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:


10-11:30 Mondays and Wednesdays


CISR 304


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 described above.

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 participants.

The person assigned lead role will:

  1. Make an appointment to meet me sometime before your scheduled presentation.
  2. Do the short 15-20 minute slide presentation in class, summarizing the paper.
  3. Lead the group discussion:
  4. Submit a web page (due 1 week after presentation) containing:


Students may choose from either:

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.


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