In this assignment, you will read and summarize a current research paper. The paper will come from an established journal, such as the IEEE Transactions on Computers*.
Your job is to explain an aspect of the paper in your own words. Evaluate the paper. You may use other sources as well, as long as you include a copy and cite the source. You MUST base the majority of your work on the paper assigned to you. Points will be deducted for relying too heavily on other sources. You may be asked to present this paper to the class (if time permits). Anticipate common questions, such as "how is this related to our class?", "what is your motivation?", and "what is the primary contribution of the paper?"
Your summary should be at least 2 pages, double spaced, 12-point times font, 1 inch margins. Include any figures on additional pages. The paper must be referenced in your summary. You may do this by placing the author's last name followed by the publication year, in square brackets. Be sure to have the reference included in a "reference" section. If your summary exceeds 4 pages, you may be asked to re-write it.
See comments from previous classes for examples of comments that I wrote on previous summaries. If I have to write a comment, I also deduct points.
As of Summer 2003, I do not want you to use ANY acronyms in your paper summary, no matter how obvious they are. For example, if you want to mention HyperText Markup Language in your paper, spell out HyperText Markup Language, do not abbreviate it as HTML.
* Approved journals include: