This is the TWIKI page of ISOTDAQ2019 in London

2/3 April – 11/12 April 2019

The main purpose of this Twiki is to share information relevant for the organization of the school

NOTE: The school will be 1 day longer than in Vienna. We will have one additional lab and two additional lectures

Related Web sites

School home page:

SharePoint site:

Key dates

1 August (or 1 September): start of publicity
1 December: End of application period (if needed: 1 January)
1 January: Start of evaluation period
1 February: Notification of the students (at the latest)
2/3 April: Start of the school

Action items

Item target date to be done by Done Remarks
Establish a financial plan 1 July Local organizers in progress Reviewing final numbers from RHUL conferencing
Fix the final date and duration of the school 1 August Local organizers done School will be one day longer than in 2018 - RHUL conferencing have confirmed availability of rooms.
Update the new e-group "" 1 August Markus partially Vienna colleagues have been removed
Create a Web site 1 August Local organizers done Includes a tentative schedule - indico page created
Create a poster 1 August Local organizers done Copy of Vienna poster received
Look for sponsors - COC, LOC, volunteers in progress LOC investigating through UK funding agency (STFC) and RHUL physics
Open CERN conference account 1 August BvH done -
Organize Kick-Off meeting 1 July BvH done -
Collect channels for making publicity 1 August All done -
Start publicity campaign 1 August All ongoing 1 September will also be OK
Prepare repo for labs - BvH done  
Confirm the availability of the lecturers and tutors 1 December BvH no -
Look for new tutors to fill the holes 1 December COC no -
Look for new lecturers to fill the holes 1 December COC no -
Organize training of new tutors 1 December COC no -
Set up the exercises by using local material 15 December All no experienced tutors to provide help
Shipping of material to London 1 March COC no What will be shipped depends on the status of the locally set up exercises

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 ISOTDAQ2019

Name Availability 2019 Arrival and departure dates Funding
Ozgur Cobanoglu (CERN / PH-ESE-ME, now with iSKO Technology Development, SANKO Holding) YES TBD TBD
Enrico Pasqualucci (INFN/ATLAS) YES TBD TBD
Francesca Pastore (RHUL/ ATLAS) YES TBD TBD
Hannes Sakulin (CERN/CMS) TBD TBD TBD
Christophe Haen (CERN) TBD TBD TBD
Kostas Kordas TBD TBD TBD
Erkcan Ozcan TBD TBD TBD
Mauricio Feo YES TBD TBD
Roberto Ferrari YES TBD TBD
Manoel Barros Marin YES TBD TBD
Gokhan Unel TBD TBD TBD
Martin Purschke YES TBD CERN/BNL
Serguei Kolos YES TBD TBD
Paolo Durante TBD TBD TBD
Fabrice Le Goff YES TBD CERN
Alessandro Thea (RAL/CMS) TBD TBD TBD
Barthélémy von Haller YES, exact days to be defined TBD TBD
Petr Zejdl TBD TBD TBD
Cristovao Barreto TBD TBD TBD
Tommaso Colombo YES TBD TBD
Roland Sipos TBD TBD TBD
Gianluca Lamanna YES TBD TBD
Dominique Gigi YES TBD CERN
Niko Neufeld TBD TBD TBD
Manfred Jeitler TBD TBD TBD
Sophie Baron TBD TBD TBD
Branislav Ristic TBD TBD TBD
Enrico Gamberini TBD TBD TBD
Simon Spannagel TBD TBD TBD
Adam Abed Abud YES TBD CERN

Overview of lectures

Number Duration Day Title (Vienna) confirmed or likely Lecturer (London)
1 60 TBD Introduction to data acquisition Andrea Negri
2 60 TBD Networking for data acquisition systems Fabrice
3 60 TBD Introduction to VME bus Markus Joos
4 60 TBD Introduction to trigger Alessandro Thea
5 60 TBD Trigger hardware  
6 60 TBD Microcontrollers Mauricio Feo
7 60 TBD PCIexpress Paolo Durante
8 60 TBD Introduction to FPGAs Hannes Sakulin
9 60 TBD Modular electronics Markus Joos
10 60 TBD DAQ hardware Kostas Kordas
11 60 TBD LabVIEW Gary Boorman
12 60 TBD Introduction to detector readout Gokhan Unel
13 60 TBD Timing for DAQ Sophie Baron
14 60 TBD Programming for today's physicist and engineers Alessandro Thea
15 60 TBD TDAQ design: from test beam to medium size experiment Roberto Ferrari
16 60 TBD DAQ software Enrico Pasqualucci
17 60 TBD Optical links Paolo Durante
18 60 TBD A scalable, portable DAQ system design Martin Purschke
19 60 TBD An Introduction to medical imaging devices Martin Purschke
20 120 TBD Introduction to the design of full-custom Front-End & data transmission ASICs Ozgur Cobanoglu
21 60 TBD GPU in HEP: online high quality trigger processing Gianluca Lamanna
22 60 TBD Design and implementation of a monitoring system Serguei Kolos
23 60 TBD Intelligent triggering: pattern recognition with Associative Memories and other tools Andrea Negri
24 60 TBD The Trigger and DAQ system of the EUDET-type beam telescopes Jan Dreyling-Eschweiler or Paul Schütze
25 60 TBD Continuous DAQ systems (DUNE, protoDUNE) Enrico Gamberini
26 60 TBD Advanced FPGA programming Manoel Barros Marin
27 60 TBD T/DAQ for the LHC experiments and upgrades Francesca Pastore
28 60 TBD What LHC TDAQ can learn from Facebook Omer Khalid

Candidate lectures and lecturers

Title / subject of the lecture Potential speaker Additional information
Waveform Digitizing and Signal Processing Stefan Ritt, PSI not available this year
TBD Jacopo Pinzino ISOTDAQ 2012
Machine learning with FPGAs Sioni Paris Summers expert FPGA, from CMS L1, Imperial College
TBD Andrew Rose (Imperial) CMS L1 (Particle Flow in FPGA)

Status of the labs

Availability of tutors and equipment

Lab CERN responsible Description Confirmed / Likely Tutors 2017 Orphaned sessions Equipment to be provided by RHUL Lab Book
1 Joos VMEbus programming Joos 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
2 Joos NIM Pastore, Negri 0 One digital oscilloscope TBD
3 Joos NIM & scintillator Ferrari , Kordas 0 One digital oscilloscope, one voltmeter TBD
4 Joos Muon DAQ Pasqualucci, Beirao 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
5 Sakulin FPGA Gigi / Zejdl 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (PS2) and one mouse (PS2) TBD
6 Sakulin MicroTCA Sakulin / Dobson? 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
7 Durante LabView Boorman 0 1 monitor (VGA or HDMI (not yet defined)), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB), 1 Power Cable TBD
8 Durante ADCs Barros Marin 0 One digital oscilloscope (possibly high-end),1 monitor (VGA or HDMI (not yet defined)), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
9 von Haller Networking Le Goff, Abed Abud 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 TBD
10 Sakulin Microcontroller Feo, von Haller 0 1 PC with internet access (+FullHD screen, keyboard, mouse), 1 generic power supply with banana plugs (up to 12V/3A), 1 support stand + 2 clamps similar to the attached image. TBD
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 TBD
12 von Haller Control systems Gamberini 0 2 monitors (with DVI cable), 2 keyboards (USB) and two mouse (USB) TBD
13 Durante SoC FPGA Patryk Oleniuk, Barros 0 2 monitors (VGA), 2 keyboards (USB), 2 mouses (USB) TBD
14 von Haller GPU Lamanna 0 1 PC with an NVIDIA video card (not older than 5 years) running Linux with mouse, keybard and monitor and a big screen. TBD
General: 20-30 power cords

GitLab repository for the labs

Candidate labs

Title / subject of the lap Proposed by Additional information
beam telescope Hendrik Jansen (DESY) proposal from 2015. Was not in the program of Vienna

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
Jacopo Pinzino ISOTDAQ 2012 5, 14 (or others)  
Sioni Paris Summers CMS L1, FPGA expert any, interest in FPGA and MC no travel (London)

Checklist for the local organizers

This is based on the feedback collected in 2018.

  • Check lab book before printing
  • WIFI in hotel is important
  • Dinner should be on the last day or the day before the free day
  • Bigger screens for the labs
  • Bigger room for labs
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