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ALICE Data Preparation Group (DPG)

Activities

The Data Preparation group is responsible for steering and coordinating the reconstruction of the data collected by Alice and the preparation and the execution of the Monte Carlo simulations.

It also in charge of organizing the Quality Assurance of the reconstructed and simulated data (at the detector, tracking and particle identification levels) and of developing and improving the Quality Assurance tools for future runs.

The third area of responsibility of the DPG is in the preparation and maintenance of the Analysis Objects and Tools, which includes the production, maintenance, quality assurance and bookkeeping of the AOD (Analysis Object Data) files, as well as the coordination of the groups working on event selections and properties and track selections and properties.

 

Organisation and coordination

DPG Coordinator: Chiara Zampolli
Deputy: Francesco Prino

 

The activity of the Data Preparation group in organized in three areas, with specific mandate and goals.

  • PROC (Processing) 
    • Data (Preparation and follow-up)
      • Coordinators: Catalin-Lucian Ristea, Chiara Zampolli
    • Monte Carlo (Preparation and follow-up):
      • Coordinators: Catalin-Lucian Ristea, Michael Weber
  • QAT (Quality Assurance and Tools) 
    • Quality Assurance (Planning and execution):
      • Coordinators: Elena Botta, Marie Germain
    • Tools (for quality assurance and validation):
      • Coordinator: Jacek Otwinowski
  • AOT (Analysis Objects and Tools) 
    • AOD (definition and maintenance):
      • Coordinators: Francesco Prino, Catalin-Lucian Ristea
    • Event (selection & properties):
      • Coordinators: Ionut Arsene, Rafael Derradi de Souza
    • Track (selection & properties):
      • Coordinators: Andrea Dainese, Cristina Terrevoli

 

The Data Preparation group serves also a "glue" between the ALICE offline team, the Run and Trigger Coordination, the Physics Working Groups and the analyzers. Here is a list of the related contacts:

 

DPG software

 

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