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Investment into lab equipment

Lab Material Status Estimated price / remarks
3/4 (muon detection) new scintillator slabs to replace the yellow ones partially done ~2000 CHF
6 (MicroTCA) ATCA shelf and ATCA blades no material ordered yet 2 slot shelf (with SM): EUR ~3100, PC to access the SM: EUR 600, AMC carrier blade: not yet investigated

Related Web sites

School home page:

Indico site for 2023:


SharePoint site:

Lab book:

Key dates

15 November: School date confirmed, poster ready, budget checked.
15 November: Start of the publicity campaign
15 February Start of the evaluation of the applications
15 February: Start looking for new tutors and teachers (to replace people that cannot come to the school)
15 March: Notification of the students (at the latest)
24 May: Material for the labs leaves CERN (Markus to check with the shipping service if 20 days are sufficient and if special customs papers are required)
1 June: Lab book
12 June 2023: Start of the school

Action items

Item target date to be done by Done Remarks
Update the new e-group "" ASAP Markus No Colleagues from Catania have to be removed and Istanbul LOC added
Web-site (Indico) ASAP Kate Yes Site cloned - needs input from LOC
Update the Web-site ASAP Local organizers No Includes a tentative schedule
Look for sponsors - COC, LOC, volunteers No -
Organize Kick-Off meeting January 2023 Markus / BvH No Target date: Early February 2023
Confirm the availability of the lecturers and tutors January 2023 COC No -

Teachers and tutors - Availability for ISOTDAQ2023

Name Availability 2023 Arrival and departure dates Funding
Alessandro Marchioro (CERN) Not avaliable TBD TBD
Enrico Pasqualucci (INFN/ATLAS) YES 11-22 June Home institute
Francesca Pastore (RHUL/ ATLAS) YES 12-23 June Home Institute + ISOTDAQ
Hannes Sakulin (CERN/CMS) YES TBD TBD
Andrea Negri (INFN/ATLAS) YES 12-18 June INFN
Kostas Kordas TBD TBD TBD
Roberto Ferrari YES TBD TBD
Manoel Barros Marin NO n/a n/a
Gokhan Unel TBD TBD TBD
Serguei Kolos YES TBD Home Institute + ISOTDAQ
Paolo Durante TBD TBD TBD
Petr Zejdl TBD TBD TBD
Gianluca Lamanna YES TBD Home Institute + ISOTDAQ
Dominique Gigi Yes 12-16 June CERN
Gary Boorman YES TBD TBD
Adriaan Rijllart YES TBD ISOTDAQ
Johannes Martin Wuthrich TBD TBD TBD
Vesa Simola NO TBD TBD
Dinyar Rabady YES TBD TBD
Sioni Summers TBD TBD TBD
Enrico Gamberini NO TBD TBD
Marco Ceoletta NO TBD TBD
Jacopo Pinzino YES TBD Home Institute + ISOTDAQ
Eduardo Brandao de Souza Mendes NO TBD TBD
Mauricio Feo TBD TBD TBD
Martin Schwinzerl TBD TBD TBD
Satchit Chatterji YES TBD TBD
Martin Purschke TBD TBD TBD
Barthélémy von Haller TBD TBD TBD
Tommaso Colombo TBD TBD TBD
Cristovao Beirao TBD TBD TBD
Felix Zahn YES TBD TBD
Anna Kulinska YES TBD CERN
Mehmet Ozgur Sahin YES TBD TBD
Adam Abed Abud YES TBD TBD

Overview of lectures

Number Day Title (Catania) Lecturer 2022 confirmed or likely Lecturer 2023 (???) Time OK
1 TBD Introduction to data acquisition Andrea Negri Andrea Negri TBD
2 TBD Introduction to trigger Gokhan Unel TBD TBD
3 TBD DAQ hardware Vincenzo Izzo Vincenzo Izzo TBD
4 TBD Introduction to detector readout Gokhan Unel TBD TBD
5 TBD Microcontrollers Mauricio Féo TBD TBD
6 TBD Introduction to FPGAs Hannes Sakulin Hannes Sakulin TBD
7 TBD Introduction to VME bus Markus Joos Markus Joos TBD
8 TBD Networking for data acquisition systems Petr Zejdl TBD TBD
9 TBD TDAQ design: from test beam to medium size experiment Roberto Ferrari TBD TBD
10 TBD GPU in HEP: online high quality trigger processing Gianluca Lamanna Gianluca Lamanna TBD
11 TBD Trigger hardware Dinyar Rabady TBD TBD
12 TBD Storage Enrico Gamberini Adam Abed Abud TBD
13 TBD Microelectronic technologies for HEP Instrumentation (1) Alessandro Marchioro may not be available TBD TBD
14 TBD Microelectronic technologies for HEP Instrumentation (2) Alessandro Marchioro may not be available TBD TBD
15 TBD Modular electronics Markus Joos Markus Joos TBD
16 TBD DAQ software Enrico Pasqualucci TBD TBD
17 TBD An Introduction to medical imaging devices Martin Purschke TBD TBD
18 TBD Why you should consider machine learning Satchit Chatterji TBD TBD
19 TBD PCIexpress Paolo Durante TBD TBD
20 TBD Advanced FPGA programming Mauricio Feo TBD TBD
21 TBD LabVIEW Gary Boorman TBD TBD
22 TBD Timing for DAQ Mehmet Ozgur Sahin TBD TBD
23 TBD Machine learning Sioni Summers TBD TBD
24 TBD Design and implementation of a monitoring system Serguei Kolos TBD TBD
25 TBD Optical links Paolo Durante TBD TBD
26 TBD Intelligent triggering: pattern recognition with Associative Memories and other tools Kostas Kordas TBD TBD
27 TBD Programming for today's physicist and engineers Dinyar Rabady TBD TBD
28 TBD Streaming data acquisition system for electron scattering experiments Mariangela Bondi TBD TBD
29 TBD T/DAQ for the LHC experiments and upgrades Francesca Pastore Francesca Pastore TBD

Candidate lectures and lecturers

Title / subject of the lecture Potential speaker Additional information
DAQling 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 (, Detector R&D at NIKHEF proposed by Jos Vermeulen. INFN is also involved in the Einstein telescope
TBD Thilo Pauly was interested in giving the timing lecture in 2023 but was busy in June
Online SW and Monitoring with Prometheus / Grafana Camilo Carrillo (CMS) Proposed by Camilo 2023
DCS Paris Moschovakos Works in ATLAS. Has spontaneously contacted Markus

Status of the labs

Availability of tutors and equipment

Lab CERN responsible Description Confirmed / Likely Tutors 2023 Orphaned sessions Equipment to be provided by Catania
1 Joos VMEbus programming Joos 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)
2 Joos NIM Pastore, Negri, Izzo, Scotti 0 One digital oscilloscope. One voltmeter
3 Joos NIM & scintillator Ferrari, Pastore, Kordas 0 One digital oscilloscope, one voltmeter
4 Joos Muon DAQ Pasqualucci, Schwinzerl 0 1 monitor (with DVI-I cable), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)
5 Sakulin FPGA Gigi / Zejdl 0 2 monitors (VGA), 2 keyboard (USB) and 2 mouse (USB)
6 Sakulin MicroTCA Sakulin / Rabady 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)
7 Durante LabView Rijllart 0 1 monitor (HDMI), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB), 1 Lab Power Supply 5V 1A with banana sockets
8 Durante ADCs Kulinska 0 1 digital oscilloscope (2 channels)(with FFT if possible), 1 analogue function generator (2 channels), 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)
9 von Haller Networking Felix Zahn 0 1 power adapter CH->EU
10 Sakulin Microcontroller Beirao, 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 image from this link.
11 Durante Storage systems Colombo, Durante 0 1 monitor (VGA), 1 keyboard (USB) and one mouse (USB)
12 von Haller Control systems Gamberini, Abud 0 2 Desktop PCs running CS8 connected to the network, 2 monitors, 2 keyboards (USB) and two mouses (USB)
13 Durante SoC FPGA Wüthrich 0 2 monitors (VGA), 2 keyboards (USB), 2 mouses (USB), if possible 1 (64bit) computer running virtualbox
14 von Haller GPU Lamanna, Pinzino 0 mouse (USB), keyboard (USB) and a large monitor

General: 20-30 power cords

GitLab repository for the labs

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<> ISOTDAQ 2017 5, 10 and others unclear
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

Checklist for the local organizers

This is based on the feedback collected in previous years

  • 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

-- MarkusJoos - 2022-07-12

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