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About the Authors
Christina Amcoff Nyström is presently an Assistant Professor in Informatics at Mid
Sweden University, Sweden. She is sharing her professional interests
between tutoring master courses and researching technical communication, including
communication in organizations and virtual collaboration among project members.
Hans Andersin was born in 1930. In 1954-1955 he took part in building the first
electronic computer in Finland. In 1956 he joined IBM and worked in various sales, management, and product planning positions. In 1969 he became Professor of Information Processing Science at HUT. He was visiting professor at Brown University on his research topic, newspaper page make-up systems. In 1978 he became the chief of the Automation Division of Valmet. In 1986 he again joined HUT and retired in 1993.
Rihards Balodis, Dr. Sc.Comp., director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Latvia. He is one of the leading members of the group which established Latvian research and Education Network LATNET (1992 - 1998). R.Balodis is involved in strategic planning of the national e-infrastructure in Latvia. He has also done academic work as Associate professor at Riga Technical University (2005 - 2009).
Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, b. 1964, received his PhD in Business Administration at Manchester Business School in 1998 and Advance Diploma in History from Oxford University 2004. He has been teaching and researching management practice in financial institutions since 1991. He is Professor of Business History and Bank Management at Bangor Business School, Bangor University (Wales). He was elected to the council of the Association of Business Historians in 2008 and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2010.
Dines Bjørner (DB) received his MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 1962 and 1969; was with IBM 1962–75 (Stockholm, San Jose CA, Menlo Park CA, ESRI Geneva and Vienna Austria); was guest professor at Copenhagen Univ. 1975-76 and a full professor at DTU 1976-2007.
DB was the founding and first director of UNU-IIST, Macau 1991-97. DB has published 6 books, edited 11 books and more than a hundred papers.
Juris Borzovs, Dr. Hab. Sc.Comp., is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia. Corresponding Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (2007). Interests in software engineering, software testing, quality systems, IT terminology, IT standards, computing education.
Kjell Bratbergsengen, born at Lillehammer Norway in 1944. Master in civil engineering NTH in 1968. Stipendiate 1969-70, assistant professor 1970-74, docent 1974-85, full professor 1985-today, all positions in computer science at NTH/NTNU.
Sabbaticals at Sperry Univac, Minneapolis 1979-1980, and University of Wisconsin
1997. Department chair several periods, last period from 1999 to 2009, Dean Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1993-1995. Principal designer of 7
database systems. General chair VLDB 2005, held in Trondheim. Research interests:
Parallel systems and database technology.
Janis A. Bubenko Jr. (TeknD, Docent, Dr.ing.h.c., ACM Fellow) was appointed professor at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg in 1977 and at the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in 1981.He was head of the research groups CADIS and SYSLAB. In 1984 he initiated the setting up of SISU and was its managing director 1985 – 92. Bubenko retired in 2000 and has since then been scientific advisor to several organisations including KK-stiftelsen in Sweden, the Latvian Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre Ltd. (HEQEC), and the CAiSE conference series.
James W. Cortada is a member of the IBM Institute for Business Value where he leads teams of researchers who focus primarily on economic development and public sector managerial issues. Dr. Cortada is the author or editor of over three dozen books on the history and management of information technology. He most recently published a 3 volume history of how ICT was used by 36 American industries over the past half century, The Digital Hand, with Oxford University Press.
Isabelle Dussauge, b. 1978, is an associate researcher at the Dept. of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change, at the University of Linköping, Sweden. She conducts research on the history of contemporary medical imaging and on the neurosciences of sexuality. She has been involved in the documentation project “From Computing Machines to IT” and researches the history of computing in Swedish health care.
Christian Gram received his MSc in Mathematics from Copenhagen University 1956. 1957-62 he was ass. professor at DTU. 1960-73 he worked at Regnecentralen, Copenhagen, with numerical analysis, programming, education, and wrote books and manuals. 1973-2000 he was full prof. in Datalogy at DTU, teaching programming methods and HCI. Member of the board of Dansk Datahistorisk Forening.
Johan Gribbe, b. 1979, is a doctoral student at the Division of History of Science and Technology at KTH in Stockholm, and holds a Master of Science in Engineering from this university. Currently, he is writing a dissertation about the development of the computerized command and control system STRIL-60 and the relationship between military technology and Swedish security policy in the Cold War. He is co-editor of the book Science for Welfare and Warfare: Technology and State Initiative in Cold War Sweden (2010).
Mats Gustafsson is one of the leading experts in Sweden concerning methods and modeling techniques for business and systems development. He has also done most of the specification work concerning he RAMATIC case shell.
Darek M. Haftor (prev. D.M. Eriksson) is presently an Associate Professor at the Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden. He has held academic positions at several universities in Sweden and also worked for more than a decade with consultancy and as a manager in the industry. He has two research interests: the characteristics of information-based organizations, and the normative conditions inherent in the design, development and change of human affairs.
Norodd Hagenson is a principal scientist at FFI (Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment) where he has worked since 1978. He has worked with discrete event simulation, programming and operations analysis, mainly with air force problems.
Lars Heide is the author of three books and a large number of international articles on history of technology, including Punched-Card Systems and the Early Information Explosion, 1880-1945, (Johns Hopkins, 2009). Dr. Heide has a PhD in History of Technology and a Dr.merc. in Business History. He has been an associate professor at Copenhagen Business School since 2000.
Jan Hellstrøm has been President and CEO of VPS (the Norwegian Central Securities Depository) since 1992. He participated in the introduction of VPS since
1984. Prior to joining VPS, he held various commercial and technical positions within the banking and data processing industry, in the Company IDA, Integrert Databehandling AS since 1967. VPS merged with The Oslo Stock Exchange in 2007 and Mr. Hellstrøm had the position of Deputy Group CEO in the new Exchange and CSD Group, until retiring in 2009. Mr. Hellstrøm was secretary of European CSD Association (ECSDA) from 2002 until 2007. He was a member of the board in AS EDB from 1992 – 1995.
Stig C. Holmberg is a Professor Emeritus at Mid Sweden University, Sweden. He served as Head of the ISD educational program during the eighties and first part of the nineties. His main research interests include modeling and design methods and applications of fuzzy, anticipatory, and spatial information systems.
Timo Honkela is the head of the Computational Cognitive Systems research group, Adaptive Informatics Research Center, Department of Information and Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in 1998 at Helsinki University of Technology, based on his original work the WEBSOM method. His research interests include application and development of adaptive and intelligent computing methodologies for human and social sciences, including research on computational pragmatics, socio-cognitive modeling and computational modeling for multiprofessional and multilingual contexts.
Emeritus professor Peter Hughes has worked with computer systems performance evaluation and simulation modelling for some 40 years. He has alternated his time between the computing and telecommunications industry in the United Kingdom, and research and teaching at SINTEF and NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.
Bjørn Barth Jacobsen is presently completing his Master Degree in Sociology at Bodø University College, Norway researching the subject of confidence to the audit profession. He is Electrical Engineer from NTH 1969 and Cand. Phil. History from NTNU 1998 and has authored several books.
Peter Johansen is professor emeritus at the department of computer science at University of Copenhagen. His research interests are computational vision, in particular the impact on computational vision by other disciplines like biological vision, human visual perception, mathematical statistics, dynamical systems, and algebra. He has written papers on scale-space analysis of images, image warping, and data compression.
Lars-Åke Johansson is currently CEO of Alkit Communications and he has been the leader for the development of the RAMATIC case shell. He has been the initiating person behind many national and international projects in which model driven generic components has been developed in areas like health care and engineering.
Anker Helms Jørgensen has been doing research in Human-Computer Interaction, addressing a number of themes, since 1975. His current interest is history of computers and especially history of user interfaces. His is currently affiliated with the IT University of Copenhagen. He was previously affiliated with University of Copenhagen, Datacentralen and Bispebjerg Hospital where he developed an online medical system in the late 1970s.
Arne Kaijser, b. 1950, is professor of History of Technology at KTH in Stockholm.
His main research interest is comparative studies of the historical development of large technical systems. His latest book in English is (co-edited with Erik van der Vleuten), Networking Europe: Transnational Infrastructures and the Shaping of Europe, 1850–2000 (2006). He is currently project leader of the project “Precursors of the IT nation.” Karin Kajbjer is presently a PhD student at Linköping University interested in health care management and eHealth policy. She has been trained as a registered nurse and has a bachelor and masters in computer science. During the early 1990ies described in this paper she was a project manager at the Celsius company with responsibility for PAS systems.
Tobias Karlsson, b. 1975, received his PhD in Economic History from Lund University in 2008 with the dissertation “Downsizing: Personnel Reductions at the Swedish Tobacco Monopoly, 1915−1939”. He is presently a researcher and teacher at the Department of Economic History at Lund University and is participating in a project on the feminization of the workforce in the Swedish banking sector.
Gunnar Klein is presently a primary care physician in Vällingby, Stockholm but also affiliated as a researcher of Clinical Informatics at Karolinska Insitutet, the medical university of Stockholm where he has been working since 1975. During the 1980ies and 1990ies he was working with prescriber support systems and introduced one of the record systems in Sweden in 1988, Medicus coming from Iceland.
Kari Kotiranta (aged 63) is a qualified psychologist, but all his life he has worked in various teaching professions. At present he works for Sastamala Community College as the co-ordinator of open university studies. His computer hobby has played a key role in his life. Kari Kotiranta owns one of the finest private microcomputer collections in Finland. His computers can be seen at the Tiedetila - ScienceFarm.
Harold (Bud) Lawson has been active in the fields of computing (since 1958) and systems engineering (since 1974) in both industrial and academic environments. He contributed to several pioneering efforts in hardware and software technologies including being the inventor of the pointer variable concept for programming languages. He has been the architect of a variety of successful computer-based systems in high voltage power dispatching, automatic train control and automotive components.
Ulrica Löfstedt is presently an Assistant Professor in Informatics at Mid Sweden University, Sweden. Her main research interests include technical communication and user involvement in design and development of e-government services and different aspects of e-participation.
Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck has been active in the field of computing since 1972 with broad experience in industrial environments. He is experienced in many facets of computing and computer-based systems, including systems and software engineering, real-time, programming languages and compilers, operating systems as well as various real-time application domains.
Yngvar Lundh graduated from NTH, Trondheim 1956. He worked with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment as research engineer for 28 years, then with Telenor as engineer in chief 12 years, then as independent consultant until retirement 2002. He headed development of techniques in computers, communications and automatic systems. From 1980 he was adjunct professor in computer science with the University of Oslo.
Per Lundin, b. 1971, is a researcher at the Div. of History of Science and Technology at KTH in Stockholm. He is specialized in the history of computing, history of transportation, science and technology studies as well as consumption studies. During 2007—08 he led the documentation project “From Computing Machines to IT.” Among his recent publications is the co-edited book Science for Welfare and Warfare: Technology and State Initiative in Cold War Sweden (2010).
Eric Malmi is a research assistant at the Computational Cognitive Systems research group, Adaptive Informatics Research Center, Department of Information and Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science and Technology. His research interests include data analysis and social simulation. Currently he is on leave as a researcher at CERN, Switzerland.