mweigle at cs.odu.edu
TR 9:30-10:45 am
Paper Assignment Notes:
- All assignments must be typed.
- Use only 12 pt Arial or Times font.
- Your name must be at the top of each page.
- All assignments must be completed independently. It is fine, and
even encouraged, for you to discuss the paper with classmates, but it
is not acceptable to discuss answers to the questions.
- All answers must be in your own words. Avoid quoting
excessively from the paper, but if you must quote the authors' words,
put quotation marks around the quoted material.
- Assignments must be submitted using Blackboard and a hardcopy must be submitted in class.
Paper Assignment #3
Assigned: Tues, Mar 18
Due: Tues, Apr 8 before class
Write a 1-2 page summary of the application paper you have been
assigned to present.
- an overview of the problem the authors are solving
- their approach
- any advantages/disadvantages you see
- how they evaluated the work
- future work that is mentioned and any other future work that you
think might arise out of the paper
- a list of questions and/or comments that you have about the
Although the presentation is group-work, the
paper summary is not. The summary should be written entirely
on your own and in your own words.
Make sure that you remove as many typos, spelling
errors, and grammatical errors as possible before submitting the
Here's a sample summary that I wrote on
"The Security of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks".
Application Presentation Guidelines
- Prepare a 25-30 minute presentation on the paper you have been
assigned. (Each member of the group should present roughly half of
- The presentation should cover the important points from the paper,
including any evaluation that was performed.
- You may use material you find online, but you must cite anything
that is not your own work (including slides, figures, sentences).
At least 75% of the material must be your own work!
- Feel free to include your thoughts, comments, opinions about the
- Each presentation must end with three discussion questions to
start the class discussion on the topic.
- Each student must do at least a level 1 reading of the papers
being presented before class!