Fortran Specialist Group Annual General Meeting 2023

10.00 a.m. Thursday 28th September 2023
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, W1T 4JG

Annual General Meeting 2023


AGM Business
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM (29th September 2022)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's report (draft)
  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
Lunch Break / Networking (note that Lunch is not provided)


Joint meeting with Computational Physics Group of Institute of Physics

Afternoon presentations
IT — an Oral History
Adrian Murphy, Archives of IT

Archives of IT is a free-to-access online museum and archive that records and presents the modern history of the UK IT and Coms industry, its achievements and its impact on society. The collection consists of oral history of members of the industry and selected documents that inform on topics from the period. The timescale of interest is c.1950 to the present, including current developments and thoughts on the future from interviewees. The archive complements the collections of artefacts and machines in other museums.

Adrian Murphy will talk about the collection of oral history, including the kind of people interviewed and scope of the conversation, illustrating with examples. Similarly, he will describe the collections of documents, including periodical sets and one-off donations.

Material is gathered into themes, that reflect the development of the industry. Adrian will show, with examples, how the material can be aggregated to present interesting “stories” from the industry and to enable scholars and enthusiasts to explore aspects of the industry, for research.

The audience will be shown how they can make a virtual visit to the museum from anywhere in the world with an internet connection to explore the data and the presentation outputs.

Adrian will present some of the highlights to be found in the museum and the plans for the future.

Unsung Heroes (pdf)
David Muxworthy

On three people who made a significant contribution to Fortran development in the 1970s and 1980s.

Improvements in Fortran Input/Output
Clive Page

The Fortran I/O system, already quite powerful, has had many enhancements in recent years. This is an attempt to summarise the most useful ones and put them into context.

Report from the annual joint WG5, INCITS/Fortran meeting, held in Manchester, UK, June 2023.
Nathan Sircombe



All current Fortran SG members are welcome to attend the AGM. The afternoon presentations are open to all, including non-BCS members.
Both meetings can be attended in person or online, please register for the afternoon session using
this form.

In order to attend either the AGM or the afternoon presentations in person you need to email J.Pelan @ by the 27th. Please put 'Register' in the subject header and your message should indicate if you are a BCS or IOP member.

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