Each student must choose one topic related to the course on which to do individual research and a presentation. Below is a list of possible topics. If you do not find a topic of interest, please contact the instructor. You may read as many papers as you wish in the topic area. Topics are decided on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Your topic must be chosen by Feb 7. Please notify me of your choice by email with the subject of the email:
subject:IST512 research topic.
After you choose a topic, you will search for representative papers to that cover that topic. You may find the ACM Digital Library of SIGIR, JCDL, SIGMOD, previous WWW conferences, Google Scholar and CiteSeer of use.
The list below will be modified to denote the
current list of chosen
You will give two presentations: a brief 5
minute research proposal and a longer 30 minute final. Each
presentation should be of professional
powerpoint and available to
the instructor before presented. You
should introduce the topic, discuss the issues and state of the art,
area is important, what has been done and how, and what to do next. A
bibliography must be included. Your presentation
must be a
critique of the area. Your presentation should be for approximately 30
If you have questions, please talk to the instructor. Your presentation
will be randomly assigned. It you have problems with the schedule,
contact another with whom you would like to switch. Presentations
be postponed or canceled. This is similar to presentations at a
business meeting. The show must go on.
Your paper should be not more thant 10 pages written 10 pt font single spaced with or with references. A hardcopy is due the final week of class.