HISTELCON is an IEEE Region 8 conference covering topics in the areas of Technology History in the fields of interest of IEEE.
The first HISTELCON was in Paris, France (2008) with the theme “History of Telecommunications”. It was organised by the IEEE France Section and SEE (Société de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication ). Subsequent HISTELCONs were in Madrid, Spain (2010), Pavia, Italy (2012), Tel-Aviv, Israel (2015), and Kobe, Japan (2017).
The primary theme is ‘historic computers’ with an aim to include papers on those inventions and developments which have not already been the subject of extensive historical publications, and to include the contribution special purpose processors have made to the development and use of advanced digital signal processing methods in many applications areas. Sessions to cover other aspects of technology history in the electrical, electronic and related fields will also be provided for.