COSC 6321 - Research Methods in Computer Science (Fall 2021)


Homework - 6

Due: October 10, 2021

Introduction and Related Work

Write the Introduction section of your research paper. There are many ways to write an Introduction but in this assignment we will follow a particular template to write an Introduction. We discussed the six questions courtesy Widom (copied below) to help us think about the components of the Introduction section of a research paper. Start by copying and pasting the questions to your text editor. Then, write a one-paragraph response to each question directly below each question. When you are done, you can delete or comment the questions. There you have your introduction!

Questions to consider:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. Why is it interesting and important?
  3. Why is it hard? (E.g., why do naive approaches fail?)
  4. Why hasn't it been solved before? (Or, what's wrong with previous proposed solutions? How does mine differ?)
  5. What are the key components of my approach and results? Also include any specific limitations.
  6. Summary of results and contributions?

Also write related work section for your paper. Related work section should go beyond listing and summarizing papers related to your research. Write your related work so that it is organized into subsections with a clear explanation of how those papers or groups of papers are related to your research.

Please use the conference template, Your submission should be about two pages in length.


Please submit your homework as a pdf with name hw6.pdf.