YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Great progress has been made since the first "Computer Science and Information Technologies" international conference was held in 1997–said Professor E. van der Meulen at the end of the 2nd international conference held in Yerevan. Most of the participants in the conference–who arrived in Yerevan from Belgium–Hungary–Germany–Italy–US–Russia–Ukraine France and Finland–shared the Belgian professor’s opinion.
During the five-day conference organized by the National Academy of Sciences–reports on a wide range of issues related to both theoretical and applied information technologies were given.
Corresponding Member of the Ukranian Academy of Sciences Alexander Letichevsky said–"we have to do a lot to become integrated into the global infrastructure of information technologies," and from this aspect such conferences are very useful so that the West could have a clearer idea of the research in need of financial backing.
Member of the Cybernetics Board of the Russian Government Valentin Koshelev said–"the main task of such conferences is to preserve the research potential–which provides [Armenia] with a chance to rank among developed countries."
One of the main results of the conference are the planned joint researches and international cooperation. Vice-President of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences–Director of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems–Yuri Shoukourian pointed out that the participants in the conference showed interest in the designs of Armenian specialists–in particular–in computer telephony–theory of algorythms–mathematical logic–etc. According to him–researches jointly conducted by Russian–Ukrainian and French scientists are promising.
Professor Anatoly Slysenko of the XII Paris University and Professor Iren Gesarian of XI Paris University made a proposal on joint work with the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems in the safety and reliability of computer systems.
Pointing out that the conference has acquired a permanent character–Yuri Shoukourian expressed confidence that he will meet with all the participants in the second conference–during the third similar conference to be held in 2000.