The paper should be written as if it were to be submitted to a conference. You may wish to look at some published IEEE conference papers that follow a format and style similar to that described below. Use two-column format and 10-point Times Roman font throughout the paper. Include a title, 150-200 word abstract and 6-10 references, which should be referred to from the body of the paper. List the references following the template in http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. The length of the paper including references and abstract should be between 4-5 pages (single space). Figures and tables are not included in the page count and should be placed at the end of the paper. Refer to any figures and/or tables and explain what they mean in the body of the paper itself. The 5-page limit cannot be exceeded.
The topic should be treated at about the same technical level and depth as topics in our textbook. Focus on explaining the important technical concepts clearly. As an example of how to present technical ideas in a clear simple manner, look at Chapter 26 on Internet Routing and Routing Protocols in the textbook. The goal is to make the paper as readable and clear as possible, so that it can serve as a useful reference on the topic. The paper is to be based on your investigation into the topic and material that you have read. However, material taken from a source should be appropriately modified and rewritten to reflect your own understanding of the ideas. Use multiple reliable sources to get information and technical details on the topic as needed such as the textbook (if it covers the topic), relevant RFCs (including recent ones dealing with the topic), and/or standards documents. Verify that the information you provide is accurate and up-to-date. Include any recent and current developments related to the topic.
Textbook Reference:D. E. Comer, Computer Networks and Internets, 6th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2015.