Public Minutes of the 82 nd SB meeting

December 13th 2013

Attendees: Michael Kelsey, Makoto Asai, Ben Morgan, Ivana Hrivnacova, Gunter Folger, Dennis Wright, Sebastien Incerti, Hisaya Kurashige, Joseph Perl, John Allison (OB Liaison), Koichi, Vladimir Ivantchenko, Peter Gumplinger, Marc Verderi, Michel Maire, Gabriele Cosmo, Alberto Ribon

Excuses: Luciano Pandora, Takashi Sasaki

Invited **(task force reports):** Andrea Dotti, Daniel Elvira

1. Regular items

a. Open requirements, pending actions and open bug reports are reviewed.

b. The Steering Board noted that some old bug reports since 2008 are still open and requests to review and close them.

2. Reports from task forces

a. A bump is observed at exactly 5 GeV (transition edge from BERT to FTFP) in visible energy response of Pb-Liq.Ar calorimeter with FTFP_BERT. Investigation is on going.

b. CPU performance improvements are in general observed in version 10.0.

3. Reports from recent events

a. Technical Forum on December 10th.

◦ CMS requested a potential reorganization of libraries. The physics processes library currently takes about half of total size of all libraries.

4. General paper

a. WG coordinators should post detailed outlines by the end of January.

b. Authors have been assigned to sections.

5. Collaboration matters

a. 2014 Collaboration census

◦ Membership registration should be renewed through the web dialogue box.

◦ Simultaneously, WG should conduct the FTE census.

◦ The FTE census should be finalized by the end of January.

b. Elections

◦ WG coordinator elections should be finalized by late-February, then the transitional SB meeting should take place in early March.

◦ The new SB will conduct the spokesperson election in March-April.

c. Authorship survey for the general paper

◦ Authorship is granted to present members and past members who contributed since the last general paper.

◦ Authorship survey will be conducted in parallel to the Collaboration census.

6. AOB

a. Near future events

◦ 10th Geant4 Space Users Workshop @ NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL, USA, 20-22 May 2014

(The web page will be communicated later.)

b. Near future tutorials

◦ Geant4 tutorial @ U. of Tokyo, 17-19, December 2013

◦ Geant4 beginner course @ Belfast (Northern Ireland), 20-24 January 2014

◦ Geant4 tutorial @ Stanford U, 3-6, March 2014

(The web page will be communicated later.)

c. Meetings of interest

◦ LPCC LHC detector simulations: status, needs and prospects @ CERN 18-19 March, 2014

◦ Annual concurrency forum meeting @ CERN 1-3 April, 2014

Meeting Date

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00