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Computing Curricula 2005
The Overview Report
covering undergraduate degree programs in
Computer EngineeringComputer ScienceInformation SystemsInformation TechnologySoftware Engineering
A volume of the
Computing Curricula Series
The Joint Task Force for Computing Curricula 2005
A cooperative project
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)The Association for Information Systems (AIS)The Computer Society (IEEE-CS)
30 September 2005
Computing Curricula 2005 The Overview Report
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Copyright © 2006 by ACM and IEEE.All rights reserved
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Computing Curricula 2005 The Overview Report
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The Joint Task Force for Computing Curricula 2005
Russell Shackelford
is chair of the CC2005 Task Force. He is the previous chair of the ACM EducationBoard. He has served as Associate Chair of the Computer Science Department at Stanford Universityand as Director of Undergraduate Studies at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. He was co-chair of the CC2001 Task Force.
James H. Cross II
is Philpott-Westpoint Stevens Professor and Chair of Computer Science and SoftwareEngineering at Auburn University. He is a past Vice President of the IEEE Computer Society’sEducational Activities Board (EAB). He was a member of the CC2001 Task Force.
Gordon Davies
recently retired after forty years of teaching, the last twenty of which were at the U.K.’sOpen University. In recent years, he helped create ACM’s Professional Development Center. He is nowactively involved in accreditation for the British Computer Society. He was a member of the CC2001 TaskForce.
John Impagliazzo
is Professor of Computer Science at Hofstra University. He chaired the AccreditationCommittee of the ACM Education Board for twelve years. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of 
Inroads - TheSIGCSE Bulletin
, chair of the IFIP Working Group 9.7 on the History of Computing, and an active member and treasurer of the IEEE History Committee. He was a member of the CE2004 Task Force.
Reza Kamali
is an Associate Professor and Department Head of Computer Information Systems andInformation Technology at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana. He was a founding member of SITE, which later became ACM’s SIGITE. He now serves as SIGITE Education Officer. He is a member of the IT2006 Task Force.
Richard LeBlanc
recently retired as Professor of Computer Science, College of Computing, GeorgiaTech. He now serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Catholic College. He is a pastChair and Vice Chair of the ACM Education Board, a member of IFIP Working Group 3.2 (InformaticsEducation at the University Level), a Team Chair for ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission, and aSoftware Engineering Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission. He was co-chair of the SE2004 Task Force.
Barry Lunt
is Associate Professor of Information Technology at Brigham Young University. He was afounding member of SITE, which later became ACM’s SIGITE. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communication Society, and ASEE. He is chair of the IT2006 Task Force.
Andrew McGettrick
is Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Co-chair of the ACM Education Board, and a Vice President of the BritishComputer Society. He recently chaired groups that created benchmark standards for undergraduate andMasters degree programs in Computing in the U.K. He was a member of the CC2001 Task Force, theCE2004 Task Force, and the SE2004 Task Force.
Robert Sloan
is Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois atChicago. He is an active member of the Educational Activities Board of the IEEE Computer Society.He was a member of the CC2001 Task Force and the CE2004 Task Force
Heikki Topi
is Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Chair of the CIS Department atBentley College, Waltham, MA. He is active in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and isinvolved in curriculum development and accreditation activities within the North American IS community.He was a member of the IS2002 Task Force.

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