INF 723: Proseminar in Information Science (Info. Theory)
PAPER RELATED TO CLASS TOPICSA short paper (5-10 double-spaced pages) and a long paper (15-25 double-spaced) are due on May 12, 2008. The topics should come from any two of the three areas covered in teh course: Information Theory / Entropy, Coding Theory/Bayesian Decision Theory, and Logic & Information/Algorithms & Complexity. Total Points: 100
General criteria that will be used in the evaluation of the papers:
- Clarity of thoughts and validity of arguments
- Relevance to the class material
- Significance of work
- Originality and Innovation
- Proper citations for any referred work (Scholarly References)
|Section||Questions to Address|
|Abstract||Good summary of the paper|
|Introduction (Motivation)||What is the problem?|
Why it is interesting/important/relevant?
What do you plan to do?
|Literature Review||What have other people done about it?|
Why is that insufficient, how you fill the gap?
|Model/Theory/Philosophy||What you propose?|
How is it better than what is in the literature?
|Methodology (tools & techniques)||Detailed analytic techniques for your research|
What is the scope of your model?
What are the limitations of your technique?
|Data, Analysis & Validation||What data will you use?|
How will you collect the data?
What are the uncertainties in the data?
|Results||(For Completed Work)|
What the results say
(Charts, analysis and observations)
|Conclusions & Future Work||What did you conclude?|
How did your conclusions compare to hypotheses?
What needs to be done next?