The challenges of the computer engineering to debate after four decades of University studies

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Four decades of College of computer science in Spain strengthened discipline in permanent evolution, in the center of the social revolution, industrial and economic of the connected current reality.

The deans and directors of the universities of computer engineering of Spain met recently to discuss the areas that they should be enhanced in the fields of training, Research, innovation and knowledge transfer. This is your statement:


The directors and deans of computer engineering Conference (CODDII), that represents more of 70 universities offering postgraduate and master's degree in computer engineering degrees,It was held during the days 8 and 9 June its General Assembly annual, coinciding with various acts that have completed a course that is also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the College of computer science in Spain.

It was held, therefore, consolidation and full maturity conferred on these four decades, that discipline has been adapting it to the needs of the sector, the advances of technology and the evolution of the profession.

The universities responsible for organising the offer in Spain in the field of computer science have had to make a huge effort to keep curricula aligned with the demands of the moment; safely, to a greater extent than in other fields, by the intrinsic dynamism that characterizes the information technology.

Many have been students who since then have been formed in the schools and colleges that comprise our Conference. We are pleased to have contributed to the training of professionals who have been, they are and will be direct actors of the social revolution, industrial and economical that it represents the digitalization of our society.

The history of the College of computer science, its origins and its evolution, some unique features that make particularly competitive trained it professionals have given discipline, at the same time versatile, in an environment increasingly needed for specialists in domains such as science and engineering data, cybersecurity, the internet of things, Robotics or artificial intelligence.

In effect, the origins of computer science studies, seated in the mathematical sciences and physical sciences, as well as its subsequent and natural evolution to the field of engineering, do engineers and computer engineers specifically prepared to meet the challenges arising today in a society that is undergoing a digital transformation. An example of this evolution is in the career of the Professor Barbara Liskov Doctor Honoris Causa is invested by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, precisely coinciding with the celebration of these forty years of University studies in Informatics in Spain, with the 10th anniversary of the prize am. Professor Turing, considered the Nobel Prize of computer science, and the fiftieth anniversary of its PhD computer science pioneer (Computer Science).

Unfortunately, such is the demand for engineers and technical software engineers that the industry must draw on professionals without specific preparation. For this reason, Since the CODDII we consider of utmost importance boost studies of computer engineering, grade level, but also at the level of master, promoting the vocations at an early age (Prep) and stressing the great importance that the women would increase its presence substantially in these professional activities. All these issues were the subject of reflection during the sessions of the General Assembly.

The commitment demonstrated in these forty years, centers that constitute the CODDII will continue betting on training, Research, innovation and transfer the topics today, more than ever, they are crucial for further progress in the digital transformation of our society, Thanks to that, No doubt, It will be one of the most important and influential professions and that will wake up more scientific and technological vocations over the next forty years: the computer engineering.

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CODDII members following the appointment of Barbara Liskov Doctor Honoris Causa by the UPM