Soviet Cybernetics Review, Volume 4, No. 2

by Wade B. Holland


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Discussion of an ambitious Soviet project to totally automate airport operations highlights this issue. Automated control systems for flight scheduling, passenger services, aircraft maintenance, and other operations will be introduced in the country's 20 largest airports by 1975, the Russians claim, beginning with Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. An [SCR] feature surveys Soviet use of computers in medicine, noting achievements in computer diagnosis of cardiac diseases, computer use in brain and cancer research, and in treatment of paralytics in Soviet health resorts. Other articles consider the proposed role of the Central Statistical Administration in implementing the State Network of Computer Centers; the organization of national control systems; use of the computer in musical composition; and Soviet work in linear programming.

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