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ACM History Committee

Mary Hall

Computer Science and ISI

Univ. of Southern California

Michael S. Mahoney

History of Science

Princeton University


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ACM History Committee Charter

The ACM History Committee fosters

preservation and interpretation of the

history of the ACM and its role in the

development of computing.

To this end,the Committee provides

guidance within the Association and

carries out activities independently and

in collaboration with other groups.

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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ACM History Committee Members

Co-Chairs:

Richard Snodgrass, Computer Science, University of Arizona, [email protected]

David S. Wise, Computer Science, Indiana University, [email protected]

Historians:

William Aspray, Informatics, Indiana University, [email protected]

Michael S. Mahoney, History, Princeton University, [email protected]

SIG Governing Board Liaison:

Mary Hall, USC Information Sciences Institute, [email protected]

Publications Board Liaison:

Carol Hutchins, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library, [email protected]

ACM HQ Representative:

Patricia Ryan, Deputy Executive Director, ACM, [email protected]

Len Shustek, Chair, Board of Trustees, Computer History Museum, [email protected]

Webmaster

Joseph A. November, History, Princeton University, [email protected]

ACM Staff contact for logistics:

Monique Chang, Human Resources Director, ACM, [email protected]

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OUTLINE

  • Motivation

  • Activities of the History Committee

  • Archiving SIG History

  • History of Computing

  • Possible SIG Contributions

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Why a History Committee?

  • Created in July 2004

  • Why now?

    • ACM will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2007.

    • Few of those present at the founding of ACM are still with us.

    • In the past two years, four Turing Award winners have died.

    • There are ACM conferences for which no printed proceedings can be located.

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Because we don’t know our history.

  • What was the impetus for the 18 transactions and 8 journals?

  • What was the genesis of the 24 SIGs? What was the arc of those that no longer exist?

  • Where did early and middle leaders see the field going? How did their vision shape it? In what ways were they prescient and what did they not foresee?

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The History of ACM is Important!

  • ACM, as the first society of computing, should not only contribute to the future of information technology, but should document its past.

  • What does the last fifty+ years of ACM tell us about the next ten years, the next fifty years, both of ACM and of computing in general?

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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History Committee Activities:Oral Histories

  • Collecting, and (co-)sponsoring oral histories

    • Turing award winners

      • Richard Karp, Robert Tarjan

      • Also, SIGMOD sponsored Charles Bachman oral history

    • Former ACM presidents

      • Franz Alt, Bernie Galler, Walter Carlson and Anthony Ralston (co-sponsored by SIAM)

  • Identifying potential interviewees

    • 46 Turing award winners

    • 20 former ACM presidents

    • 6 former ACM executive directors

    • 10 early staff members and influential ACM leaders

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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History Committee Activities:Turing Award web site

  • Initiated by ACM Publications

  • Now edited by Thomas J. Bergin, Jr., co-editor of History of Programming Languages II, and former editor of Annals of History of Computing

http://www.acm.org/awards/recipients.html

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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Other History Committee Activities

  • ACM History website

    • This will allow us to link to historical information and SIG activities

  • ACM Archive Project

    • Archiving files as ACM moves its headquarters

  • National Museum of American History Digitization

    • Transcripts of ACM Presidents Franz Alt, Herb Grosch, Alton Householder, Harry Huskey, and John Mauchly, and ACM influential leader Paul Armer, along with a round-table discussion at an ACM conference in 1967.

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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SIG Activities to Preserve History:Technical Conferences

  • Consistent record-keeping of conferences

    • Program committee

    • Keynotes

    • Schedule and session chairs

    • Submission breakdown by country

    • Acceptance/rejection rates by sub-topic

  • Most of this information is known by the program chair, some is not preserved

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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Example: from SIGPLAN PLDI 2005 ConferenceCoverage, According to Area (1 of 2)

Categories from submission, most papers provided multiple categories. Average = 3

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SIG Activities to Preserve History:Archives and Web sites

  • Track program committee members, authors, SIG organization, awards

  • Some portions strictly for organizational purposes, others visible to ACM community

  • Examples?

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SIG Activities to Preserve History:Retrospectives

  • Retrospective Conferences

    • SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages

    • SIGGRAPH Pioneer Day

  • Published Retrospectives

    • 20 Years of PLDI (SIGPLAN)

  • SIG History Committee (SIGMOD)

  • Awards

    • Awards for service and technical achievement

    • PLDI Most Influential Paper (10 year retrospective)

    • ICSE Most Influential Paper (10 year retrospective)

      Disclaimer: Apologies for over-emphasis on SIGPLAN activities, which I know more about. Tell us what other SIGs are doing!

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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History of Computing: Institutions

  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

    • http://www.computer.org/annals/

  • Charles Babbage Institute

    • http://www.cbi.umn.edu/

  • Software History Center

    • http://www.softwarehistory.org/

  • Computer History Museum

    • http://www.net.org/index.html

  • National Archive for the History of Computing (UK)

    • http://www.chstm.man.ac.uk/nahc/

  • ...


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History of Computing on the Web

  • Tom Haigh’s Computer File

  • JAN Lee’s site at Virginia Tech

  • Tim Bergin’s Computing History Museum

  • Computer History Museum

  • Charles Babbage Institute

  • ACM Portal

  • Multics, …


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History of Computing: Issues

  • Until recently, focus on hardware

  • Now shifting to software

    • Systems software

    • Applications software

  • Last done from perspective of domains of application

    • Histories of computing(s)

      • e.g. Cortada, Agar, Haigh,

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Business, Industry

& Government

Technology & Science

Design & maintenance

of large systems

electricity

telecommunications

files and accounts

tabulation

mathematical

calculation

mechanical

logic

organization of

production

management

Convergent History

ENIAC

scientific computation

EDVAC, EDSAC and others

EDP

computational science

mainframes

minis

micro

OR/MS

automation

robotics

Computer Science

systems

theory

Internet/WWW

AI &

human augmentation

ESS

August, 2005, SGB Meeting

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Business, Industry

& Government

Technology & Science

mathematical

calculation

mechanical

logic

organization of

production

data processing

design & maintenance

of large systems

electricity

telecommunications

management

ENIAC

military C&C

EDVAC

c o m p u t e r s

Computer Science

scientific computation

automation

robotics

SAGE

WWCCS

C3I

OR/MS

EDP

ESS

theory

systems

Communities of Computing

human augmentation

computational science

artificial intelligence

artificial life

August, 2005, SGB Meeting

©2004 msm


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SIG-sponsored History

  • PLAN

    • HOPLs I (1978), II (1993), III (2006)

  • GRAPH

    • Milestones in Computer Graphics (1989)

  • SOFT

    • Impact Project http://www.sigsoft.org/impact/index.htm


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SIG-sponsored HOx?

  • Operating Systems

  • Databases

  • Graphics

  • Communications

  • Computer Science

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer-Human Interface

  • ...


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UPCOMING ACTIVITY!

  • 2007 CACM Special Issue on ACM History to coincide with 60th anniversary

  • Open to suggestions from SIGs

    • How do you want your SIG represented?

    • Do you have specific historical activities we should highlight?

    • Volunteers?

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Summary

  • We are a resource for the SIGs

    • Let us know of your historical activities and we will help publicize them!

    • If you would like to start new activities, let us know how we can help!

  • The SIGs can help us

    • Tell us how you are preserving your history so perhaps other SIGs can follow your lead.

    • Help ACM collect and preserve information in your area.

    • Co-sponsor oral histories for luminaries in your area.

August, 2005, SGB Meeting


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