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A data-directed approach to program construction / D.D. Cowan and C.J.P. Lucena.

A copy of an article titled, "A data-directed approach to program construction," by Donald Cowan and C.J.P. Lucena (Departamento de Informática, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). This cover page of the article notes that the research was supported by Canadian National Research Grant A2655. The article appears to be published by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo.

Cowan, Donald D.

A discussion of the concept of modules in programming systems / Donald D. Cowan, C.J. Lucena, and A. von Staa.

Two typed copies of a manuscript titled, "A discussion of the concept of modules in programming systems" by Donald Cowan as well as C.J. Lucena and A. von Staa, Departamento de Informática, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both copies (original and photocopy) of the manuscript are twelve pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

A network operating system for interconnected LANs with heterogeneous data-link layers / D.D. Cowan, T.M. Stepien, and R.G. Veitch.

A copy of an article titled, "A network operating system for interconnected LANs with heterogeneous data-link layers" by Donald Cowan, T.M. Stepien, and R.G. Veitch. The article was reprinted by the Computer Society Press Reprint from the Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Local Computer Networks, October 10-12, 1988, pages 99-105.

Cowan, Donald D.

A partial census of trivalent generalized Moore graphs / V.G. Cerf, D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and R.G. Stanton.

A typed manuscript titled, "A partial census of trivalent generalized Moore graphs" by V.G. Cerf, Donald Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and R.G. Stanton. The manuscript is one hundred and four pages. Also includes a photocopy of the same article, possibly from the source of publication. This photocopy is twenty-seven pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce / D.D. Cowan and J.W. Graham.

Two copies of a manuscript titled, "A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce" by Donald Cowan and James Wesley Graham in August 1983. Both copies are sixty-eight pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce / D.D. Cowan and J.W. Graham : correspondence.

Correspondence sent and received by Donald Cowan regarding the manuscript, "A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce." The report was written by Donald Cowan and James Wesley Graham. Also includes notes, published articles, one draft copy of the report that was returned to Donald Cowan from a reviewer, and related items.

Cowan, Donald D.

A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce / D.D. Cowan and J.W. Graham : correspondence and notes.

Correspondence received by Donald Cowan regarding the manuscript, "A study of the package software industry in Canada: a report submitted to the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce." The report was written by Donald Cowan and James Wesley Graham. Also includes notes and published articles.

Cowan, Donald D.

Annual Computing Centre meeting.

Slides featuring text, diagrams and illustrations that were used during a presentation on new equipment and techniques at the Annual Computing Centre meeting in 1969.

Cowan, Donald D.

Audio-visual materials.

Audio-visual materials created and accumulated by Donald Cowan, possibly for research and teaching purposes and presentations. Includes slides, negatives, transparencies, photographs, and audio-cassettes that are primarily related to various aspects of computer science at the University of Waterloo.

Cowan, Donald D.

Automorphisms.

Research materials created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to automorphisms. Includes computer printouts, diagrams of graphs, and notes. Also includes an undated letter to Donald Cowan from Ralph Stanton, Professor, University of Manitoba, regarding a note from Derrick Lehmer with a mathematical equation. The items in this file likely pertain to a paper by Donald Cowan titled, "The growth of network cost as a function of network size."

Cowan, Donald D.

Batch compilers for student programs on the PDP-11 / D.D. Cowan, P.H. Dirksen, J.W. Graham, J.W. Welch, and T. Wilkinson.

Three copies of an article titled, "Batch compilers for student programs on the PDP-11," by Donald Cowan, P.H. Dirksen, J.W. Graham, J.W. Welch, and T. Wilkinson. This article was published in the Proceedings of the Digital Equipment Computer Users Society, May 1976, pages 919-921.

Cowan, Donald D.

Biographical : curriculum vitae.

Material related to Donald Cowan's professional activities that may have been gathered to prepare a curriculum vitae. Includes documents related to a sabbatical leave request, a letter of appointment to the rank of professor, an outline of current research interests, and correspondence related to publications, committee work and job prospects. Also includes a copy of Donald Cowan's curriculum vitae.

Cowan, Donald D.

Canadian International Development Agency proposed twinning agreement.

Material related to a proposal with the Canadian International Development Agency to support a twinning agreement between the Computer Science Department of the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Computer Science Departments of the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto. Includes correspondence, draft copies of the proposal with notes and corrections, notes, two copies of a report titled, "The application of computer technology for development: report of the Secretary-General" published by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on May 20, 1970, and related items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET).

Material related to the development of the Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET). Includes position papers, correspondence, a proposed list of personnel available for CANUNET, a list of experts at organizations that have expressed interest in CANUNET, notes, proposals, an outline of the benefits of CANUNET, draft copies of an agreement between the Canadian government and the University of Quebec to carry out a study to determine the feasibility of developing a network of computers by Canadian universities, and related items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET).

Material related to the development of the Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET). Includes correspondence, particularly to various CANUNET committees, reports, a survey of universities by the Canadian Computer/Communications Task Force, a report on the design concept for CANUNET by Joseph B. Reid with comments from the University of Waterloo, notes, and related items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET): Donald Cowan and T.A. Croil Associates.

Material related to the development of the Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET). Includes notes, correspondence often connected to the Utilization Subcommittee of the CANUNET Project, and a progress report on the CANUNET traffic study by T.A. Croil Associates. T.A. Croil Associates was retained to carry out a detailed study of potential network traffic and the file includes the survey used to gather data and related correspondence.

Cowan, Donald D.

CANDU reactor transfer functions / Donald Cowan.

A report titled, "CANDU reactor transfer functions" by Donald Cowan. The report is fifty-three pages and contains the following imprint: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Nuclear Power Plant Division, TDSI - 27, Toronto, Ontario. According to the introduction, the "context of this report is the mathematical derivation of these transfer functions and the presentation of the open-loop amplitude and phase response for different reactor power levels." In 1960, Donald Cowan worked as a Research Assistant at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. The report is stamped: "not for publication."

Cowan, Donald D.

Centre of Information Technology for the Environment (CITE).

Material related to the development of an environmental information system. Includes a copy of the Centre of Information Technology for the Environment (CITE) University of Waterloo constitution, an article titled, "An information framework for environmental research and management" by Donald Cowan and C. Mayfield, and a letter of intent submitted on behalf of the research team of Cowan, Mayfield, Newkirk and Swayne to apply for a research grant under the Tri-Council Green Plan Program to support the research required to create a computer-based Environmental Information System (EIS).

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer education in Ontario secondary schools / G.C. Bonham and D.D. Cowan.

Two original typed copies of a manuscript titled, "Computer education in Ontario secondary schools" by G.C. Bonham and Donald Cowan. One copy of the manuscript is thirty-three pages and the other copy is twenty-eight pages. The paper was published in the Proceedings of the first International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) World Conference on Computer Education held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands between August 24-28, 1970.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer equipment.

Slides featuring photographs of computer equipment at the University of Waterloo. Some slides feature photographs of unidentified individuals.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer equipment.

Slides featuring photographs primarily of computer equipment at the University of Waterloo. Some slides include images of students and staff working with the equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer law for the practitioner : seminar.

Material accumulated from the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Continuing Legal Education seminar "Computer law for the practitioner" held on Friday November 28, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. Includes the contents of a binder given out to participants that is sorted into the following categories (tabs): Understanding the Basics, Contracts, Financing, Distribution and Marketing, Legal Protection, Software Escrow Agreements, and Tax Considerations. The first category includes an article titled, "Understanding the basics: an introduction to computer technology" by Donald Cowan and James Wesley Graham.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer networks and generalized Moore graphs / V.G. Cerf, D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and R.G. Stanton.

A report titled, "Computer networks and generalized Moore graphs," by Donald Cowan, V.G. Cerf, R.C. Mullin, R.G. Stanton. This report was published as External Report 15 by the Computer Communications Network Group (CCNG) at the University of Waterloo. The report was also published in an an offprint from Proceedings of the Third Manitoba Conference on Numerical Mathematics, October 3-6, 1973, pages 379-398.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer science at Waterloo: a history to celebrate 25 years / Peter J. Ponzo : photographs.

Slides featuring portraits of several individuals and photographs of people working with computer equipment. These images were used in the book titled, "Computer science at Waterloo: a history to celebrate 25 years" by Peter J. Ponzo. Also includes photocopies of the images that likely served as proofs showing how the images would appear in the published book.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computer Science Day [?]

Slides featuring photographs possibly of Computer Science Day at the University of Waterloo in 1967. Includes images of Dana Porter Library, the Physics Building, and unidentified individuals using computer equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computers, campus and lecture slides.

Slides featuring photographs of computer equipment and the University of Waterloo campus including the art gallery, swimming pool, basketball court, and theatre. Also includes portraits of Paul Dirksen and duplicate lecture slides used during presentations.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs primarily of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. Many of the images include unidentified individuals.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. Includes images of people working with computer equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. Some of the slides also feature photographs of a lecture hall, a campus sign, the Mathematics and Computer Building, and several unidentified people working with computer equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. Some of the slides also feature photographs of a lecture hall, classrooms, and several unidentified people working with computer equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs primarily of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. Many of the images include unidentified individuals.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre.

Slides featuring photographs of the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo including the Red Room. One of the slides also features a photograph of computer equipment.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing Centre labs.

Mounted oversized transparences featuring photographs of computer labs in the Computing Centre at the University of Waterloo.

Cowan, Donald D.

Computing in Canada.

Slides featuring images of text and two maps used during a presentation likely titled, "Computing in Canada." The presentation appears to include an explanation of educational software and computer programs at secondary schools, community colleges, universities, and the University of Waterloo.

Cowan, Donald D.

Conference of Department Chairmen on the Implementation of Computer Science Education.

Material related to the Conference of Department Chairmen on the Implementation of Computer Science Education held at the University of Kansas between May 25-26, 1970. Donald Cowan was invited to attend the conference but declined due to a scheduling conflict. Professor J.D. Lawson went in Cowan's place. However, Donald Cowan did provide input into the conference plans. This file includes related correspondence, notes, conference planning forms, a tentative conference schedule and list of proposed topics.

Cowan, Donald D.

Construction of the generalized Moore graphs / V.G. Cerf, D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and R.G. Stanton.

Six typed manuscripts of unpublished papers regarding the construction of generalized Moore graphs by Donald Cowan, V.G. Cerf, R.C. Mullin, and Ralph G. Stanton including:

  • 1. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 14 vertices. 16 pages.

  • 2. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 16 vertices. 21 pages.

  • 3. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 18 vertices. 28 pages.

  • 4. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 20 vertices. 13 pages.

  • 5. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 24 vertices. 12 pages.

  • 6. Cerf, V.G., D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin and R.G. Stanton. Construction of the Generalized Moore Graph on 26 vertices. 51 pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

Correspondence.

A letter from Ralph G. Stanton to Donald Cowan regarding graduate courses available at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Mathematics in Fall 1960. In the letter, Stanton requests that Cowan review a list of course descriptions (not included in this file) and select which he would be most interested in as required for a Masters degree. File also includes Donald Cowan's reply to Stanton outlining the five courses that held the most interest for him.

Cowan, Donald D.

Counting algorithms for connected labelled graphs / D.D. Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and R.G. Stanton.

Two copies of a typed manuscript titled, "Counting algorithms for connected labelled graphs" by Donald Cowan, R.C. Mullin, and Ralph G. Stanton. The manuscript is twelve pages. This paper was presented at the sixth Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing held at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida between February 17-20, 1975. This paper was subsequently published in the Proceedings of the sixth Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, pages 219-231. Also includes correspondence related to the submission of the paper to the conference.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 250: Characteristics of computers and computer systems (undergraduate course) : questionnaires and other materials.

Questionnaires (now commonly referred to as course evaluations) completed by students enrolled in the undergraduate course, CS 250: Characteristics of computers and computer systems, taught at the University of Waterloo in Spring 1980. Also includes handwritten notes for a PET presentation, a problem set likely distributed to students, and one item of correspondence outlining the recommended course content for CS 250 in 1981 from J.W. Wong to several faculty members at the university including Donald Cowan.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems (undergraduate course) : files created by the linker.

A document titled, "Files created by the linker," and two pages of hand drawn diagrams. It is likely that this document and the diagrams were used by students and instructors as part of the coursework for, CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems, taught at the University of Waterloo.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems (undergraduate course) : student grades and questionnaires.

Dot matrix printouts of student grades for the undergraduate course, CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems, taught at the University of Waterloo in 1984. Also includes questionnaires (now commonly referred to as course evaluations) completed by students enrolled in the course and related notes.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems (undergraduate course) : the definitive treatise on parameter passing in WATMAP / Jim Burgess.

A copy of a paper titled, "the definitive treatise on parameter passing in WATMAP" by Jim Burgess. This paper may have been written in association with the undergraduate course, CS 250: Fundamentals of computers and computer systems, taught at the University of Waterloo, although the nature of this association is unclear.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 330: Computer applications in business (undergraduate course) : Digital News.

A copy of Digital News (v.1, n.4) published in April 1979. The issue's feature report titled, "Waterloo package for education - WATPAC/E," by K. Ian McPhee and Terry A. Wilkinson may have been shared with students as part of the undergraduate course, CS 330: Computer applications in business." The article appeared on pages 1-3 of the issue.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 338: Computer applications in business: data bases and data communications (undergraduate course) : instructional materials.

Instructional materials used as part of the undergraduate course, CS 338: Computer applications in business: data bases and data communications, taught at the University of Waterloo likely in 1984. Includes diagrams, notes, and a handout titled, "Widget Distributing Company." Also contains a copy of the publication, "Unstructured data bases" by Gaston H. Gonnet written in March 1982.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 338: Computer applications in business: data bases and data communications (undergraduate course) : student grades and other materials.

Dot matrix printouts of students grades for the undergraduate course, CS 338: Computer applications in business: data bases and data communications, taught at the University of Waterloo in 1984. Also includes notes, student's verifications of illness and a medical certificate, and correspondence.

Cowan, Donald D.

CS 438: Computer applications in business: data bases (undergraduate course) : correspondence.

A letter written by Bruce Simpson, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo to Mr. Dara Yavari-Issalou, Honeywell Limited, providing details about the undergraduate course, Computer applications in business: data bases. Based on the contents of the letter, it appears Mr. Yavari-Issalou was invited to deliver lectures to students as part of the course.

Cowan, Donald D.

CTT [Canada's Technology Triangle] presentation cover and related materials.

A CD-ROM titled, "CTT pres. cover / 4, 25, 00." The CD-ROM contains a folder named "eps files" with the following documents: inside.eps 20,781 KB PostScript 2000-04-24; outside.eps 20,961 KB PostScript 2000-04024. In addition, the CD-ROM includes a folder named "fonts" with a subfolder named "helvetica" and three documents "A Helvetica Compressed" 0 KB 1995-02-13, "A Helvetica Condensed" 0 KB 1995-02-13, "A Helvetica Inserat" 0 KB 1995-02-13; as well as another folder "zaft din" and two documents "A Zapf Dingbats" 0 KB 1995-02-13, and "ZapfDin" 0 KB 1993-08-05. Moreover, the CD-ROM also contains a folder named "postcript (2 pages)" and two documents ctt.folder.final.pdf 51 KB Adobe Acrobat Document 2000-04-24, and cct.folder.final.ps 41,726 KB PostScrpt 2000-04-24. Additional digital files include: CTT Logo.eps 55 KB PostScript 1999-07-23; ctt.folder.final 244 KB FINAL file 2000-04-24; ctt.folder.final.report 3 KB REPORT File 2000-04-24; mPowered Logo.eps 145 KB PostScript 2000-04-24; and Screenshots.eps 20,566 KB PostScript 2000-04-24.

The file also includes a photocopy of a document (title page and one page article) titled, "Connect Ontario notice of intent" published by mPowered CCT. The document was submitted by the Economic Development in Canada's Technology Triangle (EDICTT), representing Canada's Technology Triangle (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo).

Cowan, Donald D.

Data directed design : overhead transparencies and other materials.

Research materials created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to data directed design. Includes overhead transparencies and notes. Also contains a copy of the article titled, "A data-directed approach to program construction, by Donald Cowan, James Wesley Graham and J.W. Welch as well as a copy of the article titled, "A formalization and explication of the Michael Jackson Method of program design" by J.W. Hughes.

Cowan, Donald D.

Data directed design : publications.

Material created and accumulated by Donald Cowan primarily documenting his efforts to publish works of joint authorship on data directed design. Includes correspondence and related attachments sent between Donald Cowan, colleagues, and a publisher. Also contains a copy of the article titled, "Design by objectives: a structured systems architecture approach" by Tom Gilb.

Cowan, Donald D.

Data directed design : sort programs.

Research materials created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to data directed design. Includes diagrams, notes and computer printouts pertaining to sort programs. Also includes a copy of the article titled, "Sorting" by William A. Martin published in 1971.

Cowan, Donald D.

Data directed design research and related materials.

Material created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to data directed design. Includes notes, correspondence, computer printouts, a bibliography, and related items. In addition the file includes copies of the following articles:

  • 1. Manna, Zohar and Richard Waldinger. (January 1980). A deductive approach to program synthesis. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, volume 2, (number 1), pages 90-121.

  • 2. Cheatham, T.E., G.H. Holloway, and J.A. Townley. (1981). Program refinement by transformation. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, pages 430-437.

  • 3. Bergland, G.D. (October 1981). A guided tour of program design methodologies. Computer, pages 13-37.

  • 4. Sharma, D.K. (November 1981). McDonald's problem : an example of using Dijkstra's programming method. The Bell System Technical Journal, volume 60, (number 9), pages 2157-2165.

  • 5. Levy, Michael R. (June 1982). Modularity and the sequential file update problem. Communications of the ACM, volume 25, (number 6), pages 362-367.

The materials in this file may have been used to support the creation of the article titled, "The data transform programming method and file processing problems"by C.J. Lucena, R.C.B. Martins, and P.A.S. Veloso (Departamento de Informática, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Donald Cowan (Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo).

Cowan, Donald D.

Department memorandums and other material.

Records related to the activities of several academic units at the University of Waterloo including the Department of Pure Mathematics, the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science and the Faculty of Mathematics that were sent to Donald Cowan. Includes four memoranda, one letter, minutes of the Computer Science Committee from September 8, 1972, a Faculty of Mathematics Council agenda, and two seminar abstracts.

Cowan, Donald D.

Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science : administrative records.

Material related to the general operations and business of the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo created or accumulated by Donald Cowan while he served as the Department Chairman. Includes records related to various topics including staffing, course planning, job vacancies, finances, funding, examinations, promotions, equipment, research projects, students, grants, and other items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science : administrative records.

Material related to the general operations and business of the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo created or accumulated by Donald Cowan while he served as the Department Chairman. Includes records related to various topics including grants, job appointments, conferences, meetings, the sharing of papers and texts between institutions, and other items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Development of education software : symposium papers.

Copies of three manuscripts that were presented at the 9th Canadian DECUS Symposium in Toronto, Ontario in January 1976. Includes:

  • 1. Cowan, D.D., P.H. Dirksen, J.W. Graham and J.W. Welch. Development of educational software using the DEC PDP-11. 17 pages.

  • 2. Cowan, D.D., Jack Schueler and J.W. Welch. Debugging aids for the PDP-11. 5 pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

Development of the Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET).

Material related to the development of the Canadian Universities Computer Network (CANUNET). Includes a position paper, correspondence, articles, notes, drafts of the submission made to J.B. Reid, University of Québec, on a master plan for CANUNET written by Donald Cowan, minutes of the first CANUNET meeting held on August 11, 1971, and related items.

Cowan, Donald D.

Diversity, accessibility and adaptability: data communication need for higher education, the University of Waterloo experience / D.D. Cowan, S.L. Fenton, A. Pittman, and T.M. Stepien.

A copy of an article titled, "Diversity, accessibility and adaptability: data communication need for higher education, the University of Waterloo experience," by Donald Cowan, S.L. Fenton, A. Pittman, and T.M. Stepien. The report was reprinted from IEEE Communications Society, IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 12-15, 1988, pages 1576-1580.

Cowan, Donald D.

Dr. Donald D. Cowan fonds.

Material created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to his career at the University of Waterloo and contributions to the field of computer science.

Cowan, Donald D.

Dr. Donald D. Cowan fonds : accrual.

Material created and accumulated by Donald Cowan related to his studies and career at the University of Waterloo, research and contributions to the field of computer science.

Cowan, Donald D.

Economics of integration in communications and data processing / D.D. Cowan and L. Waverman.

A typed draft manuscript titled, "Economics of integration in communications and data processing" by Donald Cowan and L. Waverman. The manuscript is sixty-three pages. Also includes a nine page typed script or prompt for a presentation of the same name. This paper was later published in Policy Considerations with Respect to Computer Utilities, Tele Commission Study, Department of Communications, Government of Canada, April 1971.

Cowan, Donald D.

Economics of integration in communications and data processing / D.D. Cowan and L. Waverman : drafts and notes.

Three copies of a typed draft manuscript titled, "Economics of integration in communications and data processing" by Donald Cowan and L. Waverman. Also includes notes, and related items. This paper was later published in Policy Considerations with Respect to Computer Utilities, Tele Commission Study, Department of Communications, Government of Canada, April 1971.

Cowan, Donald D.

Employment files.

Correspondence sent to Donald Cowan by representatives at the University of Waterloo regarding his salary adjustments, research stipends, benefits, academic work terms, appointment as Chairman of the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science, and tenure.

Cowan, Donald D.

Faculty of Mathematics booklets.

Two booklets published by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in 1968 and 1969. The booklets provide an overview of the history of the faculty, departments within the faculty, careers in mathematics, programmes in mathematics at Waterloo, the co-operative mathematics programme, the Mathematics and Computer Building, student information, elective courses, and general information about the history of the University. These booklets were likely distributed to prospective students.

Cowan, Donald D.

fig-FOURTH implementation project.

Research materials accumulated by Donald Cowan related to the fig-FOURTH implementation project. Includes a copy of the fig-FORTH installation manual published on May 1, 1979 by the Forth Interest Group (FIG) and a copy of an article titled, "fig-FORTH for 6809, assembly source listing, release 1 with compiler security and variable length names" published in June 1980 by FIG.

Cowan, Donald D.

File processing with COBOL/WATBOL : part 2 / Cooper, Cowan, Dirksen, and Graham.

A manual titled, "File processing with COBOL/WATBOL: part 2" by Donald Cowan, R.H. Cooper, Paul H. Dirksen, and James Wesley Graham. According to the introduction "the purpose of this text was to introduce some of the most common file-processing techniques, and to illustrate their implementation using the COBOL language." The manual is printed in two parts. Part 2 covers in detail the applications-oriented subjects such as sorting, file maintenance and report generation. Part 2 is one hundred and forty-two pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

File processing with COBOL/WATBOL: part 1 / Cooper, Cowan, Dirksen, and Graham.

A manual titled, "File processing with COBOL/WATBOL: part 1, by Donald Cowan, R.H. Cooper, Paul H. Dirksen, and James Wesley Graham. According to the introduction "the purpose of this text was to introduce some of the most common file-processing techniques, and to illustrate their implementation using the COBOL language." The manual is printed in two parts. Part 1 introduces COBOL-oriented concepts and is one hundred and twenty-two pages.

Cowan, Donald D.

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