Mar 26 – 28, 2018
CSC - IT Center for Science
Europe/Helsinki timezone


This course covers the modern features of the Fortran programming language. Topics include object-oriented features, language interoperability and several other enhancements available at the Fortran 2008 standard. In addition, a way to express distributed memory parallelism via Fortran coarrays will be discussed in detail.

Learning outcome

The course provides an overview on all the relevant features of Fortran beyond the 95 standard. You also will be able to write parallel programs using the Fortran coarrays concept.


Solid knowledge of Fortran 95/2003. The concepts discussed in the PATC introduction course Fortran Programming for Scientific Computing is the minimum. Knowledge of C will also be needed for understanding topics on language interoperability. Some familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts will be assumed. Some knowledge of parallel programming with message-passing interface (MPI) will be assumed when discussing the coarrays concept.


Day 1: Monday, March 26

  • 09.00-09.15  Course introduction
  • 09.15-10.00  Useful new features beyond F95
  • 10.00-10.15  Coffee break
  • 10.15-11.00  Advanced topics in Fortran I/O
  • 11.00-11.45  Exercises
  • 11.45-12:00  Working with Fortran compilers
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Interoperability with C
  • 14.00-14.45  Exercises
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises

Day 2: Tuesday, March 27

  • 09.00-09.45  Introduction to Fortran coarrays
  • 09.45-10.00  Coffee break
  • 10.00-11.15  Exercises
  • 11.15-12.00  More coarray features
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Exercises
  • 14.00-14.45  Advanced topics in coarrays
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises

Day 3: Wednesday, March 28

  • 09.00-10.00  Additional capabilities of Fortran types, procedure pointers
  • 10.00-10.15  Coffee break
  • 10.15-11.00  Exercises
  • 11.00-12.00  Type extensions, type-bound procedures
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Exercises
  • 14.00-14.45  More complex data structures with Fortran
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises

Lecturers:  Juhani Kataja (CSC), Pekka Manninen (CSC)

Language:  English

Price:          Free of charge

CSC - IT Center for Science
Training room Dogmi, 1st floor
LIfe Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland

How to reach us

CSC is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, 10 km west of the Helsinki City Center. Detailed information is available here.


We recommend choosing a few hotels that are most close to our premises. The nearest hotel is Radisson Blu Espoo, which is in a walking distance (only 500 m) from CSC. Another hotel close to the venue (1,8 km) is Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden. Other hotels are located in Helsinki' downtown with a frequent and fast bus connection to Keilaniemi. Please note, that there are no special rates for participants at any hotels.

If you have any questions, please click on the support link on the left to send an e-mail to the local organizers.