IFIP WG 2.5 PROJECTS
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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