Public Minutes of 90 th Steering Board Meeting

March 9th, 2015

Attendees: Makoto Asai, Marc Verderi, Soon Yung Jun, Ben Morgan, Hisaya Kurashige, Michael Kelsey, Peter Gumplinger, Dennis Wright, Gabriele Cosmo, Ivana Hrivnacova, Gunter Folger, Koichi Murakami, Alberto Ribon, Vladimir Ivantchenko, John Allison (OB liaison), Luciano Pandola, Sébastien Incerti, Laurent Garnier

Excuses: Andrea Dotti, Takashi Sasaki


1. Regular items

Open Requirements, pending actions, long unattended bug reports, physics and performance monitoring are reviewed.

Requirement for spin tracking from last TF meeting will be closed, as the requested capabilities already exist. Requesters will be informed.

The C++99 style will be supported up to at least the beta release of 10.2, this summer. After this, it is planned to have C++11 be the default. The case for Windows remains unclear, as C++11 support is only expected with Visual Studio 2015, currently available in ‘preview’ version.

2. 2015 work plan

The The proposed work plan is available at:

The individual working group work plans are available from the Geant4 web page. This work plan will be discussed at the next Technical Forum on April 2nd.

3. General paper

The first complete draft is expected by the end of March, with final version by June. The long format of the paper does not look to be an issue for several journals. The author list is almost complete.

4. AOB

a. Near future events

i. Technical Forum, Apr. 2, 2015 @ CERN

The main objective will be to establish the 2015 work plan.

ii. CHEP 2015, Apr. 13-17 @ OIST, Okinawa, Japan

Four posters will be presented, Test & QA, Validation Database, EM modeling and Use of Qt. They will be submitted to the Publication Board beforehand.

A general presentation will take place as well.

iii. M\&C+SNA+MC 2015, Apr. 19-23, 2015 @ Nashville, TN, USA

The one-day Geant4 course is confirmed.

A few posters will be prepared in addition.

iv. 11th Geant4 Space Users Workshop, August 26-28th, 2015 @ Hiroshima, Japan

The web page will be ready by the end of March.

v. 20th Collaboration meeting, September 28-October 2nd, 2015 @ FermiLab

The web page will be available soon.

b. Tutorials:

i. Four-days Geant4 tutorial course@ MIT, May 26-30th

The capacity is 60 participants, 40 already registered soon after subscription was opened.

ii. One week Geant4 tutorial in Orsay, May 18-22nd

Tutorial supported by in2p3.

Meeting Date

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:00