information on the organization's history:
Institute's formation history
The core of the Institute dates back to 1971,
when the Department of Computer Aided Control Systems was created within the
structure of the Institute of Cybernetics of the Academy of Sciences;
In 1982 the Department of Computer Aided Control Systems became an
independent legal entity;
In 1997 the Information-Telecommunication Scientific Center was created on
the basis of the Department;
On May 21, 2003 the Institute of Information Technology was formed on the
basis of the Center.
Institute's material-technical base and working conditions created for its
The structural units
of the Institute are located partially at the second level, completely at
third and fourth level of 7-level building situated at 9, F.Agayev street,
and partially at eighth and second levels of the main building of the
Academy of Sciences and first level of the building of Presidium of the
Academy of Sciences.
More than one hundred of Pentium type Desktop Computers and a big number of
various network and peripheral equipment such as scanners and printers are
available to the employees of the Institute. All computers are connected to
Internet through the network and there is no restrictions on access to them.
With aim to provide the Institute's employees with access to
scientific-technical information an "Information Service" meeting all modern
requirements was created at the Institute. The "Information Service"
includes regular library, electronic library, means that allow creation of
intellectual information funds based on JDN technology through free access
to Internet. The scientists of the Institute are provided regularly with
virtually full array of scientific, scientific-practical, technological,
popular publications published on the territory of the Former Soviet Union.
The scientists of the Institute have an opportunity to subscribe to such
important sources of information published in English as IEEE, ACM and have
an access to e-journals published by such publishing houses like Springer
and Blackwell. The scientists of the Institute are updated regularly on all
international conferences and events in the field of information technology
planned all over the world.
Actually the Institute employs 240 staff. It
can be said that all segments of IT profession are represented at the
Institute by highly qualified specialists. Three Academicians, seven Doctors
of Sciences, fourteen Candidate of Sciences, nine aspirants and twelve dissertants are actively involved in scientific research at the Institute.
Over the recent years, the Institute supplied its qualified specialists to
the various enterprises and establishments such as BP, Azercell, law
enforcement bodies, RISK Company, INTRANS, Azerin, UN Office, SINAM Invest,
ADANET, the Economics University, University of Construction Engineers and
Architects, Public Administration Academy, National Bank, Customs Committee,
Ministry of Taxes, AAK, UNESCO, OSCE Office in Kosovo, commercial banks,
scientific-technical achievements of the Institute
For the first time in the country practical results have been obtained in
application of global network technologies such as X.25, SNA, DECNET,
TCP/IP etc. in a form of creation of Moscow-Baku-Tbilisi X.25 network.
For the first time in the country, the LAN technologies such as ALISA,
ARJNET, ETHERNET, wire-based and wireless, etc. have been studied and
applied at various organizations.
For the first time in the country the WEB-technologies have been
familiarized with and the web-site of the Academy,
For the first time in the country the pilot corporate network was created
for the Presidium of the Academy.
For the first time in the country the digital signature technology has
in corporate network environment of the Academy.
For the first time in the country the electronic documents turnover system
has been developed and applied within corporate network environment of the
An Intranet with the elements of artificial intellect, still unrivaled and
unique in the country, connecting the Presidium of the Academy with all
its sections and departments, Academicians, Correspondent Members of the
Academy, Doctors of Sciences, academic institutes and organizations,
departments and laboratories, the web-portal containing 3242 files, or in
other words, 120 books of 200 pages each of information in Azeri, English
and Russian dedicated to various academic organizations, have been
developed and put in operation.
For the first time in the country audio and video conferences have been
organized over the Internet.
A number of state significance works have been undertaken in direction of
increasing the defense power of the country:
Development of system for
operative processing of flight information recorded by flight recorders,
or "black boxes", of fighter aircraft, which is successfully used at all
military air bases in the country;
system for recognition and tracking of air targets within air defense
system that allows transfer of data over specially designed
corporate network to the central command point in real time mode;
Development of special corporate
network for provision of military air bases with meteorologic data;
Development of system for control of
passengers inflow at all stations of the Baku City Subway. At the same
time, the manufacturing of plastic tokens used in that passengers control
system was organized at the Institute;
Development of special purpose
technological corporate network for recording and processing of
operational radio and telephone communications between train operators,
duty officers and dispatchers of Baku City Subway;
The engineers and technicians of the
Institute have actively participated in implementation of the "Virtual
Silkway" project in Azerbaijan and continue to provide a number of higher
education institutions with steady network services;
And the most important thing is that
the engineers and scientists of the Institute have first created the
national infrastructure of the Internet in Azerbaijan.
scientific-technical and practical activities of the Institute
The analysis and resolution of problems of multi-criterial synthesis of
networks for corporate information environments of large-scale complicated
structure and optimal virtualizing of their resources are being continued.
The development of models and algorithms for identification of dynamical
working modes of aircraft is being continued. The scientific research is
being conducted on the issues on application of information science in the
fields of public administration, macroeconomics and social-humanitarian
sphere in Azerbaijan Republic and necessary recommendations are being
developed. The scientific-theoretical principles of digital economy and
certain areas of their application in the Azerbaijan Republic are being
studied. The scientific-research work in direction of ensuring information
security in corporate information environment is being conducted.
Scientific-technical problems associated with application of digital
signature are being studied and necessary recommendations are being
prepared. The scientific-theoretical principles of knowledge acquisition and
management technologies are being studied and various areas for their
application are investigated. The methods and algorithms for detection of
threats to corporate information systems and networks are being developed.
Scientific-theoretical principles of GIS technology are being studied and
recommendations regarding the areas of its application in Azerbaijan are
being prepared. The scientific-theoretical and practical principles of
problems of detection of air targets on the basis of signals reflection,
identification and tracking of those targets and long distance transfer of
related information in real time mode over specialized computer network are
being studied. The projects on design of intellectual information services
systems, including electronic libraries, are being prepared and measures are
undertaken on wide proliferation of these resources. The methods and
algorithms based on CDN and SAN technologies for creation of dynamically
formed information resources are being developed.
The problems arising in various fields of activity in Azerbaijan that
require large volumes of calculation and need large volumes of memory are
being identified and architectural-technological principles and methods for
creation of virtual supercomputers for their resolution are being developed.
The problems of virtualisation of the processes of
transfer and reflection of knowledge in society by means of modern
information technology are being investigated. The
methods for conversion of technological computer networks and systems of
various architecture are being developed and design work is being conducted.
The research work in direction of broad application of
the Azerbaijan language in electronic information environment and
implementation of machine translation from this language to other languages
are being continued. The Internet services at I
and II Azerbaijan nodes and their services at Intranet of ANAS are being
permanently extended, the scientific-research on improvement of their
performance indicators are being conducted and 24-hour operations cycle are
being implemented. The work on implementation of
"Virtual Silkway" project is being conducted in capacity of base
organization for "AzRENA" public association, the 24-hour maintenance and
operating services of VSAT, small size satellite station, are being
provided, the Internet services to various scientific-research and higher
education institutions in Azerbaijan are being implemented. The work
conducted in this direction is being expanded on the daily basis.
Regular courses in "Informatics" discipline are being run
in centralised fashion for aspirants and dissertants from all over the
country at the Institute's Education Center and examinations for the degree
of Candidate of Technical Sciences in that discipline are being taken.
Based of requests from individuals wishing to expand
their experience in IT, the Institute organises and runs courses in IT for
such individuals and provides services on certification of their knowledge
in this area. CISCO Network Academy has launched
its courses at the Institute's Education Centre. 24- hour operation of
portal has been ensured. The services on
maintenance, repair and upgrade of more than 1,500 computers and wide range
of peripheral, communications, network and office equipment operated at all
academic institutions and organisations are being provided.
The main events with involvement
of the Institute during the first ten months of the year 2003.
conduct in cooperation with the Institute of Cybernetics of the Academy of
Sciences of scientific conference "Today's problems of informatisation,
cybernetics and information technology". The
opening of "Virtual Silkway" project in Azerbaijan with participation of
Lord Robertson, NATO General Secretary.
Organisation of session with participation of representatives from all
higher education institutions located in Baku dedicated to development
prospects of "Virtual Silkway" project. Conduct of
session at the Institute's Situations Centre with participation of members
of Presidium of the Academy and heads and representatives of all academic
organisations and institutions dedicated to opening of
portal. Active participation in international
workshop devoted to network technologies of the international organisations
sponsored and organised by NATO and CEENet (Central and Eastern European
Networks Association). Active participation in
workshop "Management of e-journals and electronic library resources"
organised within the framework of "Library action" initiative of INTAS.
This information was prepared on the basis of
presentation made by Dr. Rasim Alguliev, Director of the Institute of
Information Technology, during the meeting of the members of the Scientific
Council of the Institute with Ms. Maleika Abbaszade, the Head of State
Commission on Admission of Students to Higher Education Institutions and
National Coordinator of "National Strategy on Application and Development of
Information and Telecommunication Technologies for the Sake of Progress in
Azerbaijan Republic" project. The meeting was held at the Institute of
Information Technology on October 27, 2003.