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Historical background of scientific activities at Faculty of Information Technologies of Latvia University of Agriculture  [2013]

Gailums, A., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia);

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The aim of this article is to give an overview of development of scientific activities related to information technologies at Latvia University of Agriculture from the 1960s to nowadays. Faculty of Information Technologies was founded in 2001, but scientific activities related to information technologies began in the middle of 1960s. In 1967 the Department of the Economic Mathematical Methods and Computer Technique was established. Researches on usage of the mathematical methods developed at the new established department. The most important tasks were related to optimization of the agricultural production and cattle feeding at the collective farms. Information technologies were based on the mainframe computers. In 1972 the department stated above was renamed to Department of Economic Cybernetics, and later it was renamed to Department of Informatics. At this time several dissertations were presented. In the 1980s scientific activities were related to using personal computers. In 1992 Institute of Informatics was founded. New scientific directions were simulation modeling methods, tools and expert systems. The Faculty of Information Technologies was founded on the basis of Institute of Informatics and new scientific fields were developed.

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proceedings of the international scientific conference

ISSN : 2255-8586