CS 796/896 - Advanced Networking Seminar
Spring 2010: Tues 3-5:35pm, E&CS 3316

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Each student will present two papers on separate days. The two papers must be from different categories. All papers must be selected by Jan 26.

  • There will be two presentations each class meeting.

Each presentation should be 30-40 minutes long.

  • At the end of the presentation, provide your thoughts on the paper, including comments on how well the paper was written and good/bad qualities of the writing. Think about specific things you discover in the paper that you can use when writing your own papers.

After each presentation, the presenter will lead a class discussion on the paper.

  • The presenter must prepare at least 3 questions for the class in advance.
  • The entire class must have read the paper in advance.

At least 75% of the presented material must be your own.

  • For example, if you have 30 slides, then the content of 22 of those slides must be in your own words and/or figures. The other 10 slides must cite where the material comes from.
    • If you want to show results/graphs from the paper, I wouldn't count this as part of the 25% as long as you're just including their figure and not their explanation on the slide.
  • You must cite any and all work that is not your own. The use of unattributed slides, graphs, sentences, etc. is plagiarism.
    • To credit something in your presentation, put the citation on the slide itself (see the examples in my Research Methods presentation where I use text from other sources). You can either use numerical labels [1] or author/date labels (Weigle, 2009) and have a reference slide at the end that expands these OR you can put the full citation at the bottom of the slide.

Peer Evaluations

Within 24 hours of the presentation, each non-presenter must email me a grade (0-25) for the presentation and subsequent discussion leadership. The grade must be justified with comments.

  • The subject of the email must be "CS 796/896 PX", where X is the presentation number.
  • Failure to submit a peer evaluation will result in a loss of 5 points from your attendance/peer evaluation grade.
  • You must attend class to be eligible to submit a peer evaluation (thus, unexcused absences will negatively affect your grade).

Important Notes

  • These are not trivial papers. Many of them will be tough reading. Start early.
  • You will have to read other papers or resources in order to understand your assigned paper. You can ask me questions to a limited extent, but the point of the seminar is self-learning.
  • You are encouraged to collaborate with your fellow classmates to understand the papers. Use the class email list to ask each other questions. (Note: I will monitor the class list, but I will not directly respond to emails sent to the list.)
  • You are encouraged to meet with me during office hours no later than one week before your presentation for feedback on your slides. I will not review slides less than one week before they are due to be presented. Start early.

Portions of these guidelines are courtesy Dr. Michael Nelson