CSE 920 Term Papers
CSE 920 includes a term paper assignment. The term paper allows
you to explore a particular area of autonomic computing in more depth than
covered in the class presentations and reading assignments. Each student
is requested to write a term paper, which will contribute 25% toward your
Your term paper can take one of two forms:
Format and Length: Your paper should be formatted according
to IEEE Proceedings guidelines (instructions in pdf
; here are the Latex
macros and a Word
template) and should be at least 5 but no more than 7 pages long,
including title and abstract, but excluding references.
- Comparation of Existing Contributions: A critical comparison
of different approaches to addressing a particular problem, of your choosing,
in autonomic computing. You should compare at least two different
approaches, and should cite all closely related papers.
- Research Report: A description of new research you have conducted.
The work may extend an ongoing effort related to a funded project
(but should clearly identify how the project goes beyond otherwise planned
activities) and should obviously addresss some aspect of autonomic computing.
1. Proposal due March 20
Please write a 300-word proposal describing the topic
for your term paper and, most importantly, citing the key papers that you
plan to review and compare or, in the case of a research report, key related
work. The proposal should present a clear description of the
area and its importance to autonomic computing. In the case of a comparison
paper, the proposal should briefly outline the major approaches to be compared.
In the case of a research report, the proposal should briefly review
the project (preliminary work, planned approach, expected contributions).
2. Final paper due in my office 5pm, Tuesday, May 1.