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Re: Representative to NeXus international advisory committee

1. There is some discussion of how best to handle polarization which is likely to have
some impact on the proper imgCIF tags.
2.  There is more propagation of depends_on and NXtransformations within various
NeXus definitions, which is actually a version of the imgCIF axis definitions.  We
should try to ensure alignment between the two sets of metadata.
3.  More generally, for MX, NXmx for NeXus/HDF5 and CBF for imgCIF are heavily
used, and processing of data often depends on translating between them.  At some 
point in the near future we should carefully evaluate how well we are maintaining 
interoperability and see what, if any, changes may be needed to improve interoperability.  
I would suggest a workshop on the subject if/when we finally get past the pandemic.    

On Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 6:37 AM Brian McMahon via comcifs <comcifs@iucr.org> wrote:
I am very happy that Herbert is willing to continue in this role,
and would be interested to know if NIAC anticipates any significant
developments in the NeXus standards in the near future that would
involve significant COMCIFS input.

Brian

On 04/04/2022 03:02, James H via comcifs wrote:
> Dear COMCIFS,
>
> The NeXus international advisory committee (NIAC) guides the
> development of the NeXus data standards.  Herbert Bernstein has been
> representing COMCIFS on NIAC since 2012. NIAC requires that
> representatives are regularly re-nominated by their parent bodies, and
> the time has now come for us to re-nominate our representative.
>
> Herbert has indicated that he would be happy to continue in this role,
> and I support this. He has been active on NIAC in introducing CIF
> concepts in NeXus and generally harmonising where possible definitions
> between the two standards.
>
> If no other nominations are forthcoming by the end of this week I will
> advise NIAC that we wish Herbert to continue.
>
> best wishes,
> James.
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