Handout 6: 3/5/03

Computer-Supported Collaborative Work
CPSC 672-600

Assignment 1

Research Paper Summaries

Due Wednesday, April 2, 2003

The assignment is to prepare two detailed paper summaries for full papers from recent (published in the past five years) ACM CSCW conference series. You also may draw papers from the ECSCW series if you can gain access to the proceedings. The papers selected should not be on the course reading at the time you make the selection. They also should not be ones you have read already for the topic area presentation or for your term project. Additionally, the papers selected should be from non-overlapping areas.

Each summary should also try to put the paper into a broader context by examining some of the related work. Thus the summary should provide (1) complete citation information about the paper, (2) a summary of the key points and take-home lessons provided by the chosen paper, (3) a discussion of the context of the paper (i.e., the related work), (4) evaluation and discussion, (5) references, also with complete citation information about the references. Different papers will take different amounts of space to summarize, but perhaps an appropriate target to aim for is at least five pages single spaced or equivalent.