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Sixth International Conference
“History of Computing in the Russia, former Soviet Union and Council for Mutual Economic Assistance countries”
Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod, September 25th–27th, 2023

SORUCOM - 2023

Dear colleagues!

We invite you to participate in SORUCOM-2023: 6th International conference on the history of computing in the Russian Federation, former Soviet Union and Council for Mutual Economic Assistance countries. 

The conference will be held in the Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod campus, on September. 25–27, 2023. The conference is aimed at preserving the history of the design and development of computers, software and information systems. SORUCOM also focuses on key historical events and outstanding persons. 

Working languages: Russian, English (synch translation)

Conference Topics

  • History of computing devices – from mechanical calculators to supercomputers;
  • Operating systems, programming languages and information systems in retrospective;
  • History and evolution of artificial intelligence;
  • Microelectronics in Russia;
  • Programming – the second literacy;
  • Software and hardware teams and organizations;
  • Key events in the history of computing;
  • Biographies and memoirs;
  • Social aspects of the history of computing;
  • Evolution of the Internet;
  • International scientific cooperation.

SORUCOM-2023 is organized by

  • Higher School of Economics, Moscow 
  • Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod campus 
  • Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS, Moscow 
  • A.P.Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems SB RAS, Novosibirsk 
  • Polytechnical Museum, Moscow 
  • Virtual Computing Museum, Moscow

SORUCOM-2023 welcomes original, previously unpublished and high quality papers addressing the topics mentioned above.

There are two categories of submissions:

  • Regular papers: 20 000–22 000 characters (.doc, .rtf);
  • Short papers: up to 10 000 characters (.doc, .rtf).

Format of Submissions

  • Full name, academic degree, affiliation, country and e-mail or postal address should be added after the title of submission;
  • Key words (3–5);
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1,5 interlineage, 20 mm margins (left-right, top-bottom).

Electronic Proceedings will be available during the conference. All the papers will also appear on the website of the Virtual Computer Museum

Important Dates

Request for participation and short abstract of submission (300–500 words) should be sent electronically to not later than April, 1.

Full text of submissions should be sent till May, 30.

Notification of acceptance – August, 1.

Registration of listeners – August, 1.

Revised papers to appear in Proceedings should be sent not later than September, 1.

Conference dates: September 25–27.