April 14, 2021 to September 16, 2021
Jozef Stefan Institute
Europe/Zurich timezone

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the event has been postponed until spring / summer of 2021. In the meantime, XRootD team will organize a series of mini workshops coinciding with major release announcements and feature additions. These workshops will be held online and will take one to two hours each.

The XRootD workshop brings together the XRootD developers and people from Academia, Research, and Industry to discuss current and future data access activities as related to the XRootD framework. Presentations focus on achievements, shortcomings, requirements and future plans for XRootD.

This year, there will be additional sessions focusing on review of backend filesystems, on experiments' plans for the LHC Run3 data analysis and remote data access, and on support for efficient remote data-access for non-HEP VOs.

Registration will open three months before the event date. We expect the cost will be below EUR 100 for the three days and will include lunches and coffee breaks.


  • XRootD developer session
    • Status & new developments
    • Detailed development information for Release 5
  • XRootD & XCache user session:
    • Users share their experience using XRootD and XCache
  • Overview of filesystem backends and their status: dCache, DPM, XRootD
  • ALICE, ATLAS & CMS - plans for data-analysis and remote data access for LHC Run3
  • Providing storage for non-HEP VOs: OSG StashCache, EU-based similar projects

About the venue:

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a central European city with all the facilities of a modern capital, yet it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere. Ljubljana is a city with numerous green areas, which offer excellent opportunities for sports and recreation. The city, with almost 280,000 inhabitants, caters to everyone's needs, since despite the fact that it is one of the smallest European capitals, it strives to provide all the facilities of a metropolis.

Ljubljana is set midway between Vienna and Venice on the crossroads of main European routes, so it is an ideal starting point for visits to many central European cities and countries. Both skiing resorts, attractive in winter, and the Adriatic coast, perfect for summer trips, are only a short distance from Ljubljana.

Updated travel information will be provided before the registration opens. For now, please see the travel page prepared for an earlier conference held at the JSI by the same local organizer.

Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia