NeXus Dataformat Workshop 2010

May 10-12, 2010 at PSI, Switzerland

NeXus Data Format Workshop

NeXus is a data format for neutron, synchrotron and muSR scattering. NeXus is based on HDF-5, XML and HDF-4 as physical file formats. It adds to these file formats rules for storing data items in the file, dictionaries of names which make sense for the range of NeXus applications and imposes strict standards for well defined uses of NeXus through application definitions. NeXus strives to cover both raw and processed data.

At synchrotron light sources all over the world increasing beam intensities and advances in detector technology pose challenges to the ASCII file formats mostly used for data storage. The NeXus data format is efficient enough to meet those challenges. Sadly, at many synchrotron light sources there is little knowledge about how NeXus works. Moreover, NeXus has seen little input from the synchrotron community and might need to be extended to cover synchrotron applications better. This NeXus workshop is being organised to addredd both these problems. Thus the purpose of this workshop is threefold:

The workshop will be organised at PSI. The date will be:

Monday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The intended audience are computer scientists working for synchrotron light sources and instrument scientists with an interest in computing and data formats. While this workshop is primarily targeted towards synchrotron applications the general part about NeXus can also be of interest to scientists working for neutron or muSR facilities. Many applications definitions which be discussed are shared between neutrons and x-rays. Due to space constraints we can accept at maximum 30 participants. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register using the link provided.