Computing and Software for Big Science

salle de la convivialité (FACe / APC)

salle de la convivialité


13 rue Watt 75013 Paris

We are discussing the possibility to join the effort to start a new, peer-reviewed journal on “Computing and Software for Big Science”. At the interface of the physical and computer sciences, this should be dedicated to the publication of high-quality material originating from the collective effort by the scientific community to address the special and ever more demanding computing and software needs. At its core will be nuclear, particle and astro-particle physics (i.e. IN2P3 core topics), as well as observational astronomy and cosmology, fields in which experimental research is increasingly organised in large and global collaborations. Related contributions from other major experimental facilities, such as e.g. high-brilliance light sources, are also welcome.

This journal should help those colleagues at IN2P3 who work at the interface between computing and physics. The initiative for this journal has been started by colleagues at CERN and at KIT, and is supported by Springer.

We would like to discuss with interested colleagues working at IN2P3 laboratories who might be in the position to publish in such a journal

  • whether there is a need by our IN2P3 community for such a journal
  • what the perimeter of the journal should be
  • how this can fit in with the existing journals
  • suggestions on the structure of the journal

We intend to give video conference access to the meeting. In case you want to participate via Renavisio by Scopia or phone, please contact Volker (e-mail below).

  • Cécile Cavet
  • David Chamont
  • David Rousseau
  • Eric Legay
  • Gilles Grasseau
  • Michel Jouvin
  • Michele DETOURNAY
  • Vincent LAFAGE
  • Volker Beckmann
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Welcome and Introduction 15m
      Speaker: Dr Volker Beckmann (CNRS / IN2P3)
    • 9:45 AM 10:05 AM
      Scientific Motivation for a new Computing Journal 20m
      Speaker: Mr Michel Jouvin (LAL / CNRS)
    • 10:05 AM 10:25 AM
      The "Computing and Software for Big Science" journal project 20m
      Speaker: Dr Christian Caron (Springer)
    • 10:25 AM 11:15 AM
      Discussion: Requirement for a new computing journal? 50m
    • 11:15 AM 11:35 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:35 AM 12:15 PM
      Discussion: Perimeter of "Computing and Software for Big Science" 40m
    • 12:15 PM 12:45 PM
      Discussion: Structure and implementation of the journal 30m
    • 12:45 PM 1:00 PM
      Conclusions, Outlook and Action definition 15m