Basic GuidelinesThe purpose of the term paper in ECS 15 is for you to learn how to do effective research on a subject and then write it up clearly, showing where you got your information.
The format of a white paper is somewhere between a technical manual and a glossy brochure… between a dry-as-dust academic paper and an annual report.
The Industry Demonstrations are aimed at the researchers from academia and industry, practicing engineers, and technical managers who need to understand both technical and practical aspects of new and emerging topics within the scope of communications, networking, industrial practices/standards and so on. Industry Demonstrations should also emphasize training for current topics and demonstrate some practical works of interest to the industry targeting near-term implementations and development in those areas. Industry Demonstrations will be scheduled from Monday 9 July to Wednesday 11 July 2018.
A long digression on the origin of this term follows. I believe the expression "false drop" was used in the 1940s (perhaps long before) by researchers who used index cards to encode, organize, and retrieve notes. Holes were cut in fixed positions around the periphery of every card. Each hole/position corresponded to a predefined topic. To index a journal article, for example, the researcher would write the citation on the card and then notch the edge of the card at one or more of the holes. If the card represented a document about topic A, then the card was notched in position A. In order to retrieve cards about topic A, a rod/needle was inserted through hole A in a tray of indexed cards. The rod passed through all the cards. Then the rod was raised. Notched cards (relevant cards) would drop by gravity. A false drop was an irrelevant card that dropped when the rod was raised. Boolean "and" was performed by doing this twice. This was an entirely manual system. The edge-notched card technique is described in Jahoda, , p. 63-78. Aren't you glad we have computers now?
Ultimately, good instruction writing requires:Clear, simple writingA thorough understanding of the procedure in all its technical detailYour ability to put yourself in the place of the reader, the person trying to use your instructionsYour ability to visualize the procedure in great detail and to capture that awareness on paperFinally, your willingness to go that extra distance and test your instructions on the kind of person you wrote them for.
Paper on PhD research project (max. 2-4 pages) formatted as noted above. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor attached to the proposal submission. Full contact information including affiliation, address, e-mail and phone. Papers must be submitted electronically:
Then you can solidify and back up your ideas in a white paper where you can pour more time and effort into the research, writing, design, and promotion.
Full papers submission for Technical Paper, Workshop, and Special Session should be written in English with a maximum paper length of SIX (6) printed pages (10 point font) including figures, tables without incurring additional page charges (maximum of ONE additional page with overlength page charge if paper is accepted).
A type of sample that is usually used when the target population is geographically disperse. First, clusters of potential respondents are randomly selected, and then respondents are selected at random from within the pre-identified clusters. For example, if it is prohibitively expensive to survey households that are spread out across the nation, a researcher may employ cluster sampling. The researcher would randomly select clusters of households, by randomly selecting several counties, and then the researcher would draw a random sample of households from within the selected counties. Clustered sampling designs necessitate the use of special variance estimation techniques.
Journal vs magazine. A journal is a containing written by scholars for other scholars. A magazine typically contains nontechnical articles written by journalists for the general public. However, many magazines contain moderately technical articles written by experts for a narrow or specialized audience. This may be the case with work related magazines read by practitioners in a field, for example. So it is sometimes hard to tell if a publication is a journal or a magazine, but you must make the distinction when you write footnotes in your papers because magazines and journals are cited differently according to Turabian. is the key distinguishing feature of a journal. (It is debatable whether a periodical that does not use peer review can be called a journal, but there are some theological periodicals often considered journals that use editorial review but not peer review per se). Technical material written for a scholarly audience is another good indicator of a journal. Journal articles almost always cite other technical literature (e.g., in footnotes) and interact with that literature. Magazines rarely do so. Journal pagination normally runs consecutively from the beginning of the first issue of a volume to the end of the last issue of the volume. So there is only one page one in a complete annual volume. Magazine pagination normally starts over with every issue. So a complete annual volume of a monthly magazine has twelve page ones. Thus you must include the issue number and date when you cite a magazine. Journals are often quarterly, especially in the humanities. Magazines are often monthly.
#3. Problem/solution white paper: for prospects near the start of the buying cycle who are using the Web to research a nagging business or technical problem
IT people generally want to see technical details. They will tolerate longer papers with modest production values. In fact, a slick and colorful format tends to make them suspicious.