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Wed 14 February – Wed 22 February 2018

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Kick off meeting with Vienna and the ISOTDAQ staff

  • Industrial participation (sponsors)
  • Candidate tutors
  • Candidate lecturers
  • Changes to the program (taking into account the feedback from previous schools)
  • Advertising channels
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Action items

Item target date to be done by Done Remarks
Establish a financial plan 1 July Local organizers X Done but to be refined during the year
Fix the final date and duration of the school 1 August Local organizers X Done
Update the new e-group "" 1 August Hannes X Vienna colleagues added
Create a Web site 1 August Local organizers X Includes a tentative schedule (indico)
Create a poster 1 August Local organizers X -
Look for sponsors - COC, LOC, volunteers X EP, LHC experiments, NI???
Open CERN conference account 1 August BvH X -
Organize Kick-Off meeting 1 July BvH X -
Collect channels for making publicity 1 August All X -
Start publicity campaign 1 August All X -
Confirm the availability of the lecturers and tutors 1 October BvH X -
Look for new tutors to fill the holes 1 October COC X -
Look for new lecturers to fill the holes 1 October COC X -
Organize training of new tutors 1 October COC   -
Set up the exercises by using local material 15 October All   experienced tutors to provide help
Shipping of material to Vienna 15 November COC X What will be shipped depends on the status of the locally set up exercises. According to S. Krattinger shipping (land based) takes 3 weeks

Issues for later

  • Think about the home-work (C programming) and how to make sure that all students do it
  • Decide on policy for funding the travel of tutors and lecturers

Teachers and tutors - Availability for ISOTDAQ2018

Name Lecturer 2017 Exercise tutor 2017 Availability 2018 Arrival and departure dates Funding
Ozgur Cobanoglu (CERN / PH-ESE-ME, now with iSKO Technology Development, SANKO Holding) YES NO YES TBD ISOTDAQ (travel and lodging for 2 nights)
Markus Joos (CERN /ATLAS) YES YES YES 11.2. - 23.2. CERN
Enrico Pasqualucci (INFN/ATLAS) YES YES YES 13.2 - 22.2 INFN
Hannes Sakulin (CERN/CMS) YES NO YES 13.2. - 20.2. CERN
Christophe Haen (CERN) NO YES TBD TBD TBD
Andrea Negri (INFN/ATLAS) YES YES YES 13/02 - 22/02 INFN
Erkcan Ozcan YES NO YES, if needed. TBD TBD
Roberto Ferrari YES YES YES TBD TBD
Manoel Barros Marin YES YES YES 13/02 - 22/02 CERN BI / ISOTDAQ
Martin Purschke YES NO YES TBD ISOTDAQ (travel)
Serguei Kolos YES NO YES TBD ISOTDAQ (travel)
Fabrice Le Goff NO YES YES 13/02 - 22/02 CERN
Alessandro Thea (RAL/CMS) YES YES YES 13/02 - 16/02 RAL
Barthélémy von Haller NO NO YES, if needed 13/02 - 17/02 CERN
Petr Zejdl NO YES YES 18.2. - 22.2. CERN
Cristovao Barreto NO YES YES TBD CERN
Tommaso Colombo YES NO YES TBD CERN
Roland Sipos NO YES YES, if needed. TBD TBD
Gianluca Lamanna YES NO YES TBD TBD
Dominique Gigi NO NO YES 13.2-18.2 CERN
Manfred Jeitler NO NO YES TBD HEPHY
Branislav Ristic NO NO YES 13/02 - 22/02 ISOTDAQ
Enrico Gamberini NO NO YES 13/02 - 22/02 CERN
Simon Spannagel NO NO YES TBD his institute

Overview of lectures

Number Duration Day Title (Amsterdam) confirmed or likely Lecturer (Vienna)
1 45 14.2. Introduction to data acquisition Andrea Negri
2 45 14.2. Networking for data acquisition systems Fabrice
3 60 14.2. Introduction to VME bus Markus Joos
4 60 14.2. Introduction to trigger Alessandro Thea
5 60 14.2. Trigger hardware Vienna (Jeitler)
6 60 14.2. Microcontrollers Mauricio Feo
7 60 14.2. PCIexpress Paolo Durante
8 60 14.2. Introduction to FPGAs Hannes Sakulin
9 60 15.2. Modular electronics Markus Joos
10 60 15.2. DAQ hardware Kostas Kordas
11 60 15.2. LabVIEW Cristovao Barreto
12 60 16.2. Introduction to detector readout Gokhan Unel
13 60 16.2. Timing for DAQ Sophie Baron
14 60 16.2. Programming for today's physicist and engineers Alessandro Thea
15 60 17.2. TDAQ design: from test beam to medium size experiment Roberto Ferrari
16 60 17.2. DAQ software Enrico Pasqualucci
17 60 17.2. Optical links Paolo Durante
18 60 19.2. A scalable, portable DAQ system design Martin Purschke
19 60 19.2. An Introduction to medical imaging devices Martin Purschke
20 90 19.2. Introduction to the design of full-custom Front-End & data transmission ASICs Ozgur Cobanoglu
21 60 20.2. GPU in HEP: online high quality trigger processing Gianluca Lamanna
22 60 20.2. Advanced FPGA programming Manoel Barros Marin
23 60 20.2. Continuous DAQ systems (DUNE, protoDUNE) Enrico Gamberini
24 60 21.2. The Trigger and DAQ system of the EUDET-type beam telescopes Simon Spannagel
25 60 22.2. Intelligent triggering: pattern recognition with Associative Memories and other tools Andrea Negri
26 60 22.2. Design and implementation of a monitoring system Serguei Kolos
27 60 22.2. T/DAQ for the LHC experiments and upgrades Francesca Pastore

Evening / Off topic | | Before visit | Med Austron | |

Candidate lectures and lecturers

Title / subject of the lecture Potential speaker Additional information
The Trigger and DAQ system of the EUDET-type beam telescopes Hendrik Jansen  
Lecture in trigger domain Member of the HEPHY Vienna trigger group (e.g., Manfred Jeitler) topic TBD (proposal: Level-1 trigger algorithms)
TBD Mandakini Ravindra Patil was a student in Rome
Waveform Digitizing and Signal Processing Stefan Ritt, PSI Has given a great lecture at ISOTDAQ in 2016 and blocked Vienna in his agenda.
Med Austron    

Status of the labs

Availability of tutors and equipment

Lab CERN responsible Description Confirmed / Likely Tutors 2017 Orphaned sessions Equipment to be provided by Vienna Lab Book
1 Joos VMEbus programming Joos 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)  
2 Joos NIM Pastore, Negri 0 One digital oscilloscope,  
3 Joos NIM & scintillator Ferrari, , Kordas 0 One digital oscilloscope, one voltmeter  
4 Joos Muon DAQ Pasqualucci, Ristic 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)  
5 Sakulin FPGA Gigi / Zejdl 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (PS2) and one mouse (PS2)  
6 Sakulin MicroTCA Sakulin / Arnold or Wittmann (HEPHY) 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)  
7 Durante LabView Barreto 0 1 monitor (VGA or HDMI (not yet defined)), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB), 1 Power Cable  
8 Durante ADCs Pospisil 0 One digital oscilloscope (possibly high-end),1 monitor (VGA or HDMI (not yet defined)), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)  
9 von Haller Networking Le Goff 0 3 Desktop PCs running CC7 with root access, 2 with two 1G copper ports, 1 with three 1G copper ports, 1 monitor, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse. On each PC one of the network interface is for the university connection; if PCs not connected to the university network, 1 additional 4-port switch ok
10 Sakulin Micro controller Feo, von Haller 0 1 monitor (VGA or HDMI (not yet defined)), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)  
11 Durante Storage systems Durante, Schwemmer 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) for the server we'll ship, plus one desktop so more than one student can do the exercise in parallel  
12 von Haller Control systems Gamberini 0 2 monitors (with DVI cable), 2 keyboards (USB) and two mouse (USB) ok
13 Durante SoC FPGA Patryk Oleniuk, Barros 0 2 monitors (VGA), 2 keyboards (USB), 2 mouses (USB) ok
14 von Haller Secret Lab: GPU Lamannna 0 1 PC with an NVIDIA video card (not older than 5 years) running Linux with mouse, keybard and monitor and a big screen.  

General: 20-30 IEC power cords

Candidate labs

Title / subject of the lap Proposed by Additional information
beam telescope Hendrik Jansen (DESY) proposal from 2015. Will not be in the program of Vienna
SoC FPGA Manoel Preparation ongoing, Will be in the program of Vienna as "lab 13"
GPU lab Gianluca Lamanna Will be in the program of Vienna as "secret lab"

Candidate tutors

Name Background Interested in exercise financial status
Evgenia Voulgari ISOTDAQ2015 2 UNCLEAR
Marcelo Vicente ISOTDAQ2015 FPGA (ex13) UNCLEAR
Ioannis Xiotidis ISOTDAQ2016 2 (or 5) UNCLEAR
Wes Gohn Tutor in Budapest 1,2,3 and 6 TBD
Suerfu Burkhant<> ISOTDAQ 2017 5, 10 and others unclear
Mandakini Ravindra Patil ISOTDAQ 2011 TBD Travel: institute. Hotel and Subsistence: ISOTDAQ

Availability of equipment

The lists items for the exercises that will have to be provided is on the ISOTDAQ sharepoint:

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