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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)
Business and industty need employees who can work as members of a team. Most college and university experiences have not trained students to work together. This panel will discuss the approaches being developed to meet the needs of business and industry by providing students with the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to become productive(More)
COMPUTER 30 The rapid evolution of the computer science and engineering field has placed an enoromous burden on education to keep pace with change. Educators responsible for these programs have long looked to the professional societies for guidance in the educational process. Much confusion exists over the distinction between computer science and computer(More)
The Model Curricula Subcommittee of the IEEE Computer Society Education Committee was formed some 16 months ago to develop an IEEE Computer Society-sanctioned four-year curriculum in computer science and engineering to be used by colleges and universities beginning instruction in this discipline, and by many institutions with existing programs. To date, the(More)
PREFACE Members of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM frequently encounter new computer science graduates inadequately prepared to handle the professional responsibilities implied by their degree. This faulty preparation can be traced to institutions lacking the faculty and facilities to support their programs or meet enrollment demands. The Computer Society(More)
For many years there have been complaints from enterprises such as business, industry and government that academia is unable to produce graduates that can function well in the design and implementation of large and complex information and engineering systems. These complaints have been voiced and confirmed once again in recent reports and conference(More)
A question often asked of those closely associated with the affairs of the Computer Society is, "What can the society do for me?" Occasionally I have asked the same question. In these introductory comments, I would like to present one way in which our society, using part of the dues we each pay each year along with a great amount of volunteer effort, has(More)