Minutes of the 17th LHC Electronics Board held on 10 March 2000.
Present: R. Cashmore point 3), J. Christiansen, C. Decosse point 2), Ph. Farthouat points 1 and 2, 3 part time), F. Formenti, G. Hall, A. Johnson point 2), M. Letheren, E. Petrolo, P. Sharp Chairman), G. Stefanini, M. Turala.Apologies: P. Borgeaud, F. Corsi, S. Quinton, V. Radeka, M. Schmelling, W. Smith, G.Viertel.
The minutes of the sixteenth meeting were approved.
Matters Arising: The Chairman reported that at the LHCC
meeting of 8-9 March 2000 he had summarized the recent status reports by
RD12, RD48 and RD49. The LHCC endorsed the LEBís recommendations for these
projects as reported in the LEBís minutes see http://www.cern.ch/Committees/LEB/LEBMinutes16.html
). The Chairman had also announced to the LHCC the sixth annual workshop
on LHC Electronics, which will take place in Cracow in September 2000.
2. Preparation of the Cracow Workshop on LHC Electronics.
M. Turala reported on the status of preparations for the sixth annual workshop on LHC Electronics http://www.ftj.agh.edu.pl/leb2000 ), which is being organized to take place in Cracow, 11-15 September 2000. The Board discussed further details of the workshop programme, proposals for invited speakers, leaders of the panel discussion sessions, and industrial exhibitors. A meeting of the Board in order to select papers was provisionally scheduled for 9 June 2000. The question was raised of the manner in which the Cracow workshop might contribute to the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, to be held 15-20 October, 2000, Lyon.
Sharp to contact C. Damerell Chair of the NSS) on the relationship between
the LEB workshop and the NSS.
3. Future Structures and Methods for over-viewing the development of LHC Electronics
R. Cashmore summarized his ideas on the future roles of the LHCC and
the LEB in preparation for the LHC production phase. A reconstituted
LEB should continue to provide a forum for communication between the LHC
experiments on electronics issues, to promote and monitor common projects
and to organize the annual workshop on LHC electronics. Members of the
LEB will be called upon to play an increased role in in-depth reviews of
the LHC experiments, which are to be organized by the LHCC. A discussion
ensued, covering the availability and allocation of resources for common
projects, the means of identifying and establishing potential new common
projects, the review process and the issue of how to better bring to the
attention of the Management of the LHC experiments some of the critical
electronics systems issues. T he current LEB would however continue and
complete the organisation of the Cracow workshop.
The Boardís next meeting was provisionally scheduled for Tuesday , 16 May 2000.
A special meeting dedicated to the selection of papers for the Cracow workshop was provisionally scheduled for Friday, 9 June 2000.