Welcome to the BCS Fortran Specialist Group Website

September 2014

Malcolm Cohen receiving IEC 1906 award

Left: Malcolm Cohen, Principal Technical Consultant at NAG and editor of the Fortran 2003 and 2008 ISO/IEC standards, receiving the prestigious 'IEC 1906 Award' for his services to international technical standards from the President of the British Electrotechnical Committee, Mr Geoff Young, at the IET Savoy Place, London on Friday 9th December 2011.
Right: Malcolm's IEC 1906 Award certificate. More details of the award can be found in the NAG press release.

Further photographs as well as larger versions of the above are available courtesy of John Reid.


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.

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