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Computerisation of the Icelandic State and Municipalities

From 1964 to 1985
  • Oddur Benediktsson
  • Jóhann Gunnarsson
  • Egill B. Hreinsson
  • Jakob Jakobsson
  • Örn Kaldalóns
  • Óttar Kjartansson
  • Ólafur Rósmundsson
  • Helgi Sigvaldason
  • Gunnar Stefánsson
  • Jón Zophoniasson
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)

Abstract

The paper relates how some key IT applications developed in Iceland following the introduction of the first computers in 1964. The key applications treated are the National Register of Persons, real estate assessment, financial systems, centralised processing of bank checks, fish stock abundance computations, IT in fish processing plants, the control of hydroelectric power stations, and the challenge of adopting the Icelandic alphabet to the use of computers.

Key words

Computers and government government accounting 

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oddur Benediktsson
    • 1
  • Jóhann Gunnarsson
    • 2
  • Egill B. Hreinsson
    • 1
  • Jakob Jakobsson
    • 3
  • Örn Kaldalóns
    • 4
  • Óttar Kjartansson
    • 5
  • Ólafur Rósmundsson
    • 6
  • Helgi Sigvaldason
  • Gunnar Stefánsson
    • 1
  • Jón Zophoniasson
    • 7
  1. 1.University of IcelandIceland
  2. 2.Ministry of FinanceIceland
  3. 3.Marine Research InstituteIceland
  4. 4.NýherjiIceland
  5. 5.SkýrrIceland
  6. 6.Reiknistofa bankannaIceland
  7. 7.Internal Revenue DirectorateIceland

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