Key4hep: Status and Plans
1 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2 IHEP, Beijing, China
3 DESY, Hamburg, Germany
4 Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
5 Shandong University, Qingdao, Shandong, China
6 Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
7 Bitquant Digital Services, Hong Kong
Published online: 23 August 2021
Detector optimisation and physics performance studies are an integral part of the development of future collider experiments. The Key4hep project aims to design a common set of software tools for future, or even present, High Energy Physics projects. The proceeding describes the main components that are developed as part of Key4hep: the event data model EDM4hep, simulation interfaces to Delphes and Geant4, the k4MarlinWrapper to integrate iLCSoft components, as well as build and validation tools to ensure functionality and compatibility among the components. They also include the different adaptation processes by the CEPC, CLIC, FCC, and ILC communities towards this project, which show that Key4hep is a viable long term solution as baseline software for high energy experiments.
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