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Final projects should seek to answer a research question through implementation of a new idea in a real system. This could take one of several forms:

You may work on projects individually, or in groups of two to three students. Your project deliverables include a proposal, a progress report and poster presentation, a final paper describing design and implementation, your code, and a presentation I will post the final presentation and writeup to the course website (unless you explicitly want it kept confidential for a good reason).

Important dates

Project proposal

Please use the OSDI 2018 submission template. Your proposal should be a one-page summary of what your idea is, how you plan to go about investigating it, and what techniques you will apply (or need to learn about beyond the course material).

Project ideas

Here's a list of some starter ideas to get you thinking. Please feel free to pursue your own ideas!