Lorentz Center - Software for Europe from 31 Aug 2006 through 2 Sep 2006
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    Software for Europe
    from 31 Aug 2006 through 2 Sep 2006

Dutch Computer Science from hardware to software, 1945-1970 ; continuity, niche or push

Provisional Program – August 11th 2006



Wednesday August 30th


Evening              getting together at the Bastion Hotel



Thursday August 31st


09:00 – 12:00

13:30 – 15:00


Brief presentation and discussion of proposals


Gerard Alberts

Software for Europe, the frame


Gerard Alberts

Dutch academic-industrial co-entrepreneurship in compiler construction


Adrienne van den Bogaard

Systems development with IBM and Philips


Helena Durnova

Czech(oslovak) participation and the integrative power of the ALGOL effort


Pierre Mounier Kuhn (Paris)

Software Development Configurations: The ‘IMAG’ Lab at Grenoble and the computer industry


Petri Paju

Using IBM computers - an integrating or disintegrating element for Europe?


Sandra Mols

ALGOL, IBM and Academia in Belgium


James Sumner

The software case to debunk “the Britisch problem”


Timo Leimbach

ICT and European Business. The Rise and Development of the „IT-based industries in Europe“


Rudolf Seising

Genesis and development of “Soft Computing / Computational Intelligence”

in the 20th century European System of Science and Technology


Veronika Oechtering (Bremen), associate partner

The Rise of Professional Women Programming Assistants

A study on the evolution of gendered divisions of labour in the first decades of computer programming.


Aristotle Tympas

Aspects of the History of Software in Peripheral European Contexts: The Greek Experience


proposal texts by Yost, Misa and Haigh will be available on paper


first discussant William Aspray


16:00 – 17:00    online discussion with participation of Thomas Haigh, Jeff Yost and Tom Misa


17:00 – 18:00    in depth discussion of proposals in small teams



Friday September 1st


09:00 – 12:00    in depth discussion of proposals in small teams and revision of texts


14:00 – 18:00    presentation and discussion of revised proposals



Saturday, September 2nd


09:00 – 12:00


12.00                  Wrap up