Paper & Presentation
research paper and presentation should cover a the computational or
formal aspects of 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?
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. The format can be found here:
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. Please note that a new brief presentation on what to present is now
- Research presentations (you will be graded on both).
- Near the middle of the semester on research topic. Short, not
more than 10 minutes. Hardcopy and PPT must be given to the instructor
before the presentation.
- At the end of the semester on a related research topic.
Presentation should be no more than 13 minutes. Please rehearse your
presentation so that is fluid and natural. Hardcopy and PPT must be
to the instructor before the presentation.
- Your research paper is due by the last possible hour of the first
day of the exam period,
Monday, December 17. Hardcopy
and pdf must be given to the instructor.