CS 501 
Software Engineering 
Fall 2000

Course Notices

Final Exam Schedule

The final examination will be in 255 Olin Hall on Thursday December 14th at 3pm.  All equipment must be returned before the examination and a receipt brought to the examination.  Please see the next announcement for more details.

Laptop return times

The following times have been provided to return laptop computers and wireless cards.  All equipment must be returned before the examination and a receipt brought to the examination.

Date: Wed Dec 6th
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Room: 5130 Upson
Primarily for COMM students and CS501 students taking the early examination on December 7.

Date: Mon. Dec 11th
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Room: 5130 Upson
Primarily for COMM Students, but CS501 returns also welcome.

Date: Wed. Dec 13th
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Room: 5130 Upson
Primarily for CS students and any residual COMM


Return of laptop computers and wireless cards

All laptop computers and wireless cards must be returned to the Computer Science department before the final examination.  Two receipts will be issued.  Bring one to the examination.  Your will not be allowed to sit the examination without the receipt.  If you take the early examination, you must hand in the equipment the day before.   If you are given permission to keep the equipment (e.g., because it is being used for independent research) you must return it before the examination, be issued with a receipt and have it issued again.


Early examination

An early examination will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 10:00 to 11:30 in Upson 5130.  If you intend to take this examination, send email to rosemary@cs.cornell.edu, before December 5.  Because of space limitations, if you do not let us know before December 5, we may not  let you take the early examination.



Here is a message from Jenna Burrell (jrb37@cornell.edu) about the Graffiti program that runs on the wireless laptop computers.  Everybody is encouraged to experiment with it and send feedback to Jenna:

Graffiti is a simple application which allows the user to leave notes for people at various locations on the Cornell campus. It is
part of the Nomadic Computing Research Project. Anyone who is using  the wireless network and is running Windows 95/98/2000 or Mac OS can  use it. To download Graffiti go to: http://create.hci.cornell.edu/graffiti/default.html


Midterm examination

The midterm examination will be on Monday, October 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Hollister B14.  It will have 4 or 5 questions to be answered in an hour.  The questions will be based on the material covered in lectures.

Sample examination

The questions on the midterm and final examinations this year will be similar to the questions on the final examination that was given last year.  In looking at this paper, note that the examination proved to have too many questions to be answered in the time allowed.  The examinations this semester will allow more time per question.

Here is last year's final examination.


Teaching Assistant allocated to projects

Each project has a Teaching Assistant allocated to it, as follows:
Project Teaching Assistant
Campus Services Amy Siu
Legal Information Institute Amy Siu
Data Mining Ken Hopkinson
Undecided Amy Siu
Web Profiler André Allavena
WeMulator Ken Hopkinson
CALS Admissions André Allavena
IBM Ken Hopkinson
Pathogen André Allavena
Voice Data André Allavena
Web Butler Ken Hopkinson


Wireless laptop distribution

Distribution times and places for the wireless laptops are: To prepare for the distribution, we need to know who will be receiving the computers.  As part of Assignment 1, each project should: This course is not part of the main nomad experiment, but a questionnaire will be issued to everybody who receives a computer.  For further information on the computers and the project of which they are part, read http://www.nomad.cornell.edu/.


Assignment 2 due date has been changed

The due date for Assignment 2, Requirements Definition, has been changed to October 4.


Recitation Section, September 4 -- Nomadic computing

The Computer Science Department is providing a limited number of Dell laptop computers and wireless cards  to the CS 501 project teams.  Each project, as part of the Feasibility Study and Plan, must identify which students will take responsibility for the equipment.  Information about these computers and the associated experiments will be provided at the Recitation Session on Monday, September 11.


Recitation Section, September 4 -- Project team completion

The Recitation Section on August 4 will be used as an opportunity to complete the formation of your project teams.


Recitation Section, August 28 -- Project Suggestions

The Recitation Section on August 28 will be used to describe the project suggestions and provide an opportunity you to discuss plans and ideas with other students.


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William Y. Arms

Last changed: November 28, 2000