By Norman T. J. Bailey, J. L. Duppenthaler (auth.), B. Barber, F. Grémy, K. Überla, G. Wagner (eds.)
The HIB seventy nine Congress is the second geared up by way of the eu Federation for l-iedical Informatics (EFMI). The host society is the "Deutsche Gesellschaft fur l-ledizinische Dokurnentation, Informatik und Statistik (GMDS) who're protecting their twenty fourth annual assembly at present. this system of MIB seventy nine covers each point of the applying of knowledge technological know-how to drugs and public overall healthiness, and as such respresents the cutting-edge. scientific Informatics (M. I. ) is now at a turning element. thus far, regardless of the efforts made by means of experts in lots of nations, the stability sheet of M. I. is still quite bad. one of many purposes for this case is the truth that the desktops of the day prior to this have been the prerogative of an elite of clients. They have been dear, tough to exploit, remot. e from the clients, and generally within the fingers of a sacerdotal caste of knowledge processing speciali sts • sooner or later, information processing amenities should be reasonable, effortless to address, and instantly obtainable. facts processing can have an opportunity of turning into actually democratic due to vital and complementary developments in computing device expertise: 1. a community as a result of desktop communique partnership; 2. miniaturization as a result of the dramatic growth of micro-processor and machine know-how. IV the mix of those major achievements for which a few neologisms were invented - "compunication" \ within the united states and "telEnnatique" in France - will bring about a totally new means of processing info that may be known as "distributed informatics.