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Scenarios and Project


Scenarios

The scenarios to be used in your work in PBL groups can be found here.

These scenarios will provide you an opportunity to dive deeper into selected aspects of the course. They will also be used for the project part of the course.

Project Overview

Last updated 1/9/2013: Note that this is a preliminary project overview and information may be changed in the next week or two.

Milestone 0: Select a problem (based on a scenario) and register in Webreg
  • The project will be done in pairs, so please find a partner and register with that person. We recommend that you do the project with the same person as you will do the assignments.
  • When you register in Webreg you will be able to pick a scenario, based on which you will define your project. You are expected to pick a scenario from the PBL part of the course (see slides above) around which you (for the next milestone) will identify a problem that you can motivate the importance of and come up with a plan to analyze. There will only be a limited number of groups per scenario, so please have a backup scenario or two in mind before registering.
  • In the case you want to define your own project based on some topic from the course, outside the scenarios provided in the PBL-part of the course, you are expected to talk to the instructor. Before approving such proposal, he will likely ask you to provide a clear problem definition and motivation (see milestone 1 below), as well as carefully explain how the project will fit within the course curriculum.
  • Register here
  • Deadline: Sept. 6


Reviewer assignment for feedback
  • After milestone 0, your group will be assigned reviewer pairs for each milestone (and will have to give feedback to each others reports). Note that each milestone may or may not have a different feedback pair. These assignments can can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • As a reviewer you are expected to (as a group) give feedback on the other groups' project. Such feedback reports are expected to be brief (a few bullets/paragraphs), and focused on things that can help the other group improve their report. The most important thing with this step is to help the group you review identify things that are unclear to the reader. After the seminar, you are also expected to help the group that you review identify the parts to focus their final report on.
  • Date: Sept 7-8 (to be posted on website).

IMPORTANT re. deliverables: For all future milestones, you should always
  • Print a hardcopy of your report (in its current shape) and place in the mailbox (outside café java).
  • For both reports and feedback reports you should create a single email with the report (or feedback report) attached as a pdf file that is addressed to all members of your two reviewer pairs (or that you are reviewing), as well as the instructor. Only LiU email addresses should be used for this communication and all communication should have "TDDD66 project: (insert something here)" in the subject heading.
  • For the report you should use the default ACM SIG-proceedings templates, which can be found here.
  • You are expected to use appropriate referencing (see ACM referencing standard) in which you use appropriate and well described references. Please avoid web references, and instead identify books and research papers (published in proceedings or journals) for your references, when possible.

Milestone 1: Introduction
  • You are expected to have written a clear introduction section to your report that clearly define the particular problem that you intend to investigate, clearly motivate the importance of the selected problem, and describe how you plan to investigate the problem.
  • At this point your report should have a title, abstract, and introduction, but should be no longer than 1 page.
  • Note: A comment was added to QoA page on 10/9/2013.
  • Deadline: Sept. 13
  • Feedback deadline: Sept. 17

Milestone 2: Methodology and expected results
  • You are expected to have written a methodology section that clearly describes the tools and methods that you will use to investigate the selected problem. Your methodology section should describe details of how you plan to evaluate and analyze the performance or system/protocol design of the aspect that you will take a closer look at in your project.
  • You are also expected to write a short summary of your expected results. What are you expecting to find from your analysis? If possible, use this to define a hypothesis (even if it is a known result), which you later can try to validate, show, or debunk.
  • Note that you may want to leverage and integrate this milestone with scenario 4 from the PBL meetings.
  • Also, please revise the sections from the previous milestone as you see best fit, and based on the feedback from your review groups.
  • At this point your report is expected to be 3-4 pages, have a clear outline, well-written sections, and figures which clearly capture the problem and/or methodology.
  • Deadline: Sept. 27
  • Feedback deadline: Oct. 1

Milestone 3: Preliminary results and conclusions
  • You are expected to have performed a preliminary analysis, simulations, experiments, or whatever methodology that you selected, such as to address the question/problem that you set out to answer. Based on these results and your investigation of the problem (reading literature, for example), you are expected to write a concise conclusion (that can have some statement about potential future investigation).
  • Also, please revise the section from the previous milestone as you see best fit, and based on the feedback from your review groups.
  • At this point your report is expected to be 5-8 pages, have a clear outline, be well-written sections, and have figures which clearly capture the problem and/or methodology.
  • Deadline: Oct. 10Oct. 11
  • Feedback deadline: Oct. 14 (remember to bring forward what you think the final report should focus on).

Seminar: Present the problem and lessons learned
  • You are expected to give a clear presentation in which you present the problem, motivate the importance of the problem, your methodology, and the lessons learned from your investigation.
  • Note that the presentation is short, so it will be important to be well prepared, and are ready when it is your turn.
  • Date: Oct. 14 and Oct. 16
  • Feedback deadline: Oct. 18 (remember to bring forward what you think the final report should focus on).
  • NOTE (added 11/10/2013): Similar to for the milestones, you are expected to give feedback to the group for which your group's number appears in the "seminar" column. For example, looking at the first row of the table below, group 6.1.2 should give seminar feedback to group 1.1.1.

Final report: Based on feedback from latest report and seminar
  • You are expected to rewrite the report such as to focus the report on the most important messages and lessons that you have learned about the problem of consideration. The report is still expected to have the similar sections and content as before. However, you will have to improve the writing and presentation (to say the same thing using less/better text) and focus results towards what you and others found more important/interesting.
  • When you write the final report, please try to use the feedback from both milestone 3 and the seminar to improve your report. It may also be worth thinking about if there are things you described better during the seminar (e.g., using a better figure, different story, different example) than in milestone 3. Is this a better way ("story" order and examples) to present things in the report? If so, perhaps, some parts of the report can be improved ...
  • At this point your condensed report is expected to be 4 pages, have a clear outline, be well-written sections, and have figures which clearly capture the problem and/or methodology.
  • Deadline: Oct. 24
  • Feedback deadline: Oct. 25 (this review should clearly state your general assessment of the report, and if you find the report acceptable or not)

Feedback group assignment

To find the group(s) that you should send your report to for feedback, please use the table below as follows:
  1. Find your group and group number in the first two columns. This gives you the row that defines to which groups you should send your report for feedback.
  2. For this week's milestone, identify the group number indicated in the column for that milestones. This is the group (or groups) that you should send you report to for feedback. (Use column one and two to find the names of the group members of that group.)
Number Group Milestone 1 Milestone 2 Milestone 3 Seminar Final project
1.1.1 Erik Jonsson and Oscar Ljung 6.1.1 3.1.1 4.1.1 6.1.2 4.1.1 + 6.1.2
2.2.1 Emmie Nilsek and Sofia Nyberg 6.1.2 4.1.1 4.1.2 6.1.3 4.1.2 + 6.1.3
2.2.2 Tomas Melin and Sebastian Karlsson 6.1.3 4.1.2 4.1.3 6.2.1 4.1.3 + 6.2.1
2.2.3 Jakob Bäcklund and Anton Niklasson 6.2.1 4.1.3 5.1.1 6.2.2 5.1.1 + 6.2.2
3.1.1 Milad Barsomo and Samuel Nilsson 6.2.2 5.1.1 5.1.2 6.2.3 5.1.2 + 6.2.3
4.1.1 Sebastian Waldmann and Tomas Vidhall 6.2.3 5.1.2 5.1.3 1.1.1 5.1.3 + 1.1.1
4.1.2 Matteus Hemström and Petter Arding 1.1.1 5.1.3 6.1.1 2.2.1 6.1.1 + 2.2.1
4.1.3 Johanna Thorheim and Ludvig Fischerström --- 6.1.1 6.1.2 2.2.2 6.1.2 + 2.2.2
5.1.1 Ammar Alderhally and Robert Krogh 2.2.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 2.2.3 6.1.3 + 2.2.3
5.1.2 Martin Sjödin Jonsson and Anna Boyer de la Giroday 2.2.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 3.1.1 6.2.1 + 3.1.1
5.1.3 Christoffer Olsson and Joakim Eriksson 2.2.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 4.1.1 6.2.2 + 4.1.1
6.1.1 William Danielsson and Niclas Hansson 3.1.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 4.1.2 6.2.3 + 4.1.2
6.1.2 Jonas Skog Andersen and Christian Luckey 4.1.1 6.2.3 1.1.1 4.1.3 1.1.1 + 4.1.3
6.1.3 Elias Kärnsund and Alexander Lantz 4.1.2 1.1.1 2.2.1 5.1.1 2.2.1 + 5.1.1
6.2.1 Oskar Fahlström and Mats Hurtig 5.1.1 2.2.1 2.2.2 5.1.2 2.2.2 + 5.1.2
6.2.2 Jacob Bergvall and Henning Hall 5.1.2 2.2.2 2.2.3 5.1.3 2.2.3 + 5.1.3
6.2.3 Hans Hugo Hedelin and Anton Forsberg 5.1.3 2.2.3 3.1.1 6.1.1 3.1.1 + 6.1.1

Preliminary Seminar Schedule

Each group will have up to 10 minutes for their presentation. The talks are not allowed to be longer, (and you will likely be interrupted if you go more than a minute over this allocated time), so please prepared your presentations for ten minutes (and make sure you know what to cut/condense if you are running out of time). There will also be a 2.5 minute timeslot for questions, during which the next group is expected to set up for their talk.

Monday, October 14, 2013

10:15-10:55 Energy Usage
  • 2.2.1: Emmie Nilsek and Sofia Nyberg
  • 2.2.2: Tomas Melin and Sebastian Karlsson
  • 2.2.3: Jakob Bäcklund and Anton Niklasson
10:55-11:10 Break

11:10-12:00 Routing and Evaluation Techniques
  • 3.1.1: Milad Barsomo and Samuel Nilsson
  • 4.1.1: Sebastian Waldmann and Tomas Vidhall
  • 4.1.2: Matteus Hemström and Petter Arding
  • 4.1.3: Johanna Thorheim and Ludvig Fischerström

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

13:15-14:05 WiFi and 4G Speed
  • 1.1.1: Erik Jonsson and Oscar Ljung
  • 5.1.1: Ammar Alderhally and Robert Krogh
  • 5.1.2: Martin Sjödin Jonsson and Anna Boyer de la Giroday
  • 5.1.3: Christoffer Olsson and Joakim Eriksson
14:05-14:20 Break

14:20-15:00 Cache Optimization
  • 6.1.1: William Danielsson and Niclas Hansson
  • 6.1.2: Jonas Skog Andersen and Christian Luckey
  • 6.1.3: Elias Kärnsund and Alexander Lantz
15:00-15:10 Break

15:10-15:50 HTTP-adaptive Streaming
  • 6.2.1: Oskar Fahlström and Mats Hurtig
  • 6.2.2: Jacob Bergvall and Henning Hall
  • 6.2.3: Hans Hugo Hedelin and Anton Forsberg
15:50-16:05 Research Overview
  • Niklas Carlsson (and maybe some guest)
16:05-16:20 Break

16:20-17:00 Study Suggestions/overview for the Exam
  • Niklas Carlsson