Projects and Activities of the IPSJ Computer History Committee

  • Eiiti Wada
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 325)


IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), which was launched in 1960, formed the Computer History Committee in 1970 in order to record the early history of Japanese computers. The Committee has continued its activities, publishing history related books, maintaining the Virtual Computer Museum web pages, editing articles about old computers and technologies, etc. Recently, it started another mission, searching and nominating the Information Processing Technology Heritages. The present paper surveys the Committee’s long time loci in a concise way.


early computers in Japan Virtual Computer Museum web page oral history Information Processing Technology Heritage 


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    Wada, E.: The Parametron Computer PC-1 and Its Initial Input Routine. In: Rojas, R., Hashagen, U. (eds.) The First Computers - History and Architectures. MIT Press, Cambridge (2000)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eiiti Wada
    • 1
  1. 1.IIJ Innovation InstituteTokyoJapan

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