The International Meeting 2017 of collectors and researchers of slide rules and other historic computing instruments or IM2017 for short is now history. It was held on 22.-24.09.2017 at the Arithmeum, the museum of computing instruments at Bonn University, Germany.

The theme of IM2017 was Calculating in Everyday Life.

Hans Kordetzky wrote a brief report, available in German and English.

The original web pages for IM2017 with the programme and all the other conference arrangements are still available. The internet domain will disappear in the summer of 2018.

  The proceedings of the IM2017 conference are available at book stores as well as booksellers on the internet, also internationally, as well as directly at the publisher.
--- --- Proceedings IM2017
Entering the book's ISBN 978-3-7448-1056-2 in an internet search engine will quickly provide a suitable source. A number of copies are also available from Karl Kleine, the conference organizer, as well as copies of a CDROM with all the papers. Email:
in England
  IM2018 will be held September 21-22, 2018 at the Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Register early!


about IM
  The International Meeting is a yearly event for collectors and researchers of slide rules and other mathematical instruments. The 2017 meeting was the 23rd in this series. The IM is traditionally organized by volunteers of three informal associations, RST from Germany, KRING from the Netherlands, and UKSRC from the United Kingdom, on a rotational basis. The style of our meetings is informal and non-profit, in the best tradition of both amateurs in the classical sense and serious researchers. In recent years the Oughtred Society organized two meetings in the US, and in 2016 the IM took place in Italy. More about the IM series of conferences is available on the IM history web page.
contact and impressum   conference chair:  Prof. Karl Kleine

The 2017 International Meeting was organized by Prof. Karl Kleine, Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, on behalf of the German RST group of slide rule collectors.