Of late, many people have shown interest in the development of energy-flow algorithms
in the context of the next Linear Collider Detector. To bring them up-to-date with the
available tools, and to focus the effort, the calorimetry and the software/simulation
working groups of the ALCPG (American Linear Collider Physics Group) are organizing
a joint workshop on LCD algorithms/software to be held Nov 7-9, 2002, (thu-sat) at the
Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, IL (35 miles west of Fermilab). The workshop
is sponsored by the Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development.
The goals of the workshop are to
Broadly, the mornings of the first 2 days are reserved for talks, and the afternoons
for interactive demos/tutorials, and exploration/discussions on what is presently
available. The last (half) day is for discussions on future plans. Representatives
from Europe will tell us about their perspective and to exchange views on the scope
of international collaboration. We hope that the participants will come out of the
workshop with a good and common understanding of the job at hand and some guidance
on how to get started on it.
- bring together people interested in development of algorithms and software
for LCD in general, and energy-flow algorithms in particular,
- familiarize the participants with the current tools and examples through
talks and hands-on demonstrations/tutorials by the experts,
- get users' opinion and help to make the software infrastructure as user-
friendly and powerful as possible,
- consolidate current activities and involve newcomers to expand the effort,
- prepare a roadmap for the coming months through identification and
proiritization of issues and needs, and assignment of specific tasks to
volunteers to the extent warranted.
Registration is free, but required, so we can make necessary arrangements. We need a
good estimate of head-count pretty soon. Those who are planning to participate are
strongly encouraged to register by Oct 24.
Click on the links on the left for detailed information.
Questions, comments, suggestions are welcome. Hope you can make it.
Dhiman Chakraborty, Ray Frey, Andre Turcot (for the calorimetry WG)
Norman Graf (for the software/simulations WG)
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