About this series
Springer Briefs in History of Computing presents concise summaries which address the history of computing, with an emphasis on the ‘externalist’ view of this history, more accessible to a wider audience. The series examines content and history from four main quadrants: the history of relevant technologies, the history of the core science, the history of relevant business and economic developments, and the history of computing as it pertains to social history and societal developments.
The series provides a forum for shorter works which may not suit the traditional book model. SpringerBriefs are compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages; between the limit of a journal review article and a conventional book.
Typical topics might include:
· An overview or review of an important historical topic of broad interest· Biographies of key scientists, entrepreneurs, and organizations
· New historical research of interest to the computer science community
· Historical documents such as letters, manuscripts, or reports, together with annotation and analysis
· Works addressing social aspects of computing history
Briefs allow authors to present their ideas and readers to absorb them with minimal time investment. Briefs are published as part of Springer’s eBook collection, with millions of users worldwide. In addition, Briefs are available for individual print and electronic purchase. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, easy-to-use manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules. Both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts are considered for publication in this series.