Computer Science and Information Technology Conference in Yerevan

YEREVAN (ARKA/CSIT)–The fifth international computer sciences and information technology conference kicked off in Armenia on September 19. According to the Vice-President of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS)–Yuri Shukuryan–the conference will promote the exchange of information and help establish contacts between scientists and information technology specialists.

The first such conference in 1997–explained Shukuryan–helped Armenia to advance significantly in the IT sector–with the introduction of an experimental high productive system.

"After the first conference we did a lot–and we learn from our colleagues–that include well-known scientists," he said.

Participants this year include representatives from the Scientific and Research Institute of Informatics of Tuluza–Institute of High Productive Computing and Database of Saint Petersburg–Institute of System Programming and Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences–Ukrainian Institute of Cybernetics–Tehran University and of other scientific institutions participate in the conference.

The conference is organized with the support of the International Scientific-Technical Center–National Fund of Sciences and Advanced Technologies–Incubator Enterprises Foundation–Arminco Company–Unicomp– Haylin–and others.

Participants include over 35 specialists from 12 countries including the US–Russia–Ukraine–Georgia–France–India and Iran.

This year’s conference features 135 reports–including 40 from young Armenia’s. Theoretical research is based on what is currently being developed in Armenia–and serves as the basis for applied work: theory of algorithms–machines and mathematical logic–discrete math and theory of combinations–artificial intellect–recognition of samples and processing of images–theory of information and coding.

Special attention is paid to the development of a high productive system for scientific calculations in Armenia–based on "Armclaster," a highly productive computing system developed by the International Scientific and Technical Center of IPIA–and its software development based on theoretical research and technology of parallel programming.

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