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CS 4457A/9657A: Computer Networks II

Fall 2018


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Teaching Assistant (TA): Yasmeen Ali (yali27@uwo.ca): Monday 2.30pm - 3.30pm || Wednesday 12.30pm - 1.30 pm, Room # MC 4A.


Research Papers Review:

       Network QoS / QoE:

H. Nam, K. Kim and H. Schulzrinne, "QoE matters more than QoS: Why people stop watching cat videos," IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, San Francisco, CA, 2016, pp. 1-9.

       Network Economics / Costing:

M. Karakus and A. Durresi, "Economic Impact Analysis of Control Plane Architectures in Software Defined Networking (SDN)," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, 2018, pp. 1-6.

       Internet Traffic Forecast:

M. L. F. Miguel, M. C. Penna, J. C. Nievola and M. E. Pellenz, "New models for long-term Internet traffic forecasting using artificial neural networks and flow based information," 2012 IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium, Maui, HI, 2012, pp. 1082-1088.


       Network Security:

P. Pantazopoulos et al., "Towards a Security Assurance Framework for Connected Vehicles," 2018 IEEE 19th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM), Chania, Greece, 2018, pp. 01-06.


What your Review should include:

What is the specific problem author/s trying to address / solve

Did they discuss and compare related work

What is the claimed contribution of their work

What is the Importance / significance of the claimed contribution

How did they approach the problem (i.e., proposed solution)

Is the proposed solution convincing / technically sound

Strength / weakness of the proposed solution

What could be done more to improve the technical aspect of the paper

Overall presentation quality of the paper ▪ Clarity, write-up style, readability, references used etc.


Submission Format:

2 pages Times new roman font, single spaced, font size: 11


Submission Due Date:

Oct 15th 11:55pm 2018. Submission must be done through OWL Assignment #1 site


Assignment #1 Presentation Guideline:

       Talk Time:

12 minutes (your talk) + 3 minutes Q&A = 15 mins total


       What technical items you should highlight during your talk:

Explain clearly (this is super important!) what the problem is about; and the importance of the problem (in your opinion)

What is the current status of the work (as per authors)

What approach the authors took to solve this problem (i.e., how did they solve it)

Your opinion - technical strength and weakness of the work; your suggestions (if any) to improve the idea proposed in the paper

Your opinion - Overall presentation quality of the paper  (Clarity, write-up style, readability, references used etc)


       Some useful info on How to give a research talk (these are also posted on your first lecture notes):






Please make sure you bring the required accessories that you may need to connect your laptop to HDMI system. You are welcome to use my HDMI cable.