University of British Columbia

Department of Computer Science


 Computational Sustainability

Winter Session 2013-14, Term 2

Course Project



The proposal should include the proposed topic of the project, with a brief list of relevant papers or other material. The scope of the project should be outlined with a brief work-plan and a sketch of the proposed final goals. There may be issues about the best approach to take to the topic, which should be mentioned. If you are undecided between two topics you could outline both of them.  Talk to Alan if you want to check on your ideas for a project.

A wide range of project types are possible, including:

The proposal should be at most 1 page, following the NSERC Formatting Standards

Deadline: February 24, 2014, 12:00 noon.


The initial results of the project will be presented as a 30 minute talk, in class, on March 25 or 27 or April 1 or 3.

Project Report

The final report on the project will be based, in part, on the project talk you have given, incorporating feedback on it. The report should be appropriately structured, including a review of related research. For example, if you are writing a research proposal you should use the relevant structure required for a NSERC Strategic Project Grant Proposal. All the reports should follow the NSERC Formatting Standards with a maximum of 11 pages,  including figures and references. Late projects are subject to a 10%/day penalty. Submit to Alan as an attached .pdf file. 

Deadline: April 22, 2014, 12:00 noon.

  Alan Mackworth 2014-03-27