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The Eighth Annual ALICE Tier 1/Tier 2 Workshop

17-19 April 2018
University of Derby, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD, United Kingdom

In 2017, ALICE completed successfully the third year of data taking in the the LHC Run2. Thanks to the excellent performance of the LHC accelerator and the ALICE detector, the p-p programme goals are being fulfilled and the collaboration is preparing for the last year of Run2, which will include a very challenging Pb-Pb data taking period at the end of 2018.

The Grid resources available to ALICE have grown with the expected pace of ~20% and have been well utilized to complete the RAW data and MC productions necessary for the ongoing physics programme. In addition to these, the organized physics analysis has grown substantially, which is expected with the growth of the available data samples.

The 2018 data taking and processing will again be very challenging and we expect a record amount of data to be collected and processed.

To make sure we are ready for the upcoming data taking as well as to prepare for the ALICE upgrade at Run3 and beyond, the computing resources must be operated at maximum efficiency and the Grid middleware must be upgraded to meet the ever-increasing capacity and complexity requirements.

The workshop will focus on resource optimization, new methods of site operations and new middleware solutions, as well as on networking status and security. The workshop will continue the tradition of open information exchange between Grid site administrators, Grid software and networking experts.

Costs are as follows:

Delegate rate: £200.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 26th, 2018

Staying over in Derby

The Jurys Inn is just a short walk from the Enterprise Centre in Derby. We currently have a number of rooms on hold at the hotel against the name ALICE Conference at a discounted rate of £115 B&B per night, single occupancy. To secure a room please contact the hotel direct via email to or call 01332 621000 and select group reservations.

For any information on other hotels and places to stay please see the following link

There is an option to book on to the conference dinner that will be taking place on the evening of 18th April 2018.  Details will be confirmed closer to the time. 

Getting to Derby

If you are travelling to the UK from overseas, please click HERE for information on the local airports and travelling into Derby.

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