Notes on the Jefferson Lab CLAS Collaboration Meeting
October 17 - October 19, 2002
Next Meeting: Thursday , February 27 through Saturday, March 1, 2003
at Jefferson Lab, CEBAF Center
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. Real thanks are due Marty Wise and Greg Adams who helped get this service in operation.
Because the information presented in the talks is available from the web, the following notes concentrate on the discussion that took place at the Saturday business meeting.
i) There is often some confusion concerning the exact roles of the two review committees (the Analysis Review committee and the CLAS Ad Hoc committee. The CCC will develop a better set of guide lines for these committees.
ii) The Analysis reviews often start so late in the process that it takes too much, often repeated work to satisfy the concerns of the reviewers. This situttion can be helped by starting the Analysis Review sooner. Members are urged to get the Analysis Review started as soon as they are well along in the project so that the Analysis Review committee can work with them while the project is underway, rather than waiting until what was thought to be the very end. The Working Group chairs will help to implement this policy
i) Physics working groups: The size of the present Working Groups varies greatly, and it is not clear that the present alignment best addresses the physics of CLAS
ii) The technical working group structure listed in the Charter is no longer operational.
iii) There is no mention of CLAS++.
iv) Is it now time to move to a system that requires a positive response to be included on a paper as an author, as opposed to a positive response to be removed as an author?
The CCC will try to put together a committee to consider these issues and to make suggestions. Volunteers for this assignment, especially those with ideas for a better Charter, will be considered by the CCC for possible membership on the committee.
Hall Crannell, Chair
Bernard Mecking, JLab Hall-B
Maruik Holtrop, Multihadron
Mauro Taiuti, Structure of the Nucleon
Dave Tedeschi, Real Photons
Working Committee Chairs
Reported by Hall Crannell