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IRR 
Second meeting 
Wednesday the 14th of October 2014 
*Adapted from the slides of Mark van Rossum, Andrew Stewart and V...
Homework of the past week 
Common issues 
● the reviewed papers sometimes are too old 
● the topic definition is too gener...
How to find good papers
Where to find papers? 
Google Scholar 
http://webofknowledge.com/ 
IEEExplore 
Citeseer 
… 
Hints: 
● if doing a keyword s...
What kinds of papers are out there? 
What kinds of paper are out there? 
Main types: 
● Original research 
● Literature re...
What kinds of publications are out there? 
What kinds of publications are out there? 
Common types: 
● Journal 
● Book cha...
What kinds of publications are out there? 
What kinds of publications are out there? 
Common types: 
● Journal 
● Book cha...
Journal vs. Conference 
Journal 
● Slow publishing time, results can appear after several months 
● Careful review, which ...
Book 
Full reference examples 
Bond, WR, Smith, JT, Brown, KL & George, M 1996, Management of small 
firms, McGraw-Hill, S...
Journal 
Full reference examples 
Conley, TG & Galeson, DW 1998, 'Nativity and wealth in mid-nineteenth 
century cities', ...
Conference 
Full reference examples 
Riley, D 1992, 'Industrial relations in Australian education', in Contemporary 
Austr...
Full reference examples 
Workshop/Demo/Poster 
David Ben Shimon, Michael Friedman, Johannes Hoerle, Alexander 
Tsikinovsky...
Thesis 
Full reference examples 
Hos, JP 2005, Mechanochemically synthesized nanomaterials for 
intermediate temperature s...
Is the paper any good? 
● Date of publication 
● Number of citations 
● Authors 
● Quality of the venue
How to read papers
How to read? 
Goal: identify as quickly as possible the key points of the paper 
1. To stop reading as soon as possible, i...
Types of reading 
● Skim 
● Main points 
● In-depth 
● Complete
Types Order of reading 
1. Skim 
2. Main points 
3. In-depth 
4. Complete
Reading papers 
what to look for?
Reading papers 
what to look for? 
1. What is the main thesis? What is the main contribution? 
2. Is the main thesis an in...
Reading papers 
where to look? 
Suggested order of reading: 
1. Title 
2. Abstract 
3. Conclusion 
4. Introduction 
5. Mot...
Other quality indicators: 
References 
1. Are the references written clearly? 
2. Are the refereed papers good papers? 
○ ...
Other quality indicators: 
Style 
● Are there grammatical mistakes? 
● Are sentences clear? 
● Are the paragraphs clear? 
...
Same project multiple papers 
● Check the most recent publication, to know the latest developments of 
the project 
● Chec...
How to organize the papers you read? 
Reference manager 
● e.g. Mendeley 
○ (DEMO) 
Bibtex 
● how to find the bibtex descr...
Preliminary Schedule 
1. (8/10) Introduction: 
○ Todo: look for a topic 
2. (15/10) Finding and reading papers 
○ Todo: co...
Homework for next week
Homework for next week 
By next Tuesday (the 21st) at 12:00, send me an email with 
1. One line title of your topic 
2. Sh...
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  1. 1. IRR Second meeting Wednesday the 14th of October 2014 *Adapted from the slides of Mark van Rossum, Andrew Stewart and Vincent Valton
  2. 2. Homework of the past week Common issues ● the reviewed papers sometimes are too old ● the topic definition is too general (don’t make it so hard for yourself!) ● multiple topics. We should really finalize topics this week (at least the general direction, we can still narrow or broaden the scope)
  3. 3. How to find good papers
  4. 4. Where to find papers? Google Scholar http://webofknowledge.com/ IEEExplore Citeseer … Hints: ● if doing a keyword search, try many different synonyms ● make use of advanced search features, such as time range on the publication dates
  5. 5. What kinds of papers are out there? What kinds of paper are out there? Main types: ● Original research ● Literature review Other types: ● Case study ● Work in progress ● Position paper ● Software/Tool descriptions
  6. 6. What kinds of publications are out there? What kinds of publications are out there? Common types: ● Journal ● Book chapter ● Conference paper ● Workshop paper ● Poster/Demo paper Not so common types: ● Patent ● PhD/MSc thesis
  7. 7. What kinds of publications are out there? What kinds of publications are out there? Common types: ● Journal ● Book chapter ● Conference paper ● Workshop paper ● Poster/Demo paper Not so common types: ● Patent ● PhD/MSc thesis
  8. 8. Journal vs. Conference Journal ● Slow publishing time, results can appear after several months ● Careful review, which might include multiple iterations Conference ● Quick publishing time, latest research ● Usually only a single
  9. 9. Book Full reference examples Bond, WR, Smith, JT, Brown, KL & George, M 1996, Management of small firms, McGraw-Hill, Sydney
  10. 10. Journal Full reference examples Conley, TG & Galeson, DW 1998, 'Nativity and wealth in mid-nineteenth century cities', Journal of Economic History, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 468-493.
  11. 11. Conference Full reference examples Riley, D 1992, 'Industrial relations in Australian education', in Contemporary Australasian industrial relations: proceedings of the sixth AIRAANZ conference, ed. D Blackmur, AIRAANZ, Sydney, pp. 124-140.
  12. 12. Full reference examples Workshop/Demo/Poster David Ben Shimon, Michael Friedman, Johannes Hoerle, Alexander Tsikinovsky, Roland Gude, and Rodion Aluchanov. 2014. Deploying recommender system for the masses. In Proceedings of the companion publication of the 19th international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces(IUI Companion '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-4.
  13. 13. Thesis Full reference examples Hos, JP 2005, Mechanochemically synthesized nanomaterials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell membranes. Ph.D thesis, University of Western Australia.
  14. 14. Is the paper any good? ● Date of publication ● Number of citations ● Authors ● Quality of the venue
  15. 15. How to read papers
  16. 16. How to read? Goal: identify as quickly as possible the key points of the paper 1. To stop reading as soon as possible, if the paper is not relevant 2. To get an overview of the paper before going through the details Side goal: further assess the quality of the paper 1. To stop reading if the quality turns out to be worse than you expected
  17. 17. Types of reading ● Skim ● Main points ● In-depth ● Complete
  18. 18. Types Order of reading 1. Skim 2. Main points 3. In-depth 4. Complete
  19. 19. Reading papers what to look for?
  20. 20. Reading papers what to look for? 1. What is the main thesis? What is the main contribution? 2. Is the main thesis an interesting research question? ○ What are its applications? Does it have deep implications in other research areas? 3. How was it evaluated? Is the method sound/convincing? 4. What is the approach/methodology/solution?
  21. 21. Reading papers where to look? Suggested order of reading: 1. Title 2. Abstract 3. Conclusion 4. Introduction 5. Motivation / Methodology / Evaluation 6. Related work
  22. 22. Other quality indicators: References 1. Are the references written clearly? 2. Are the refereed papers good papers? ○ authors ○ date of publication ○ venue of publication 3. *Are there many references?* ○ this is not a good way to judge the quality of a paper ○ however if the number of references is too little (especially for a review paper) it could be taken as a warning
  23. 23. Other quality indicators: Style ● Are there grammatical mistakes? ● Are sentences clear? ● Are the paragraphs clear? ● Is the paper outline clear? ● Is the style scientific? For example: ○ are there non-scientific words such as “very”, “extremely”, etc. ○ are important terms properly defined ○ are acronyms used correctly? ○ ...
  24. 24. Same project multiple papers ● Check the most recent publication, to know the latest developments of the project ● Check the shortest publication (but still recent) to have a condensed overview of the project
  25. 25. How to organize the papers you read? Reference manager ● e.g. Mendeley ○ (DEMO) Bibtex ● how to find the bibtex description of a paper? ● should you always find the bibtex for a paper?
  26. 26. Preliminary Schedule 1. (8/10) Introduction: ○ Todo: look for a topic 2. (15/10) Finding and reading papers ○ Todo: confirm topic, read at least 5 papers and prepare abstract 3. (22/10) Scientific style ○ Todo: create first bullet point draft 4. (29/10) Scientific writing ○ Todo: expand the draft to around ~50% of the contents 5. (5/11) Discuss the drafts ○ Todo: finish draft 6. (12/11) Technical details for the submission and peer review ○ Todo: peer review drafts 7. (19/11) Feedback on the review. ○ Todo: finish and submit FINAL DEADLINE 4pm, 15th January 2015, no extensions
  27. 27. Homework for next week
  28. 28. Homework for next week By next Tuesday (the 21st) at 12:00, send me an email with 1. One line title of your topic 2. Short abstract that summarizes the topic (between 100 and 150 words) 3. List of at least 5 related papers (properly cited) Note 1: only one topic this time Note 2: I will show these abstracts during the next tutorial, and we will discuss them together

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