CS5014 Fall 2006 Assignment 7
Your assignment is to locate a journal or conference paper that is
likely to be relevent to your graduate research work.
The paper you select must be different from the one that you used for
For the paper you select, write a review of the paper.
This review should be more than one page long (using the page formatting
specs from Assignment 2).
Due Tuesday, 10/10 at the beginning of class
By review, I mean a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the
You should give examples of both weaknesses and strengths.
Do not summarize the paper more than
necessary to get your points across. You should point any out any
flawed technical issues in the presentation, or flawed assumptions.
Also indicate which parts of the paper are strong in some way.
When CS professionals are asked to review a paper, they are usually
asked to comment on things such as the following. Use these questions
as a guide in preparing your review.
Is the paper well-written? Could it be better organized in some way?
Is the paper complete? Are important details left out?
Are too many details given in some areas?
Is the paper correct? To the best of your knowledge, does the paper
make any claims that are not sufficiently obvious or justified by
data or references?
Are the objectives and the conclusions of the paper clearly stated?
Does the paper make a real contribution to the literature?
Conclude with a recommendation on whether this paper should have been
published in the venue in which it appeared, and explain why or why not.
Include a complete citation to the paper at the end of the review.