Research Paper & Presentation

The research paper and presentation should cover a particular field or 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 Heilmeier's Catechism:
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.