Advanced Topics in Computer and Network
Paper — Summer 2014
May 27 May 29: Topic due
June 10 June 12: Bibliography due
- July 1: Draft due
- July 22: Final version due
- You must use LaTeX to write your paper. If you are not familiar with LaTeX, you may want to use LyX or
equivalent WYSIWYG system as a gentle introduction to LaTeX.
- All drafts and papers must be submitted on paper and on Blackboard, and will
go through TurnItIn. Your topic and bibliography should be submitted only Blackboard.
- Papers should be at least 8 pages, and most suitable topics will probably take closer to 10 to 12 pages. If you want to write a 30 page opus, though, that's fine too.
I will be glad to discuss topics with you in depth, and, if you wish,
suggest a topic.
We do have access to a lab; if you want your paper to be about your
implementation of a particular system or systems (perhaps you want to
do a comparison/contrast, for instance, of different current email
systems or configuration management systems), that's a fine idea and
is probably one of the easiest ways to create a good paper.
For examples of excellent papers, please see the section "Selected Papers" in the class home page.