The final report of the Task Force on the Core of Computer Science presents a new intellectual framework for the discipline of computing and a new basis for computing curricula. This report has been endorsed and approved for release by the ACM Education Board.
the premises of his study—the primary purpose of this article is to provide an updated report based on an expanded set of journals over a longer time period. Periodic reports such as this can serve at least three groups: Faculty productivity is measured, tabulated, and assessed. • Prospective students. There are now more than 150 doctoral programs and more… (More)
It is ACM's 40th year and an old debate continues. Is computer science a science? An engineering discipline? Or merely a technology, an inventor and purveyor of computing commodities? What is the intellectual substance of the discipline? Is it lasting, or will it fade within a generation? Do core curricula in computer science and engineering accurately… (More)
A joint task force was formed by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society in the Spring of 1988 to develop a set of recommendations and guidelines for undergraduate programs in computer science and engineering. Having finished its work, a summary of the final report will be presented and discussed. This panel will focus on the absence of minorities and women in… (More)
The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University is described, as are two ot its major programs, the Academic Nfiliates Program and the Industry Affiliates Program. The major project of the Education Division, a graduate curriculum in software engineering, is also discussed. The mission of the Software Engineering Institute is to serve the… (More)
This column is a digression from an IFIP focus in order to provide some information about the Seoul Accord, which addresses the equivalence of professional preparation among graduates of computing programs accredited by different accreditation agencies. The Seoul Accord is an agreement among a group of signatories, or accord members, that all graduates of… (More)
As described in previous columns, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a federation of IT societies. ACM is a member of IFIP, and SIGCSE sponsors ACM's representative to the IFIP Technical Committee on Education (TC3). This column provides a summary of some recent and upcoming IFIP activities.