Please send email to Don Porter with your top three preferences for
papers to present. Don will aggregate the requests and make the final
assignment. Everyone will present once before anyone presents twice. If
you have questions, please ask.
Please note that when we write
"optional" it means "optional reading for that day". There is no
flexibility about which two papers will be presented, with the
exception of Lustre, where the presenter will have to be creative about
putting together a presentation.
(New!) Presentation format
We are changing the presentation format:
- Please prepare a 20 minute presentation, uninterrupted. There will
no longer be interruptions during the presentation.
- We are going to enforce the 20 minute limit strictly, so you may
wish to practice with a clock to ensure that your presentation will meet the
- Please try to bring out interesting issues in the paper during your
presentation, rather than just summarizing it.
- As part of your presentation, please try to state your opinion of
two strengths and two weaknesses of the paper. (Thanks to Varun for this
- Mike or Don will lead the discussion after the presentation, so you
do not need to plan discussion questions. If, however, there are
questions that you would like to bring out, please do so either during
the discussion or by emailing us the questions ahead of class.
Mike Dahlin has collected a lot of
useful advice for researchers. Check it out! The "good talk" and
"bad talk" links might be especially useful.
If you use your own slides, which is fine, please send them
to us afterward. Please do not look at other presentations that you
might find on the Web; you may be tempted to copy, lift, or borrow
from them, thereby violating the UTCS code of conduct.