Systems and Computer Science: Proceedings of a Conference held at the University of Western Ontario September 10-11, 1965

Systems and Computer Science: Proceedings of a Conference held at the University of Western Ontario September 10-11, 1965

by John Hart, Satoru Takasu

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This book presents the papers delivered at the Conference on Systems and Computer Science held at the University of Western Ontario in September 1965. The primary purposes of the Conference were the promotion of research and the development of the teaching of computer science in Canadian universities. The papers focus attention on some of the concepts of Computer Science as a new field of study and at the same time provide a background for scientists looking at the subject for the first time.

The chief developments in computer science have been concerned with the "applied" rather than the "pure" areas of the field: numerical analysis, applied statistics and operations research, and data processing. But there is something more to computers than the physical components and this book represents an attempt to correct the imbalance between "applied" and "pure" by drawing attention to certain theoretical aspects of computer and information science. Among the topics discussed are the theory of finite and infinite automata, aspects of formal language theory, heuristic and non-heuristic approaches to theorem proving and the mathematical formulation of the theory of general systems. There are also references to the problems of machine design, to software systems including higher-level languages, to multiple control computer models and to applied systems.

This collection of papers will appeal first to graduate students and professors in Computer Science. It will also be of interest to computer scientists in industry and in government and university research groups and to the scientific public interested in discovering some of the principal ingredients and directions of the computer and information sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487589820
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/15/1967
Series: Heritage
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

John F. Hart (1923-2002) came to the University of Western Ontario in 1959 and was the first head of the Department of Computer Science, serving from 1964 to 1978. John was also a founder of ATN (Audio-Tactile Network) and facilitated the education of non-sighted students at Western.

Satoru Takasau was a professor and former director at the Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Kyoto, Japan.

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