Public Minutes of 71 st SB Meeting

March 28th, 2012

Attendees: Makoto Asai, Mike Kelsey, Dennis Wright, Ivana Hrivnacova, Hisaya Kurashige, Luciano Pandola, Sebastien Incerti, Marc Verderi, Koichi Murakami, Joseph Perl, Vladimir Ivantchenko, Alberto Ribon, Andrea Dotti, John Allison (OB liaison), Gunter Folger, Michel Maire.

Excuses: Gabriele Cosmo, Daniel Elvira, Ben Morgan, Pablo Cirrone

1. Regular items


a. Reviewing open requirements

b. Reviewing pending action items as of February 23rd, 2012

2. Input from recent events

a. Technical Forum

o At yesterday’s TF, there was a good number of attendees, and the meeting was productive.

o No concerns were raised at the TF on the G4 work plan presented.

o User’s presentations came at the last minutes, and we need to follow them up. In particular, regarding the new requests, the following-up actions must be taken in 2-3 weeks.

o The 2012 work plan should be updated accordingly if necessary.

3. 2012 Release schedule


a. Releases of this year:

1. Beta minor release: geant4-09-06-beta - June 29th 2012

2. Minor release: geant4-09-06 - November 30th 2012

b. Simplified schedule for the Beta release of Geant4 scheduled for June 29th, 2012.

o June 8th: Tags submission deadline

- Final date for all categories for submission of tags to STT.

o June 15th

- End of Integration/System Testing

o June 15th - June 29th - Release phase

- QA and validation/GRID

- Libraries preparation and distribution

It is reminded that granular tagging well in advance to the deadline is a good practice.

**4. 2012 Collaboration meeting **

o Will happen early September (10th - 14th) in Chartres. The summer break has to be taken into account in the meeting preparation so that the program committee will be formed soon.

5. Spokesperson election

o There were 5 nominations, all going to Makoto Asai, and SB has endorsed his candidacy.

o The tally taker name will be known soon, and the vote of confidence will start then.

6. AOB

a. New automated integration test

o Gunter informs about automation of tests related to C-make integration. He will provide further details in a note.

o More details can be found at:

b. Near future events


o CHEP : starts on the 21st of may

o The slides are to be available 3 weeks before, i.e. 1st of May, for slides approval.

o The same deadline applies to the posters.

o CALOR @ Santa-Fe in June

o Inform Publication Board if presentation is planned.

o PTCOG, and associated medical simulation meeting : Early September @ Nara, Japan.

o Inform Publication Board if presentation is planned.

o IEEE/NSS/MIC/RTSD @ Anaheim, CA. USA on October 27 – November 3

o Deadline of abstract submission : May 7th

o Inform Publication Board if presentation is planned.


o Pablo advertised about tutorial in Italy: INFN software school and Geant4 lessons on June 28th, 2012

o The tutorial organized by NASA/MSFC on the 15-19th of April has turned to offer small number of external participation.

Meeting Date

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:00