Practice Presentations 2

In the 2nd set of practice presentations, every group must present their proposal.

Presentation Format

The format of these practice presentations is as follows:

  1. Group presentations. Each group presents about their project; all members of the group must present for (approximately) the same time.
  2. Duration: 8 minutes. Each group has 8 minutes to present. Groups should aim to talk for exactly 8 minutes (plus/minus 30 seconds): not too long, nor too short.

Supporting Material

Each group is allowed to use up to 3 slides. In addition, 1 title slide (with project title, group number and student names) will be provided. It will work as follows

You submit your 3 (or less) slides as a PDF on SVN at least 2 hours before the start of your session (i.e. 7am Monday). The file must be on SVN (no email) and be named: proposal-practice-presentation.pdf,e.g. senior/bs1/doc/proposal-practice-presentation.pdf.

Your 3 slides may contain whatever you like. Note that you don't need to include a title slide in those 3 - a separate title slide (i.e. a 4th slide) will be created for you. You can see the current titles in the Schedule at the bottom of this page.

Your title slide will be automatically created by the Project Coordinator. The group, title, students and advisor will be taken from the README.txt file in your directory on SVN. If your project title has changed, then you should edit the README.txt file before 7am.

At 7am on Monday, all submitted slides on SVN will be combined with their titles, to create a single PDF for the entire session. This PDF will be available at the start of your session. You don't need to bring any files, nor do you use your own computer.

Groups that don't submit a correctly named PDF on SVN by the deadline will only have their title slide available for the presentation.

Students should not use hand held notes (written or electronic). Students should not use other computers (e.g. laptop, phones) for demonstrations. The only supporting material for your presentation is the 4 slides (title + 3 of yours).

Presentation Contents

What should you talk about?

  • Give a concise overview of your project: what are you going to do? You can give technical details, such as initial design and how you are going to implement your idea.
  • Explain why your project is important, e.g.:
    • Are the existing systems that already do what your project will do?
    • How is it different from existing systems? Better in what ways?
    • What new knowledge and insights will be gained by completing your project?

Your presentation should focus on what you are going to do, how you are going to do it, and why it is important. You don't have to present project management details (such as schedule, budget, references).

After your presentation the audience should know what your project is about, why the project is important and what you will do.


Each student must attend the entire session that they will present in (see Schedule below). For example, a student in group A must attend all other presentations in group A. Students are not required to attend presentations from other groups.


One or more faculty members or TAs will be in each session. They will provide scores, and optionally questions/comments, for each presentation.

In addition, every student in the same group must evaluate all other presentations in the same group. For example, a student in group A will give scores to all other students in group A. It is important that these evaluations are fair and thoughtful, e.g.:

  • Give a score based on the presentation, not based on what you know about the student or their project.
  • Be consistent in your scoring across groups.
  • Don't be too generous (or too mean). For example, the top scores should be given to only a few groups, not all groups. Your average score across all groups in a session should be about "Average"!
  • Listen to all presentations; don't give random scores.
  • If you miss a presentation for some reason (e.g. bathroom), then no score should be given (don't guess a score). If you miss 1 or 2 presentations, you will not be penalised.

Below is an example of the student evaluation form (right click and view image to zoom in).

Student evaluation form example

The evaluations from faculty, TAs and other students do NOT count towards your grade for Project Development. They are just for feedback. However failure to attend or evaluate most other groups in a fair and thoughtful manner will result in penalties in your grade.


This set of practice presentations will be split across two weeks, and in each week two sessions (in separate rooms). The sessions are:

  • Session A: Monday 9 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3207. Faculty: SG. Slides.
  • Session B: Monday 9 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3509. Faculty: KW. Slides.
  • Session C: Monday 16 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3207. Faculty: SM. Slides.
  • Session D: Monday 16 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3509. Faculty: NH. Slides.

Presentations will be in the order as listed below.

Session Group Title
A1 CN6 Educational Games for Primary and/or High School Students on Andriod
A2 BS4 iLearning Tool for Graph Algorithms
A3 CN3 Web Application for Mathematical Education on Tablet
A4 SG4 EduNet: Educational Software for Networking Courses
A5 NH1 A comparative study of argument visualization tools
A6 BU2 Modern responsive Web Application
A7 GS1 A Music Notation Tablet App
A8 TT1 Machine Translation Management Enhanced With Statistics Techniques
A9 BU4 Pattern Recognition problem
A10 SU3 Design and Develop an Organizational Self
B1 SM3 Defeating Digital CAPTCHAs using adaptive thresholds for binarization
B2 PA1 Improvement of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
B3 PA3 Making Interactive Educational Website
B4 SG2 Sensor Network Web Application
B5 BS2 Structural Analysis of Concepts in an Ontology
B6 NH3 Argument visualization tools in smart phones
B7 GS3 Application of Numerical Optimization
B8 SU1 Semantic Web based Service System
B9 SM5 Open Topic
C1 PA2 3D Game Development
C2 SU4 Open Topic
C3 TT2 Learning Management System
C4 NH5 Open Topic
C5 SG3 Peer-to-peer Web Application
C6 BU3 Medical Image Processing topic
C7 NH2 Dialogue visualization tools
C8 SM4 Phase portrait analysis for segmentation of complex objects in digital images
C9 CN1 Game using Microsoft Kinect
C10 EN2 RDF/RDFS and OWL Semantic Web Applications
D1 BS3 Structural Analysis of Concepts in an Ontology II
D2 KW2 Virtual Networking and Cloud-Based Technologies
D3 EN1 Generating Sequence Diagrams from Operation Contracts using Design Patterns
D4 SM1 Generating explicit surfaces from STL (STereoLithography) files
D5 BU1 Wordpress Extension Development of Online Testing
D6 BS1 MedReader II
D7 SG1 Personal Network Security Testbed
D8 SU2 Service Systems Design Tool
D9 CN4 Classroom Collaboration Platform using Android Tablet
D10 GS2 A Mathematics-Inspired Game
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