Before proposing a specific course project, you will create an annotated research bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to papers , each one accompanied by a paragraph that summarizes the paper. A good bibliography is the starting point for a solid research project, because it gives you a good sense of what work others have done, how it has been evaluated, and what sort of open problems remain.
You don't have to have a specific project in mind yet, but you should
start by picking an area that interests you. Some ideas are:
Suggested places to search:
To find very recent papers that have not yet developed a large number of citations, try browsing the proceedings of individual conferences and journals, like these:
Your finished bibliography should have the following:
- Serverless Computing
- Object Storage Systems
- NoSQL Databases
- Fault Tolerance in Large Systems
- Load Balancing in Large Systems
- Cloud Energy and Power Management
- Economic Models of Commercial Clouds
- Workfow Management Systems
- Container or Virtual Machine Technologies
- Orchestration Systems
- Content Distribution Systems
Each entry should clearly indicate the author, article title, journal or conference name, year of publication, and hyperlink to the document. (You can use any reasonable citation format/typography as long as you are clear and consistent.) Each entry should be accompanied by one concise paragaph that summarizes the following aspects of the paper:
- A descriptive title that encompasses the collected citations.
- At least 25 papers citations total
- Most papers should be full refereed articles (8+ pages) from conferences or journals sponsored by ACM, IEEE, or USENIX.
- If they are highly relevant to your topic you may include no more than five unrefereed items such as book chapters, dissertations, magazine articles, or technical reports.
- At least 5 papers with more than 300 citations.
- At least 5 papers published in 2017 or 2018.
- At least 5 papers prior to 2010.
- At least 1 paper prior to 2000.
This assignment is due on Friday, September 21st at midnight.
Please submit a PDF document to your dropbox directory here:
- The problem being addressed.
- The key idea that is proposed as a solution or insight into the problem.
- The method of evaluating the idea.
- The most significant result or conclusion of the paper.