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Investment

Lab Material Estimated price / remarks
2 (NIM) Ortec CF8000 Octal Constant-Fraction Discriminator All Ortec CFDs are not RoHS compliant and can therefore not be purchased in the EU and Switzerland. The only alternative are the N605 of CAEN that costs EUR 3730
3/4 (muon detection) new scintillator slabs to replace the yellow ones ~2000 CHF
3/4 (muon detection) new PMTs ~4000 CHF
6 (MicroTCA) ATCA shelf and ATCA blades 2 slot shelf (with SM): EUR ~3100, PC to access the SM: EUR 600, AMC carrier blade: not yet investigated
9 (Networking) Micro PCs. E.g. HP 800 G4 CHF 550-600 (CERN stores) per unit. 3 units required.
13 (SoC) PYNQ-Z2 Zynq Evaluation Boards 3x 120CHF + 100CHF (for accesories). This new board will allow for programming in Python. In addition the old hardware has been used for multiple years and becomes unreliable.
8 (ADC) SPEC (FPGA-based FMC carrier PCIe card) & FmcAdc100M14b4cha (FMC ADC) 835CHF + 980CHF (Needed as spares in case the ones we have fail)

Related Web sites

School home page: https://isotdaq-schools.web.cern.ch/

Indico: https://indico.cern.ch/e/isotdaq2021

SharePoint site: https://espace.cern.ch/isotdaq-sharepoint/SitePages/Home.aspx

Lab book: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HRs6ytKLLYGNfR6TuG1STpt8YnmM1sSl5KLE8TimDiE/edit

Key dates

1 August (or 1 September): start of publicity
15 October: End of application period (if needed: 1 November)
15 October: Start of evaluation period
15 October: Start looking for new tutors and teacher (to replace people that cannot dome to the school)
1 November: Notification of the students (at the latest)
9 December: Material for the labs leaves CERN
9 December: Lab book
10 February: Start of the school

Action items

Item target date to be done by Done Remarks
Establish a financial plan 1 July Local organizers TBD -
Update the new e-group "isotdaq-staff@cern.ch" 1 August Markus Yes colleagues from Valencia have been removed and Alessanro Di Mattia and Cristina Tuve added
Create a Web site 1 August Local organizers TBD Includes a tentative schedule
Create a poster 1 August Local organizers TBD -
Look for sponsors - COC, LOC, volunteers TBD -
Open CERN conference account 1 August BvH - Patricia TBD -
Organize Kick-Off meeting 15 August Markus / BvH TBD -
Collect channels for making publicity 1 August All TBD -
Start publicity campaign 1 August All TBD -
Confirm the availability of the lecturers and tutors 1 October COC TBD -
Look for new tutors to fill the holes 1 October COC TBD -
Look for new lecturers to fill the holes 1 October COC TBD -
Organize training of new tutors 1 October COC TBD -
Set up the exercises by using local material 1 November All TBD experienced tutors to provide help
Deadline for applications (and start of selection process) 1 November COC/LOC TBD -
Shipping of material 1 December COC TBD What will be shipped depends on the available of material in ??
End of selection process (and notification of the selected students) 1 December Patricia TBD -

Issues for later

  • Decide on policy for funding the travel of tutors and lecturers

Teachers and tutors - Availability for ISOTDAQ2021

Name Availability 2021 Arrival and departure dates Hotel Funding
Alessandro Marchioro (CERN) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Markus Joos (CERN /ATLAS) YES 7.2. - 19.2. needed CERN
Enrico Pasqualucci (INFN/ATLAS) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Francesca Pastore (RHUL/ ATLAS) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Hannes Sakulin (CERN/CMS) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Andrea Negri (INFN/ATLAS) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Kostas Kordas TBD ? - ? ? ?
Mauricio Feo TBD ? - ? ? ?
Roberto Ferrari TBD ? - ? ? ?
Manoel Barros Marin TBD ? - ? ? ?
Gokhan Unel TBD ? - ? ? ?
Martin Purschke NO ? - ? ? ?
Serguei Kolos TBD ? - ? ? ?
Paolo Durante TBD ? - ? ? ?
Fabrice Le Goff TBD ? - ? ? ?
Alessandro Thea (RAL/CMS) YES ? - ? ? ?
Barthélémy von Haller TBD ? - ? ? ?
Petr Zejdl TBD ? - ? ? ?
Tommaso Colombo TBD ? - ? ? ?
Gianluca Lamanna TBD ? - ? ? ?
Dominique Gigi TBD ? - ? ? ?
Adam Abed Abud TBD ? - ? ? ?
Gary Boorman TBD ? - ? ? ?
Adriaan Rijllart TBD ? - ? ? ?
Wojciech Brylinski TBD ? - ? ? ?
Marc Dobson TBD ? - ? ? ?
Cristovao Beirao TBD ? - ? ? ?
Vincenzo Izzo (INFN/ATLAS) TBD ? - ? ? ?
Johannes Martin Wuthrich TBD ? - ? ? ?
Vesa Simola TBD ? - ? ? ?
Simone Bologna TBD ? - ? ? ?
Filippo Costa TBD ? - ? ? ?
Dinyar Rabady TBD ? - ? ? ?
Sioni Summers Yes ? - ? ? ?
Valentina Scotti (INFN) Yes ? - ? ? ?

Overview of lectures

Number Duration Day Title (Valencia) Lecturer 2020 confirmed or likely Lecturer 2021 (???)
1 60 TBD Introduction to data acquisition Andrea Negri TBD
2 60 TBD Networking for data acquisition systems Vesa Simola TBD
3 60 TBD Introduction to VME bus Markus Joos Markus Joos
4 60 TBD Introduction to trigger Gokhan Unel TBD
5 60 TBD Trigger hardware Dinyar Rabady TBD
6 60 TBD Microcontrollers Mauricio Feo TBD
7 60 TBD PCIexpress Paolo Durante TBD
8 60 TBD Introduction to FPGAs Hannes Sakulin TBD
9 60 TBD Modular electronics Markus Joos Markus Joos
10 60 TBD DAQ hardware Vincenzo Izzo TBD
11 60 TBD LabVIEW Gary Boorman TBD
12 60 TBD Introduction to detector readout Gokhan Unel TBD
13 60 TBD Timing for DAQ Filippo Costa TBD
14 60 TBD Programming for today's physicist and engineers Alessandro Thea TBD
15 60 TBD TDAQ design: from test beam to medium size experiment Roberto Ferrari TBD
16 60 TBD DAQ software Enrico Pasqualucci TBD
17 60 TBD Optical links Paolo Durante TBD
18 60 TBD A scalable, portable DAQ system design Martin Purschke TBD
19 60 TBD An Introduction to medical imaging devices Martin Purschke TBD
20 60 TBD Microelectronic technologies for HEP Instrumentation (1) Alessandro Marchioro TBD
21 60 TBD Microelectronic technologies for HEP Instrumentation (2) Alessandro Marchioro TBD
22 60 TBD GPU in HEP: online high quality trigger processing Gianluca Lamanna TBD
23 60 TBD Design and implementation of a monitoring system Serguei Kolos TBD
24 60 TBD Intelligent triggering: pattern recognition with Associative Memories and other tools Kostas Kordas TBD
25 60 TBD Machine leraning was: The Trigger and DAQ system of the EUDET-type beam telescopes by Jan Dreyling-Eschweiler Sioni Summers
26 60 TBD Continuous DAQ systems (DUNE, protoDUNE) Alessandro Thea TBD
27 60 TBD Advanced FPGA programming Manoel Barros Marin TBD
28 60 TBD T/DAQ for the LHC experiments and upgrades Francesca Pastore TBD
29 60 TBD Storage Adam Abud Abed TBD

Candidate lectures and lecturers

Title / subject of the lecture Potential speaker Additional information
DAQling (<a href= TBD Proposed by Giovanna
CLOUD is a facility at CERN, which hosts many “measurements campaigns” being largely independent, but with a set of common tools, policies, facilitating collaboration and data exchanges TBD Proposed by Giovanna
"Introduction to FPGA" or "FPGA101, basics of VHDL" or "TDAQ DUNE" Kunal Kothekar ISOTDAQ 2019 student
Waveform Digitizing and Signal Processing Stefan Ritt (PSI) or Gary Boorman -
CMS L1 (Particle Flow in FPGA) Andrew Rose (Imperial) -
Threaded programming and trigger/reco software Stuart Martin-Haugh (RAL) ATLAS Trigger Core Software Co-Convener
Internet of things idea proposed by Sandro -
DAQ of KM3Net contact: Peter Jansweijer proposed by Jos Vermeulen
DAQ of Virgo / Einstein telescope contact: Niels van Bakel (n.van.bakel@nikhefNOSPAMPLEASE.nl), Detector R&D at NIKHEF proposed by Jos Vermeulen. INFN is also involved in the Einstein telescope

Status of the labs

Availability of tutors and equipment

Lab CERN responsible Description Confirmed / Likely Tutors 2020 Orphaned sessions Equipment to be provided by ?? 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, Izzo, Scotti 0 One digital oscilloscope. One voltmeter 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 (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
6 Sakulin MicroTCA Sakulin / Dobson 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB) TBD
7 Durante LabView Rijllart maybe with help from 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 Simola 0 1 monitor with VGA cable (and power), 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, 4 power chords (for our computers and switch) Done (Gitlab)
10 Sakulin Microcontroller Bologna, von Haller (as backup/help if needed) 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 Colombo, Durante 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 Wojciech, Adam 0 2 Desktop PCs running CC7 connected to the network, 2 monitors, 2 keyboards (USB) and two mouse (USB) TBD
13 Durante SoC FPGA Wüthrich 0 2 monitors (VGA), 2 keyboards (USB), 2 mouses (USB), if possible 1 (64bit) computer running virtualbox TBD
14 von Haller GPU Lamanna 0 mouse, keyboard and a large monitor 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
Chip design Sandro As an evening activity
unclear Jubin MITRA  

Candidate tutors

Name Background Interested in exercise financial status
Kunal Kothekar ISOTDAQ2019 FPGA Basics (5) or ADC Basics for TDAQ (8) UNCLEAR
Marcelo Vicente ISOTDAQ2015 FPGA (ex13) UNCLEAR
Ioannis Xiotidis ISOTDAQ2016 2 (or 5) UNCLEAR
Suerfu Burkhant<suerfu64@gmail.com> ISOTDAQ 2017 5, 10 and others unclear
Jacopo Pinzino ISOTDAQ 2012 5, 14 (or others) had volunteered in 2019 for the SoC lab but came too late. Contact him for the 2020 edition
Sioni Paris Summers CMS L1, FPGA expert any, interest in FPGA and MC no travel (London)
Simone Bologna ISOTDAQ 2019 student Microcontroller (10), Mauricio knows him unclear
George Gimas ISOTDAQ 2019 student SoC (13) unclear
Christos Bakalis ISOTDAQ 2019 student FPGA (also as lecturer) unclear
Vesa Simola recommneded by Eukeni networking unclear

Checklist for the local organizers

This is based on the feedback collected in 2020.

  • Check lab book before printing
  • WIFI in hotel is important
  • The free day should be in the middle of the school
  • Bigger screens for the labs
  • Bigger room for labs
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