Michel Sintzoff

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Michel Sintzoff
Sintzoff at a symposium at the CWI, Amsterdam, 1991
Born(1938-08-12)12 August 1938
Died28 November 2010(2010-11-28) (aged 72)
EducationUniversité catholique de Louvain (M.Sc., 1962)
Known forALGOL 68
Science of Computer Programming
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, computer science
InstitutionsManufacture Belge de Lampes et matériel Electrique Research Laboratory
Université catholique de Louvain

Michel Sintzoff (12 August 1938 – 28 November 2010)[1] was a Belgian mathematician and computer scientist.[2]

He was one of the editors of the Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 68.

He was a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IFIP Working Group 2.1 on Algorithmic Languages and Calculi,[3] which specified, maintains, and supports the programming languages ALGOL 60 and ALGOL 68.[4]

He was also a member of IFIP Working Group 2.3 on Programming Methodology, of which he was chairperson from 2003 to 2006.[5]

In 1981, he founded the journal Science of Computer Programming. Until 1999, he was editor-in-chief.[2]


  1. ^ "Michel Sintzoff: 72 Years". Inmemoriam.
  2. ^ a b van Lamsweerde, Axel (2011). "The Humble Humorous Researcher: A Tribute to Michel Sintzoff" (PDF). Formal Aspects of Computing. 23 (3): 239–242.
  3. ^ Jeuring, Johan; Meertens, Lambert; Guttmann, Walter (2016-08-17). "Profile of IFIP Working Group 2.1". Foswiki. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  4. ^ Swierstra, Doaitse; Gibbons, Jeremy; Meertens, Lambert (2011-03-02). "ScopeEtc: IFIP21: Foswiki". Foswiki. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  5. ^ Sintzoff, Michel. "Michel Sintzoff". Engineering Computer Science. Catholic University of Louvain. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18.