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This conference on the subject of "Perspectives on Soviet and Russian Computing" is the first time such an event is happening. This conference is for everyone involved computing, particularly as it applies in the region of the former Soviet Union. It will be of interest to students of computing history, teachers, and practitioners. The conference will also deal with innovative ideas, pilot experiments, special projects, and national and international policies.
Conference participants will have excellent opportunities for discussion and debate regarding new initiatives and strategies from industry and educational institutions in the region. Specifically, the conference will allow attendees to discover the academic and industrial potential in the region as a reflection of its earlier Soviet days.
The conference is sponsored by the Petrozavodsk State University, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the IFIP Working Group 9.7 on the History of Computing, and other interested organizations. The conference is organized by IFIP and Petrozavodsk State University. This historic conference will explore many of the past achievements of computing in the former Soviet Union andrelated areas; it will also discuss some of the future directions of the region. The conference will be held at Petrozavodsk State University in Petrozavods, Karelia, Russia.

Perspectives of the past and future
The conference has two phases :
- the history of Soviet and Russian computing,
-the future of computing in the region as seen by computing pioneers and by industry and commercial innovators
The combined experience should present an ideal forum for sharing memories, practices, ideas, and learning about some new directions of advances in the field of information technology
The scope of the conference program will include paper presentations, panels, interactive sessions, and posters on diverse and relevant topics. Petrozavodsk will provide work places with Internet access for presentation of remote information resources and for access to job activities.