CIS 580 Term Paper

Due Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
5PM (in class)

Your assignment is to select and review a current publication in the field of software engineering. Specifically:

  1. Select a software engineering paper published in a peer reviewed journal or conference proceedings within the last four years.
  2. Write a review of the paper (around 5 pages) that includes the following information:
    1. Which topics discussed in the lecture does this paper relate to? What problem(s) are the authors attempting to solve? (around one page)
    2. Give a brief summary of the results presented in this paper. (around two pages)
    3. What new contribution(s) does the paper make to the field of software engineering? (around one page)
    4. Give your analysis of the paper. In your opinion, what is the value of this paper? What impact will it have on the practice of software engineering in the immediate future? What will be the long term impact? Why? (around one page)
  3. Your original analysis is the most important part. Support your position with facts you have learned in class, or from other outside sources. Do not just repeat the arguments of the paper's authors.

  4. Turn in your review along with a copy of the reviewed paper in hard copy.