Videoconferencing, VIC
  30 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022


The PTS is leading the IDC SHI Reengineering project since 2014 with the goal of creating modernized, open-source software for SHI processing, and improving maintainability and extensibility to the system. Starting 2019, the project entered the implementation phase and is currently under active development. The aim of this Alpha Tester Group (ATG) is to enhance the engagement of the NDC community towards the IDC Reengineering project. It allows low-barrier access for State Signatories and NDCs to the current state of the reengineered system. The role of the ATG participants is to validate the results of the system, provide feedback to the system design and usability. Following ATG 2021, we are launching a new call for participation for 2022 and 2023 ATG activities.

The objectives of the Technical Meetings prior to a testing session are to:

  • Present the scope of the testing session;
  • Provide the status of development;
  • Guide the testers on the discovery of the newly developed features;
  • Enable ATG members to run testing scripts and adapt them to different test cases.

Participants Profile:

  • NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User);
  • Experienced in waveform processing and knowledgeable about the current IDC SHI processing;
  • Experienced in waveform technology and/or similarly experienced in nuclear test ban verification technologies;
  • Experienced in software programming or scripting, ideally using Python (Linux background and some experience working with APIs are desirable).

The ATG project is funded by the European Union in the context of the EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/901 of 29 June 2020.

Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2022 23:59 GMT


Online Technical Meeting through video-conferencing platform.

(The meeting(s) can be transformed to an in-person event in the Vienna International Centre, if the COVID19 situation allows).


The duration of online sessions is 3 hours a day, the scheduled period of time is 13:00-16:00 UTC

Technical Requirements for arrangements of participant's workplace

  • Speed of Internet connection not less than 10 Mbps.
  • Computer to be used during the online training course:
    • Desktop with two connected monitors or laptop with one external monitor is recommended to follow the course and access test instance at the same time;
    • CPU ≥ 4 cores, RAM ≥ 8GB;
    • Recent web browser of your choice.
  • Headset for high-quality audio and web camera.


There will be one testing session in 2022 where the ATG Members will be requested to:
  • Participate in the two days kick-off meeting;
  • Perform the evaluation of the system, each ATG member will be provided with a test instance of the system accessible over the internet for a duration of one month;
  • Provide feedback to problems encountered and opportunities for future developments
  • Liaise with other technical users in their NDC and represent their opinions on the ATG.

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