[Virtual] 25th Geant4 Collaboration Meeting [Plenaries 21st to 25th]

Europe/Paris
Alberto Ribon (CERN), Marc Verderi (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
Description

The Geant4 collaboration meeting will take place from the 21st to the 25th of September and will be an online meeting.

Only plenary sessions are scheduled by the program committee. For more flexibility, the parallel sessions organization is left to the working group coordinators, these sessions may happen during the same week or not. They will be added to this Indico.

One plenary session of two hours is programmed per day. The time slot has been chosen so that no participants start before 6 AM or end after 1 AM.

In addition to the regular items, the program committee would like to promote two items in particular:

  • welcoming the new generation of developers : how to make the Collaboration more attractive and more friendly to newcomers ?

  • what features can be identified for the next release in 2021, expected to be a major one.

Session chairs and speakers are hence invited to underline, when appropriate, these items.

Sessions are two hours long. Session chairs and speakers are invited to leave enough time for discussion, bearing in mind that whatever online medium is used makes remote discussions more difficult than live ones. During the session, questions may be asked verbally or by chat, which will require special attention by the chairs.

Participants are informed that the plenary sessions will be recorded, and that the videos will be kept internal to the Collaboration.

Please find Vidyo connection details linked in the "Videoconference Rooms" page.

Videoconference Rooms
Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting
Name
Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting
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Vidyo room for the Geant4 Collaboration Meetings
Extension
10647154
Owner
Gabriele Cosmo
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Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting_Parallel_A
Name
Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting_Parallel_A
Description
Video conference room for parallel session A
Extension
106471541
Owner
Gabriele Cosmo
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Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting_Parallel_B
Name
Geant4_Collaboration_Meeting_Parallel_B
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Video conference room for parallel session B
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106471542
Owner
Gabriele Cosmo
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Geant4_Technical_Forum
Name
Geant4_Technical_Forum
Description
Geant4
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109305722
Owner
Andreas Morsch
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    • 15:00 18:00
      EM WG parallel session: Parallel

      EM parallel session

      Conveners: Luciano Pandola (INFN-LNS), Sebastien Incerti (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • 15:00 17:00
      Plenary 1: Opening addresses & requirements

      The session will cover general Collaboration status, underlying issues related to new generation and newcomers. An invitation to the HSF convener will be made. R&D Task Force will be invited to make a feed-back on what has been learned.
      The requirements from various fields will be discussed.

      Conveners: Alberto Ribon (CERN), Anna Zaborowska (CERN)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Parallel session on tasking: Tasking

      Report progress and discuss plans for the tasking development

      Convener: Makoto Asai (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
    • 15:00 17:00
      Plenary 2: Tools (internal to collaboration usage, git, web, geant-val,...)

      State on our common tools
      How can we improve their usage ?
      How can we ease the life of newcomers ?
      Anticipated highlights of 2021 major release (all sessions)

      Conveners: Gunter Folger (CERN), Soon Yung Jun (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
    • 15:00 17:00
      Plenary 3: Physics (all) & physics lists

      Updates on physics developments in EM, HAD, ...
      Anticipated highlights of 2021 major release (all sessions)

      Conveners: Mihaly Novak (CERN), Prof. Vladimir Ivantchenko (CERN)
    • 15:00 17:00
      Plenary 4: Kernel & release

      Updates on geometry and other kernel items
      Status of tasking model
      Status of this year release
      Collaboration wide items anticipated for 2021 major release.

      Conveners: Benjamin Morgan (University of Warwick (GB)), Dr Gabriele Cosmo (CERN)
    • 15:00 16:30
      Plenary 5: Interfaces, examples, documentation & “for users” tools

      Everything that is directly exposed to users in terms of interaction, education and support.
      Update on (G)UI and examples
      How could we improve the support ? (eg : having Discourse shifts ?)
      Anticipated highlights of 2021 major release (all sessions)

      Conveners: Alexander Howard (Imperial College (GB)), Ivana Hrivnacova (Université Paris-Saclay (FR))
    • 16:30 17:00
      Plenary 5: Closing session

      Everything that is directly exposed to users in terms of interaction, education and support.
      Update on (G)UI and examples
      How could we improve the support ? (eg : having Discourse shifts ?)
      Anticipated highlights of 2021 major release (all sessions)

      Conveners: Alberto Ribon (CERN), Marc Verderi (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))