Perspectives of Systems Informatics
This volume contains the ?nal proceedings of the 7th International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference on Perspectives of System Informatics Akad- gorodok (Novosibirsk, Russia), June 15–19, 2009. PSI is a forum for academic and industrial researchers, developers and users working on topics relating to computer, software and information sciences. The conference serves to bridge the gaps between di?erent communities whose - searchareasarecoveredbybutnotlimitedtofoundationsofprogramandsystem development and analysis, programming methodology and softwareengineering, and information technologies. PSI 2009 was dedicated to the memory of a prominent scientist, academician Andrei Ershov (1931–1988),and to a signi?cant date in the history of computer science in the country, namely, the 50th anniversary of the Programming - partment founded by Andrei Ershov. Initially, the department was a part of the Institute of Mathematics and later, in 1964, it joined the newly established Computing Center of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Andrei Ershov, who was responsible for forming the department, gathered a team of young graduates from leading Soviet universities. The ?rst signi?cant project of the department was aimed at the development of ALPHA system, an optimizing compiler for an extension of Algol 60 implemented on a Soviet c- puterM-20. Later,theresearchersofthedepartmentcreatedtheAlgibr,Epsilon, Sigma, and Alpha-6 programming systems for the BESM-6 computers. The list of their achievements also includes the ?rst Soviet time-sharing system AIST-0, the multi-language system BETA, research projects in arti?cial intelligence and parallel programming, integrated tools for text processing and publishing, and many others.