Handout 4: 2/13/01

CPSC 671-600: Assignments 1 and 2

Assignment 1: Due in class on Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Assignment 2: Due in class on Tuesday, April 10, 2001

This handout specifies two separate reading assignments, each with the same specification. In each you will choose a paper from the proceedings of a recent CHI-related conference proceedings, do some research about the paper's background, and write a brief summary report. More specifically

  1. select a full paper from the proceedings of a major CHI-related conference that took place after the book was published (generally these are ACM conferences). Relevant proceedings include the CHI conference (proceedings for some of the years are openly available at SIGCHI's Web site, http://www.acm.org/sigchi), the ACM CSCW conference, the ACM Hypertext conference, parts of the ACM Digital Libraries conference, etc. Check with me if you want to pick a paper from a conference not listed. Conference proceedings for these conferences are available to subscribers to the ACM Digital Library (but unfortunately not on the TAMU site license) or in paper form in the library.
  2. read at least three of the references pointed to by the paper (either references cited directly by the paper or ones pointed to by papers referenced by the paper)
  3. prepare a brief report including the following