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CITA 295495 Homework 2

Assigned Date: Tue, Jan. 22, 2013
Due Date: Thu, Jan. 31, 2013
Due Time: 10:40am

Last modified on January 24, 2013, at 11:13 AM (see updates)


This assignment focuses on:

  • identifying background research related to a project
  • developing knowledge-gathering techniques and research skills;
  • gaining experience with use of academic resources and student support services, including the library and information technology; and
  • using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques.


  • Find journal or conference papers related to your CITA project. These papers must have a reference/bibliography section and have been published in an established conference or journal.
    • Possible starting points include:
    • Do NOT use Wikipedia or other Internet-only articles. Using Google is fine, as long as the articles you find have gone through an academic refereeing process (i.e., appear in a refereed journal or conference).
    • Save PDF copies of articles for submission.
  • Write a paragraph for each of the articles outlining why it is interesting/important/relevant to your research area, and what have you learned from reading it.
  • Create a bibliography with additional items. These should come from the reference sections of the articles you are summarizing. Use this format:
    1. Corey Manders and Steve Mann (2006), "Handheld Electronic Camera Flash Lamp as a Tangible User-Interface for Creating Expressive Visual Art Works", Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pages 509-518.
    2. Steve Mann (2001), Intelligent Image Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    3. Ernest Edmonds, et al. (2004), "Audio-Visual Interfaces in Digital Art", Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Singapore, pages: 331-336.
    4. Joseph Nalven, et al. (2005), Going Digital: The Practice and Vision of Digital Artists, Course Technology.
    5. Subrata Dasgupta (1994), Creativity in Invention and Design : Computational and Cognitive Explorations of Technological Originality, Cambridge University Press.
    6. Peter Maning (2004), Electronic and Computer Music, Oxford University Press.


  1. CITA 295: A typed, one-page paper (PDF) containing the following:
    • Your name, course, assignment no., date.
    • Tentative name of your project.
    • Idea/objective/concept of the project (1-3 sentences providing a high-level, yet complete description of your idea).
    • 3 articles - for each provide:
      • Its author(s) and publication date, e.g., (Smith, 2012), or (Jones and Stevens, 2010), or (Ambrose et al, 2013).
      • One paragraph description (see above).
    • A bibliography with 3 (main) + 3 (additional) = 6 (total) articles.
    • Also submit PDF copies of the 3 main articles.
  2. CITA 495: A typed, two-page paper (PDF), same as above, except provide:
    • Five articles.
    • A bibliography with 5 (main) + 5 (additional) = 10 (total) articles.
    • Also submit PDF copies of the 5 main articles.

Submit your paper and articles via OAKS by the due date - no late days.


Your grade will be based on how well you followed the above instructions, and the depth/quality of your work.

Be prepared to present your findings to the class.

Relevant Quote

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely." ~ E.O. Wilson