CSC/ECE 774 Advanced Network Security

Term Paper

Each student is required to complete a survey paper or a research paper. Each student needs to submit a proposal in the middle of the semester and the final version by the end of the semester. Both will be graded. Students can form teams, each with up to three members.

Both the proposal and the final version should be submitted through the submit board in WolfWare.

You are encouraged to write research papers. There will be bonus points depending on the quality of the proposal or the paper. However, you are advised that it is in general more difficult to write an original research paper than a survey paper. You are encouraged to combine this effort with their current research. You are also encouraged to discuss your work with the instructor during his office hours or by appointment.

  • Research Paper
    • You can work on original research problems. The outcome should be a paper with original technical contribution. Your grade on this will be judged on originality, soundness of the approach, and quality of presentation. 
    • You are encouraged to choose this if you are a PhD student or a master student that has to complete a thesis.
  • Survey Paper
    • You can write a paper that surveys a particular field on information security. The outcome should be a paper that summarizes the trend in the field you have chosen. Your grade will be judged on the completeness of the survey, the quality of the trend analysis, and the quality of presentation.
  • Example Topic Areas:
    • Topics related to wireless sensor networks
      • Key management
      • Secure data collection
      • Intrusion detection
      • Secure location discovery
      • Secure time synchronization
      • Efficient implementation
    • Vulnerability Analysis
    • Wireless Security
    • Intrusion Detection
    • Authentication
    • DNS Security
    • Digital Watermarking
    • New Attacks
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