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EN2912C - Fall '08: Future Directions in Computing


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Please make sure to submit your paper summaries before the due date day, and make sure to submit your HWs through this link.

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General Guidlines for your paper. Please make sure that you carry out the following mental tasks when you review the papers.

  • Understand the main motivation, context and goals of the paper;
  • Understand the research "components" that are described in the paper;
  • Understand the experimental methodology carried on the paper;
  • Criticize the paper thoroughly. For example, you should ask yourself many questions, including possibly the following:
    • Are the main goals of the paper the right ones to seek?
    • Should we seek other goals (more general or specific)?
    • Are there any better techniques to achieve the same goals?
    • Can the proposed techniques in the paper be generalized or applied to other problems?
    • Did the author assume or forget some assumptions that can impact their work?
    • Are the experimental results significant and possible to duplicate?
    • How can this paper be of benefit in a real-life application-driven setting?