
Academic Research Paper Instructions
As part of your course grading, you are required to submit an academic research paper during the semester. This exercise is meant to inculcate in you the research temperament and skills by carrying out a deep study of any research topic/area relevant to this course. You may choose any topic, of your interest, relevant to the course. Following are the details of academic research paper: requirements, deadlines and marks.
Academic Research Paper Requirements:
Following are the requirements for the academic research paper:
a) Paper Length
Your paper should not be less than 6 pages and not more than 12 pages.
b) Quality of Writing
The clarity and style of expression, the degree to which your paper obeys the rules to formal academic grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting details like paragraph indentation and location of page breaks, are part of quality of writing. Write and edit your paper carefully for good organization, clear language with good spelling, punctuation, etc.
c) Format
Your academic research paper must have these sections: Abstract, Introduction, Related Work, Analysis and Conclusion. You must have to follow IEEE format strictly. The format is available in MSWORD format (Click here to download). No academic research paper will be accepted without mentioned format.
d) References
You must have to study published research papers (minimum 10). The references of published research papers and books are allowed. Any unauthorized materials’ references will not be acceptable.You can access Research Papers on your VULMS account using link [HEC Digital Library], Google Scholar and other online free research paper repositories.
Submission and Deadlines
Students are required to finalize and submit their academic research paper by January 15, 2020.As the academic research paper carries 15% of the total course grade, therefore it must contain implementation results of the proposed research idea. Similarly, in case of a review paper the “Discussion” section must contain student’s comments/conclusions and future research agenda regarding the domain being reviewed.
Presentation
Students will be required to give presentation (through Skype/TeamViewer/Recordedpresentation etc.) of their academic research paper, well before finalterm examinations. The detailed schedule for the presentations will be communicated with the students later. The presentation accounts for 5% marks of the total course grade.Team
Students can do this assignment in groups but in that case their academic research paper must be of high quality justifying the efforts of all the members in the group.Warning: Write in your own words, do not copypaste. Plagiarism is not acceptable. In case plagiarism is found, you will be awarded zero marks. No excuse will be accepted in this regard. For further understanding about plagiarism, please follow the links:
Little Book of Plagiarism
HEC Policy about plagiarism.For further information and guidelines on writing a research paper, please follow the link:
Guidelines and Requirements for Writing a Research Paper 
Virtual University of Pakistan
CS721 – Network Performance Evaluation
Assignment 1
Instructions to Solve Assignments
The purpose of the assignments is to give students hands on practice. It is expected that students will solve assignments themselves. Following rules will apply during the evaluation of the assignment.
Cheating from any source will result in zero marks in the assignment.
Any student found cheating in any two of the assignments submitted during the
course will be awarded “F” grade in the course.
No assignment after due date will be accepted.
Fall 2019
1Virtual University of Pakistan
Question 1 Marks 15
Answer the following questions in your own words. Plagiarism will be checked for each question. Marks will be awarded on the basis of answer and plagiarism report.
The standard deviation of the amounts poured into bottles by an automatic filing machine is 1.5 ml. The amount of fill in a random sample of bottles in ml are 431,459,472,477,470,489,481,475 and 482. Suppose the population of amounts of fill is normal. Construct an 80% confidence interval for the mean amount of bottles filled by the machine. Question 2 Marks 20
Consider the following data:
78, 84, 91, 106, 69, 115, 118, 90, 104, 86, 95, 97, 72, 83, 87, 109, 88, 79 71, 104, 83, 116, 97, 88, 107, 74, 72, 98, 113, 71, 80, 102, 77, 121, 111, 95
Calculate the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of the above data and also tell the shape of the distribution. Question 3 Marks 15
We have sample mean 90 with a sample size of 20. Can this sample be regarded as drawn from a normal population with mean μ = 83, σ=4 and α = 0.05?
Fall 2019
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UNSOLVED CS721 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Virtual University of Pakistan
CS721 – Network Performance Evaluation
Assignment 1
Instructions to Solve Assignments
The purpose of the assignments is to give students hands on practice. It is expected that students will solve assignments themselves. Following rules will apply during the evaluation of the assignment.
Cheating from any source will result in zero marks in the assignment.
Any student found cheating in any two of the assignments submitted during the
course will be awarded “F” grade in the course.
No assignment after due date will be accepted.
Fall 2019
1Virtual University of Pakistan
Answer the following questions in your own words. Plagiarism will be checked for each question. Marks will be awarded on the basis of answer and plagiarism report. Question 1 Marks 15
The standard deviation of the amounts poured into bottles by an automatic filing machine is 1.5 ml. The amount of fill in a random sample of bottles in ml are 431,459,472,477,470,489,481,475 and 482. Suppose the population of amounts of fill is normal. Construct an 80% confidence interval for the mean amount of bottles filled by the machine.  Question 2 Marks 20
Consider the following data:
78, 84, 91, 106, 69, 115, 118, 90, 104, 86, 95, 97, 72, 83, 87, 109, 88, 79 71, 104, 83, 116, 97, 88, 107, 74, 72, 98, 113, 71, 80, 102, 77, 121, 111, 95
Calculate the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of the above data and also tell the shape of the distribution.  Question 3 Marks 15
We have sample mean 90 with a sample size of 20. Can this sample be regarded as drawn from a normal population with mean μ = 83, σ=4 and α = 0.05?
Fall 2019
2
 Question 1 Marks 15