The guidelines were developed by Professor Saiedian in mid
2000's for his software engineering (SE) students. Any EECS student may
use these guidelines for other classes by ignoring SE-specific requirements.
A PDF version of these guidelines is
Preparing a workshop proposal
Students who would like to make a long presentation (a technical
or tutorial or workshop presentation) for a special project
should provide a proposal that includes the following:
Clearly and succinctly introduce and summarize the presentation
Clearly describe the relevance to the course (show how it relates
to the course and
how the students will benefit from your presentation).
Clearly indicate how the topic will be organized in terms sections
background, rationale, findings, future directions, conclusions, etc.).
Clearly indicate whether the presentation is basic research (new
and original ideas),
or a research work in progress, or an overview or review of an
a tutorial (a technical or practical learning session), a workshop (a
experiential session with audience participation), etc.
Indicate the format of the presentation and any visual or audio or
video files that
will be used in the presentation.
Indicate the expected length of the presentation (ideally
90--150 minutes). Indicate a time frame for making the presentation.
Provide a list of resources used for the presentation; make sure
they are from
credible and prestigious, preferably peer-reviewed sources.
The proposal should be submitted no later than the third week
of the semester
Professor Hossein Saiedian
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
2001 Eaton Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7621
+1 785 864-8812
saiedian at eecs.ku.edu