You must use proper journals such as IEEE and ACM.

You may also use trade publications, but no web references, book references (except textbook) or white papers.

Keep your references as current as possible. Be careful not to choose to global a topic, for example, all the “operating systems” currently being researched is too global, choose one operating system being researched and research that.

Refrain from using generation references, each reference must pertain to your paper, not a referenced paper.

Your paper must include a well-defined direction and review of the influential research that was the basis for your paper.

The paper must be between 10-12 pages and include a minimum of 8 citations, do not exceed twelve pages. Each citation in the paper must appear in the reference list. This research paper will be evaluated on the content and clarity of each section as well as the effectiveness with which the document is organized and planned. Factors affecting the evaluation process include the purpose, significance, merit of the investigation, detail, focus and flow.

Notes: Do not make your paper to global, only choose a few papers to review in a specific topic area. Make sure you define the problem area and a goal.


Your paper should pay close attention to maintaining a consistent flow in form.

The document must be well written and should be proofread for detail and accuracy.

The paper should follow the basic framework for a scientific paper should answer the following questions: What is the Problem?

How did you address it?

What were the results?


Further definition of structure would be:

1) Define your problem.

2) State your goal.

3) Why is this work significant and relevant?

4) Review current research in your area of choice, focusing on your defined problem

5) Conclusion and future work.