8th IT STAR Workshop on History of Computing

We are pleased to announce that the 8th IT STAR workshop will be held on
Friday, 19 September 2014 at the Museum of Computing in Szeged, Hungary.



John v. Neumann Computer

Mission and Scope

The 8th IT STAR Workshop on History of Computing will focus uniquely on computer and informatics related developments in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe – projects, processes, interactions and results – within a period of 4 decades beginning in the 50-ies of last century.

Attention would be given to national and regional programs and processes that led to the construction of the first computers and their applications. The social impact of this activity would be examined with emphasis on research, education and industry. The computer pioneers – constructors, policy makers and managers – will be in the spotlight with recollections of their achievement and their motivation as role models to current and future generations.

Computing History museums in the region (real and virtual), their approach in documenting and preserving IT History, and their role in helping understand the technological processes and the driving forces of innovation, will also be presented.

An important outcome would be the publication of the edited conference proceedings.


The one-day conference on 19 September will involve up to 10 speakers on topics as outlined in the Mission and Scope. The program will allow time for additional communications and a general debate. A guided tour of the permanent IT exhibition is foreseen.

The IT STAR Business meeting (invited representatives only) will convene during the morning of 20 September.

Papers & Publication

Extended abstracts and the PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the conference website. The edited post-conference proceedings will be published in the IT STAR series under IT STAR copyright.

Key Dates for submission of invited papers and presentations:
Deadline for extended abstracts of about 200 words – 5 May
Full papers and ppt presentations – 25 August


Conference information will be regularly updated and posted at
Expressions of interest to participate should be sent to P. Nedkov <>.