Computer Conference Opens in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Computer Science and Information Technologies second international conference opened in Yerevan Tuesday. "CSIT ’99" was organized by a technology institute from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences–with the assistance of the Armenian government–INTAS and Hylink JSC.

Scientists from Armenia–USA–France–Finland–Italy–Belgium–Germany–Greece–Hungary–Russia and Ukraine are participating in the conference and will present 170 reports.

Welcoming the participants–President of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences Fadey Sargssian stressed that Armenia is ready for the development of information technologies. He also pointed out the need for the production of highly-efficient computers for the country’s economy.

Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences and director of the Academy’s technology institute Yuri Shoukourian stressed the importance of Armenia’s integration into the global scientific scene through information technologies. He reported that two roundtable discussions will be held during the conference.

Among the issues to be discussed during the discussions are the Y2K problem–international cooperation programs–and the issue of setting standards for the Armenian alphabet.

The conference will last until August 22.

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