IFIP TC6 Open Digital Library

History of Nordic Computing 2010: Stockholm, Sweden

History of Nordic Computing 3 - Third IFIP WG 9.7 Conference, HiNC 3, Stockholm, Sweden, October 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

John Impagliazzo, Per Lundin, Benkt Wangler

Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 350, ISBN: 978-3-642-23314-2


Keynote Address

A World Full of Computers: How Did That Happen?

James W. Cortada


Computerizing Public Sector Industries

Computerization of the Norwegian Land Register: An Early Example of Outsourcing and Still a Model for Good Practice.

Bjørn Nagell


Controlling the Battlefield: Computing and Operational Command in the Swedish Armed Forces, 1966-1989.

Johan Gribbe


The Use of Computers for Controlling Electricity Flows in Sweden, 1950-1980.

Arne Kaijser


Operations Analysis Computing at FFI, 1970-1995.

Norodd Hagenson


Re-engineering Norwegian Research Libraries, 1970-1980.

Ingeborg T. Sølvberg


Instruments of Surveillance Welfare: Computerizing Unemployment and Health in 1960s and 1970s Sweden.

Isabelle Dussauge, Julia Peralta


History of Electronic Prescriptions in Sweden: From Time-Sharing Systems via Smartcards to EDI.

Gunnar O. Klein


Electronic Health Records in Sweden: From Administrative Management to Clinical Decision Support.

Karin Kajbjer, Ragnar Nordberg, Gunnar O. Klein


Computerizing Management and Financial Industries

The Totally Integrated Management Information System in 1960s Sweden.

Gustav Sjöblom


The History of the Swedish ATM: Sparfrämjandet and Metior.

Björn Thodenius, Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Tobias Karlsson


Electronic Securities: The Introduction of an Electronic Registration and Settlement System for the Norwegian Securities Market.

Jan Hellstrøm


How New Computing Technology Reformed the Audit Profession.

Bjørn Barth Jacobsen


Computerizing Art, Media, and Schools

History of Digital Dating: "Computer-Balls" and Digital Pairing in Finland from the 1960s to the Present.

Jaakko Suominen


Collaborations between Engineers and Artists in the Making of Computer Art in Sweden, 1967-1986.

Anna Orrghen


IBM's Norwegian Grammar Project, 1988-1991.

Jan Engh


Computer Courses in Finnish Schools, 1980-1995.

Petri Saarikoski


Teacher Pioneers in the Introduction of Computing Technology in the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Lennart Rolandsson


Users and Systems Development

Computing on the Desktop: From Batch to Online in Two Large Danish Service Bureaus.

Anker Helms Jørgensen


UTOPIA: Participatory Design from Scandinavia to the World.

Yngve Sundblad


Designing Democracy: The UTOPIA-Project and the Role of the Nordic Labor Movement in Technological Change during the 1970s and 1980s.

Per Lundin


The Making of a Nordic Computing Industry

Early History of Computing in Denmark.

Søren Duus Østergaard


Making Business of a Revolutionary New Technology: The Eckert-Mauchly Company, 1945-1951.

Lars Heide


IBM Manufacturing in the Nordic Countries.

Petri Paju


The Presence of the IBM Branch Office in Iceland, 1967-1992.

Sverrir Ólafsson


Personal Computers: A Gateway to Personal Computing.

Kari Kotiranta


Norwegian Computer Technology: Founding a New Industry.

Yngvar Lundh


The Founding, Fantastic Growth, and Fast Decline of Norsk Data AS.

Tor Olav Steine


The Norwegian National IT Plan, 1987-1990: Whence It Came, What It Was, and How It Ended.

Arne Sølvberg


Nordic Networking

Before the Internet: Early Experiences of Computer Mediated Communication.

Jacob Palme


The Baby Networks: Nordic Positions Before the Internet.

Tomas Ohlin


Development of Internet Technology and Norwegian Participation.

Yngvar Lundh


The Internet Development Process: Observations and Reflections.

Pål Spilling


Nordic Software Development

The Use of Interpretation for Data Acquisition and Control: Its Impact on Software Development and Project Management.

Otto Vinter


Computer Systems Performance Engineering in Trondheim: Origins and Development, 1970-1995.

Peter H. Hughes


Provisioning of Highly Reliable Real-Time Systems.

Harold W. Lawson, Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck


Information Modeling: Forty Years of Friendship.

Stig Berild, Eva Lindencrona


Scandinavian Contributions to Object-Oriented Modeling Languages.

Birger Møller-Pedersen


Nordic Research in Software and Systems Development

Dansk Datamatik Center.

Dines Bjørner, Christian Gram, Ole N. Oest, Leif Rystrøm


SISU: The Swedish Institute for Systems Development.

Janis A. Bubenko Jr.


Cloud Computing in the 1970s: The Discovery of Hash Based Relational Algebra.

Kjell Bratbergsengen


The TEMPORA Approach: Information Systems Development Based on Explicit Business Rules with Time.

Benkt Wangler


RAMATIC: A Case Shell Platform.

Lars-Åke Johansson, Mats Gustafsson


Teaching at Nordic Universities

Computer Science Education at Helsinki University of Technology: The First Ten Years (1968-1978).

Hans E. Andersin, Reijo Sulonen, Markku Syrjänen


Provincial Designer Design: A Creative Mix of Hard Restrictions and Soft Visions of an Information Systems Educational Program.

Darek Haftor, Stig C. Holmberg, Ulrica Löfstedt, Christina Amcoff Nyström, Lena-Maria Öberg


Teaching Image Analysis at DIKU.

Peter Johansen


Simula: Mother Tongue for a Generation of Nordic Programmers.

Yngve Sundblad


New Historiographical Approaches and Methodological Reflections

Precursors of the IT Nation: Computer Use and Control in Swedish Society, 1955-1985.

Isabelle Dussauge, Johan Gribbe, Arne Kaijser, Per Lundin, Julia Peralta, Gustav Sjöblom, Björn Thodenius


Text Mining and Qualitative Analysis of an IT History Interview Collection.

Petri Paju, Eric Malmi, Timo Honkela


A Classification of Methods and Contributions in the Historiography of Nordic Computing.

Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Veronika Susová


Research Directions Profile in the Computing Museum of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia (IMCS).

Rihards Balodis, Juris Borzovs, Inara Opmane, Andrejs Skuja, Evija Ziemele


Panel Discussion

What Can We Learn from the History of Nordic Computing?

Tomas Ohlin, Harold W. Lawson, Søren Duus Østergaard, Ingeborg T. Sølvberg, Nina Wormbs