Remarks on the Design of First Digital Computers in Japan - Contributions of Yasuo Komamiya

Radomir S. Stanković, Tsutomu Sasao, Jaakko T. Astola, Akihiko Yamada

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This paper presents some less known details about the work of Yasuo Komamiya in development of the first relay computers using the theory of computing networks that is based on the former work of Oohashi Kan-ichi and Mochiori Goto at the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL) of Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. The work at ETL in the same direction was performed under guidance of Mochinori Goto.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2019 - 17th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRoberto Moreno-Díaz, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia, Franz Pichler
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030450922
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory - , Spain
Duration: 17 Feb 201922 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory


  • Arithmetic circuits
  • Digital computers
  • History
  • Parametron computers
  • Relay-based computers
  • Transistorised computers

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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