EE382C Embedded Software Systems - Reports
Both the literature survey and the final project report shall be limited
to eight, 12-point, double-spaced, single-sided pages.
The title page, table of contents (if any), and abstract
are not included in the page limit.
References, figures, tables, and text (see below) are included in the
The report should follow the order given below:
- title page
- table of contents (optional)
- text, tables, figures
Please follow these guidelines:
- Do not use footnotes.
- Do not use a smaller font size than 12 point for anything except
The references may be typeset in 10 point or larger font.
- Please provide an electronic version of both the literature survey
and the final report so that I can put them on the course Web pages.
Also, let me know if you would like me to delay putting the electronic
version of your reports on the course Web pages, or if you would
like to password protect the information.
If you provide Postscript, then be sure that the Postscript can
be previewed by ghostview.
I would prefer that you provide the reports in PDF format.
You can use the Adobe
distill program on the Solaris
machines in the LRC cluster to convert your Postscript file to
The grading of both reports will follow the same pattern:
Please format your references in IEEE style, e.g.
- Research -- 70/100 points
- 10 points Description of context of research--- where it fits in,
what applications it impacts, how difficult is implementation
- 10 points Description of objectives
- 50 points Description of results
- Literature Survey:
Summary and analysis of existing work in the field (40 points),
plans for the implementation portion of the project (10 points)
- Final report: Formal modeling (10 points),
Implementation (20 points), Innovation (20 points)
- Format -- 30/100 points
- 5 points Grammar/spelling
- 10 points Meet 8-page limit
- 5 points Format of references and cite references in text
- 5 points Identify at least three key journal papers in the area
- 5 points Electronic version of the paper
- B. L. Evans, "Top Five Reasons to be an Assistant Professor,"
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on High-Stress Occupations, June 5, 1997,
vol. I, pp. 10-12.
- K. D. Bollacker, "Private vs. Public Universities,"
IEEE Trans. on Education, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 101-104,
- R. L. Peters, Getting What You Came For: The Smart
Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or a Ph.D., Noonday Press,
ISBN 0-374-52361-4, 1992.
It may be helpful to look at the past literature surveys and project
reports that are on-line for a model to follow.
Last updated 03/08/04.