For those of you who haven't taken part in MINI-CONFERENCE, the following is planned:
Friday 2009-12-11 Deadline for paper submission. Send your paper to your PC chair.
Wednesday 2010-01-13 Room:
U2-040 Time: 10-12
paper presentations for those who get papers approved by their PC chair.
19. Pablo and Javier: Real-Time Streaming Video Focused On Mobile Devices (Lars)
25. Teresa: Dyscalculia – an overview of research of a learning disability (Gordana)
28. Hussan: Automatic Composition of Semantic Web Services (Maria)
29. Irfan: What is Black box Testing (Sasi)
30. Rabia and Muhammad: Agile Software Development Practices in Distributed Environments (Radu)
The results of the course have been sent to LADOK.system
evaluation form can be found at:
Please let us know your opinion by filling out the course evaluation.
It can help us in our work on development of this course.
Thanks everyone for an excellent conference - our authors and session chairs and
our PC committee who were working hard until the last day. Well done!
According to all our session chairs (Jan, Ning, Radu, Christina, Maria, Ivica, Sara and me) presentations were really first class,
many of them even more interesting and delivered with much more enthusiasm than on professional research conferences.
For those in the class who did not present today, there will be a new chance in January, preliminary 13/1/2010 according to Jan.
Please send your final papers to EasyChair to be published in the online
proceedings. Deadline 2/11.
Pictures from the conference
Gray marked in the schedule are papers which haven't yet improved their initial
C grade and their presentations possibly will be made in January
if they get A grade. The CONFERENCE SCHEDULE will be followed as planned, probably without those presentations.
The last step which remains in the course is to present the paper on the
mini-conference on Friday.
This event will contain fulfilling the last two assignments of the course: assignment 6 and assignment 7 .
We expect you to bring your presentation file on a USB memory stick.
(I also recommend to have an extra copy on the web, just in case).
both Lambda and Kappa lecture halls as you probably know there is both a
computer and a projector
and we expect you to use that existing equipment in order to save time.
Here is the
MINI CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
If you find any errors, please mail me as soon as possible!
We have to start at 9 o'clock to avoid evening presentations.
Our class lists show
that everybody in the class was present at minimum 80% of lectures. Well done!
(That means that no one has to do extra exam. Very good, indeed.)
If you missed any
discussion, please write and send in extra assignments.
Also, if you must revise your assignment, send it as soon as possible but not later than on Thursday.
(The deadline for all assignments as you know is the same day as the Mini conference.)
The final paper version must be uploaded to
EasyChair. Deadline Monday November 2.
The papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be published online
Here comes the Schedule for paper review meetings - detailed, & Groups, chairs, times, rooms summary.
Yesterday on AI
lecture by Peter Funk, we discussed the relationship between AI science and SF
and the role of scientific advisors for SF. Here is an interesting interview with Marvin Minsky, one of the founders of AI:
http://mitpress.mit.edu/e-books/Hal/chap2/two1.html Minsky on AI and SF
1. A student in a review group is assigned to take notes.
2. Students presence is noted.
3. Discuss each paper and try to unite on a group grade for the paper.
4. The PC chair decides HIS/HER opinion on the grade and informs the conference chair (Jan).
The grades are:
• E (excellent) = accepted and fulfills very high demands, e.g., could be used as educational material,
• A+ (accepted plus) = accepted as is, but can be graded as excellent > after some fixes,
• A (accepted) = accepted as is,
• C (completion) = paper must be fixed before it can be accepted to be presented on the conference.
• N (not accepted) = rewrite.
You will be involved again for papers with grade A+ or C.
Only accepted papers will be presented at the mini-conference.
NEWS: ALL REVIEW MEETINGS WILL BE ON MONDAY
26/10 THANKS TO OUR
WHO MADE ALL NECESSARY CHANGES IN THEIR BUSY SCHEDULES TO HELP US.
You must review the papers before Sunday 2009-10-25, 24.00, and upload the reviews to EasyChair.
On Monday, each review
group will have two hours for reviewing - four parallell groups 10-12 and next
See the course schedule. Soon you will know which group you belong to and when your group will have the review meeting.
2009-10-20All students active in the class should now have received an email with information about papers assigned to them for review.
Instruction for reviews with examples are given at IRCSE'09.
All the authors are the PC (Programme Committee) members
of the conference.
Later today you will get a list with 3 papers to review.
Everybody in the class must have an EasyChair
account, as you submit your reviews individually.
You must review the papers before Thursday 2009-10-22, 24.00, and upload
the reviews to EasyChair.
You will find more information under the IRCSE'09 link. There also all review meeting information will be found soon.
(Jan, The conference chair)
Here are the RESULTS in the course so far.2009-10-19
We have got 24 papers up to now (see the list below) for the Mini conference. Well done!
Here are the exteded deadlines:
( groups lead by Hans Hansson and
Lars Asplund ) (we are trying to move those to Monday also)
and Monday 26/10 ( groups lead by Björn Lisper, Paul Pettersson, Sasikumar Punnekkat, Ning Xiong, Maria Linden and Radu Dobrin)
MINI CONFERENCE WILL BE ON FRIDAY 2009-10-30:
see that we will have parallel sessions on Friday morning (Kappa & Lambda)
and plenum in Lambda in the afternoon 2009-10-30.
|4. . Reverse engineering legacy Web applications with phpModeler|
|5. . Optimal Algorithms for Dynamic Scheduling of Independent and Periodic Real-Time Tasks|
|6. . A Novel Adaptive Framework for Energy Minimization using Pipelining Technique|
|7. . Comparison of Dynamic MANET On-Demand Routing Protocol with respect to various quantitative performance metrics|
|8. . How Real-Time Systems can Improve Safety and Convenience of Car Driving|
|9. . Today’s operating systems and their future with reconfigurable architecture|
|10. . Comparison of FlexRay and CAN-bus for Real-Time|
|11. . Non-Blocking Two-Phase Commit Protocols|
|12. . A Study of the Communication in Distributed Real-time systems|
|13. . 4G- A NEW ERA IN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION|
|14. . Web Search Engines- A comparative study|
|15. . Distributed Real-Time Systems Survey - Scheduling and Communication|
|16. . Feature Based Comparison of Modern File Systems|
|17. . FACE RECOGNITION USING EIGENFACE APPROACH|
|18. . An Overview of Intrusion Detection Systems|
|19. . REAL-TIME STREAMING VIDEO FOCUSED ON MOBILE DEVICES|
|20. . Transformations between ProCom Component Model and UML Activity Diagrams|
|21. . How to improve usability of digital note-taking systems|
|22. . Survey of Methods of Combining Velocity Profiles with Position control|
|23. . The Standard Genetic Algorithm, Genetic Operations and Parallel Genetic Algorithms|
|24. . The present and the future of TCP/IP|
|25. . Dyscalculia – an overview of research of a learning disability|
|26. . Robustness and selfish behavior in BitTorrent|
|27. . Efficient File Organization using Phonetic Code as Hash Function|
We have decided (on
popular demand) to
extend the deadline for paper submission to Sunday 24.00 so that you will have the whole weekend for work.
We are also trying to
postpone the paper review meetings (which is not trivial because we book
several rooms in parallell) - from 22/10 to 23/10.
As soon as paper
submission is done, I will post examples of good reviews so that you know how to
- several people have asked for it.
Please check this news
regularly for updates! If you have problems with creatin an EasyChair account
let me know (some people from the class have already done that and it works with no problem).
If you want to know
what sort of articles that are expected for the mini-konference,
see how papers looked like last year. Of course, PhD students write about their research projects
and their papers have research standard, while undergraduate students write on topics they find
interesting and on a level with no deep technical details. (You will recognize a student paper if you find "student"
in the e-mail address of the author; if not, they are PhD's.)
The next lecture will be in: http://www.mdh.se/internt/campus/lokalschema/lokaler/vasteras/hus-s/s2-704
(after Mats Björkman lecture) we will have the discussion of
Assignment 3: Three
case studies in science history
Please read the articles and prepare your answers!
We will divide the class into two groups:
I will lead the group with family names starting with A - K (the first part in the class list below) to the room R1-122,
and Jan takes family names L - Y, the room R1-131 (first floor, R building!).
An interesting talk on Science vs. Pseudo-science http://www.philosophytalk.org/pastShows/PseudoSci.htm
Extra materials for further reading:
http://www.physics.purdue.edu/webapps/index.php/course_document/index/phys217/1068/59/3498 (Here you learn more on Eddington's experiments)
Here are the RESULTS so far.
Those in the class who have got grade "K" which
means that your assignment must be re-done,
have deadline 1. October to send in all of your corrected assignments.
For Assignment 3 you need The Golem book.
(Google Books are missing pages so if you haven't got an own copy of the book
you might wish to use this link)
For Assignment 3 please read Introduction and Chapters 1, 2 and 4.
For Assignment 3-extra (those who miss the discussion of assignment 3)
please read the Chapter 3.
We will have your corrected Assignment 1A and 1B on Tuesday
that we can discuss before Jan's lecture.
Explanation of Swedish grades: U is underkänd - failed and K is komplettering corrections/completions needed.
People with grade "U" cannot
continue in this advanced level course,
but have to start a basic level English writing course.
Extended deadline for Assignment 2 - Friday 18/9!
Assignments 1A & 1B will be graded this week.
Passing Assignment 1 is mandatory for continuing the course.
For you interested in science: The Nobel Prizes 2009
will be announced as follows:
Physics 6/10, Chemistry 7/10 and Economics 12/10. (Regrettably there is no prize in Computer science).
(At www.kva.se and at http://nobelprize.org you will find live webcast from the press conference, press release,
popular scientific presentations, illustrations, web links and scientific articles.)
You might be interested in the following lecture:
Collaboration 2.0 Reaching out the digital millenials
Dr. Preetha Ram, Assistant Dean for Science Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Distinguished Guest Lecture at Mälardalen University
18th September 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Case-salen*, R-house level 2.
(on the other side of the corridor from Paros)
Tomorrow 10.15-12.00 we will have the discussion of Assignment 2: Demarcation: pseudoscience vs science
Please read the articles and prepare your answers!
We will divide the class into two groups:
Jan leads the group with family names starting with A - K (the first part in the class list below) to the room S2-172,
and I take the rest of the class, with family names L - Y to the room S2-171.
You will find a list below with all Assignments 1A that I have got until midnight 10/9.
The names are written according to the class list and the principle is:
(number in the list) - Initial of your family name, other initials, and your given name.
Example: If I would be in the list, my name would be: 0-DCGordana.
Please check that your assignment is in the list!
People who did not send in before the deadline
(names without links) will be
by Jan and me and shall send in their Assessment according to the system.
(assess the colleague before you in the list (skip names without link).)
The first in the list assess the last one.
For the Assignment 1B, the instructions are given in the
Assignment 1: Review scientific papers (1B part)
Here is the list of Assignments 1:
Almost everybody has already sent in Assignment 1A.
We are only waiting for a few people who joined the course last days to send in their assignments.
Please check this page in the evening, there will be
a list with links to assignments 1A
and also an answer form for the new assignment 1B (your assessment of your colleagues 1A)
If you haven't got your user ID/ password, please
Do not send me assignments.
Assignments should be sent via following link on the web page:
Google video I strongly recomend you to see:
David Malone, Dangerous Knowledge, BBC TV, 90
minutes, vividly illustrates the (unsuccessful) search for TOE (Theory Of Everything):
Now all should have got a mail with an ID/password that you need for uploading of assignments.
Following people have no e-mail address in LADOK, so I could not send them their ID/password:
Diogenes, Pablo, Subash and Nishanth. Plaese mail me as soon as possible! Gordana
Here comes explanation about Assignment 1 from Jan:
You are not expected to write a technical review. Your review is expected to concentrate
on the form and language of the paper. Use the information you got from the
lecture “Paper Writing and Publication” last week.
You will get your User ID and password by mail, as soon as we get the class into
as soon as possible. I have already talked with Damir Isovic who will create identities for you.
If you didnt write any email in the list yet, please send me your address.
To upload your assignment takes no more than one minute, so please be patient, there is plenty of time until deadline.
Again, the rules for the Assignment 1 are as follows:
You send in your review of two articles first. (1A: deadline 9/9)
I make a web page with links to all reviews.
take the reviews of your colleague who is right before you in the list
and you assess his or her reviews.
You send in your assessment (1B: deadline 12/9)
Me and Jan will read both your reviews and your assessments and grade them.
Observe that next lecture on Tuesday September 8. (in Paros) starts 8.15.
help with written English?
There is a Writing Center at MDH who are here to help students.
The first Assignment is already on the web page.
Please note that passing this assignment is compulsory
in order to continue the course.
The assignment is done in two steps.
1. You send in reviews of two research articles.
2. You assess your colleagues reviews.
As for the rest of assignments you are allowed at most two attempts to pass them.
The instructions are given in the Assignment 1: Review scientific papers
In order to avoid clash with CDT402 course, the lecture on Tuesday September 8 will be early in the morning,
08:15-10:00 in Paros lecture hall, see Course Schedule
This year, besides students of this course (CDT403 Research Methods in Natural Sciences and Engineering)
we will also have students from the following two tcourses taking part in a number of lectures:
DVA403 - Research Thinking and Writing Toolbox and
KPP317 - Scientific Theory and Methodology in Product in and Process Development
Please note that schedules and assignments/examination are specific for each course and are given on each course's webbpage!
If you want to know more about this course, visit Course Archives