Current DAQ systems contain many complex parts and subsystems that have to provide the best possible performance. Therefore, these modules undergo intensive developments and innovations in order to keep up with the latest requirements of HEP experiments. The future of acquisition systems relies on advanced technologies, state-of-the-art hardware, and software solutions. Moreover, these modern DAQ systems usually include streaming data formats and triggerless techniques, which will be discussed in this workshop.

This workshop is focused on the development of modern data taking for experiments beyond 2020. It will be hosted online on February 8-10, 2021. We will discuss the required performance and architecture of FEE and DAQ components, unify serial interfaces and protocols, discuss trigger processor hardware, and distribution of workload. This time we aim to have presentations from a broader range of experiments to share experiences and discuss the future. Workshop will take place at zoom.  

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  • Alexander Inglessi
  • Alexey Nikolaev
  • Aleš Suchomel
  • Aliaksei Piskun
  • ameer mukhtar
  • Anatoly Kulikov
  • Andres Cicuttin
  • Angelo Maggiora
  • Antonin Kveton
  • Antonio Amoroso
  • Bakur Parsamyan
  • Benjamin Moritz Veit
  • Bruno Valinoti
  • Carlos Azevedo
  • Carlos Garcia Argos
  • Catarina Quintans
  • Chandradoy Chatterjee
  • Christian Dreisbach
  • Christian Honisch
  • Daniele D'Ago
  • daniele panzieri
  • Dmytro Levit
  • Dominik Steffen
  • Fabian Metzger
  • Federica Romeo
  • Flavio Pisani
  • František Voldřich
  • Fulvio Tessarotto
  • Gennady Alexeev
  • Georgy Golovanov
  • Grzegorz Pastuszak
  • Horst Fischer
  • Igor Konorov
  • Jan Friedrich
  • Jan Matousek
  • Jiri Chudoba
  • Jonathan Floethner
  • Josef Novy
  • Karel Adamek
  • Konstantin Gritsay
  • Leonid Afanasyev
  • Lucie Roskotova
  • Luis G. García Ordóñez
  • Manuel Dionisio Da Rocha Rolo
  • Marcin Ziembicki
  • Maria Liz Crespo
  • Marketa Peskova
  • Martin Hoffmann
  • Martin Losekamm
  • Martin Zemko
  • Maxim Alexeev
  • Michael Finger
  • Michael Lupberger
  • Michael Pesek
  • Michela Chiosso
  • Miroslav Finger
  • Nikolay Zhuravlev
  • Oleg Denisov
  • Oleg Gavrishchuk
  • Oleg Kiselev
  • Rafal Krawczyk
  • Romina Molina
  • Sabyasachi Siddhanta
  • Stefan Huber
  • Stefano Levorato
  • Thomas Pöschl
  • Victor Duginov
  • Vincent Andrieux
  • Vladimir FROLOV
  • Vladimír Jarý
  • Werner Florian
  • Werner Oswaldo Florian Samayoa
  • Zbyněk Král
    • 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
      Main session: Introduction and motivational talks
      Convener: Michael Pesek (Charles University (CZ))
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Main session: Invited talks
      Convener: Jan Matousek (Charles University, Prague)
      • 11:00 AM
        Sensor development for the ALICE ITS upgrade in LS3 30m
        Speaker: Magnus Mager (CERN)
      • 11:30 AM
        VMM3 - Progress in the development 30m

        This presentation will outline the latest developments and findings with VMM3a. It reports on several activities carried out within the RD51 collaboration using the general Scalable Readout System. After the ASIC has been integrated within the last years, the first commercial production of joint orders by many teams was just completed. In several projects, the system was improved, a QA system was developed and properties of the chip like noise, time and energy resolution were studied.

        Speaker: Michael Lupberger (University of Bonn (DE))
      • 12:00 PM
        ARCADIA: Fully Depleted CMOS MAPS technology 30m

        ARCADIA is an INFN R&D Platform for the design, fabrication and system integration of fully-depleted CMOS monolithic sensors and associated electronics, firmware and software.
        The Collaboration developed a novel sensor technology allowing for:
        - Active sensor thickness in the range 50 μm to 500 μm or more;
        - Operation in full depletion with fast charge collection only by drift;
        - Small charge collecting electrode for optimal signal-to-noise ratio;
        - Scalable readout architecture with ultra-low power capability;
        - Compatibility with standard CMOS fabrication processes.
        We will present the ongoing activities and future perspectives towards the use of the ARCADIA CMOS DMAPS technology on future HEP infrastructures.

        Speaker: Manuel Dionisio Da Rocha Rolo (Universita e INFN Torino (IT))
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch break 1h 30m
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Main session: Front-end electronics developments
      Convener: Igor Konorov (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))
      • 2:00 PM
        TPC readout 20m
        Speaker: Alexander Inglessi (NRC Kurchatov Institute PNPI (RU))
      • 2:20 PM
        SciFi for PRM Detector 20m
        Speaker: Martin Jan Losekamm (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee break
    • 3:30 PM 4:40 PM
      Main session: DAQ hardware developments
      Convener: Stefan Huber (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))
      • 3:30 PM
        FriDAQ Hardware Development 20m
        Speaker: Igor Konorov (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))
      • 3:50 PM
        Time Slice Builder 30m
        Speaker: Dmytro Levit (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))
      • 4:20 PM
        Status of the FriDAQ infrastructure 20m

        An overview about the general status of the DAQ installation for 2021 and beyond.

        Speaker: Benjamin Moritz Veit (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz (DE))
    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      Main session: Invited talks
      Convener: Josef Novy (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ))
      • 9:30 AM
        Use of the GPUs in radio astronomy 20m

        Abstract: GPUs are widely used in many areas of science, scientific computing and real-time data processing. In this talk, I will briefly introduce some of GPUs' uses in the (near) real-time data processing in radio astronomy for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is an international initiative for developing the world's largest radio telescope with a total collecting area of over a million square meters. The data processing in radio astronomy is for the most part low in arithmetical intensity which necessitated good data reuse in the GPU implementations, and it has to deal with an unknown of inputs or number of samples on vastly different scales. A particular example of this is when an image is reconstructed from frequency-domain data (gridding) and when an image is transformed back to frequency domain (de-gridding) in the iterative image cleaning process.

        Speaker: Karel Adámek (CTU)
      • 9:50 AM
        FZU Computing Center 20m

        Computing Center operated at Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences hosts WLCG Tier-2 center, cluster LUNA connected to the Czech national grid infrastructure Metacentrum and cluster Koios for local users. External computing and storage capacities are transparently connected. I will give an overview of the available hardware, management, and operational procedures and compare usage patterns of different scientific groups.

        Speaker: Jiří Chudoba (FZU)
      • 10:10 AM
        32 Tb/s DAQ for the LHCb experiment at CERN 30m

        The currently-commissioned LHCb data acquisition system for Run3 will collect data in runtime at 32 Tbit/s. The new version of the customized cluster will implement a fully software-defined selection of uncompressed FPGA streams. The principle of LHCb's operation enforces all-to-all lossless communication to assemble scattered data for further real-time selection. The cost-optimized architecture consists of the network and the servers that operate at close-to-the-link and close-to-the-memory-throughput capacity. The aim is to ultimately output into storage heavily compressed events at a much-reduced throughput of 1 Gigabit per second. This talk presents the most important development and commissioning decisions and lessons learned along the road. Topics of front-end FPGAs, tested networks, evaluation-based choice of hardware, and commissioning are covered.

        Speaker: Rafal Dominik Krawczyk (CERN)
    • 10:40 AM 11:10 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:10 AM 12:30 PM
      Convener: Fulvio Tessarotto (Universita e INFN Trieste (IT))
      • 11:10 AM
        Electronics for GEM Detectors - Recent Developments 20m

        Multi-GEM detectors are widely used for the tracking of charged particles with good spatial resolution at high luminosity, while using only a very low material budget. For the COMPASS experiment at CERN, the third generation of these detectors is currently being constructed, while and the fourth generation is under development.

        This talk presents the most recent improvements on the readout and auxiliary electronics for these detectors. A new stabilized high-voltage divider offers both a more stable operation under varying detector currents and an improved protection in case of short circuits in GEM foils. A new revision of APV frontend cards is currently being produced. The new revision includes specialized ESD protection diodes which have a lower parasitic capacitance while offering a better protection against discharges.
        The protection circuit was tested with a custom-built discharge simulator which is able to deliver surges with well reproducible characteristics.

        Speaker: Christian Honisch (University of Bonn (DE))
      • 11:30 AM
        New Electronics for ECAL2 20m
        Speaker: Bruno Valinoti (INFN)
      • 11:50 AM
        ECAL2 Signal Processing 20m
        Speaker: Werner Florian (ICTP)
      • 12:10 PM
        Data Compression 20m
        Speaker: Grzegorz Pastuszak (Warsaw University of Technology)
    • 12:30 PM 1:50 PM
      Lunch break 1h 20m
    • 1:50 PM 3:30 PM
      Main session: Pilot Run Preparation
      Convener: Martin Zemko (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ))
    • 3:30 PM 4:10 PM
      Coffee break 40m
    • 4:10 PM 5:10 PM
      Main session: Software development in Prague
      Convener: Antonin Kveton (Charles University (CZ))
      • 4:10 PM
        Neural network analysis of CEDAR data 20m

        As 2018 data taking used a much higher beam intensity than before, current data analysis of CEDAR detectors output is not applicable. A new method for beam particle identification shall be developed using artificial neural networks

        Speaker: František Voldřich (CTU)
      • 4:30 PM
        Monitoring tools for future 20m

        The planned transition to the new FriDAQ data format requires significant modifications of the current DAQ software. Highly affected parts include monitoring tools COOOL and MurphyTV, and related DaqDataDecoding library. In the presentation, a student project aiming to facilitate the adjustment of the mentioned programs is introduced. The talk contains a summary of the initial state, a discussion of the scale of necessary changes, and an outline of further work

        Speaker: Aleš Suchomel (CTU)
      • 4:50 PM
        GUI for Configuration of COMPASS DAQ 20m

        Meeting functional requirements does not ensure a good user experience and ease of operating a software product. Therefore, every developer should try to build a user-friendly application. The presentation covers the topic of how to make a configuration tool for COMPASS DAQ intuitive and self-descriptive, even for non-experienced users.

        Speaker: Lucie Roskotova (Charles University (CZ))
    • 9:00 AM 9:40 AM
      DAQ Software: Future software development
      Convener: Benjamin Moritz Veit (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz (DE))
      • 9:00 AM
        FriDAQ software plans for 2021 20m
        Speaker: Antonin Kveton (Charles University (CZ))
      • 9:20 AM
        Computing for AMBER 20m
        Speaker: Antonin Kveton (Charles University (CZ))
    • 9:40 AM 10:10 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:10 AM 11:30 AM
      Main session: DAQ software delopment
      Convener: Vincent Andrieux (Univ. Illinois at Urbana Champaign (US))
      • 10:10 AM
        Introduction to the FriDAQ Protocol 20m
        Speaker: Benjamin Moritz Veit (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz (DE))
      • 10:30 AM
        FriDAQ HLT Framework 20m
        Speaker: Martin Zemko (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ))
      • 10:50 AM
        FriDAQ data generator framework 20m
        Speaker: Martin Zemko (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ))
      • 11:10 AM
        Discussion about the FriDAQ Software Framework 20m

        A short Introduction into the FriDAQ Software Framework - what do we have - what do we need

        Speaker: Benjamin Moritz Veit (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz (DE))