CS588: Cryptology - Principles and Applications, Fall 2001
Project ProposalDue: Monday 29 October
The project proposal should refine your project and demonstrate substantial evidence of progress.
Your proposal should be submitted on paper, and available as a web site for the rest of the class. Each project team should email the URL of your project web site to email@example.com exactly once on or before 29 October.
It should contain at least the following sections:
- Description of Problem - What will we (meaning the world at large) know or have know after you have finished the project that we don't today? Motivate your project and explain why it is interesting.
- Related Work - Summary of work related to your problem. This is not a book report; you need to explain clearly how the other work relates to your topic, and make clear arguments about the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. The related work need not be complete yet, but you should have a good understanding of the most important work related to your problem. It is fine if this section includes statements like, "next, we plan to read [Coppersmith86], [Crepeau87] and [Fortune85]." Your proposal should include a references list that gives full citations for each of your references.
- Research Plan - a clear description of what exactly you will do including:
- A schedule with concrete milestones (one of which should be producing a final report on 5 December)
- A description of the division of labor between group members, including how you plan to manage your team.
University of Virginia
Department of Computer Science
CS 588: Cryptology - Principles and Applications