50 years of Advanced Programming – an Anniversary Seminar on Algol 60

The influential Algol 60 report was created 50 years ago after a meeting in Paris held from 1 to 16 January, 1960. A seminar marking the 50th anniversary of Algol 60 will be held next week:

This seminar marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the ALGOL 60 report. Its significance and influence will be presented and discussed by a panel of distinguished speakers. Contributions for this anniversary from several of the pioneers in this field will be included. The talks will be followed by discussion - till 5pm. This is a joint meeting of the Computer Conservation Society and the BCS Advanced Programming Specialist Group. More details of the programme will be given before the event on the website of the BCS Advanced Group – see the page for the APG January event.

Date/Time: Thursday 14th January 2010, 2.30 - 5.00 p.m.

Venue:The Library, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London S.W.7.

Mike Woodger interviewed by Brian Wichmann
Brian Randell on "Early compilers"
Cliff Jones with a contribution from Tony Hoare
Richard Bornat on Peter Landin's early work
Cliff Jones with a contribution from Luca Cardelli
David Holdsworth speaking on revivifying the KDF9 compiler
Peter Onion speaking on practical aspects of using the Elliott 803 compiler

Session Chairmen: John Florentin and David Hartley

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