CS 653 Fall 2010 Syllabus
Office Hours: Wednesday 2-3pm in COMSC 342
Class WebpageURL: http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs653
Class CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://groups.google.com/group/cs653-fall-2010
Grading(Grades will be posted on RamCT)
- Weekly critical reviews of papers, 30%
- Project, 30%
- MiniResearch Exam, 20%
- Presenting and leading a discussion on a paper, 10%
- Class participation, 10%
Paper ReviewsEach student will be responsible for writing one critical review of one of the papers covered each week. You need to turn in 7 reviews througout the semester. Keep in mind that there are only 8 weeks when you can turn in a review: the weeks of September 14, 21, 28, October 19, 26, Nov 2, 30, and Dec 7th. (I will also accept reviews the first two weeks of the semester). The reviews should be one to two pages and cover the following questions about the paper:
- What problem did the paper address? Who is the audience?
- Is it important/interesting? What was the context for the paper? Why should the audience care?
- What is the approach used to solve the problem?
- How does the paper support or otherwise justify the conclusions it reaches?
- What problems are explicitly or implicitly left as future research questions?
- How does the paper address the questions we are asking about programming models this semester?
You are expected to follow the guidelines put forth in the provided example review.
You can resubmit a review within 24 hours of the discussion about the paper, however your review grade will be based at least 50% on the initial review submitted.
Paper Presentations and the Mini Research ExamEach student will be presenting and leading the discussion for one paper and presenting a mini research exam for a set of three papers. The presenter must schedule practice presentations with Michelle at least two days before any in-class presentation. Detailed guidelines for the paper presentation are posted at http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs653/presentation.php. Detailed guidelines for the mini-research exam are posted at http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs653/mini-research-exam.php.
ProjectEach student will do a semester-long project either individually or with a group. The project will consist of the following deliverables:
- Proposed tool example with preliminary project proposal
- Proposal and Tool example
- Verbal status report (15 minutes)
- Intermediate report
- Final report and poster
Class ParticipationEveryone must read each paper. While you are reading each paper, you should develop at least one question or point relevant for discussion of the paper in class. At the beginning of the course, everyone must also indicate some paper preferences.
- Students are responsible for the announcements posted on the course website and any information sent to the class mailing list.
- Students must read and be familiar with the CS Department Student Information Sheet available at http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~info/student-info.html.