The 5th Annual Meeting of ORSO




The fifth annual meeting of the Open Reflectometry Standards Organisation.

The purpose of the meeting is for ORSO administration and to discuss topics of interest to the ORSO community. The program will consist of some scientific and technical talks together with reports from each of the working groups.

This year the focus will be on

  • machine learning and
  • FAIR data.

In Germany we have a large consortium DAPHNE4NFDI which aims to make research data FAIR in the field of X-ray and neutron science. The special thing about DAPHNE4NFDI is that it is jointly organized by users and facilities. We know of course that FAIR data and advanced analysis schemes via AI/ML are a topic of interest basically everywhere.

We would like to ask you to join these sessions at the ORSO annual meeting with the aim of discussing the status-quo of meta-data, archiving and re-using of data in our Reflectometry community and at the different facilities.

At the AGM session we will be discussing the draft constitution. Please review this and if you have some feedback before or after the meeting please use the github issue or email Tom.

Please note that the timetable is using the time zone: Europe (Stokholm)


    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Plenary Session: Machine learning
      Convener: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 12:00 PM
        Welcome 5m
        Speaker: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 12:05 PM
        Machine learning for reflectometry: Concepts, applications, and challenges 30m
        Speaker: Frank Schreiber (University of Tübingen)
      • 12:35 PM
        Machine learning for reflectometry: Algorithms and performance 10m
        Speaker: Vladimir Starostin (University of Tübingen)
      • 12:45 PM
        Discussion 15m
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Plenary Session: ORSO AGM
      Convener: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 1:00 PM
        Working Group Reports 30m
        • Education & Outreach 5m
          Speaker: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
        • Reproducibility 5m
          Speaker: Andrew McCluskey (European Spallation Source ERIC)
        • Data Fromats 5m
          Speaker: Maximilian Skoda
        • Data Analysis 5m
          Speaker: Brian Maranville
      • 1:30 PM
        Discussion of Draft Constitution 20m
      • 1:50 PM
        Coffee break 10m
    • 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Plenary Session: FAIR data for reflectometry
      Convener: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 2:00 PM
        Brief introduction and Outline of session 5m
        Speaker: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 2:05 PM
        Metadata to make FAIR data 15m
        Speaker: Heike Görzig (HZB)
      • 2:20 PM
        Metadata in the ORSO data format .ort 15m
        Speaker: Jochen Stahn (Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 2:35 PM
        Metadata at ESS and the Scitacean project 10m
        Speaker: Massimiliano Novelli (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 2:45 PM
        Impulse talks 35m
        • Metadata for X-ray reflectivity at P08/PETRA III 5m
          Speaker: Nicolas Hayen (CAU- KielP08/PETRA III)
        • Meta data catalogue for Neutron reflectivity at REFSANS/ MLZ 5m
          Speakers: Jonas Graetz (FAU), Sebastain Busch (Hereon)
        • Metadata at ANSTO 5m
          Speaker: Andrew Nelson (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
        • Metadat at NIST 5m
          Speaker: Brian Maranville (NIST)
      • 3:20 PM
        Discussion 40m