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Course pages 2023–24

Advanced Topics in Computer Systems

You are expected to read all assigned papers and submit at least one “review” per week. Each review must either follow the provided review form [PDF] [Latex source] or may be a PDF copy of your presentation slide deck for those papers you are asked to present. Each “review” is worth 10% of your total mark and is marked out of 100 with 60 a passing grade. Marks will be awarded and penalties for late submission applied according to ACS Assessment Guidelines. No extra marks are available for submitting more than one review in any week.

In addition to the 70% of your total mark available for your “reviews”, 20% of your total mark is available for the quality of your presentation. The remaining 10% is available based on your active participation in class discussion during the course.

Submissions are via Moodle and are due by 11am on the Thursday prior to the class. I will do my best to get them marked and returned to as soon as possible. You may make submissions at any point before the relevant deadline.

  • Assignment 1 due Thursday 25th January 11:00
  • Assignment 2 due Thursday 1st February 11:00
  • Assignment 3 due Thursday 8th February 11:00
  • Assignment 4 due Thursday 15th February 11:00
  • Assignment 5 due Thursday 22nd February 11:00
  • Assignment 6 due Thursday 29th February 11:00
  • Assignment 7 due Thursday 7th March 11:00

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the University's rules on plagiarism – plagiarism is one sure way to attain a failing grade!