The deliverable for this phase is a relatively short document that describes the system your group will build. This document serves two purposes.
Your Phase I deliverable should be submitted to CMS as a .pdf, .txt, .doc or .docx. Use 10 point font or larger, "single" line spacing, and at least 1 inch margins. The entire document should be at most 2 pages (single-sided) and likely will be a lot shorter. A document that does not follow these standards will be returned unread to its authors for re-formatting and receive a grade deduction. (Success in life depends, to a surprising degree, on knowing when to follow instructions and then following them.)
CMS provides a way for you to define your group. Be advised that each group member must take an action in creating a group, and your group cannot submit anything through CMS until the group has been created.
Structure your document as follows.
Title: A short descriptive title for your system. (A cute title that is not descriptive will not receive full credit.)
Group: The list of group members. Give the full name and netid for each.
System Description: A couple of paragraphs describing what the system will do (but not how that functionality will be achieved).
Role of Cryptography: A paragraph explaining how cryptography will be used in the proposed system.
Role of Human Identity: A paragraph describing how the identity of a human user will effect the data or operations that user can perform using your system.
Implementation Target: Explain what programming language will be used and what operating system(s) it will run on, etc.
We will evaluate your Phase I submission against criteria listed below.
Clarity and correct American or British language style and usage counts throughout, just as it does in the real world. So non-native speakers are urged to have somebody critique their prose.