CS GZ06/4038: Mobile and Adaptive Systems
UCL Term 2, Weeks 20-24 (8th January, 2007 - 9th February, 2007)
N.B. that the above times sum to seven hours per week, but the course
will typically meet six hours per week. Students should refer to the
detailed calendar below throughout the term to ensure they are up-to-date
on meeting times.
Detailed Course Calendar
Each paper appears in the calendar below on the day when it will
be covered in lecture. Students will find they get the most out of
lecture by far when they read papers before they are covered, and are
strongly encouraged to do so. Papers marked
be read before the day on which they appear in the calendar.
N.B. that all assigned readings (including those presented by
students at the end of the course) are examinable.
Assigned Readings (to be covered in lectures and discussions)
Presentation Papers (to be presented by student groups)
N.B. that papers in red have been claimed by
groups for their presentations.
GZ06/4038 Presentation Guidelines
Your coursework is a group exercise, in which you and your fellow
group members prepare and deliver a presentation.
All groups will be listed here
once groups have been formed.
Each presentation will take place during a one-hour lecture slot for
GZ06/4038 during the last week of the half-term (5th February, 2007 -
9th February, 2007, inclusive). Your group will have 30 minutes for
its presentation and 20 minutes for questions from students and staff.
Please be prompt!
The paper to be presented by each group and the schedule for
presentations will appear in the course calendar once papers have
been assigned to groups.
Submission of Presentations Materials
A single electronic version of your slides (PDF or gzip'ed PostScript)
should be sent as an email attachment no later than:
10 AM Monday, 5th February 2007
to all course staff:
C dot Mascolo at cs dot ucl dot ac dot uk
What you send us is what we expect you to use during your presentation
Most groups in recent years have used a laptop to project slides; you
may also use overhead projector slides, if you so desire, and any other
appropriate materials or aids.
Each group member should take a turn to speak, and all group members
should speak for about the same amount of time.
Each group's presentation should include:
- a summary of the work/experiments in the paper
- the main conclusions drawn and why the work is important
- a critical appraisal of the work
- a summary and appraisal of relevant/similar work in the area
At least two members of staff will be present for
presentations. You will be assesed on [% of marks]:
- presentation structure and delivery [10%]
- a summary of the work in the paper and the main conclusions (a and b) [10%]
- a critical appraisal of work in the paper (c) [15%]
- a summary and appriasal of some relevant/similar work (d) [15%]
- responses to questions [10%]
- a short individual report (3 pages of A4 maximum,
plus references) discussing
the main issues with respect to future development and application
of the particular technology/system you have presented. This should be a
personal viewpoint backed-up by references to literature in support
of the statements in your discussion. [40%]
The marksheet that the assessors will be using for the presentations
can be found here.
- 1-5 are group activities
- 6 is an individual activity
Each student must submit his individual report by:
Friday, 16th February, 2007
You will be required to submit the individual report both
electronically and on paper; you will be sent further instructions
by email concerning how and when you should do so.