ICS 624 Course Project (100pts)
- Since there are no exams in this course, the course project should be a
substantial research-oriented project.
- The course project should be an individual project. However, students can
form groups to work on more ambitious projects, but each member must be working
on a substantial piece.
You should aim for the project to be
publishable as a workshop/poster/demo paper in a reputable conference.
You are free to propose your own projects in your area of interest as long as
there is a clear data management or data processing aspect.
You may also work on a "canned" project predefined by the instructor (TBA).
Projects should have a significant implementation and experimentation component or a significant theoretical analysis component.
Projects should contribute something new to the existing body of knowledge. Hence a literature review will be necessary to summarize the relationship of the project with prior work.
Milestones and Deliverables
Check the course schedule on the course website for due dates of the various
milestones. The project proposal dateline is meant to help you start thinking
about the project early. Your project can continue to evolve and change after
the project proposal dateline.
Proposals should be posted in Laulima/Discussion List/Class Discussion and the title should be prefixed with "Proposal:". The proposal should contain the following sections:
- Project Proposal due Feb 25 2015 1700h
- Project Progress Report due Mar 30 2015 1700h
- Project Presentations on Apr 27, 29, May 4, 6
- Project Write-Up due May 11 1700h
Again, the proposal is an exercise to help you plan your work. While what
actually happens may well be very different, try to be as honest and as
realistic as possible in the plan.
The project progress report consists of a 2-page report (including title,
authors, abstract, introduction) that typically forms the 2-page introduction
of a conference research paper. You should model your report after the papers
that we have read this semester. This report should form the introduction of
your final project report. Submit the PDF of this report via
laulima->Assignments AND also a hardcopy in class or under my door (POST 303E). This report
MUST be typeset in LaTeX using the two-column ACM
LaTeX Tighter Alternate style. The style file can be
obtained at the ACM SIG
Proceedings Templates website.
The final project write-up is a conference paper-like project report of
at most 5 pages. Analysis details (eg. proofs) can be deferred to an appendix
(not counted towards the 5 pages). This report should be modeled after the papers we read in the semester but condensed to 5 pages.
The ACM LaTeX Tighter Alternate style should be used. The style file can be obtained at the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates website.
You are not required to turn in code, but be prepared to show any code you
wrote, should the instructor request for it for the purpose of grading. The
grading of the projects will be based on the following criteria:
- Members: list of names of students working on the project
- Research question: a brief and succinct statement on what research question
the project aims to answer
- Statement of work: a short paragraph describing of how you plan to address the research question or problem.
- Timeline: list major milestones and checkpoints. A fortnightly schedule would be nice.
- Novelty of the research problem and the proposed solution.
- Quality of analysis and evaluation (theoretical or empirical).
- Amount of work/effort put into the project.
- Relevance to data management research.
- Presentation quality (clarity,enthusiasm, etc.).
Peer Evaluation of Projects
You are encouraged to evaluate the project of your peers critically but
constructively. You will receive TBD percentage points as extra credit towards
your course grade for every evaluation that you submit
A Few Pre-defined Projects
- Exploiting Conditional Dependencies for Join Compression
- Data Mining for Very Short Term Cloud Forecast for Solar Energy Management
- Energy Efficient Complex Event Processing