CPSC 538a - Term 2 2003W (January - April)
This general theme of this course is Time-Sensitive
Distributed Applications. The three main topics of the
course will be the following:
- Multimedia distribution
- Sensor networks
- Network games
10-11:30 Mondays and Wednesdays
Charles 'Buck' Krasic e-mail web
This course will follow a research seminar format, where we review
and discuss a selection of recent research papers from the topic areas
We will be covering two papers per class. Every person in the class
is responsible for reading all of the papers.
There will be an in-class presentation for each paper, followed by group
discussion. Each student can expect to be assigned the lead role for
one or more of the papers, depending on the total number of
The person assigned lead role will:
- Make an appointment to meet me sometime before your scheduled
- You should bring a draft of your presentation.
- We will review your slides, discuss any difficulties with the
- Do the short 15-20 minute slide presentation in class, summarizing the paper.
- Lead the group discussion:
- What were the main contributions of the work?
- What were the advantages and disadvantages of the approach?
- How does it compare to the other papers and related work?
- What are potential avenues for further work and improvements?
- Submit a web page (due 1 week after presentation) containing:
- A short (one or two paragraph) summary of the paper
- A summary of the group discussion (a couple of paragraphs, or bullet list is ok)
- Optionally, additional references to other important papers on the subject
not included in the class.
- A copy of your slide presentation
Students may choose from either:
- a programming project
- a mini-literature survey
Proposals are due by Feb. 23
Programming projects can be done by individuals or groups
Mini survey's should cover 5 papers on a topic related to the theme
of this course.
Grades will be based on class participation, class presentations, and paper reports.
- Class presentations 40%
- Summaries 20%
- Project 30%
- Class participation 10%
The first class (organizational meeting) will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2004
The set of papers, reading schedule, and student materials are here.
Charles 'Buck' Krasic
Last modified: Sun Feb 8 18:01:14 PST 2004