Program Information

Information regarding the program for the CHEP 2012 Conference

Upcoming dates:
  • May 21 2012: Start of CHEP 2012
  • June 22 2012: Proceedings submission deadline

CHEP Program

The scientific program of CHEP 2012 was comprised of of a plenary session of invited oral presentations, a number of parallel sessions comprising oral and poster presentations, and an industrial, academic and research exhibition. The plenary session occupied the five mornings of the conference, and the parallel sessions were held on three afternoons. The program committee organized the scientific program, and news on the final program schedule was published in supplemental bulletins.


A conference timetable can be found on the CHEP Indico timetable page

The WLCG scientific program is managed separately. Please see the WLCG Indico page for more information.

The CHEP organizers also hosted the DPHEP meeting. Please see this link for information on the scientific program.


The theme of the conference focussed on the processing of HEP data at all stages, from the high level triggers that run on farms of CPUs situated close to the experiment through to the final analyses that use resources distributed worldwide. We drew on the experience from running experiments and also to review the status of new studies of the distributed computing models being made as part of the LHC experimental program. Experts from the computing industry were invited to give an insight into future technology trends for the underlying computer fabrics, networks and software components.

Conference Proceedings

The CHEP 2012 organizers will publish all accepted contributions (both oral and poster presentations) in the conference proceedings. The organizers have arranged to publish the proceedings electronically in the Journal of Physics through IOP Publishing, about 2 months after the conference.

Mobile Application

Support for CHEP 2012 has been integrated into the Conference4me smartphone conference application. The application provides a digital, mobile copy of the conference agenda and timetables, venue information, social network updates, and more. Download Conference4me from the Android Play market or from iTunes, run the application and choose CHEP 2012 from the list of conferences available for download. For more information about Conference4me, including QR codes for direct downloads, please see the official Conference4me website.