Paper & Presentation
research paper and presentation should cover a particular
subfield related to IST and how the topic of interest relates to other
areas of IST. For completeness it should address the fundamental
issues rasied by
- What is the goal of your field and its research? Articulate
using absolutely no jargon.
- What is the state of the art? How is it done today, and what
are the limits of current practice?
- What's new in your approach and why do you think it will be
- Why should anyone care?
- If you're successful, what difference
will it make?
- What are the risks and the payoffs?
- What resources will it require?
- How long will it take?
- How will you know if you have
succeeded; how will you evaluate your work?
The paper should be at least 10 pages, not including references, in the
ACM double columned, single space format. It is important to
learn to adhere to publication formats since some venues will not
accept documents in a different format.
There have been many excellent descriptions of what constitutes a good
research presentation. Here are some:
I've put some of my own preferences here
in a ppt presentation initially compiled by Tom Carsey but edited by me.