CS 791/891 - Visualization Seminar
Fall 2015: Wednesdays, 9:30am-11:55am, E&CS 2120

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In-Class Assignment - Week 4

Refer to the following paper:

Hao, Healey, and Hutchinson, "Flexible Web Visualization for Alert-Based Network Security Analytics", Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Visualization for CyberSecurity (VizSec), October 2013, http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/healey/download/vizsec.13.pdf

1) Look at the references. List any inconsistencies that you find.

2) Look at each figure. Can you understand the main point by looking just at the figure and its caption? List one positive and one negative (or area for improvement) for each figure.

3) Write a summary of the paper using the following guidelines.

Your summary should answer the following questions:

  • What are the motivations for the work?
    • What problem are the authors addressing? Is the problem important?
  • What is the proposed solution?
  • What is the evaluation of the work?
  • What are the contributions?
    • What are the 3-5 main points that the authors want readers to remember from their paper?
  • What are the future directions for this research?

At the end of the summary, include the following sections:

  • Potentially Interesting References
    • look at the paper's list of references and select a few that might be of interest
  • Questions/Comments
    • list at least 3 questions or comments that the paper raised, these can be related to either the content of the paper or its presentation

Here's a sample summary that I wrote for a previous course - http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mweigle/cs891f15/summary-sample.pdf