2018 Workshop on Fortran Modernization for Scientific Applications (ForMoSA18)

Jun 06, 2018, 9:00 until Jun 08, 2018, 15:00, University of Zurich

The three days workshop is aimed at programmers, active in the development of a scientific application written in Fortran, who want to write modern code or modernize existing codes. It consists of lectures, invited speakers presentations, and practical hands-on sessions. The workshop is free of charge, registration is required before the end of April 2018.


  • Being active in the development of a scientific application written in Fortran (basic knowledge of Fortran)
  • Basic knowledge of C language
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts and parallel programming techniques.


Day 1 (Invited speaker: Arjen Markus, Deltares Institute in Delft, The Netherlands)

  • New Fortran 2003/2008 features (including Object-Oriented) and outlook to the new standard 2018
  • Best practices for Fortran

Day 2 (Invited speaker: Hans Pabst, Intel Switzerland, and Mikko Byckling, Intel Finland)

  • Fortran/C interoperability
  • Fortran parallelization

Day 3 (Invited speaker: Bálint Aradi, Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Bremen)

  • Fortran-related tools
    • Unit-testing frameworks
    • Meta-programming tools
    • Source-code documentation tools

Deadline for registration:  end of April 2018. 

More information and registration are available here.

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