[J3] (SC22WG5.6176) [ukfortran] October meeting visa invitation letter

Shterenlikht, Anton anton.shterenlikht at hpe.com
Tue Apr 28 15:06:55 EDT 2020


> On 28 Apr 2020, at 18:23, Steve Lionel <steve at stevelionel.com> wrote:
> In my mind, the biggest step we can take is to get work-list papers written between meetings, with tuning by small teams of interested parties, so that when we do meet in person we can get things done faster. We don't need any equipment to do that, just a shift of mindset and a willingness to siphon off some time from "the day job" to make it happen. (I understand, though, that some members simply may not be in a position where they are allowed to devote resources to J3 between meetings.) I'll note that often J3 votes to change or choose among approaches with straw votes, so we can't simply present papers as a "take it or leave it". Again, needs some thought and discussion.

I'm very much against drastic changes.

Assuming we are talking about
an evolution, not revolution,
I was trying to imagine
what remote participation
might mean for me for the
October WG5 LAS meeting
within the current setup.

UK is +8 hours to LAS time.
The 0800 plenary discussion
and voting is 1600 my time.
I can probably read the papers
submitted for the plenary,
during my day and participate
in the plenary via some remote
audio/video two-way tool.

Provided that tool works well,
and the morning plenary lasts
no more than about 2 hours,
i.e. end by ~1800 my time,
this will probably work,
i.e. I can convince myself
that my contribution was useful.

I can probably agree with my
management that for that week
I do WG5 work from lunch onwards.
I estimate that 3-4 hours is
enough for me to read and understand
the papers submitted for voting
each day, and prepare an opinion.

In fact, for papers from subgroups
in which I don't participate
this is not very
different from what I do
when I participate in person.
Indeed, this might even be better
because I'll read the papers in
day time, rather than late at night.

The subgroup discussions will
happen while I sleep, so I will
not participate in those.
I guess I can work via email
on papers assigned to my subgroup,
but the 8h time diff will
probably mean the progress
is too slow to be useful.


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