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Roger Clarke's 'History of I.S. in Australia' App. 1B

A Retrospective on the Information Systems Discipline in Australia
Appendix 1B: Early Publications on IS in Australia

Roger Clarke **

Version of 9 November 2007

This file contains Appendix 1B to the paper 'A Retrospective on the Information Systems Discipline in Australia'

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This Appendix lists such early references as have been found to articles on topics in what became the IS discipline. The documents are presented in chronological order of publication-date.

?Proc. 1st Austral. Comp. Conf., Uni. of Sydney, 1951

?Proc. Conf. on Comp. and Data Proc., Weapons Research Establishment, Adelaide, 1957

Ovenstone J.A. (1957) 'Business and Accountancy Data Processing' Proc. Conf. on Comp. and Data Proc., vol. III, Weapons Research Establishment, Adelaide, 1957

Proc. 2nd Austral. Comp. Conf., Uni. of Sydney, 1960, National Committee on Computation and Automatic Control (ANCCAC), incl. a stream of 43 papers on 'Commercial Applications'

Proc. 3rd Austral. Comp. Conf., May 1963, Australian Trade Publications, incl. a stream of 20 papers on 'Commercial Data Processing', incl.

Bennet J.M. (1963) 'E.D.P. - The Universities' Role' Proc. Australian Computer Conference, 1963, Group A - Commercial Data Processing, A.16, pp. 1-16

White J.D. & Palfreyman E.H. (1963) 'Electronic Data Processing in the Commonwealth Public Service Staff Training' Proc. Australian Computer Conference, 1963, Group A - Commercial Data Processing, A.10, pp. 1-12

Fenna D. (1966) 'A System Design in the Australian Post Office' Proc. 3rd Australian Computer Conference, May 1966, Australian Trade Publications, 1966, pp. 135- 138

The Australian Computer Society, formed in 1966, established the Australian Computer Journal in 1967. (It was re-named in 2001 the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology)

Jones P.D. (1967) 'Computer Science Education In Australian Universities' Austral. Comp. J. 1, 1 (March 1967) 37-43

McGeorge J.A. (1968) 'CARBINE - a Computer Automated Real-time Betting Information Network' Austral. Comp. J. 1, 3 (September 1968) 143-148

Fiedler M.R.G. (1969). Education For Commercial ADP Staff - I Skills Required And Existing Facilities' Austral. Comp. J. 1, 5 (1969) 277-284

?Proc. 4th Austral. Comp. Conf., 1969, Australian Computer Society

Fiedler M.R.G. (1970) 'Education For Commercial ADP Staff In Australia II The Solution In - House Training' Austral. Comp. J. 2, 1 (March 1970) 32-38

Campbell D.V.A. (1970) 'A modulus 11 check digit system for a given system of codes' Comput. Bull. 14 (1970) 12-1

Webster L.A. (1970) 'The Development of an Information System for a Manufacturing Company I : The Feasibility Study' Austral. Comp. J. 2, 2 (June 1970) 61-65

Montgomery A.Y. (1970) 'Some Aspects of Data Processing Management in Australia' Austral. Comp. J. 2, 2 (June 1970) 71-78

Webster L.A. (1971) 'The Development of an Information System for a Manufacturing Company II : An Order Entry System for a Steel Plant' Austral. Comp. J. 3, 1 (March 1971) 3-11

Aiken J.D. (1971) 'An Introduction to Management Information Systems' Austral. Comp. J. 3, 3 (September 1971) 98-105

Taylor A.A. (1972) 'Professionalism and Apathy' Austral. Comp. J. 4, 3 (September 1972) 104-111

Saw B.M. (1973) 'A Discussion of the Business Data Processing Cost/Benefit Relationship' Austral. Comp. J. 5, 1 (March 1973) 35-38

Hill R.J. (1973) 'Staged Introduction of Manufacturing Information Systems' Austral. Comp. J. 5, 3 (September 1973) 96-104

Coombes R.L. (1976) 'Comprehensive EDP Security Guidelines' Austral. Comp. J. 8, 1 (March 1976) 25-37

Brookes C. (1976) 'The Future of EDP Technology and Impact on Organisations' Austral. Comp. J. 8, 2 (June 1976) 43-46

Clarke R. (1976) 'Top-Down Structured Programming in COBOL' Proc. 10th? Austral. Comp. Conf., Perth, September 1976

Karoly G. (1977) 'Real-Time Systems at the Victorian TAB - An Historical Review' Austral. Comp. J. 9, 1 (March 1977) 11-16

Grouse P.J. (1978) ''Flowblocks': a technique for structured programming' ACM SIGPLAN Notices 13, 2 (February 1978) 46 - 56

Brookes C.H.P., Grouse P.J., Jeffery D.R. & Lawrence M.J. (1982) 'Information Systems Design' Sydney, Prentice Hall, 1982


Author Affiliations

Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor in the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University.



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