242 Engineering Complex, 674-7280
Office Hours: MW 1-2:30pm; T 4-5pm (or by appointment)
Course WWW Page: http://www.cs.fit.edu/~pkc/classes/web/
This course studies recent research in the World Wide Web. Topics are mostly selected by students and might include languages, protocols, searching, indexing, caching, pre-fetching, user modeling, security, multimedia, user interfaces, electronic commerce, agents, and servers. Research papers are discussed and a research project is required.
The goal of the class is to study current state-of-the-art WWW-related techniques, devise new and improved techniques, implement them, and evaluate them. The class is structured such that you can make progress toward a quality research paper that can be submitted for publication. The research performed for the class could also be a starting point for MS and PhD theses.
Class discussions involve discussing assigned papers and brainstroming ideas for research projects.
Tentative Course Schedule
The critical survey paper helps you gain a broader and deeper understanding of the latest techniques and identify their weaknesses and strengths. The preliminary proposal gets you started in identifying a research project and enunciating the proposed new and improved techniques. The proposal describes the project in further detail and contains initial progress/results in support of the project's feasibility. The series of drafts leads to a possible conference submission and final version of the research paper.
|Every class||Summary of an article (Reading Schedule)|
|Feb 14 (Mon)||6||Critical Survey Paper (> 1500 words)|
|Feb 21 (Mon)||7||Preliminary Research Proposal (one page)|
|Feb 28 (Mon)||8||Research Proposal (> 2 pages)|
|Mar 6-10||Spring Break|
|Mar 22 (Wed)||10||First draft of the paper (> 1000 words)|
|Apr 12 (Wed)||13||Second draft of the paper (> 2000 words)|
|May 1 (Mon)||16 (Finals)||Paper and presentation|