CMSC 691B Research Paper Guidelines

March 30, 2004

The final deliverable for the class is a research paper on your topic.  For most of you, this paper will take the form of a research proposal.  Some of you may actually have research results to report; that's fine, too.

Although there are no minimum or maximum page requirements, I expect that most of the papers will be around 15-20 pages long.  Your paper should, at a minimum, include the following sections. (Note that your sections do not need to use these words in the titles; section headers should be descriptive. Also, you do not necessarily need to follow this order; for example, it may make sense to include a discussion of related work before your technical approach.)
There are five deliverables associated with the final paper: