Fall 2017 - CIS 5543 - Computer Vision   


About Paper Review


Detailed Instructions About Paper Reviews:


1.      Only the papers listed under "Paper presentation" are qualified to be reviewed, i.e., not including those listed in "Additional Readings". Note that, for a specifically student, s/he should not review the paper that will be presented by her/him.


2.      The review is required to be submitted to the instructor through email before the class starts (i.e., Tuesday 5:30pm). For all the papers listed, ones needs to submit summaries to at least 10 of them. If more than 10 were submitted, only those with best scores would be kept.


3.      Please name a review rigorously in the format of LastnameFirstname-XX-Review-LastNameOfFirstAuthor.doc (or .pdf), where XX indicates the number of submission for specific student. For example, LingHaibin-01-Review-Huang.doc would be the first review I submitted for the paper authored by Huang et al.


4.      You paper should contains at least THREE parts: summary, positive points (contributions), and critiques.


5.      Paper summaries will be graded electronically. I will update the score through Blackboard, but will not to return them to you, except at request. For each paper, the best score is 10.



Some general comments:


1.      To get a score of 10 (best), the review should be well written, especially the critique part. Roughly speaking, a review could be scored 10 if it read like a decent professional peer-review.


2.      For the critique part, the specific comments are preferred than the "general ones". For example, discussion of limitations of the paper is good, while criticizing about the clarity counts little. Try to avoid the comments that can be used unaltered for different papers.


3.      The minimum length of the review is 400 words, excluding references if there are any.. There is no upper bound though.


4.      In general, the purpose is to show that you have really read and thought carefully about the paper.


5.      During presentation, questions and discussions are highly encouraged. In fact, when your review is less impressive, active participation in class discussions might positively affect your grade.


6.      In general, minor writing problems (typos or grammatical issues) won't affect the grading. But if the writing is bad enough to affect my understanding, the score will be tuned down accordingly.


7.      Critiques, especially negative ones (e.g., weakness, suggestions) are the most important to get a high score. Instead of just listing a critique point, one should give brief description/explanation. A thumb of rule is: if a critique point can be applied to other papers without modification, it won't count as a solid one.  For example, the following is a bad example:

"The proposed method is slow."

While the following is much better:

"The proposed method may have computational issues, since it runs in O(n^4) where n is the number of pixels in an image. This makes it much slower than previous solutions such as [1]."