The conference is held to honour the 75th anniversary of academician Andrei Ershov (1931−1988) and his outstanding contributions towards advancing informatics. The first five conferences were held in 1991, 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2003, respectively, and proved to be significant international events.
"Andrei Ershov was essentially the first Soviet world acknowledged IT-specialist; moreover I believe he was the first Soviet real IT-professional, the scientist who founded and formed some important areas of the IT domain," - says David Levin, CEO of LEDAS Ltd. "The leaders of LEDAS had a lucky opportunity to work closely with Andrei Ershov, he influenced them by his outstanding scientific and technological ideas as well as by a human factor."
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and in-depth discussion of advanced research directions in computer science. For a developing science, it is important to work out consolidating ideas, concepts and models. Movement in this direction is another aim of the conference. Improvement of the contacts and exchange of ideas between researchers from the East and West are further goals.