EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||2 - Offline Computing|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
DD4hep a community driven detector description for HEP
DESY, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
2 CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Published online: 16 November 2020
Detector description is an essential component in simulation, reconstruction and analysis of data resulting from particle collisions in high energy physics experiments and for the detector development studies for future experiments. Current detector description implementations of running experiments are mostly specific implementations. DD4hep  is an open source toolkit created in 2012 to serve as a generic detector description solution. The main motivation behind DD4hep is to provide the community with an integrated solution for all these stages and address detector description in a broad sense, including the geometry and the materials used in the device, and additional parameters describing e.g. the detection techniques, constants required for alignment and calibration, description of the readout structures and conditions data. In these proceedings, we will give an overview of the project and discuss recent developments in DD4hep as well as showcase adaptions of the framework by LHC and upcoming accelerator projects together with the road map of future developments.
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