I Republican conference on "Scientific-practical problems of Software engineering” took place at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS on 17 May 2017.
Representatives of the Ministry of Education, heads of institutes and organizations of ANAS, leading scientists and specialists of the country in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and representatives of the media attended the conference, which was held with the modern organizational support of the Presidium of ANAS, the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Institute of Information Technology.
In his opening speech, President of ANAS, Acad. Akif Alizade pointed out that the date of the conference coincided with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The scientist congratulated all those who took a direct part in the creation of the information society in the country.
Director of the Institute of Control Systems of ANAS, Acad. Telman Aliev made a presentation on "The emergence and development of programming in Azerbaijan." The academician noted that the cybernetics and programming in Azerbaijan had been forming in the 1960s. He said that Azerbaijan also has a certain tradition of programming technologies. In 1969, during the period when the national leader Heydar Aliyev came to power, Azerbaijan lacked science-intensive branches of the economy. Having properly assessed the strategic importance of telecommunications, radio electronics, computer technology, the nationwide leader began to pay special attention to the development of this field. As a result, the preparation of prominent scientists and specialists in the field of programming, automation, applied mathematics, cybernetics, etc. began in our republic.
Head of the Computer Software Support Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), former ICS researcher, Bakhtiyar Sirajov, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, delivered a presentation on "World experience and trends in software engineering". He gave detailed information on the activities and goals of IAEA, on the information systems created by the organization, the trainings it holds and other strategies.
B. Sirajev said that more than 160 countries are members of the IAEA and that this organization is engaged in the introduction of nuclear energy technologies in various fields and prevention of illegal ways of spreading these technologies. He also told the participants about the companies with whom his organization cooperates in the field of software, including 10 main strategic technological trends.