Run Coordination

The Run Coordination (RC) is in charge of the global commissioning of the ALICE detectors and systems and their operation during the physics runs. 


The RC coordinates with the Physics Board, the Trigger Coordinator, the Technical Board and the Management Board to optimize the experimental configuration and data-taking strategies in order to address and realise the physics goals of the Collaboration.


Each year, shift schedules are determined by the RC, discussed in the Management Board (MB) and allocated to the Member Institutes based on the M&O-A distribution.


The Run Coordinator and the Deputy Run Coordinator are nominated by the Spokesperson, endorsed by the MB and the Collaboration Board.

Andrea Ferrero
(Saclay, France)


Robert Helmut Munzer
(Frankfurt, Germany)


Meike Danisch
Heidelberg, Germany


Projects within the RC 

Software reference system and release Filippo Costa
LHC ALICE interface (LHC_IF) Giacinto De Cataldo



 List of Sub System Run Coordinators 

RC is assisted in the daily coordination work by a Run Manager (RM) for the duration of a 2 weeks period. Each subsystem nominates a System Run Coordinator (SRC), who is responsible for the detailed organisation of the real-time operation of the subsystem and provides the interface between the RC and the project. The shift crew has the task of operating the experiment for an 8-hour shift period. It is headed by a Shift Leader (SL) who is in charge of implementing the shift plan defined in the run coordination meetings and directing the shift operations.




RC administrative tools


Useful links


  • ALICE RunControl RC desk: 75811

  • ALICE RunControl RM desk: 76329

  • ALICE Shift Leader: 77702

  • email the Run Coordination crew

General Phone Numbers

  • LHC Control Room 77600
  • TI Control Room 72201
  • SPS 77500


ALICE Run coordinators: past, present and future run periods

Event Display

Chilo Garabatos Cuadrado - GSI (Germany) 2010, Paolo Martinengo - CERN 2011, Siegfried Foertsch - iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation (South Africa) 2016, Taku Gunji  - U. of Tokyo (Japan)  2019-2021, Federico Ronchetti - INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (Italy) and CERN 2013-2015 and 2022, Sarah Porteboeuf Clermont-Ferrand (France) 2023, Andrea Ferrero - CEA Saclay, (France)  appointed for 2024 and Robert Münzer - Frankfurt (Germany)  preparing for 2025. 



LHC Phase

Run Coordinator / DEPUTY

2023 Run3 Sarah Porteboeuf Clermont-Ferrand (F) / Andrea Ferrero Saclay (F)
2022 RUN3 Federico Ronchetti - INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (I) and CERN / Sarah Porteboeuf Clermont-Ferrand (F)
2019-21 LS2 Taku Gunji - U. of Tokyo (JP) / Federico Ronchetti - INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (I)
2018 RUN2 Kristján Gulbrandsen - Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (DK) /  Taku Gunji  - U. of Tokyo (JP) 
2017 RUN2 Grazia Luparello - INFN, Trieste (I) / Kristján Gulbrandsen - Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (DK) 
2016 RUN2 Siegfried Foertsch - iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation (ZA) / Grazia Luparello - INFN, Trieste (I)
2013-15 LS1+RUN2 Federico Ronchetti - INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (I) / CERN (CH)
2012-13 RUN1 Gilda Scioli - INFN e U. di Bologna (I)
2011 RUN1 Paolo Martinengo - CERN (CH)
2010 RUN1 Chilo Garabatos Cuadrado - GSI (D)
2009 RUN1 Jan Rak - U of Jyvaskyla (FI) 
2008 RUN1 Paul Kuijer  NIKHEF (NL)