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Professor Saiedian developed these guidelines in the mid-2000s for his software engineering students, but any EECS student may use them in other classes, ignoring the SE-specific requirements. Other faculty may borrow these guidelines with proper attribution.

Guidelines for e-submission

Please note that the following requirements are to ensure that your submitted materials are properly received, identified, any missing parts are immediately noticed, and the submitted materials are easily located in the future.

Your homework assignments, projects, term papers, proposals, and similar coursework can be submitted electronically or as traditional paper copies. Please review the specific requirements for each project or consult with me to determine if electronic submission is an available option. When electronic submission is acceptable, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Electronic submissions should be in either text-only or PDF format. PDF documents are recommended because they are platform-independent, ensuring compatibility with various operating systems and printers.

  2. Include minimal identifying information, such as your name, course number, course title, project title, and relevant contact information. If no specific format is required, include a cover sheet and place this information in the top left corner of the cover sheet. This information should include:

    -- Project title (e.g., Term Paper Proposal)
    -- Name (e.g., Hossein Saiedian)
    -- Course number and title (e.g., EECS812: Requirements Engineering)
    -- Class meeting day and time (e.g., Tue and Thur, 11:00-12:15 PM)
    -- Contact information (e.g., saideian@eecs.ku.edu )
    -- Today's Date (e.g., January 15, 2003)

    Please limit the cover sheet to this essential information unless the submitted materials are very brief and can all fit on the cover sheet. If you are submitting a text-only (ASCII) document without any attachments, include the above information in flush-left format.

  3. Unless otherwise specified, format your documents as single-spaced. Ensure that all pages of a multi-page document are sequentially numbered (e.g., 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, etc.). Page numbers in n/m (or n of m) format are preferred and should be centered at the bottom of each page. Cover sheets are typically not numbered.

  4. Unless otherwise indicated, ensure that an electronically submitted document unpacks into a single electronic document at my end, eliminating the need for me to preview, manipulate, or print multiple files. The only exception is for large programming projects, where you may place all components into a folder and submit the folder. Please confirm that the submitted items unpack into a single folder.

  5. Regardless of the file or folder name you use on your end (e.g., proposal.tex or Project-X), when submitting it, rename it so that it unpacks into a file or folder with an identifying name, such as your last name (e.g., eecs812-saiedian-project-x). Please avoid using spaces in file names.

  6. Finally, ensure that your email subject line is descriptive, e.g., "EECSxxx Term YYYY Project #," to facilitate efficient communication and organization.

Note 1: For the term paper, please follow exact the same format required on the guidelines for preparing a research paper.

Note 2: Starting fall 2020: all submissions will be electronic and on Canvas.