press Cs Vol.1 Issue 0
A publication of the UCF...
a need to
1966 understand 2000
In prefacing Proceedings of 2...
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Press Cs

a demo newsletter for the University of Central Florida Student Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. press Cs Vol.1 Issue 0 A publication of the UCF ACM Chapter. i n the Fall of 1999 the University of Central Florida’s School of Computer computing are usually looked over by those who have yet to come into an understand- Science declared the acquition of ing for what the computer does for our civi- UCF’s Computer Engineering Department. lization as a whole. As in most other fields, Organizationally, the resulting new School that which ultimately determines the worth of Computer Science and Engineering will or legitimacy of the computer degree has reside under the larger College of Engineer- more to do with the reputation of the institu- ing. Several proceedural changes are posed tion from which it is received. to take place over the course of the follow- ing two semesters that reflect this merger. press Cs is designed and written by the Computer Science students who entered UCF ACM to help answer questions that into CS while it was under the College of the future may provoke. Initially, the idea Arts & Sciences are likely to be granted their for a student led communication under the degrees through the College of Engineering. direction of the local ACM chapter was sug- gested by the director of Computer Science, Questions on the part of the CS and CPe Dr. Erol Gelenbe. The state of computing installed student base are bound to arise. and electrical machinery is by nature “in flux”. Ultimately it is up to the student to know Soft areas of computing at the university are what the changes mean. Each has to ask emphasised within the School of Computer how making the move from one college to Science while wisdom in other, more hard another affects if at all, their current course areas are to be found on the Computer En- of study. gineering end of the campus. Let us see what takes place when these two fields merge into Software Engineering is a young discipline. one. As it stands today there exists no national standard exam of profession for the com- Rami Kuttaineh, Student of Digital Media puter scientist or engineer. Rather, students Editor in Chief who graduate with diplomas in an aspect of
  • 2. a need to 1966 understand 2000 In prefacing Proceedings of 21st National computing professionals around the globe Conference of the 1966 Association for aspire towards. In viewing what was the Computing Machinery annual record David state of the art from one-third century ago F. Weinberg, then Conference General Chair, certain observations can be made. What noted that most papers involved the exchange payed then still pays now. Much of what we of information between man and machine. He do and how we go about doing it was then goes on to describe the unflagging efforts worked out by people working in their own of the authors and co-authors and the Techni- time doing things for the first time. Topics cal Program Committee of the Confernce; the back then included Computer Aided Instruc- session chairmen, panelists, referees, and the tion systems, simulations, database work and entire Conference Committee whose dedica- numerical analysis. The record also docu- tion and hard work made the Conference pos- ments acheivements that are today only taken sible. As a permanent record A.C.M. Publi- for granted, such as file systems. . . cation P-66 exemplifies the kind of efforts that