The field of nuclear physics is currently in a paradigm shift how data acquisition systems are built: Classic systems are triggered, i.e. rely on a hardware decision to define the occurrence of an event, to start the actual data acquisition, that is, the analog to digital conversion. Modern electronics however allow to continuously convert the analog detector signals. This is already exploited in more modern, but still triggered, readout systems which replace analog delays required to accommodate the time taken for the trigger decision with ring-buffer in the digital domain.
The goal of the workshop series is to develop a common, community-wide standard for streaming readout, as an integrated readout solution for all detectors at a future EIC and beyond. We want to inform the detector development community about the requirements for and opportunities associated with streaming readout, with the aim to maximize physics output of future experiments.