Week 2

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The goal of this week is to comprehend the main goal of your project and write about it.

Select your project (Spring 2023)

To select your project:

  1. Look through the list of projects.
  2. Find public information about the experts and consultants.
  3. Select your projects during the group discussion.
  4. Wait for confirmation from the responsible professor
  5. Put confirmed topics to the Group table.
  6. Politely write your consultant and discuss your project.

A: Abstract

Write a draft of your abstract. Think of a motivation. The abstract shall not exceed 600 characters. It may contain:

  1. wide-range field of the investigated problem,
  2. narrow problem to focus on,
  3. features and conditions of the problem,
  4. the novelty (please not exaggerate),
  5. application to illustrate with (put the results here later).

Land your project

  1. Discuss with your consultant the project goals and understand the problem statement.
  2. Find in the organization github.com/intsystems the repository of your project or create it with the title Project-N or using the project short title, see previous examples.
    • Put the link to your repository to the organization table using Manual.
    • Put the link to your repository in the Group table,.
  3. Create the folder structure:
    • docs,
    • code,
    • data,
    • [figs].
  4. Put the direct link to the paper in the Group table, so everyone can access it.
  5. Rename article.tex to Surname2020Title.tex
  6. Check that both .tex and .pdf files of your paper are downloaded.
  7. Fill the readme.md file in the GitHub project. Use this example as a template.

Tips to your healthy repository

  1. Update first, Commit after (Pull first, Push after)
  2. Your own work only, no external publications
  3. No big files (put link to external datasets)
  4. No temporary nor dummy files

Tell the difference between branch and fork

  1. If a big collective project continues, then create a personal folder in the project repository, title in the Surname2018Title format.
  2. Place the file with the article template in a personal folder. The name is in the Surname2018Title.tex format.
    • Write a link to the PDF file with the text of the article in the Group table.
    • Tip. Copy the link as the URL of the Download button of the PDF file that is in the repository.
  3. Create a draft document of the literature review in the LinkReview format and link it in the Group table.
  4. Tip. Add references to data sources, code, and libraries in LinkReview in addition to the literature.

L: Literature

We use the LinkReview draft format to share our evanescent ephemeral ideas and impressions we have during the literature reading.

  1. Collect the list of references including:
    1. state-of-the-art reviews, tutorials,
    2. fundamental solutions to the problem,
    3. the basic algorithm to solve your problem,
    4. alternative algorithms,
    5. [changes in the research directions],
    6. data sets and experiments,
    7. the papers that use these data sets
    8. applications of the results,
    9. names of researchers, who solve this problem,
    10. their students and teams,
    11. those, who refer to their works.
  2. Balance the list of new and well-known works.
  3. Keep up-to-date the list of keywords to search.
  4. Continuously fill your LinkReview.
  5. Plan Introduction (see the next todo list), namely collect
    • keywords as the basic termini; those who brigs good search results are useful,
    • what the paper devoted to,
    • the investigated problem,
    • the central idea,
    • literature review,
    • the authors' contribution.

B: Beginner's-talk

Short 45-second introductory talk. Plan of the talk:

  1. The project goal. What is the motivation, the goal to reach?
  2. The main idea. What is the message?
  3. The expected result. What is your delivery, your impact, novelty?

There is no time to show a slide or draw a plot on the blackboard. Instead, rehearse the report. Week 3 starts with your talk.



  1. Select your project with your group in the evening of this Thursday!
  2. Put your project in the in the Group table.
  3. Watch the video or video'21 and slides.
  4. Land your project, see the section above.
  5. Put the links to your project in the Group table.
  6. Prepare the letter A, discuss it with consultant.
  7. Put it to read.me file.
  8. Read the literature. Put the references to the file, and prepare the letter L.
  9. Prepare the letter B, the beginner's talk.