ICS 624 Course Project (100pts)

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:

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:

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