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1st Real Time Analysis Workshop (2019)

Real-time analysis consists of processing and drawing inferences from data which are too large to be recorded to permanent storage. Both industry and fundamental research increasingly require reliable real-time analysis, whether the objective is to search for new particles, measure properties of known particles with unprecedented precision, control and calibrate experiments in real time, enable self-driving cars, smart cities, fraud detection, monitoring of medical interventions, etc. 

Today, however, real-time analysis is not yet seen as a scientific domain in its own right. The fact that expertise in the different facets of real-time analysis is dispersed across many domains and disciplines slows down both conceptual and practical advances in this area. Nevertheless, important leaps forward have occured in the past years, notably at the Large Hadron Collider where experimental teams have demonstrated the ability to align and calibrate their detectors in real time with optimal fidelity, and use the data so processed to make real-time inferences about particles and processes which would have only been accessible offline in the past.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together the community of high-energy physicists who are driving the developments of real-time analysis within their domain with key real-time analysis specialists from industry. By coalescing around concrete problems, and searching for common solutions, we will spark new collaborations and bring this disparate community closer together.

The workshop will be held at, and is sponsored by, the Institut Pascal, a purpose built scientific hub which is part of the Université Paris Saclay. It is part of a three event series called Learning To Discover which will take place during 2019 and 2020. Many of the organizers of this event are part of the SMARTHEP consortium, and an LHCb collaboration hackathon will be hosted during the second half of the workshop in collaboration with the LHCb Computing project.

Reimbursement : the Institut Pascal will take care of direct booking and payment of lodging accommodation for the invited/accepted participants. There are limited funding opportunities for those who need financial aid for their travel costs as well. To this end, please contact the local and scientific organizers at :

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Organizing Committee 1st Real Time Analysis Workshop

Johannes Albrecht (TU Dortmund)
Silvia Borghi (U. of Manchester)
Joao Coelho (LAL/CNRS)
Caterina Doglioni (Lund University)
Tom Gibbs (NVIDIA)
Vava Gligorov (LPNHE/CNRS)
Maurizio Pierini (CERN)
Sebastien Ponce (CERN)
David Rousseau (LAL/CNRS)
Alexandros Sopasakis (Ximantis)
Mike Williams (MIT)

Advisory Commitee 1st Real Time Analysis Workshop

Cecile Germain (UPSud)        

Isabelle Guyon (UPSud)

Balazs Kegl (LAL/CNRS)
Mike Sokoloff (U. of Cincinnati)