Semester 2 2018
Version: 0.1 2018-09-29
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The goal of this project is for students to learn to use the research literature for WSNs, and to gain in-depth knowledge of a topic in current WSN research.
The task for this assignment is to study one recent research paper in a sub-area of wireless sensor networks and to explain the work in your own words. Select ONE paper from the list below and write a report that summarises the paper. The format required for the report is detailed below.
This assignment is worth 20% of the marks for cits4419. At least 15-20 hours of serious work per student is expected to complete the assignment.
Please take time to read these guidelines carefully. Post any requests for clarification about the requirements of this assessment to help4419 so that all students may remain equally informed. Further information may be provided as required during the project. All announcements about the project will be posted on help4419.
You are expected to have read and understood the University Guidelines on Academic Conduct. In accordance with this policy, you may discuss with other students the general principles required to understand this project, but the work you submit must be the result of your own effort.
You must submit your project before the submission deadline above. The University Penalties for Late Submission are 10% per day.
I expect it to be a lot of work, at least 15-20 hours of serious work will be required to complete the report. Please do not try to understand the paper by understanding every sentence. A better strategy is to read the paper again and again, understanding a little more every time. I have found this strategy to be quite useful. Reading and understanding research papers takes a lot of thinking on your part. Research papers are usually concisely written and you need to think and reconstruct a lot of the picture on your own.
You may discuss the paper with others but the submission must be written individually, in your own words. I will carefully check whether your report is in your own words.
You are welcome to come and discuss your report with me. All the Wednesday afternoon lab times are available as consultation times during weeks 9 to 12. However, I haven't read the papers thoroughly, so you will need to explain the paper and explain your difficulties and then I will be able to help you.
Post any requests for clarification about the requirements of this assessment to help4419, so that all students may remain equally informed.
The project is worth 20% of the marks for CITS4419. The project will be marked out of 25 using the following criteria: Your report (excluding the references) should be around 2000 words long and certainly no longer than 3000 words. It should understandable and well-explained according to the following format and criteria:
Rachel Cardell-Oliver (unit co-ordinator)
Project posted on cits4419 web pages on 1 October 2018