The International Scientific and Practical Conference “Computational and Information Technologies in Science, Engineering and Education” (CITech) has a long and rich tradition and has been held regularly since 2002.

Historically, the conference was organized in close cooperation between Russian and Kazakh scientists and the general area of discussion was the most advanced achievements in the field of computational technology. The geographic reach of the conference later expanded and now it is attended by leading scientists from Europe, the USA, Japan, India, and Turkey, among others.

The purpose of the conference is the dissemination of new knowledge and scientific advances among the participants. A special feature of this conference is to involve young scientists in the assessment of their scientific achievements through their interaction with the two countries’ leading scientific. Participating in CITech has helped formed a community of new-generation young scientists who are currently conducting important research in the field.

CITech has been held in Almaty (2002, 2004, 2008, 2015), Pavlodar (2006), and Ust-Kamenogorsk (2003, 2013, 2018). An important role in the formation of stable traditions for organizing and conducting CITech is played by the personal friendships of scientists  from the Novosibirsk Scientific school, such as Prof. Sh. S. Smagulov, N. T. Danaev, Yu. I. Shokin, V. N. Monakhov, B. T. Zhumagulov, N. M. Temirbekov, and many others.