Abstracts should come from solid computer science journals,
Communications of the ACM,
IEEE Transactions on Computers,
Software Practice and Experience,
ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems,
OS Readings (on Library Reserve),
Web publications are also ok,
e.g., Sun has numerous white papers available.
Be sure to list the URL on your abstract.
Also, there are good references in the course text books.
The main idea of the abstract is
computer science technical literature -
NOT just to
Each abstract should be one to two pages
using some sort of text formatter:
troff, Frame, html, etc.
(troff pointer: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~janp/Help/textms.html)
The abstract should include a short description of the
major points that you found in the article
(demonstrating your understanding of the content).
The abstract should then include
analysis of the article:
information content, presentation approach, etc.
Abstract Header Format
The following information
must be in the abstract header:
Course: CS110, Section XX
Name: John Doe
Abstract Due Date: 1/21/93
Article Title: OS is fun
Author: A CS God
Journal Ref: SigOPS, 1/1/1, pg. 92-95, or a URL
Due at 9:00pm on Wednesdays.
Where to Turn in
To the plastic bins outside mike's office.
Abstract Example 1
Abstract Example 2
Last modified Sept 7, 01 by email@example.com