The operation of the Committee was discussed in executive session. The Committee would like to receive a more detailed agenda before the meeting, to get all the issues out during the first day, and to write a report on the second day. The Committee would also like to be kept informed about technical issues throughout the year. Technical progress reports by e-mail would be a good way of accomplishing this. Reports concerning software development are particularly desirable.
The present practice of meeting once per year was deemed satisfactory provided that the Committee is kept well-informed during the year. E-mail consultations were recommended for issues that arise in the interim. In the event that input from the Committee is needed, specific assignments, rather than broadcast appeals for comments, are needed.