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S4 LIGO-GEO Burst Review Committee Meeting Wednesday 30 April 2008 10:00 Eastern

Agenda and minutes of the weekly LIGO-GEO S4 Bursts Review telecon, held Wednesdays at 10:00 Eastern time.

Agenda and Contact Info


  1. Updates on outstanding action items from April 29 special telecon.
    1. Igor will generate cross-check tables for the incoherent pipeline from Laura's trigger lists.
    2. Igor will check if there is a discrepancy (and how big) between final injection lists for coherent and incoherent pipelines. It will check if the same data is used for estimation of the sensitivity. [ WEB ]
    3. Siong will check what DQ flags were used in the incoherent analysis and whether the bad 10 days period was included or not.
    4. Igor will regenerate efficiency curves for the resampling procedure used for the incoherent analysis and S4 paper.
  2. Status of the paper. [ HEAD version ]
    Reminder: Proposed timeline for completion of review
    • Mon Apr 28: Authors present final version of paper to LIGO-GEO review committee.
    • Mon Apr 28 - Mon May 05: LIGO-GEO reviewers (and any other interested parties) study paper. Reviewers and authors iterate on final minor changes to the paper.
    • Mon May 05: LIGO-GEO review committee gives all-clear; presents paper and review report to burst review committee.
    • Mon May 05 - Mon May 12: Final window for bursts group and bursts review committee to comment on paper. Authors make any necessary *final* changes to the paper.
    • Mon May 12: burst review committee gives all-clear; paper sent to ExecComm.
    • Thu May 15: ExecComm votes on the paper.
    • Thu May 15 - Thu May 22: One week period of final comment from the collaboration (required by policy).
    • Fri May 23: Posting to arXiv.
    • Fri Jun 06: Submission to CQG.
  3. A.O.B.

Contact Info

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Action items

  1. (Siong) Determine whether or not WB-CP triggers (zero-lag and background) include the 10 days at the start of the run that should have been rejected.
  2. (Siong, Laura) Determine whether or not WB-CP injection triggers include the 10 days at the start of the run that should have been rejected.
  3. (Igor) Resolve the discrepancy between the 272 hr livetime Igor presented today and the 259 hr in the paper.
  4. (Igor) Regenerate his found-missed tables using a common set of injections for WB-CP and cWB.
  5. (Igor) Provide Siong with densely sampled efficiency sigmoids suitable for use in Fig 7.
  6. All: The accounting of livetimes should be done on a web page that can be linked to so that everyone can find it, and see updates as they are made.


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