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The ACM Computing Curricula 2005 [1] defined "computing" as follows: "In a general way, we can define computing to mean any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers. Thus, computing includes designing and building hardware and software systems for a wide range of purposes; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific studies using computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media; finding and gathering information relevant to any particular purpose, and so on. The list is virtually endless, and the possibilities are vast." and it defines five sub-disciplines of the computing field: Computer Science , Computer Engineering , Information Systems , information technology , and Software Engineering . [2] However, Computing Curricula 2005 [1] also recognizes that the meaning of "computing" depends on the context: Computing also has other meanings that are more specific, based on the context in which the term
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