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)


    • Plenary Session: Machine learning
      Convener: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 1
        Speaker: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 2
        Machine learning for reflectometry: Concepts, applications, and challenges
        Speaker: Frank Schreiber (University of Tübingen)
      • 3
        Machine learning for reflectometry: Algorithms and performance
        Speaker: Vladimir Starostin (University of Tübingen)
      • 4
    • Plenary Session: ORSO AGM
      Convener: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 5
        Working Group Reports
        • a) Education & Outreach
          Speaker: Thomas Arnold (European Spallation Source ERIC)
        • b) Reproducibility
          Speaker: Andrew McCluskey (European Spallation Source ERIC)
        • c) Data Fromats
          Speaker: Maximilian Skoda
        • d) Data Analysis
          Speaker: Brian Maranville
      • 6
        Discussion of Draft Constitution
      • 1:50 PM
        Coffee break
    • Plenary Session: FAIR data for reflectometry
      Convener: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 7
        Brief introduction and Outline of session
        Speaker: Bridget Murphy (Kiel University, Germany)
      • 8
        Metadata to make FAIR data
        Speaker: Heike Görzig (HZB)
      • 9
        Metadata in the ORSO data format .ort
        Speaker: Jochen Stahn (Paul Scherrer Institut)
      • 10
        Metadata at ESS and the Scitacean project
        Speaker: Massimiliano Novelli (European Spallation Source ERIC)
      • 11
        Impulse talks
        • a) Metadata for X-ray reflectivity at P08/PETRA III
          Speaker: Nicolas Hayen (CAU- KielP08/PETRA III)
        • b) Meta data catalogue for Neutron reflectivity at REFSANS/ MLZ
          Speakers: Jonas Graetz (FAU), Sebastain Busch (Hereon)
        • c) Metadata at ANSTO
          Speaker: Andrew Nelson (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
        • d) Metadat at NIST
          Speaker: Brian Maranville (NIST)
      • 12