User groups for COBOL, including mainframe and midrange user groups, are provided to share information.



Local COBOL User Groups (CUGs)



Buenos Aires COBOL User Group (BACUG)


Melbourne COBOL User Group (MELCUG)


COBOL User Group - Bonn (CUGBONN)

Micro Focus Anwender Gruppe / Deutsche ACUCOBOL-GT Anwendergruppe (MUG / DACU)


Bangalore COBOL User Group (BANGCUG)

COBOL User Group - Chennai (CUGC)

COBOL User Group - Trivandrum (CUGTVM)

Mumbai COBOL User Group (MUMCUG)

Pune COBOL User Group (PUNECUG)


Trieste COBOL User Group (TSCUG)


Mexico COBOL User Group (MEXCUG)

South Africa

Johannesburg Area COBOL User Group (JACUG)

United States

Chicago COBOL Users Group (ChiCOBOL) - IL

Cleveland Area COBOL Users Group (CLEVCUG) - OH

Jacksonville COBOL User Group (JAXCUG) - FL

Metro Harrisburg COBOL User Group (MHCUG) - PA

Mid Atlantic COBOL User Group (MACUG) - Northeast United States

Other Legacy User Groups

>Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries, including COBOL technology.
[directory] [meetings] [membership] [contact] >COBOL Gold Mine

This is an eGroup for posting issues regarding the COBOL programming language.


The Common User Group is an IBM iSeries / AS400 user group which serves the global community of organizations and individuals who have an interest in IBM-related technology, including AS400 COBOL.
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>Computer Associates

The CA user groups provide the opportunity to discuss product releases and network with other users, including users of COBOL programming software products.
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This is a non-profit association of companies, organizations and individuals who are involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions based on IBM architectures, including IBM COBOL.
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The COBOL, PL/I & Language Environment Project encourages discussion and critical thinking about the roles and capabilities of the languages.

>International DB2 User Group

IDUG provides information and support to DB2 Users and Vendors about DB2 database products, DB2 conferences...

>IEEE Computer Society

IEEE promotes an active exchange of information, ideas, and technological innovation among its members and provides a variety of COBOL programming references to white papers and articles.
[directory] [meetings] [membership] [contact]

>International Informix Users Group (IIUG)

This is the most influential Informix user group representing the users of Informix products and may be a resource for IBM COBOL Informix information.
[forum] [directory] [meetings] [membership] [contact]

>Java User Groups

The Java User Groups a group of people who share a common interest in Java technology and meet on a regular basis to share technical ideas and information and can be a resource for COBOL Java information.

>Mid-Atlantic CICS User Group

The Mid-Atlantic CICS User Group is a not-for-profit organization that provides technical training to the CICS community.

>Micro Focus User Groups

This a COBOL programming forum where you can share knowledge, experiences and advice with fellow users as well as join interactive discussions with Micro Focus technical staff about Micro Focus COBOL products.
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>OCEAN User Group of Southern California

Our membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about the information technology field. While our primary focus is the IBM i5, IBM iSeries - AS/400 server platform, we cover other areas like Microsoft PC LAN/WAN, Linux, WebSphere, Client-Server information systems, JAVA, Object Oriented development, e-Business and Data Warehousing / Data Mining, XML, Internet and Intranet applications, IT Project Management, IT management and personal and career development topics as well.


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