Welcome to the BCS Fortran Specialist Group Website

October 2017

The Group was established in 1970 to provide an open forum for Fortran users.

Its main aims are:

  • to disseminate information about Fortran and its application in various fields,
  • to provide a platform for discussion of users' needs and requirements in future versions of Fortran,
  • to encourage the development of the language in collaboration with national and international standardization bodies,
  • to promote the use of the Fortran language.

To discover more about the Group and its activities please explore the links on the sidebar of this page.


Latest Fortran News

[10/10/17] Fortran Standards status

The Fortran 2015 standard is nearly complete. J3 is responding to country comments and constructing a new draft. It is expected that the standard will be published in summer 2018.

The Fortran standards committees are looking forward to the next standard and have been soliciting end-user input via a survey. Initial results from this survey are now available as document N2142 available from the WG5 site.
The survey is still open.

[10/10/17] Fortran Birds of A Feather session at SC17

Members of the FSG have been instrumental in proposing a 'BOF' session at the premier High Performance Computing Conference SC17 as a way to mark the 60th Anniversary of Fortran
The BOF Fortran Is 60 Years Old - Has It Changed for the Better? takes the form of short presentations by industry experts followed by discussion.


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