihuacán

      The tour to the Teotihuacán archaeological site (place where gods were born) will take place on Saturday 23th. The cost of the excursion is covered by the registration fee, but lunch is not included. Buses will depart from a location near the Ritz Hotel (TBD) at 8:30 am and return to the same location between four and five hours later. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours each way to reach the archeological site, and about two hours to tour the site.