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IEEE Transactions on Computers

Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1976

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  • IEEE Transactions on Computers - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): c2
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1189 - 1190
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  • Chronology of Computing Devices

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1190 - 1199
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    A chronology of computing devices is given. It begins with the abacus and counting tables, and traces the development through desk calculators, analog computers, and finally stored program automatic digital computers. Significant dates relative to the development of the IEEE Computer Society are also given. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Science and Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1200 - 1206
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    This paper provides a brief overview of significant developments in computer science and engineering education with discussions on curriculum development, continuing education, and certification. Forecasts of industry needs in the 1980's for computer professionals are included, together with the trends in curriculum developments that may auger. View full abstract»

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  • Programming Languages—The First 25 Years

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1207 - 1225
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    The programming language field is certainly one of the most important subfields of computer science. It is rich in concepts, theories, and practical developments. The present paper attempts to trace the 25 year development of programming languages by means of a sequence of 30 milestones (languages and concepts) listed in more or less historical order. The first 13 milestones (M1–M13) are lar... View full abstract»

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  • Software Engineering

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1226 - 1241
    Cited by:  Papers (161)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper provides a definition of the term "software engineering" and a survey of the current state of the art and likely future trends in the field. The survey covers the technology available in the various phases of the software life cycle—requirements engineering, design, coding, test, and maintenance—and in the overall area of software management and integrated technology-managem... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and Digital Simulation for Design Verification and Diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1242 - 1253
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (3)
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    There are many activities included under the category of design automation for integrated circuits. Some of these activities include packaging, placement, routing, interactive graphics, device data bases, and digital simulation; for the purpose of logic verification, timing analysis, and diagnostic test verification. One might also include high-level simulation, such as register transfer simulatio... View full abstract»

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  • Database Computers—A Step Towards Data Utilities

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1254 - 1259
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    The concept of the data utility as a database system capable of supporting a data model, a large-scale on-line store, and concurrent user access has emerged in recent years. New technology can make the notion of database computers—a specialized hardware system for database use—a viable one. A summary of previous activities and a discussion of the state of the art of database computers ... View full abstract»

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  • Programmable Industrial Automation

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1259 - 1270
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    Programmable industrial automation can help meet the socioeconomic needs for increased productivity and job enrichment in labor-intensive industries. Characterized by production flexibility and ease of setup for new products, programmable automation is especially adaptable to manufacturing a variety of products in variable lot sizes at mass-production costs. Programmable, automated hardware/softwa... View full abstract»

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  • Multiprocessing Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1271 - 1277
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    This paper surveys the state of the art in the design and evaluation of multiprocessing systems. Multiprocessor architectures of the SIMD and MIMD type are reviewed and further classified depending on their tight or loose coupling and their homogeneity. The additional complexity of the software for control, synchronization, efficient utilization, and performance monitoring of multiple processors i... View full abstract»

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  • A Survey of Some Recent Contributions to Computer Arithmetic

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1277 - 1282
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    This paper surveys some recent contributions to computer arithmetic. The survey includes floating-point arithmetic, nonstandard number systems, and the generation of elementary functions. The design objective for these areas is computation that is both accurate and fast. View full abstract»

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  • Magnetic Recording Storage

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1283 - 1288
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  • The Application of Transistor Technology to Computers

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1289 - 1303
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    The density of integrated circuits has improved in the last 15 years by 4 to 5 orders of magnitude. This paper discusses four primary computer technology areas that have helped bring about this advance and which have significantly changed the nature of computer components: FET logic, FET memory, bipolar logic, and bipolar memory. Projections are made for future trends in these technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Fault-Tolerant Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1304 - 1312
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    Basic concepts, motivation, and techniques of fault tolerance are discussed in this paper. The topics include fault classification, redundancy techniques, reliability modeling and prediction, examples of fault-tolerant computers, and some approaches to the problem of tolerating design faults. View full abstract»

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  • Analog/Hybrid Computation and Digital Simulation

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1312 - 1320
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    This survey article traces the development of analog/hybrid and digital simulation of continuous systems since the early 1950's, describes modern aspects, and discusses future trends. View full abstract»

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  • Trends in Graphic Display Design

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1321 - 1325
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    This paper discusses progress in the design of graphic displays, as seen from the viewpoint of the graphics system designer. In the first of three parts, the paper outlines the development of line-drawing displays, and explains why attention is presently focused on buffered transformation processors. The second part discusses raster-scan CRT displays, and compares several solutions to the problems... View full abstract»

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  • On Communications and Networks

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1326 - 1335
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    Data communications has come of age. In this paper, we highlight some of the principal events that led up to the revolution in communications among information processing systems. Perhaps the most important event was the technological development of packet switching in the form of the ARPANET. We devote most of this presentation to a brief summary of the ARPANET experience, emphasizing the descrip... View full abstract»

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  • Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1336 - 1346
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    Extensive research and development has taken place over the last 20 years in the areas of pattern recognition and image processing. Areas to which these disciplines have been applied include business (e. g., character recognition), medicine (diagnosis, abnormality detection), automation (robot vision), military intelligence, communications (data compression, speech recognition), and many others. T... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial Intelligence: Cooperative Computation and Man–Machine Symbiosis

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1346 - 1352
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) joins forces with brain research, cognitive psychology, and linguistics to probe the nature of intelligeice. It is asserted that the current AI emphasis on representation of knowledge will be augmented by increasing attention to cooperative computation and learning. AI also contributes to a man-machine symbiosis: providing specialized packets of intelligence to augment... View full abstract»

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  • Privacy and Security Issues in Information Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1353 - 1361
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    A law now in effect in the United States requires protection of individual privacy in computerized personal information record-keeping systems maintained by the federal government. Similar laws apply in certain state and local governments. Legislation has also been introduced to extend the requirements for privacy protection to the private sphere. Central in privacy protection are the rights of an... View full abstract»

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  • 1976 Index IEEE Transactions on Computers Vol. C-25

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1361
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1361
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  • Papers to be Published in the Next Issue January 1977

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1361
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Editor-in-Chief
Paolo Montuschi
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
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10129 Torino - Italy
e-mail: pmo@computer.org