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COMP8230 - Assignment 2 - Problem Analysis Semester 1, 2021
Department of Computing
Macquarie University
Marks: 30 marks (30%)
Due Date: 11:59 PM, 07 May 2021 (End of Week 9)
What to Submit: A research report
Where to Submit: Electronic submission via iLearn
This is an individual assignment. The objective is to demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, techniques, algorithms and modellings in context-aware graph data mining. The rest of the document explains the details.
You need to choose one of the topic related to “Context-Aware Graph Data Mining”, e.g., trust relationship mining in social networks, graph pattern matching in networking data or path mining in transportation-based graphs, etc. (You could choose other topics, but it must be related to the “Graph Data Mining”). Then you need to write a research report that must contain the below sections:
Introduction (5 marks). This section is a general introduction about your topic. It should contain at least the below two parts:
• [Background] (2 marks): This part usually is the first paragraph of the whole introduction. It is to introduce the general background of a specific topic to let audiences who are not the experts in the area understand the topic.
• [Motivations] (3 marks): This part is to introduce why the problem is significant and what are the challenges in solving the problem. You need to briefly introduce the targeting problem, and identify the challenges of solving the problem by summary the drawbacks of the traditional methods (or naive methods) to highlight the motivations.
Related Work (5 marks). In this section, you need to introduce at least three existing related methods in the literature. You need to introduce the core ideas of the methods and analyse the drawbacks and/or advantages of the methods.
Identified Methodologies (10 marks). In this section, you need to introduce one or several specific techniques or methodologies to be adopted to solve the targeting problem. This section should contain at least the below two parts.
• [Problem Statement] (4 marks): You need to provide a formal description and/or the modelling of the problem (e.g., the inputs and the outputs).
• [The Proposed Methods] (6 marks): You need to describe why the selected techniques and methodologies are appropriate for solving the problem, and describe the details of selected methods in solving the problem.
Conclusion and Future Work (5 marks). In this section, you need to summarise the specific topic and indicate some possible future improvements and/or research directions for the targeting problem (it could be in a high-level).
References (5 marks). In this section, you need to provide all the references used in the research report (they should be correctly cited in the report). You need to use LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) style shown in the uploaded LNCS template.
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More Details:
• [The Template]: You are suggested to use LNCS proceedings template (refer to the uploaded word or latex template on iLearn).
• [The Page Limits]: Your report should not be less than 3 pages, and should not exceed 8 pages.
• [The Marking Criteria]: The marking will be based on the completeness of the above sections and the criteria shown in the below table, which is applied to all the sections.
Figure 1: The marking criteria
Late Submission: No extensions will be granted without an approved application for Special Consideration. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks (3 marks for the assignment) made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. For example, 25 hours late in submission for this assignment– 20% penalty (6 marks deducted). No submission will be accepted after solutions have been posted.
Zero Tolerance for Cheating: You are required to write the report by using your own words. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism. Any confirmed cases will be reported to the faculty for disciplinary actions, and the marks of the assignment and the unit will be held until the case has been resolved. See Macquarie University’s code of conduct for the details of the process. https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct
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