Public Minutes of the 95 th Steering Board Meeting

February 3rd, 2016

Attendees: Soon Yung Jun, Ben Morgan, John Allison (OB liaison), Andrea Dotti, Alex Howard, Alberto Ribon, Marc Verderi, Luciano Pandola, Makoto Asai, Laurent Garnier, Dennis Wright, Vladimir Ivanchenko, Gunter Folger, Gabriele Cosmo, Koichi Murakami

Excuses: Sébastien Incerti, Ivana Hrivnacova,Takashi Sasaki, Hisaya Kurashige


  1. Regular items

The open requirements, pending actions, status of long open bug reports, as well as physics and computing performance monitoring are reviewed.

A series of requirements from the Intensity Frontier have been recently introduced. Some of them are sizable and will be iterated with the requesters.

  1. Drupal-7 migration

A first version of the tag database interface is in production. Collaborators are invited to adopt the new interface and give feedback in case of any problem.

The migration of the other Geant4 web pages is ongoing, with public pages coming first. With Drupal, the pages will be editable by the collaborators.

  1. Collaboration census and collaboration process

The Collaboration census is finished and will be followed by election of the working group representatives to the Steering Board, which has to be concluded by February 29th.

The new-formed Steering Board will then conduct the Spokesperson election.

Along with WG election, the 2016 work plan will be assembled during February as well, and finalized at the next Technical Forum, March 23rd, at CERN.

  1. General paper

The final draft with author list has been circulated. Authors are requested to verify their names and Institutions by February 12th.

KEK is offering the payment of the fees, and will submit the paper to NIM A.

  1. AOB

7.1 Near future events

  • .The next Technical Forum will be held at CERN on March 23rd. The 2016 work plan will be discussed there.

  • .3rd Geant4 School and Monte Carlo Workshop for Radiotherapy, Imaging & Radiation Protection

University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Australia), 26-30 April 2016.

  • .XIII Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics

This includes a Geant4 beginner course.

Alghero, Italy, 5-10 June 2016

  • .SLAC organized Geant4 tutorials:

- May 16-19 at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

- Middle of June (date being fixed soon) at MIT, Boston, MA

  • .The 3rd HEP Software Foundation meeting is provisionally planned May 2nd-4th at LAL, Orsay, France.

  • .In2p3 Geant4 Tutorial, 23rd - 27th of May, in Orsay.

A subsequent tutorial devoted to companies is considered in June (6th -10th ).

Meeting Date

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00