Instructions For Reviews, Presentations, and Scribes // CS 525: Advanced Distributed Systems // Spring 2017

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Presentations: Student-led presentations start 2/9/17, first batch runs 2/9/17 through 3/16/17.

All students must sign up for a presenter or a scriber slot. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Once you have signed up for a slot, you have to do fulfill your responsibilities, even if you decide to drop the class.

    By January 31, 4 pm, sign up for a presentation slot (from below, on the dates 2/9/17 through 3/16/17 only): Each slot needs three students: 2 presenters and 1 scriber. When you sign up, specify whether you're a presenter or a scriber. Responsibilities below. If there is no scriber signed up for your slot, the 2 presenters are responsible for fulfilling all scriber responsibilities (you will get a discount later when you can skip some reviews).

Presenters present one paper each (Decide among yourselves how to partition the papers. Do a coordinated presentation please!).

Scriber must summarize Piazza questions, add their own questions/discussion points, lead discussion on both papers, and write 1 page summary of discussion on Piazza and in class. (Needless to say, scribe needs to read both papers ahead of class).

To sign up for a presentation slot, you have to meet Indy during one of his office hours (email and proxies will not be accepted). See the table on the Course Schedule page for a list of available topics. For your Topic of interest, if the "Presenters, Slides and Reviews" link for that topic's row (in the table) is empty or has a "& ??" on it, that topic is still available!

Reviews: Reviews are due starting 2/9/17 only. Reviews are due at NOON on the day of the class. If you are not presenting or scribing in a particular session, you must submit reviews for the two papers in class.

DO NOT skip reviews for a session unless you are already signed up for a presentation or scribe for that session. Each session (lecture) review must be comprised of reviews for the two papers from among the "Main Papers" for that session. For more information, see below.

O Tips for Presentations and Reviews

O What to Do for Each Class (February 12 onwards)

Instructions for presentation sessions (discussed in class): 

Note: Some papers may be accessible from only inside the CS department.

Your work (presentations and reviews) should be original and independent. If you reuse slides from someone else's presentation, please acknowledge them. The standard university policies on original work, cheating and attribution apply to these presentations.

A final note to all: You are encouraged to read ahead of the class, especially if you find one (or more) topics that interest you enough to want to do a project and write a paper on. Read ahead not only the main papers but also the Optional papers in each session. As a tip, some of the more interesting topics occur in the second half of the course. Finally, there are many sessions which we are unable to cover due to the limited time - these topics are listed at the bottom of the Course Schedule page, typically prefixed with a "Leftover" tag - these are all great project areas!

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