International Conference on
Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics
February 13 - February 17, 2006, TIFR, Mumbai, India
Bulletin # 1
Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) is a major
international conferences for physicists and computing professionals
the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science and
The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange
information on computing experience and needs for the community, and to
review recent, ongoing, and future activities.
CHEP06 is organised by TIFR, Mumbai (India). Further bulletins will
provide information about the conference's background, organisers,
topics, programme and preliminary registration information.
Venue and Dates
CHEP06 will be organised within the premises of TIFR, Mumbai
(India). The dates have been fixed from Monday February 13,
2006 to Friday February
Pre-registration will start from June 15, 2005. The
registration fees for early registration will be US$ 300.
Pre-registration is possible even after December 15, 2005
but then the registration fees will be US$ 350.
Registration will start on Sunday February 12, 2006
14:00 until 20:00. Registration will also be possible on Monday morning
and each subsequent mornings for delegates who arrive later in the
CHEP conferences are held in roughly 18 month intervals, alternating
between Europe, North America and other parts of the world. Recent CHEP
conferences have been held in
: Tsukuba, Japan (1991)
: Annecy, France (1992)
: San Francisco, California (1994)
: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1995)
: Berlin, Germany (1997)
: Chicago, Illinois (1998)
: Padova, Italy (2000)
: Beijjing, China (2001)
: San Diego, California (2003)
: Interlaken, Switzerland (2004)
There is an International Advisory Committee setting the overall
themes of the conference, a Local Organising Committee responsible for the conference infrastructure. There will be a Programme Committee responsible for the content of the conference.
Travel and Accommodation
Mumbai is well connected to all major cities in the world and also
rest of India. The international and domestic airports of Mumbai are
located roughly 30 km from the conference venue. Efforts are being made
to provide pick-up facilities at the airport. The two major railway
stations are located at 7 km (CST)
and 12 km (Mumbai Central) from TIFR.
Details on accommodation will be given in the next bulletin.
are being made with some good hotels within 5 km from the conference
venue. We are negotiating for some special rates for the conference
delegates. There will be arrangements to transfer the delegates from
the place of accommodation
to TIFR and back.
The scientific programme of CHEP06 conference will consist of a
plenary session of invited oral presentations, a number of parallel
sessions comprising oral and poster presentations, and an industrial exhibition.
Contributions will be solicited in the form of abstracts and the
Programme Committee, with the help of the International Advisory Committee, will use these to finalise the programme.
The theme of the conference will focus on the processing of HEP data
at all stages, from the high level triggers that run on farms of CPUs
situated close to the experiment through to the final analysis that use resources distributed worldwide. We expect to draw on the experience from running experiments and also to review the status of new studies of the distributed computing models being made in preparation of the LHC experimental programme.
The preliminary ideas of the list of topics to be covered are as
- Online Computing:
- CPU farms for high-level triggering; farm configuration and run
control; describing and managing configuration data and conditions
databases; online software frameworks
- Event processing applications:
- event simulation and reconstruction; physics analysis; event
visualisation and data presentation; toolkits for simulation and
analysis; event data models; detector geometry models;
specialised algorithms for event processing.
- Software Components and Libraries:
- persistency; interactivity; foundation and utility libraries;
mathematical libraries; component models; object dictionaries;
scripting; graphics; use of 3rd party software components
(open source and commercial).
- Software Tools and Information Systems:
- programming techniques and tools; software testing; configuration
management; software build, release and distribution tools; quality
- Distributed Data Processing:
- studies of data organisation and analysis strategies; data
management systems; distribution and storage of all types of data (raw,
simulated, calibration etc.);
vent selection and data mining; exploitation of the computing centres
and fabrics; the development of the distributed computing models of
real experience in prototypes and production systems.
- Computer Facilities and Grid Computing:
- integral systems (cpu/storage) and their operation and
management; functionality and operation of regional centres; global
usage and management of resources;
grid infrastructure and its exploitation in distributed computing
- global network status and outlook; advanced technologies and
their use in applications; HENP networks and their relation to future
he digital divide and issues of access, readiness and cost;
collaborative systems, progress in technologies and applications.
There will be a welcome reception on the evening of Monday, February
13, 2006. Entrance to this will be included with the conference registration
fees, as will entrance for the mid-week conference dinner to be held on
Wednesday, February 15, 2006.
There will be a cultural evening. The details of this will appear in
the future bulletins.
- Second Bulletin:
- June 15, 2005 (Call for Contribution, Conference Registration,
- Third Bulletin:
- August 15, 2005 (Conference Programme News)
- Final Date for Contributions:
- September 30, 2005
- Fourth Bulletin:
- October 15, 2005
- End of Early Registrations:
- December 15, 2005