LHC Computing Grid Project
Architects Forum
  LCG Applications Area

General Information 

The Architects Forum (AF) consists of the experiment architects and the applications area manager (who chairs it), plus invited participants. Architects represent the interests of their experiment and contribute their expertise.  Through this forum the experiments participate directly in the planning, management, and architectural and technical direction of applications area project activities.

The AF decides the difficult issues that cannot be resolved in open forums such as the applications area meeting. Most of the time, the AF will converge on a decision. If not, the applications area manager takes a decision. Such decisions can be accepted or challenged by the experiments. Challenged decisions go to the LCG Management Board (MB).

The AF meets every 2 weeks or so. Standard slot is Thursday 14:30-16:00 in 32-S-C22.  Minutes of AF meetings are public and are posted here.  The AF uses the (closed) mailing list project-lcg-af@cern.ch to communicate. Anyone can send mail to this list. The agendas of the AF meetings are also public.


Links to complete AF meeting minutes and summaries of the primary items.

Contact: Pere Mato