|There will be a total of 16 presentations by 8 students in this class this
semester in two rounds of 8 papers each. In the first round of 8 papers,
each student in the class will be required to write a pre-seminar report on the
main paper for the topic put up on the reading list on the class website.
The report for a presentation is due at the start of the class (at 12:30pm) on
the day of the presentation. Late reports will NOT be accepted under any
circumstances. You should submit a report for your own presentation as
For each main paper, the report should contain answers to the following
questions. Answers must be submitted typewritten
in an text file, and then printed out double-sided.
On average, you can answer each question above in one paragraph (5 to 10
lines). Longer answers means more detail than necessary as far as
the assignment is concerned; but you *will not* be penalized for longer
answers if the answer is accurate and correct. Much shorter answers means
not enough information; you *could* be penalized for insufficient detail.
List the title and authors of the paper.
What is one major problem or issue that the research described in the paper
What is at least one solution to this problem that was previously addressed (if
but the authors identified problems with? What are those problems?
What is the solution that the authors propose? What are the merits of this
Identify at least one potential problem or drawback with the author's solution that
the author's have not addressed nor identified.