This report is based on a conference on the applications of microcomputers in development sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with a host country.
Introduction Section 1: The Technologies 1. Advanced Computer Concepts 2. The Impact of Memory Technology Advances on Microcomputers 3. Artificial Intelligence: An Overview 4. Prolog for Artificial Intelligence Projects: The Portuguese Experience 5. Computer-Aided Design: A Primer 6. Applied Expert Systems 7. Computer Vision 8. A Multiple Microprocessor Architecture for Real-Time Visual Inspection Section 2: Resource Assessment 9. An Integrated Microcomputer Processing System for Census and Survey Data 10. The Microcomputer in the Brazilian Health Information System 11. Population Program Applications of Expert Systems 12. A Growing-with-the-User Expert System for Clinical Use 13. Disease Control in the Community: Toward Microcomputer-Supported Decision Models for Health Centers 14. SIGUS: A Microcomputer-Based Management System for Primary Health Care Centers 15. Computer Technology and Biomedical Instrumentation 16. A Distributed Processing Architecture for Real-Time Biological Data Analysis 17. Natural Resource Analysis, Assessment, and Management 18. Geographic Information Systems 19. Super Microcomputer Networks for a National Geographic Information System 20. Microcomputers in Agricultural Development Section 3: Resource Utilization 21. Expert Systems for Design and Manufacture 22. Microcomputers for Industrial Automation in Small- and Medium-Sized Industries in Brazil 23. A Microprocessor-Based Sequence Controller 24. The Field Limitations of Diagnostics in Processor-Controlled Industrial Systems, 25. Computer-Aided Power System Design 26. Applications of Microcomputers in Water Resources Engineering 27. Intelligent Programs for Public Investments in Community Water Supply and Sanitation Systems 28. Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Civil Engineering 29. An Expert System for Time-Series Statistical Analysis Section 4: Communication 30. Intelligent Interface 31. English to Thai Machine Translation 32. The Need for Standards in Computer Graphics 33. Network-Based Information Systems: A Role for Intelligent Workstations 34. Application-Driven Networks 35. The Use of Microcomputers to Improve Telephone Service 36. Loop Signaling for PCM Equipment 37. Design and Manufacture of Modern Telecommunication Equipment in Portugal 38. The Use of Expert Systems in Educational Software 39. Contributors