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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 13 Number 2 -- Happenings

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Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 8 page(s) / 32K

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

Abstract

The Happenings department reports on events -- past, present, end 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 d 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 8, 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 ©; 1991 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, end 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 d 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 8, 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.

History Conference in China 10-16 August 1991

An International Conference on the History of Mathematics and the Teaching of the History of Mathematics will be held at the Institute for the History of Science, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot, China from 10-16 August 1991.

The main topics will be: - The History of Mathematical Tools - The History of Mathematical Games - The Research History of Euclid's Elements - Textbooks in the History of Mathematics - The Purpose and Methods of Education in the History of Mathematics

In addition, a Symposium on the History of Mathematical Culture will be held.

The languages of the conferences will English and Chinese. The Conference registration fee is $100.00 ($50.00 for students). Meals will be provided at the University for a total cost of $70.00 (including the Conference Banquet) and the Inner Mongolia Hotel will provide the lodging at rates that range from about $25.00 to $50.00 per person per night depending on the type of accommodation. An additional charge of $35.00 will be made for two days of sightseeing (including transportation and accommodation). A pro...