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EE 545 : Assignment

A course guide to support the assignments in EE 545 and EE 548


    General information:

  • Create an annotated research bibliography
  • A bibliography is a list of references/citations
  • Each item should be annotated (short summary in your own words of each article)
  • Articles should have been published within the last 5 years
  • Critically select articles that are relevant to the topic
  • Use IEEE style format
  • References should primarily be from IEEE but references can also be from other technical journals.
  • Critically evaluated web references are permitted.
  • Develop a list of ' open issues/ current research topics' in the same area.

Specifics (from Dr. Mangir):

1. Find an overview paper
2. Find a paper describing open issues, research problems, etc.
3. Pick an area from 2. And develop a coherent project, using at least three references in this 'narrow' area! 
4. Develop the project idea with references and tasks,
5. Develop project plan with milestones.

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Project Topics:

  • Layers in IP Networking, cross layer communication
  • Network protocol analyzer,
  • IP utilities, how they are used
  • Socket programming, examples and use
  • TCP Flow Control- TCP congestion behavior ( restart, back-off etc)
  • Cloud computing
  • Security- End2End protection
  •  Intrusion Detection
  • Simulation - Event Driven vs Discrete
  • Network Simulation vs. Emulation - differences and usage
  • Riverbed ( old OPNET)
  • GlomoSim, QualNet, Wireshark, etc. other tools
  • Software Defined Networks                                                                                                                                                       Tips on creating annotated bibliographies


  • Overview of library databases and resources
  • Search techniques and tips for searching relevant engineering databases
  • Creating a RefWorks account
  • Exporting some relevant references from a database to Refworks
  • Creating a bibliography using IEEE format
  • Writing annotations
  • Importance of crediting/attributing references (Plagiarism)
  • Paraphrasing/Quoting