MEDICHI workshop

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The MEDICHI workshop is an international conference lasting several days that takes place every two years in Klagenfurt at the Alpen-Adria-Universität . The conference deals with the history of computer science and was launched in 2005 on the initiative of the computer science professor László Böszörményi from Klagenfurt . The abbreviation MEDICHI stands for "Methodic and Didactic Challenges of the History of Informatics". The aim of the conference is to make the history of computer science an established and recognized subject within the research and teaching of computer science. The invited computer scientists and historians deal with the methods and didactics of computer science history in their work. During the conference, the Wolfgang von Kempelen Prize for the History of Computer Science will be awarded in the categories of science and art.

The conference language is usually English, lectures and papers must also be submitted in English. A program committee with 21 members decides on the selection of contributions. In 2007 the program committee included Niklaus Wirth , Wilfried Brauer , Joseph Weizenbaum , Raúl Rojas and the historian Michael S. Mahoney (Princeton).

The conference is supported by the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the Austrian Society for the History of Computer Science (ÖGIG).

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