Fortran Specialist Group AGM 2012 Agenda

Annual General Meeting 2012

11.00 a.m. Thursday 27th September, 2012
BCS London Office,
First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
(nearest Underground stations: Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Embankment and Leicester Square)


10.30 Tea, coffee and biscuits
11.00 AGM Business
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM (29th September 2011)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's report
  5. Treasurer's report
    Support for Fortran Standards Development report
  6. Membership Secretary's report
  7. Web Editor's report
  8. Election of Officers and Committee members
    (The following is taken from the Fortran SG Constitution:
    The name of any member accepting nomination for election or re-election as an Officer or as a Committee member shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary 7 clear days prior to the date of the AGM by two members of the Group with the written consent of the nominee.
    "In writing" applies equally to email or paper copy.)
  9. Future activities for the Group
  10. Any other business
  11. Date of next meeting
12.30 Networking
13.00 Buffet Lunch

Afternoon Presentations

14.00 Further coarray features (66 KB PDF file)
John Reid
In February 2008, several coarray feature were removed from the draft standard with the understanding that once the new standard was completed, they would be the subject of a Technical Report. Last year, WG5 decided that while the overall size of the addition should not be increased, the choice of features should be reviewed. This choice, in the form of requirements, was made during the June meeting, and will be explained in this talk.
14.20 Fortran addendum to the TR on Vulnerabilities in Programming Languages (190 KB PDF file)
David Muxworthy
The second edition of the TR has undergone balloting at the SC22 level and has been returned to WG23 to consider the comments submitted. Meanwhile the Fortran annex has been balloted within WG5 and gathered a large number of suggested changes. This talk gives a summary of the current situation.
14.50 Other news from WG5 (48 KB PDF file)
John Reid
John will talk about the completion of the TS on further interoperability with C, the completion of the first corrigendum to Fortran 2008 and WG5's strategic plans for the coming years.
15.00 The role of mathematical equivalence in Fortran (260 KB PDF file)
David Muxworthy
The mathematical equivalence of Fortran expressions has been fundamental to the language since the start but a recent interpretation has shown up a difference between computational and mathematical expressions which had gone unnoticed in the standard for years. What, if anything, should be done in the next revision of the standard?
15.30 Developments in the standardization process (62 KB PDF file)
John Reid
John attended the SC22 meeting in Geneva, 10-11 September, both as WG5 convener and Head of Delegation for the UK. He found the meeting unusually interesting. It allowed remote access using a very successful audio and visual system, which may prove very useful also for WG5 work. Various alterations were considered in the way standards are prepared and documents stored.
16.00 Afternoon Tea
16.15 Close

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