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Computer Sciences at the University of Grenoble

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129650D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

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Software Patent Institute

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JEAN KUNTZMANN: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Grenoble is a major French center in computer and automation sciences. The origin of this development is geographic: Grenoble is located in the French Alps, where since the beginning of the century, hydroelectric dams have been built. Hence, electricity was available and cheap, and new industries settled in the region, with a strong demand for research in electrotechnology, fluid mechanics, and applied mathematics. An exception in France, Grenoble therefore has a sound tradition of close links between university and industry, particularly in fields at the roots of computer sciences.

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

Computer Sciences at the University of Grenoble

JEAN KUNTZMANN

JEAN-PIERRE VERJUS

(with an editor's foreword by PIERRE E. MOUNTER-KUHN)

Editor's Foreword

Grenoble is a major French center in computer and automation sciences. The origin of this development is geographic: Grenoble is located in the French Alps, where since the beginning of the century, hydroelectric dams have been built. Hence, electricity was available and cheap, and new industries settled in the region, with a strong demand for research in electrotechnology, fluid mechanics, and applied mathematics. An exception in France, Grenoble therefore has a sound tradition of close links between university and industry, particularly in fields at the roots of computer sciences.

The articles by Jean Kuntzmann and Jean-Pierre Verjus deal mainly with the development of programming at the University of Grenoble, particularly at Institut d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquees de Grenoble (IMAG). It must be mentioned that other related disciplines arose at the same time, notably automatic translation (Boitet 1988) and robotics (ferret 1988); while Kuntzmann oriented his research towards Boolean algebra and circuit analysis. Noel Gastinel lead the teams in applied mathematics and programming. Most French computer firms have or had a labo...