FRBPL —  Workshops Summary   (13-Oct-17   11:30—12:15)
Chair: O. Matilla, ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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FRBPL01
EPICS Satellite Meeting  
 
  • T. Korhonen
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
 
  EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is a set of Open Source software tools, libraries and applications developed collaboratively and used worldwide to create distributed soft real-time control systems for scientific instruments such as a particle accelerators, telescopes, experiment beam lines and other large scientific experiments. The EPICS collaboration meeting provides an opportunity for developers and managers from the various different sites to come together and discuss their work in progress and make plans for the future. They give a chance to see what is being done at other laboratories, and to review the specifications for new tools or enhancements to existing ones in order to maximize their usefulness to the whole community and avoid duplication of effort. Topics that will be addressed: - The upcoming EPICS 7 release - Project status reports -User Interface tools - Technical presentations from EPICS users.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/aC7GEW0rios  
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FRBPL02
White Rabbit Tutorial Workshop  
 
  • J. Serrano
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  White Rabbit (WR) is a multi-laboratory, multi-company collaboration to design open source hardware, gateware and software in the field of distributed hard real-time controls and data acquisition systems. The core of these systems is a WR network, which features sub-ns synchronization with fiber delay compensation and a guaranteed upper bound in message latency. WR is a backwards compatible extension of Ethernet and IEEE 1588 (aka Precise Time Protocol). The WR collaboration typically conducts workshops where users and core developers present their progress and applications. In this ICALEPCS pre-conference workshop, we would like to take a slightly different approach. We would like to make this a tutorial workshop, meaning that somebody who has never been exposed to WR technology should walk out of the workshop with a very good idea of how to use WR to solve real life problems, having seen real WR gear in action. We would also like to cater for experienced WR users by providing several examples of WR applications in domains they may not have tackled yet, and by including advanced material at the end of the day.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/VSUhxuLyCoo  
slides icon Slides FRBPL02 [2.903 MB]  
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FRBPL03
TANGO Workshop  
 
  • A. Buteau
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
 
  This workshop will give a general overview of the TANGO control system framework and its different aspects including latest developments. The following general topics will be covered: - General overview of Tango concepts - Latest developments - New features in tools - PyTango and ITango-RestApi & Cloud. The TANGO virtual machine will be used to demonstrate the following: - Designing a simple TANGO device server, developing the code, debugging and deploying it - Configuring properties, attribute properties, events, polling, archiving - Accessing it from generic clients. ATK, JDraw, Taurus, ITango, RestApi Finally there will be a session dedicated to installing TANGO on your own laptop or computer.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/-wbVBOIAhHA  
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FRBPL04
PLC Based Control Systems  
 
  • E. Blanco Viñuela
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  This workshop intends to create a collaborative space where attendees will show their best practices, tools employed and return of experience when engineering PLC based control systems. This time the workshop focuses specifically the management of the control applications. Precise topics that will be addressed: - Specifications, requirements trace, documents: analysis, design, implementation - Software development: standards and/or frameworks, novel paradigms (e.g. automatic code generation, object orientation), language choice and coding conventions, best practices. - Testing and verification: methodologies and tests (FAT, SAT), simulation, static analysis, verification (e.g. formal methods) - Application management: versioning, deployment, online changes, upgrades, reverse engineering  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/1vuwywSo98E  
slides icon Slides FRBPL04 [4.584 MB]  
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FRBPL05
HDF5 and Data Format  
 
  • E.I. Pourmal
    The HDF Group, Champaign, Illinois, USA
 
  During ICALEPCS 2015 it became clear that HDF5 is the de facto standard in the controls and acquisition field for storing large datasets. This workshop builds on the success of the last HDF5 workshop at ICALEPCS 2015. The HDF group will present training tutorials on HDF5 basics including tools, performance tuning and new features. The workshop will discuss recent developments in HDF5 and the experiences and plans of different sites, using the HDF5 library to record and store data and associated metadata. Topics to be addressed include: - HDF5 on multiple-platforms and multiple versions - Use of additional definition standards like NeXus - New tools like HDFql, news on h5py, viewers, 3rd party libraries - Tuning and optimising for High Performance detector systems and HPC - Experiences and plans for use of new features such as Single Writer Multiple Reader (SWMR), Virtual Dataset (VDS) and Direct Chunk Write.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/Y-1MONyU9Gk  
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FRBPL06
Control System Cybersecurity Workshop  
 
  • S. Lüders
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  Today's accelerator and detector control systems do not differ significantly from the control systems used in industry or devices being part of the "Internet-of-Things"(IoT). Modern Information Technologies(IT) are commonly used, control systems are based more and more on common-of-the-shelf hardware/software(VME crates, PLCs, VxWorks, LynxOS, network switches, networked controls hardware, SCADA, commercial middleware, etc.) or Windows/Linux PCs. Furthermore, due to the academic freedom in the High Energy Physics community, control systems are produced in a wide, decentralized community, which leads to heterogeneous systems and often necessitates remote access. With this adoption of modern IT standards, control systems are also exposed to the inherent vulnerabilities of the corresponding hardware and software. The consequences of a security breach in an accelerator or detector control system might be severe, and attackers won't ignore HEP systems just because it's HEP. The series of (CS)2/HEP workshops is intended to share and discuss counter-measures, to review configuration and development procedures for secure control systems, and to review the progress since the last (CS)2/HEP workshop  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/vx3mlzM5eYg  
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FRBPL07
Motion Control Workshop  
 
  • Y.-M. Abiven, C. Engblom
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • N. Afshar
    ANSTO, Menai, New South Wales, Australia
  • N. Coppola
    XFEL. EU, Hamburg, Germany
  • G. Cuní
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • N. Janvier
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • B.J. Nutter
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
 
  The ICALEPCS MOCRAF workshop group has been created on www. MOCRAF.org to discuss about the organization of the ICALEPCS Motion Control pre-conference Workshop. Its purpose is to get feedback from attendees to make the workshop as interesting and as pleasurable as possible. This group will remain alive after the workshop to be the input for the future ICALEPCS MOCRAF meeting. The aim of the workshop is to be helpful to you the community and so we welcome input (*) on the content and style. After the previous workshop in at ICALEPCS in Melbourne it was suggested that more time should be put aside for interactive group discussions. We are proposing two talks per session each of around 15 to 20 minutes leaving 50 - 60 minutes for relevant discussion topics.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/Fmzgfk0tc4s  
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FRBPL08
Sardana - Scientific SCADA Suite  
 
  • Z. Reszela
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
 
  Sardana (www.sardana-controls.org) is an open source, python software suite for Supervision, Control and Data Acquisition in scientific installations. This workshop will demonstrate how to build a complete laboratory control system from scratch. After a quick guide on how to install and configure the Sardana system the workshop participants will start from learning the generic interfaces of the most common laboratory equipment exposed by the device Pool. Afterwards some practical example of how to integrate a new hardware into Sardana will be demonstrated. In continuation a basic course on how to write and execute the user procedures, called macros, will be given. Finally, it will be demonstrated how easy it is to build a modern and flexible graphical interface to the laboratory instruments using Taurus library (www.taurus-scada.org). Furthermore an example on how to mix different data sources in the same GUI will be shown with the how to write a custom Taurus scheme tutorial.  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/QY49oFlW6nU  
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FRBPL09
User Experience in MicroTCA  
 
  • T. Walter
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  This workshop will introduce different applications and uses of MicroTCA standard in accelerators and large experimental physics control systems. Topics that will be addressed: - MicroTCA: Introduction to the Standard and latest news on European XFEL - Kay Rehlich (DESY) - MicroTCA in Real Life: Thomas Holzapfel (Powerbridge, on behalf of N.A.T.) - Implementation of MicroTCA for Beam Diagnostics and Synchronization (Matthias Felber (DESY) - Scalability of MicroTCA.4 Systems (Thomas Holzapfel, Powerbridge)  
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FRBPL10
MRF Timing Protocol Users Workshop  
 
  • E. Björklund
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
 
  This workshop is for users of event-based timing systems implementing the Micro Research Finland (MRF) protocols and interfaces. This would include (but is not limited to) products from MRF, SINAP, and Instrument Technologies. The content of the workshop will depend on the submissions received, but could include: - New hardware product announcements - Report on open FPGA hardware platform - New software development reports - User experience and status reports - New feature requests (hardware and software).  
video icon Talk as video stream: https://youtu.be/gmgPaC9f_oA  
slides icon Slides FRBPL10 [0.719 MB]  
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