Joint Computer Conference

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The Joint Computer Conferences were a series of computer conferences in the USA held under various names between 1951 and 1987.[1] The conferences were the venue for presentations and papers representing "cumulative work in the [computer] field."[2]

Originally a semi-annual pair, the Western Joint Computer Conference (WJCC) was held annually in the western United States, and a counterpart, the Eastern Joint Computer Conference (EJCC), was held annually in the eastern US. Both conferences were sponsored by an organization known as the National Joint Computer Committee, composed of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) Committee on Computing Devices, and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Electronic Computers[3]:p.47.

In 1962 the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) took over sponsorship and renamed them Fall Joint Computer Conference and Spring Joint Computer Conference.

In 1973 AFIPS merged the two conferences into a single annual National Computer Conference (NCC) which ran until discontinued in 1987.

The 1967 FJCC in Anaheim, California attracted 15,000 attendees.[2] In 1968 in San Francisco, California Douglas Engelbart presented "The Mother of All Demos" presenting such then-new technologies as the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, and hypertext.

Conference dates[4][edit]

Eastern Joint Computer Conference[edit]

Year Location Dates Comments
1951 Philadelphia, PA December 10-12
1952 New York, NY December 10-12
1953 Washington, DC December 8-10
1954 Philadelphia, PA December 10-12
1955 Boston, MA November 7-9
1956 New York, NY December 10-12
1957 Washington, DC December 9-13
1958 Philadelphia, PA December 3-5
1959 Boston, MA December 1-3
1960 New York, NY December 13-15
1961 Washington, DC December 12-14

Western Joint Computer Conference[edit]

Year Location Dates Comments
1953 Los Angeles, CA February 1-6
1954 Los Angeles, CA February 11-12
1955 Los Angeles, CA March 1-3
1956 San Francisco, CA February 7-9
1957 Los Angeles, CA February 26-28
1958 Los Angeles, CA May 6-8
1959 San Francisco, CA March 3-5
1960 San Francisco, CA May 3-5
1961 Los Angeles, CA May 9-11

Spring Joint Computer Conference[edit]

Year Location Dates Comments
1962 San Francisco. CA May 1-3 Exception to East Coast siting, FJCC was on East Coast.
Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS)
1963 Detroit, MI May 21-23
1964 Washington, DC April 21-23
1965
1966 Boston, MA April 26-28
1967 Atlantic City, NJ April 18-20
1968 Atlantic City, NJ April 30-May 2
1969 Boston, MA May 14-16
1970 Atlantic City, NJ May 5-7
1971 Atlantic City, NJ May 18-20
1972 Atlantic City, NJ May 16-18

Fall Joint Computer Conference[edit]

Year Location Dates Comments
1962 Philadelphia, PA December 4–6 Exception to West Coast siting, SJCC was on West Coast.
1963 Las Vegas, NV November 12–14
1964 San Francisco, CA October 27–29 General Motors DAC-1 CAD system
1965 Las Vegas, NV November 30-December 1 Multics Operating System
1966 San Francisco, CA November 7–10
1967 Anaheim, CA November 14–16
1968 San Francisco, CA December 9–11 XPL, "The Mother of All Demos"
1969 Las Vegas, NV November 18–20
1970 Houston, TX November 17–19
1971 Las Vegas, NV November 16–18
1972 Anaheim, CA December 5–17

National Computer Conference[edit]

Year Location Dates Comments
1973 New York, NY June 4-8
1974 Chicago, IL May 6-10
1975 Anaheim, CA May 19-22
1976 New York, NY June 7-10
1977 Dallas, TX June 13-16
1978 Anaheim, CA June 5-8
1979 New York, NY June 4-7
1980 Anaheim, CA May 19-22
1981 Chicago, IL May 4-7 Xerox Star
1982 Houston, TX June 7-10
1983 Anaheim, CA May 16-19
1984 Las Vegas, NV July 9-12
1985 Chicago, IL July 15-18
1986 Dallas, TX November 2-6
1987 Chicago, IL June 15-18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Years Ago, Nov.24, 1971". Computerworld. November 15, 1976. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Fall Joint Computer Conference Expected to Draw Record Crowds". Computerworld. Dec 11, 1968. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kent, Allen; Lancour, Harold (1969). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 2 - Association. CRC Press. 
  4. ^ "AFIPS Conference Dates". Retrieved Feb 2, 2013. 

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