The 9th International School of Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ) will be held at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 14-22 February 2018.
The school provides an up-to-date overview of the basic instruments and methodologies used in high energy physics, spanning from small experiments in lab to the gigantic LHC experiments, presenting the main building blocks, as well as the different solutions and architectures at different levels of complexity.
The main topics of the school include the basics of Data Acquisition (DAQ) programming concepts (e.g. threaded programming, data storage, networking, IO programming, FPGA programming), hardware bus system (VMEbus, PCI, MicroTCA), Trigger Logic and Hardware (NIM). PC based readout and trigger design will also be covered with reviews of modern TDAQ systems from LHC and fixed target experiments.
The school consists of 50% lectures (given mainly by physicists and engineers working daily on complex TDAQ systems) and 50% of practical exercises where students will be able to work in small groups on a wide variety of electronics components of TDAQ systems. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a wide but introductory level of the TDAQ domain. It is also of interest to students from other research domains such as astrophysics or nuclear physics.
Application deadline: 1 November 2017.
More information: here.