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CSIT940/CSIT440 Research Methodology

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CSIT940/CSIT440   Research Methodology
CSIT940/CSIT440 Research Methodology

CSIT940/CSIT440: Research Methodology Assignment 2

Due Date: Sunday, 23 April 2023 11:50 pm (Sydney time)

School of Computing and Information Technology University of Wollongong

The purpose of this assignment is to develop fundamental skills required to conduct research, including searching papers from database, analysing a paper and drafting systematic literature reviews and referencing with proper typesetting tools.

Please check the following topics according to your student number (last bit) and draft a literature review on a proper perspective with at least 20 references (check the last bit of your student number and find out the corresponding category below).

  1. Lattice-based Cryptosystem (1 and 6 as the last bit)
  2. Federated learning (2 and 7 as the last bit)
  3. Threshold signatures (3 and 8 as the last bit)
  4. Multi-party computation (4 and 9 as the last bit)
  5. Scalability in blockchain (0 and 5 as the last bit)

Basic requirements

  • Must contain at least 20 papers in the report
  • Must contain seminal papers and necessary milestone papers
  • Must contain both journal papers and conference papers
  • References must be listed in plain style (references listed in alphabetical order and labelled numerically, in which each reference has full author name, italic venue name, and etc)
  • Must use proper latex editor to complete the assignment (templates provided)
  • Font & size: Times New Roman, 11 points, single column
  • Similarity rate: under 40% including the references


  • Find a proper direction from the above topics to collect papers (Academic papers have free access with uni IP, or via library link)
  • Provide sufficient descriptions of the analysed papers (e.g., motivation, contribution, main results, conclusion, techniques, etc.) and your comments (critical analysis) to form a line of research– don’t assume the paper is 100% correct, even if normally the papers will not mention any downside.
  • Provide a comparison table on the main similarities and differences of the papers in the reference list (can be based on properties, assumption, cost etc.)
  • A sample pdf and the corresponding template are provided

Criteria (This assignment accounts for 15% of final marks in this subject)

  • Content 60%
  • Format 20%
  • Grammar 20%


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