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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 12 Number 1 -- Happenings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129634D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 5 page(s) / 26K

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JOHN A. N. LEE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Happenings department reports on events -- past, present, and future -- that are of particular interest to the history of computing. Of primary importance are recent meetings that are of historical significance. Few meetings concentrate solely on history, but many contain sessions that can be recorded in this department. Organizers of historical sessions and meetings are urged to appoint a person with the specific responsibility of writing a report and submitting it to this department. They are further encouraged to tape-record sessions and to create a photographic record that can be deposited with one of the computer archival establishments, such as the Charles Babbage Institute, the Computer Museum, or the Smithsonian Institution. Conference planners are specifically referred to Appendix B, Conference Organization, in ";History of Programming Languages, [Richard L. Wexelblat (ed.), Academic Press, New York, 1981], for a description of the preliminary steps that may be taken to obtain and record historical materials presented in a conference setting. This department will also present news and notices of forthcoming activities that are of historical value. These may include conferences, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, and general memorabilia. Contributions should consist of a brief description of the activity, highlighting its specific relevance. Finally, this department will contain citations of prominent dates in the history of computing. Readers are welcome to submit suggestions. These must include the day, month, end year of the event, and should be accompanied by a statement of the source used for verification.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1990 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Happenings

JOHN A. N. LEE, EDITOR

The Happenings department reports on events -- past, present, and future -- that are of particular interest to the history of computing. Of primary importance are recent meetings that are of historical significance. Few meetings concentrate solely on history, but many contain sessions that can be recorded in this department. Organizers of historical sessions and meetings are urged to appoint a person with the specific responsibility of writing a report and submitting it to this department. They are further encouraged to tape-record sessions and to create a photographic record that can be deposited with one of the computer archival establishments, such as the Charles Babbage Institute, the Computer Museum, or the Smithsonian Institution. Conference planners are specifically referred to Appendix B, Conference Organization, in "History of Programming Languages, [Richard L. Wexelblat (ed.), Academic Press, New York, 1981], for a description of the preliminary steps that may be taken to obtain and record historical materials presented in a conference setting.

This department will also present news and notices of forthcoming activities that are of historical value. These may include conferences, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, and general memorabilia. Contributions should consist of a brief description of the activity, highlighting its specific relevance.

Finally, this department will contain citations of prominent dates in the history of computing. Readers are welcome to submit suggestions. These must include the day, month, end year of the event, and should be accompanied by a statement of the source used for verification.

The latest issues of the Annals have contained a number of papers dealing with the history of computing in France. The following notice from Pierre Mounier-Kuhn indicates that the subject is alive and active.

1990 Paris Conference

An international Conference on the History of Computing will take place on 24, 25, 26 April 1990 in Paris at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. Five themes will be addressed, the first four dealing with the history of computing in France and the last one proposing international comparisons:

1. Evolution of the Uses and Users of Computers. 2. Manufacturing and Selling Computers. 3. Software and Software Companies. 4. Research. 5. History of Computing in Different National Environments.

The cost will be 1500FF (about $160 US) and this will include the proceedings, a visit to the Musee National des Techniques and a cocktail reception. Further information is available from:

Pierre E;. Mounier-Kuhn 2erne Colloque sur l'Histoire de l'lnformatique Center Science, Technologie et Societie CNAM 2 rue Conte 75003 Paris France

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