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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 16 Number 3 -- Happenings

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-07
Document File: 5 page(s) / 23K

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GEOFFREY C. BOWKER: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Happenings department reports on past, present, and future events that are of interest to the history of computing. These events include conferences, appropriate sessions from meetings, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, collections, general memorabilia, and important dates in the history of computing. Contributions to the department are encouraged, and should consist of a description or report of the event, highlighting its specific relevance. As of this issue, I will be taking over editorship of the Happenings column. I hope to continue the fine tradition that Judy O'Neill and her predecessors have established As well as the kind of coverage referred to above, I would like to include occasional sections on computing history in different countries: Volunteers to compile such reports are eagerly sought. I would also like to mark significant (or trivial!) anniversaries in the history of computing. Again, suggestions are most welcome. -- Geoffrey C. Bowker

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Copyright ©; 1994 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Happenings

GEOFFREY C. BOWKER, EDITOR

The Happenings department reports on past, present, and future events that are of interest to the history of computing. These events include conferences, appropriate sessions from meetings, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, collections, general memorabilia, and important dates in the history of computing. Contributions to the department are encouraged, and should consist of a description or report of the event, highlighting its specific relevance.

As of this issue, I will be taking over editorship of the Happenings column. I hope to continue the fine tradition that Judy O'Neill and her predecessors have established As well as the kind of coverage referred to above, I would like to include occasional sections on computing history in different countries: Volunteers to compile such reports are eagerly sought. I would also like to mark significant (or trivial!) anniversaries in the history of computing. Again, suggestions are most welcome. -- Geoffrey C. Bowker

13th IFIP World Computer Congress

From August 28 to September 2, IFIP will hold its 13th World Computer Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The congress program includes invited speakers on the topic History of Informatics on Tuesday, August 30, and a workshop entitled European Pioneers in Computing, to be held on Thursday, September 1.

The presentations and speakers for the History of Informatics track are as follows: "A Past and Present View on Computer Architecture," K. Zuse; "Early Foundations of Formal Modeling and Language Specification: Vienna Development Method (VDM) and Vienna Definition Language (VDL)," H. Zemanek; "From Batch to Interactive: The Evolution of Computing Systems 1957- 1969," P. Ceruzzi; "Data Communications: The First 2500 Years," G. I. Holzmann; "About the First Hungarian Computer: M-3," G. Kovacs; "Why We Study History of Computing," 1. Lee; "The EDSAC -- Origins and Design Decisions," M.V. Wilkes; "Calculating Machines in China and Europe in the 17th Century: The European View," K.-D. Graf; "Calculating Machines in the Palace Museum in Beijing," Li Di and Bai Shangshu; and "On Basic Concepts of Early Computers in Relation to Contemporary Computer Architectures," R. Rojas.

The Thursday workshop is to be held in three sessions. The topics for the morning Historical Machines and Programming Languages session are "Developments in Gottingen," H. Billing; "Developments of Early Computers in Dresden," N.J. Lehmann; "Motivations for Computer Developments under Difficult Conditions," H. Zemanek;

"Plankalkuel -- The First Formal and Algorithmic Programming Language," K. Zuse; "Early Developments in Munich," R. Piloty; and "On the Genesis of Algorithmic Languages ," F. L. Bauer.

The first afternoon session, called Early Applications, cov...