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CSE 1001 Research Directions in Computing

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Fun Stuff!

And your Assignment is!

Due date: Wednesday October 23th, 11:59pm.

To submit:

  • send and email to (jdupuis at yorku dot ca)
  • Subject line *must* have CSE 1001 in it.
  • Please include your name and student number.

What: Pick any CSE related topic and send me 4 references related to that topic

  • 1 book (print or ebook) that is available via the York Libraries (include catalogue url)
  • 1 journal article that is available via the York Libraries
  • 1 conference proceeding article that is available via the York Libraries
  • 1 site on the open web

Note: For the journal and conference article, I want an example of an article inside the journal or conference, not the name of the whole journal or conference.


  • In the email, list your topic then all four citations one after another
  • If the database has an exportable citation format (including BibTex), that is fine.  The library catalogue does have one.
  • If not, use the Citation Machine and either APA or MLA format.
  • Online sources must have a URL that I can click on campus to access the item
  • For the book, please give the link to the catalogue record, if available
  • The web source must be one that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to include in an assignment. In other words, fairly current and from a reliable source.


Topic: biometric identification

Boulgouris, N. V., Plataniotis, K. N., Micheli-Tzanakou, E., & IEEE E-books – York University. (2010). Biometrics: Theory, methods, and applications. Piscataway, N.J. : Hoboken, N.J.: IEEE Press.

Journal Article
Bringer, J.; Chabanne, H.; Patey, A., “Privacy-Preserving Biometric Identification Using Secure Multiparty Computation: An Overview and Recent Trends,” Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE , vol.30, no.2, pp.42,52, March 2013
doi: 10.1109/MSP.2012.2230218

Oleg V. Komogortsev, Sampath Jayarathna, Cecilia R. Aragon, and Mechehoul Mahmoud. 2010. Biometric identification via an oculomotor plant mathematical model. In Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 57-60. DOI=10.1145/1743666.1743679

Biometrics Identity Management Agency (US Government)

For Starters

FREE Citation Management Software

  • What I suggest for this assignment: Citation Machine
    • use APA or MLA
    • Click on “More” to get conference paper form
  • My search topics
    • biometric face recognition
    • computer chess
    • search engine optimization

General Information

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York to authenticate as a York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: need to type in name of eresource using “by title” link after logging in.

Finding Resources at the Library

The Library Home Page

Steacie Library Home Page!

Finding Books & Journals

  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
    • by author: Bjarne Stroustrup
    • by journal title: journal of the acm
    • by subject: Java
    • by subject: concurrent programming, parallel programming, parallel
    • by keyword: concurrent and programming and java

Online Computer Books

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.

Full Text Article Databases

Article Citation Databases

And on the open web…

  • Using Googleas a scholarly research tool:
    • example: concurrent programming
    • example: concurrent programming locking
    • example: concurrent programming locking algorithm
    • example: concurrent programming locking algorithm java
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content

Subscription library databases…

  • INSPEC– best source for citations in all computing fields, best for comprehensive searches (combined with Compendex)
    • concurrent and aerospace and programming
    • concurrent and locking and java
  • Web of Science– Very good coverage of all major computing journals, good for citation searches
    • concurrent and locking and java
  • Scopus — another good general database with citation information
  • ACM Guide to Computing Literature — Another one focusing on computing
  • VERY IMPORTANT: look in full text article databases for conference
  • IEEE, ACM or Lecture Notes in Computer Science: look in DBs below
  • SPIE: keyword search in catalogue: SPIE and proceeding #
  • Other: keyword search with part of title
  • Last resort: 50-75% of conference papers usually on author’s home pages
  • Remember, you have 50 free article requests!

To contact me:

Office: Steacie 102H
Phone: 416-736-2100 x33945

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