Proposal Format - CIS 400/401
The resulting document should be 3-7 pages long and I would suggest using LaTeX since this document will grow and change over the course of the project. Use the following format:
- Project name
- Participant names and email addresses
- Faculty advisor; must be signed before it is handed in
- 1 or 2 paragraph description of proposed problem. Make sure to describe what your system will do at the end of the project.
- Summarize existing research, products and systems
- Explain why the proposed project is better than or different from what already exists.
- Explain how you expect your system to work
- If applicable provide a block diagram of your system showing the major components and their interaction
- Identify what you think the principal technical challenges will be and what you will need to do or learn to tackle them
- Computers you expect to use
- Software tools
- Hardware tools
- Books or journals you will need
- Any other resources you anticipate needing to complete your project.
- List the major tasks you will need to perform and when you expect to do them. This timetable should extend to the end of the Spring semester
- You must indicate in this list a tangible prototype which you will demonstrate at your design review at the end of the Fall semester. Explain what you expect to have implemented or accomplished by then
- List the web sites, textbooks articles, etc that you consulted during the preparation of your proposal. Try to use a reasonable bibliographic style here
Reminder: It is expected that the project description is entirely your own work - brief quotations may be used if-and-only-if they are properly attributed as per the course plagiarism policy.