CSCI.6964 Cloud Computing -- Fall 2011

Paper Critiques and Presentations

Guidelines for Writing Critiques

You are to write a one-page critique of four selected papers and send it to me by email the day before the paper's presentation date. I will photocopy that critique and give it to other students on the day of the paper presentation. Everyone should read the paper(s) being presented, so that we can be prepared for a knowledgeable discussion.

Your critique should contain two parts:  first, a summary in your own words of the technical, scientific contribution of the paper; and second, your own view of the positive and negative aspects of the work (e.g., is there an error in the paper?, did the author(s) not consider technically relevant items?, is the argument incorrect or incomplete?, what would be interesting future research that could be done to continue this paper?).

You have to think really hard to write a concise, yet thorough assessment of the research you are reviewing.  Your summary should not just paraphrase the abstract, but rather give your view of the actual research presented in the report.  Writing one-page critiques is harder than writing longer ones, so start early. 

Guidelines for Paper Presentations

Depending on the contents of your slides, 2-3 minutes for slide is a good estimate for your presentation. Take some extra slides to class in case there are questions/extra time to present them.

This is a tentative breakdown for your presentation:

It is ok to use material available on the Web, as long as you clearly mark it as such.

All the best!