Accession Number : ADA321297

Title :   Siberian Conference on System Informatics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Apr-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Personal Author(s) : Wittie, Larry

PDF Url : ADA321297

Report Date : 31 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This grant covered two trips to Russia in summer 1996 connected with the Andrei Ershov Second International Memorial Conference entitled Perspectives of System Informatics (PSI 96), held Tuesday through Friday 25-28 June 1996 in Academgorodok near Novosibirsk, Siberia. It was organized by the Institute of Informatics Systems and the Computing Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This Siberian conference had an unusually wide appeal. There were 69 registered attendees, including 36 from 20 countries outside Russia in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. Russians came from 7 far-flung cities. Conference presentations were a mix of invited talks plus submitted papers. The keynote speaker was Prof. Niklaus Wirth of Zurich. There were strong sessions on artificial intelligence, program transformations, and object oriented programming. Many other topics in parallel computing and systems programming were covered. The program transformation papers represented the work of the key practitioners in the world in an increasingly important field. This conference cast its net over large areas of computer science of interest to Prof. Ershov, founder of the sponsoring Institute of Informatics Systems. Despite its breadth, it was a good conference, full of intelligent, entertaining people.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SIBERIA, EUROPE, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PARALLEL PROCESSING, RUSSIA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, TRAVEL, AUSTRALIA, ASIA, TRANSFORMATIONS, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

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