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International Communities of Invention and Innovation

IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016, Brooklyn, NY, USA, May 25-29, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Christopher Leslie
Conference proceedings HC 2016

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 491)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Barbara Ainsworth, Neil Clarke, Chris Avram, Judy Sheard
    Pages 23-48
  3. Valery V. Shilov, Sergey A. Silantiev
    Pages 71-86
  4. Giovanni A. Cignoni, Giovanni A. Cossu
    Pages 101-114
  5. Bill Davey, Robert F. Houghton
    Pages 115-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-193

About these proceedings


This book contains revised selected papers presented at the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016, held in Brooklyn, NY, USA, in May 2016.

The 13 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of computing and focus on the history of pre-existing relationships and communities that led to triumphs (and dead-ends) in the history of computing. This broad perspective helps to tell a more accurate story of important developments like the Internet and provide a better understanding of how to sponsor future invention and innovation. They reflect on histories that foreground the international community along four broad themes: invention, policy, infrastructure, and social history.


Actor–Network Theory (ANT) artificial intelligence banking software cold war computer networks computers and society hardware history of computing information systems Internet Natural Language Processing (NLP) semantics social networks OSI TCP/IP

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  • Christopher Leslie
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.New York UniversityBrooklynUSA

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