Applications and Technologies for Maritime and Offshore Industries

Technological Significance of Early Norwegian Applications
  • Trygve Reenskaug
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


Autokon, a CAD/CAM system for ships, was one of the most important early Norwegian applications. We describe the background for the Autokon project and its results. We will specifically follow three technology threads that we have called Data-centred Architectures, Mathematical Modelling, and Personal Information Systems, where the last one includes distribution and component based architectures. An important part of the Autokon background is the history of the earliest computers in Britain and Norway. We therefore start with a brief history of computing


Computing history CAD/CAM system architectures mathematical modelling personal information systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trygve Reenskaug
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  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOlso

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