CHEP2013: October 14 - 18, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3rd CHEP Conference Bulletin

About CHEP

Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP) provides an international forum to exchange information on computing experience and needs for physicists and computing professionals from the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. CHEP 2013 is organised by Nikhef, the Dutch national institute for sub-atomic physics, in collaboration with partners.

In this bulletin: Abstract submission deadline – Registration – Plenary programme and topics – Travel and logistics –

Key dates and links

Abstract submission deadline 25 March 2013
Notification of acceptance 24 May 2013
Early bird registration ends 28 June 2013
Conference 14 - 18 October 2013
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Sponsorship opportunities

Registration is open

You can register for the conference and arrange your preferred lodgings on-line. The conference registration gives access to all plenary and parallel sessions, lunches from Monday to Thursday, coffee and tea breaks, and the Thursday dinner cruise. Register early and save 145 Euro over the on-site rate! Booking early also gives you the best choice in lodging at the special conference rates.

Register now & book your hotel pay by credit card
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Early-bird (until 28 June 2013) € 550
Regular rate (until 4 October 2013) € 650
On-site (14-18 October 2013) € 695

We would like to invite you to the congress dinner on 17 October. The dinner will take place on board of the Ocean Diva, a large and impressive boat that will take you for a trip over the Amsterdam waters while enjoying your dinner. Please join us for this exceptional dinner! One ticket is included in the registration fee. A limited number of tickets for accompanying persons to the social event is available through the registration web site for € 130.

Registration terms and conditions for the conference:

  • You can pay your registration fee by credit card or by bank transfer, where a 10 Euro surcharge applies to bank transfers to cover the handling fees
  • If you cancel your registration before June 28th, a 50 Euro cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel your registration before October 4th, a 150 Euro cancellation fee will be charged
  • Cancellations after October 4 will not be accepted.
  • You can have your registration transferred to another person in your own organisation until October 4th at no cost
  • Any refunds will be processed only after the end of the conference

For hotel bookings made through the registration web site, additional terms and conditions apply.

Travel and Lodging

The conference will be held in the centre of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this UNESCO World Heritage city, surrounded by the famous canals. We have selected a range of hotels for you with special rates for the conference (from 13-18 October), which you can book during the registration process. The cheapest rooms start at 88 Euros per night. To get a preview of the hotels, and see the booking terms and conditions, download the hotel PDF leaflet.

Plenary programme and conference topics

We are pleased to confirm most of the exiting plenary programme already, with talks by Brian Bockelmann, Philippe Canal, Pirjo-Leena Forsström, Jim Kowalkowski, Robert Lupton, Inder Monga, Axel Naumann, Harvey Newman, Stefano Spataro, Edwin Valentijn, Torre Wenaus, and a panel lead by Oxana Smirnova. Look at the list of speakers and parallel programme tracks.

Call for Abstracts

The CHEP programme consists of plenary presentations as well as six parallel topical tracks. Abstracts can be submitted until Monday, March 25! Please do not miss this dead line ...

We welcome abstracts presenting original research and practical results in the following areas:

  • Data Acquisition, Trigger and Controls
  • Event Processing, Simulation and Analysis
  • Distributed Processing and Data Handling
  • Data Stores, Data Bases, and Storage Systems
  • Software Engineering, Parallelism & Multi-Core
  • Facilities, Production Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools

Abstracts must be submitted on or before Monday 25th March 2013 at 2300 UTC via Indico.

Abstract submission and processing is managed in Indico, graciously offered by CERN IT. To submit an abstract now (and create a CERN external account if necessary), proceed to ...

We expect to be able to send notification of acceptance or rejection by the 24th of May. Authors of accepted and presented contributions will be requested to submit a full paper by the end of the conference (submission dead-line: 21st of October 2013).


CHEP 2013 is organised by Nikhef, the Dutch national institute for sub-atomic physics, in collaboration with partners. Details can be found at the conference website, or you can follow us on twitter.

For more information please contact CHEP2013, Nikhef, P.O. Box 41882, NL 1009 DB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Or by e-mail at info at

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