DSFD event: Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the SIMULA 67 Programming Language

SIMULA 67, the first Object-Oriented Programming Language, was invented in Oslo in 1967. 50 years ago!

SIMULA 67 introduced Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) as we know it today, including the important concepts of objects, classes, inheritance, and much more. As such, the birth of SIMULA 67 was also the birth of OOP.

Dansk Selskab for Datalogi, Ingeniørforeningen, IDA, and  Dansk Datahistorisk Forening invites you to celebrate the event with a series of talks and a poster exhibition about the language and its influence in the past as well as today.

Time: Monday 11 December 16:30

Place: Lille UP1, Universitetsparken 1, 2100 København Ø


The following speakers are confirmed so far:

Professor Boris Magnusson, University of Lund, an early implementor of Simula.
Associate professor Mads Rosendahl, Roskilde University. SIMULA was taught at Roskilde University for about 20 years.

Ole Lehrmann Madsen, professor, Aarhus University, CEO, The Alexandra Institute, co-inventor of the Beta Language. which followed up on Simula 67.


Professor Eric Jul, University of Oslo, co-inventor of the Emerald OOP Language; taught Simula 67 at DIKU in the 1970'ies.

Dansk Selskab for Datalogi, Ingeniørforeningen, IDA, and Dansk Datahistorisk Forening host a reception after the talks.

Participation is free but we ask you to please register with your membership organization to support our planning. Members of Dansk Selskab for Datalogi and recipients of this mail can register via doodle