Fortran Specialist Group AGM 2013 Agenda

Annual General Meeting 2013

11.00 a.m. Thursday 26th September, 2013
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 (27th September 2012)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's report
  5. Treasurer's report
    SG Development Fund 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
13.00 Lunch (For any late arrivals this will probably be in the "Coal Hole in the Strand", opposite Southampton Street)

Afternoon Presentations

14.30 Further coarray features
John Reid, WG5 Convenor
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 Specification (TS). In 2011, 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 2012 meeting, but was modified at the 2013 meeting.

This talk will review the changes made in 2013, the most significant of which involves facilities to permit continued execution after the failure of an image, and decribe the full set of additional feature now proposed.

A draft TS has been constructed and is visible as N1983 at the WG5 documents site.
15.15 Removing simple deficiencies in Fortran
David Muxworthy, BSI Fortran Convenor
It has been agreed that the next revision of the Fortran standard, sometimes called Fortran 2015, should be a simple consolidation into the main standard of agreed editorial improvements, corrigenda and the two Technical Specifications (on further operability with C and further coarray features), plus the removal of simple deficiencies in, and discrepancies between, existing facilities.

The US and UK put forward a total of 27 proposals for this last group. At the most recent WG5 meeting about half of them were accepted for development. This talk describes those which will be in the next standard and summarizes those on which a decision was postponed until next year.
16.00 Afternoon Tea
16.15 Close



All current Fortran SG members are welcome to attend the AGM. The afternoon presentations are open to all, including non-BCS members.
Attendance is free of charge but please book your place via the BCS online booking system to ensure your admission to the Davidson building.

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