Assessment item 3
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IoT Research Report
Length: 4000 Words Max
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
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Choose one of the topics given below and submit a research project, which should not exceed 4000 words. The help file is available in the Student Resources Folder on Interact2.
Topics to select from but not limited to:
• IoT Smart City
• IoT Mining Industry
• IoT Health Care
• IoT in Farming
• IoT for Independent Living of the Older Generation
• IoT for Reducing Food Wastage in Australia
• IoT in Finance Industry and Security Challenges
• Business Intelligence in IoT
• Future of the Fog Domain
• IoT and Data Analytics
• IoT in Intelligent Transport Systems
• Big Data challenges in IoT and Cloud
• Machine Learning for Intelligent Decision Making in IoT
• Common Currency for IoT
• Utilising block chain technology in IoT
If you think of any other related topics please talk to your lecturer before deciding.
1. Analyse the Task (Milestone 1: Should be completed by 11 Aug 18)
Analyse what is expected of you. This includes careful reading of the assignment task as specified in the Subject Outline. The executive summary of the research project is to be written as an Abstract.
i. What is the purpose of this report?
ii. What is the topic you have chosen for your report? (The topic can be one specified as above, but you can come up with new ideas and topics of your choice in IoT)
iii. What is the expected format of the report? (Refer to the format on Interact2 resources: Assignment 3 Help file).
iv. Come up with a Problem Statement based on your topic, note it down and discuss it with your lecturer.
v. Write a small executive summary as an abstract
2. Introduce the Problem or Challenges (Milestone 2: Should be completed by 03 Sep 18)
i. Write the Introduction to the problem and domain.
ii. Structure of the report including which section covers what.
3. Do the Research: Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography (Milestone 3: Should be completed by 17 Sep 18)
This is the main part of the research project and could take more time.
i. Review of Literature based on past and current work in your topic (download from conference proceedings, journal articles - use Primo search to access more articles and journals - Minimum 10 journals or articles)
ii. Structure in chronological order and start summarising.
iii. Annotated Bibliography of minimum 5 papers from journals or articles: http://student.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/186444/annotate1.pdf
iv. Based on the literature, list the requirements for your Project, then choose one or more requirements to work with.
v. Now you can modify your Problem Statement based on the requirements chosen for your project.
vi. Write the current and past techniques or technologies used to solve your problem, the requirements and Literature Review
4. Final Report (Milestone 4: Submission Due 30 Sep 18 NB if you ask for an extension, you will be required to submit the material for the above milestones first)
Start writing your draft, as you do your research project. (Put it all together)
i. Write an executive summary of the report (Purpose, Scope, Technologies, Annotated Bibliography, Recommendations, Future Research and Conclusion)
ii. Write the Introduction from Milestone 2
iii. Write a Review of Literature based on past and current work in your topic (no more than 3 pages)
• Briefly explain each technique/solution/issue used in the past and present (5 or more)
• Explain the technology/technique/solution which best suits your application/problem, based on various factors with proper justifications. This literature review can be one of the above technologies or applications or Issues or a combination of more than one.
• Annotated Bibliography of a minimum of 5 papers from journals or articles (see http://student.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/186444/annotate1.pdf for guidelines)
iv. Include tables and graphs to support your justification and argument.
v. Discuss your research findings with a conclusion.
vi. Referencing must be in CSU APA6 format.
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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to explain and demonstrate various components of Internet of Things (IoT).
• be able to analyse the role and importance of IoT in the modern world.
• be able to investigate and propose various requirements of IoT for real world applications.
• be able to evaluate a variety of existing and developing architecture technologies for IoT.
• be able to describe and evaluate different applications of the IoT.
Marking criteria and standards
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Criteria HD DI CR PS Marks
Abstract Comprehensive and precise description of the executive summary Thorough and clear description of the executive summary Moderate but clear description of the executive summary Most of the parts of executive summary included but some not clear 10
Introduction Thorough explanation of the topics Good explanation of the methodologies Moderate explanation of the methodologies Enough explanation of the methodologies 20
Annotated Bibliography Thorough and comprehensive research of minimum 10 journals and conference papers Good research of minimum 10 journal and conference papers Moderate research of 10 journal and conference papers Enough research of 10 journal and conference papers but not complete 20
Review of Literature
Thorough comparisons of the background topic with minimum 5 parameters
Choice of the best methodology to suit the problem Good comparisons of the background topic with minimum 5 parameters
Good methodology to suit the problem Some comparison of the background topic with minimum 5 parameters
Methodology to suit the problem Few comparisons of the background topic with few parameters
Methodology to suit the problem but incomplete 20
Problem Solution or Recommendations or Findings Solution of the problem explained thoroughly Solution of the problem explained well Solution of the problem explained enough Solution of the problem explained incompletely 10
Writing Style and Grammar Correct styles and presentation Correct styles and presentation Correct styles and presentation could be improved. Correct styles and presentation incomplete. 10
Referencing All sections include the APA6 style referencing with in text Most sections include the APA6 style referencing with in text Enough sections include the APA6 style referencing with in text Some sections include the APA6 style referencing with in text missing 10
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Your assessment should be a maximum of 4000 words and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format (PDF usually preserves the formatting, MS Word may not - submit ONLY one). Do not submit your assignment in any other format and also do not submit multiple copies of the assessment. Use A4 page size with Times New Roman/Arial/Calibri font and use font size 11 or 12. Please include a title, your student ID and name with your submission. Your name should also be included as a footnote, with page numbers in your document.
All textual elements within an assessment must be submitted in a format that is readable by Turnitin. Specific exceptions, where an assessment requires the insertion of image based evidence of workings will be outlined in the context of the assessment. Students that deliberately attempt to insert content of assessments in a format that is not readable by Turnitin may be subject to Academic Misconduct investigations.
References: You MUST use the CSU APA6 referencing style for all cited material you have used in your work (use in-text citations). You must use primary sources (ie Wikipedia is NOT acceptable, something you thought up yourself, because you think you know better, is also unacceptable - unless it has been published and peer reviewed, but then it would still need to be cited). Do not use direct quotes from sources, all your work must be written in your own words. Copying sections of text from other sources, even if referenced, is plagiarism and is considered Academic Misconduct.
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To complete this assessment item, you should have completed the Cisco Introduction to Packet Tracer course and read chapters 1 to 8 of the textbook.