Notes on the Jefferson Lab CLAS Collaboration Meeting
February 27 - March 1, 2003
Next Meeting: Thursday ,
July 24 through
Saturday, July 26, 2003
at Jefferson Lab, CEBAF
The meeting was again broadcast on the web, and the recordings are available
from the archives at http://cc.jlab.org/services/streamingmedia/WebCastGuide.php.
Due to recording problems a few of the talks were lost, but most of them are
there. Real thanks are due Marty Wise and Greg Adams who helped get this service in
operation, and to Bryan Carnahan and Rafael Hakobyan, who helped with the
To provide better information for the members of CLAS, we are going to
set up a secure Web page where the projections used by each of the speakers
will be available. We will keep them available until the next CLAS
Collaboration meeting. Expect to see the announcement of this web site
in the next week or two.
Because the information presented in the talks is, or will be, available from the
web, the following notes concentrate mostly on the discussion that took place at the
Saturday business meeting.
- Two new Full Members were elected: Ralf Gothe, U. South Carolina;
and Maurik Holtrop U. New Hampshire
- Four new Term Members were approved. These are: Shifeng Chen, Florida State;
Ostrovidov, Florida State U; Nicolas Recalde, U. South Carolina; and
Autandil Tkabladze, Ohio University; U. We
welcome these new members; we need all the help we can get.
- The CLAS Approved Analysis "Photoproduction of the Z+(1570)
resonance" Ken Hicks, et al. was
approved by a unanimous vote.
- Progress on publications (our principal product) has been
picking up. Since the last Collaboration meeting in October, one
paper has been published, three papers have been accepted for publication,
and five additional papers have been submitted for publication. In
addition, two papers are now under CLAS wide review and two are under Ad
Hoc Committee review (one having been added since the meeting).
There are also a large number of papers undergoing Analysis Committee
review, so if you have not been asked to review recently, you may
anticipate getting the request in the next few months.
- At the previous CLAS Collaboration meeting the subject of the best
number of yearly meeting to have was considered. In the interval
since that meeting a number of members sent highly reasoned suggestions
for two meetings per year, three meetings per year (in equal numbers) and 4
meetings a year (a few). There is no clear majority for any of the
options, so until further developments, there will continue to be three
CLAS Collaboration meetings per year.
- The subject that generates the most e-mail traffic is authorship on
our papers. The CCC has developed a proposed CLAS Charter amendment
that would require each eligible member to positively request to be
included on the author list. This will require changes in both the
Carter and the By-Laws. These suggested changes will be sent to all
members in the next week, and the changes will voted upon at our next
meeting in July.
A problem that continues to plague the Collaboration is the time it
takes to complete the review process for papers to be published. We
have made some progress in this regard, but more can be done. CLAS
members should be aware that the review process can be shortened if the
Working group Chair and the CLAS Chair are aware that the paper is
coming. Surprises can add weeks to the review process due to the
time it can take to set up the appropriate review committees.
- Members were reminded during the meeting once again of their
obligation to notify the Speaker's Committee whenever talks about CLAS are
given. The link to the web site that makes this task easy has been
moved to a prominent place on the Hall-B web page.
At the next Collaboration Meeting elections for a new CLAS Chair (two
year term) will be held. A committee to nominate candidates
for this position has been formed. The committee members are
Bernhard Mecking, Ralph Minehart and Reinhart Schumacher. Please
send you nominations (including self) to one of them. At this July
meeting the chairs of the various working groups and CLAS Committees
will also be elected. Current working group and committee chairs
are elegible for reelection. For your information, the present CLAS Committee
and Working Group structure is
Volker Burkert, JLab Hall-B Manager
Mauro Taiuti, Structure of the Nucleon
Dave Tedeschi, Real Photons
Working Committee Chairs
Reported by Hall Crannell