The Alvey Program was a British government sponsored research program in information technology that ran from 1983 to 1987. The program was a reaction to the Japanese fifth generation computer project.
Focus areas for the Alvey Program included:
- VLSI ( very large scale integration ) technology for microelectronics
- Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems (IKBS) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Software Engineering
- Man-Machine Interface (included Natural Language Processing )
- Systems Architecture (for parallel processing )
- Brian Oakley and Kenneth Owen, Alvey: Britain’s Strategic Computing Initiative , MIT Press , 1990. ISBN 0-262-15038-7
- Chris Rigatuso, Takeshi Tachi, Dennis Sysvester & Mark Soper, Collaboration between Firms in Information Technology , Berkeley, EE 290X Group G.