Tango LMC Harmonisation Through Telescopes - Best Practices and Roadmap Definition

Trieste, Italy

Trieste, Italy


The SKAO is proud to announce a series of workshops with the aim to improve the commonality across the SKA Telescopes’ Monitoring and Control Systems architecture at levels beyond the LMC. The aim is to develop a community of practice, create a common control framework, and establish a collaborative developer community.

SKAO believes that in this particular area it is worth investing some extra effort in order to guarantee the long-term cost effective maintainability of the Telescopes.

Building on the outcome of the LMC framework meeting in Trieste 2015, and the subsequent release of the LMC Interface Guidelines (LIG) document by TM after the SKA Engineering Meeting in Penticton, this series of workshops aims to provide a path to LMC harmonization, beyond the selection of TANGO as a control system framework. During this first Workshop, 2 days will be devoted to best practices, where consortia LMC developers are requested to attend.

The programme will run as follows:

  • On Day 1, Advance TANGO Training;
  • On Day 2, we expect to highlight cases sent by LMC developers/task leads, so that common needs are shared, together with prototyping efforts, potential stumbling blocks; Moderators will provide potential answers to those and draft potential approach, following TANGO principles.
  • On Day 3, attendants should find agreement in a harmonization roadmap during 2016, and drafting a document to be submitted for the SKA System Design review. LIG and Monitoring and control Architecture will be further discussed.


  • Adriano Ingallinera
  • Alessandro Marassi
  • Andrea Cremonini
  • Andrea DeMarco
  • Andrea Orlati
  • Andy Gotz
  • Bernardo Salasnich
  • Carlo Baffa
  • Corrado Trigilio
  • Cristina Knapic
  • Elisabetta Giani
  • giovanna jerse
  • Hermine Schnetler
  • Juan de Dios Santander-Vela
  • Kristian Zarb Adami
  • Lize Van den Heever
  • Lorenzo Pivetta
  • Marco Bartolini
  • Marco De Pascale
  • Matteo Canzari
  • Matteo Di Carlo
  • Puneet Patwari
  • Rahim Lakhoo
  • Rajesh Warange
  • Ralph Braddock
  • Riccardo Smareglia
  • Rodrigo Olguin
  • Samantha Lloyd
  • Sandeep Gautam
  • Shagita Gounden
  • Simone Riggi
  • Sonja Vrcic
  • Stewart Williams
  • Ulysses Horn
  • Valentina Alberti
  • Vatsal Trivedi
    • Welcome From OAT Director : S. Borgani
    • Workshop Opening (Outline and Logistics) : A. Cremonini (SKAO)
    • TANGO Best Practices: First Morning Session - Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • TANGO Best Pratices: Second Morning Session - Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA)
    • 1:00 PM
    • TANGO Best Pratices: First Afternoon Session- Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA)
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • TANGO Best Pratices: Second Afternoon Session- Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA)
    • 7:00 PM
      Social Dinner

      Location Cost And Venue will be defined shortly

    • SKA Use Cases: First Morning Session - Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA), A.Gotz (ESRF)

      Depending on the time availability, some of the submitted SKA use cases will be presented by the contributors and instructor will analyse and and suggest a TANGO aligned vision where necessary. The Purpose of this activity is to start to introduce an harmonised view under the light of the best practices described the previous day

    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • SKA Use Cases: Second Morning Session- Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA), A.Gotz (ESRF)
    • 1:00 PM
    • SKA Use Case: Afternoon session- Instructor : L. Pivetta (ELETTRA), A.Gotz (ESRF)
    • 3:00 PM
      Transfer to Elettra
    • Visit Elettra Sincrotrone
    • Use Case Discussion
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break
    • Tango Roadmap ( A. Gotz)
    • SKA LMC Roadmap (J.S Vela)
    • Best practices outcome (A.Cremonini)
    • LMC workshops Peer review process and Calendar (A. Cremonini)
    • 1:00 PM
    • Harmonisation Forum (Moderators Andrea, Juande, Rodrigo)
    • 3:30 PM
      coffee break
    • Closure session

      Drafting conclusion....