This web page includes information from the WG 2.5 meetings in Oxford (1975), Oak Brook (1976), Amsterdam (1977), Toronto (1978), Baden (1978), Liverpool (1979, officers meeting), Novosibirsk (1979), Harwell (1980), Boulder (1981), Madison (1982), Söderköping (1983), Pasadena (1984), Sophia-Antipolis (1985), Argonne (1986), Como (1987), Stanford (1988), Beijing (1989), Jerusalem (1990), Karlsruhe (1991), Toronto (1992), Copenhagen (1993), Raleigh (1994), Kyoto (1995), Oxford (1996), Albuquerque (1997), Patras (1998), Purdue (1999), Ottawa (2000), Amsterdam (2001), Portland (2002), Strobl (2003), Washington (2004), Hong Kong (2005), Prescott (2006), Uppsala (2007), Toronto (2008), Raleigh (2009), Leuven (2010), Boulder (2011), Santander (2012), Shanghai (2013), Vienna (2014), Halifax (2015) and Oxford (2016).

Description of a Working Group "project":

WG 2.5's major technical activities are represented as a set of ongoing projects. Such projects are of several distinct types.
  1. In the first instance the working group is undertaking a focused effort to accomplish a specific goal, such as the planning and execution of a formal working conference, or the development of a published volume of technical articles.
  2. In other cases, a project provides a mechanism for WG 2.5 to provide input to ongoing standardization (and related) efforts. In these cases one or more WG 2.5 members participate as members of an external group (e.g. language or arithmetic standards). The WG 2.5 representative provides briefings on the external group's activities, and collects input from WG 2.5 for transmission back to the external group. On occasion WG 2.5 has passed formal resolutions which have influenced the course of such external efforts.
  3. Finally, other projects simply represent technical issues which WG 2.5 wishes to track. These issues are discussed at each meeting to provide the opportunity for members to exchange information about trends which affect the production and assessment of numerical software. In some cases such discussions may lead to more active efforts of types 1 and 2.

The first individual of the "Principal participants" is the project leader.

The list of projects has now been split into two:

Last modified: September 25, 2020