Fortran Specialist Group AGM 2001 Agenda

Annual General Meeting 2001
Wednesday 16th May, 2001
11.00 a.m. 11 Mansfield Street, London W1M 9FH
(nearest underground stations: Oxford Circus, Gt Portland St, Regent's Park)


11.00Welcome coffee and biscuits
11.15AGM Business
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM (11th May 2000)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's report
  5. Membership Secretary's report
  6. Treasurer's report
  7. Web editor's report
  8. BCS-FSG e-mail listt
  9. Future activities for the Group
  10. Election of Officers
    (nominations, including the name of proposer and seconder, may be made to the secretary before the meeting or may be made at the meeting itself)
  11. Any other business
12.30 Lunch (and continuation of future activities discussion)
(For latecomers - this will probably be at the Dover Castle, Weymouth Mews)
13.45 The Origins of Fortran
A showing of the IBM film about the origins of Fortran, including informal interviews with Backus and colleagues.

A copy of the film in Windows Media Video format, 320 x 240 resolution, 12.8 MB file size, can be downloaded from the website of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View CA.

On 13 June 2001 the New York Times printed an article entitled Pioneers of the 'Fortran' Programming Language covering the same ground. © Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company
14.00 Progress on the revision of Fortran 95
Report from John Reid, ISO WG5 convenor
14.10 Fortran Performance Issues
Comparing Fortran Compilers
(Look under Fortran option on Site Plan on left hand side of home page)
John Appleyard, Polyhedron Software Ltd
Copying of Pointer Arrays
John Reid, JKR Associates
To be followed by general discussion on performance

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