Special Topics in Software Engineering: Dependable Software

ECE 1724, Winter 2006
University of Toronto

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Presentation Format

While students are welcome to present papers as they wish, here is an outline of a presentation that should help you get started.

If you use slides, please use at least 24 point font for text. For a 15-20 minute presentation, do not use more than 20 slides or else the presentation will appear rushed. Also, please make sure that you have numbered your slides. You are welcome to send slides to the instructor a few days before the presentation to get additional help.

After the presentation the student is expected to lead a 20-30 minute in-depth discussion of the paper. This discussion should aim to answer the following questions:

To aid in this discussion, each student presentation must end with a list of 5 specific questions that the student can ask other students and should be prepared to answer. The student must have the answers at the end of the slides.

These questions should be of a critical nature and should help in analyzing the paper, i.e., questions with obvious answers are not interesting for discussion. For example, suppose one of the stated contributions of the paper is that it "Enables secure routing". One question might be: how secure is the routing and what strategies discussed in the paper make it secure?