Advice on Research/Systems

Hamming, Richard
You and Your Research
Talk given at Bell Labs, March, 1986.

Hoare, C.A.P.
The Emperor's Old Clothes
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 24, No. 2, February 1981, pp. 75-83.

Lampson, Butler
Hints for Computer System Design
Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, Bretton Woods NH, October 1983, pp. 33-48.

Lauer, Hugh
Observations on the Development of an Operating System
Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, Pacific Grove CA, December 1981, pp. 30-36

J. Saltzer, D. Reed, and D. Clark
End-to-end Arguments in System Design
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 195-206, 1984

Useful to read for research purposes

Day, R.A.
How to Write a Scientific Paper
IEEE Transactions on Personal Communication, Vol. 20, No. 1, June 1977, pp. 32-37.

Abshire, G.M. and White, K.L.
Techniques and Suggestions for Presenters
IEEE Transactions on Personal Communication, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 1978, pp. 97-100.

Smith, Alan Jay
The Task of the Referee
IEEE Computer, Vol. 23, No. 4, April 1990, pp. 65-71.

Frank Wolfs
The Scientific Method

Ousterhout, John K.
Informal Advice on Paper Reviews
Unpublished Document

Levin, R. and Redell, D.
An Evaluation of the Ninth SOSP Submissions
Operating Systems Review, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 1983, pp. 35-40.

George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan
The Science of Scientific Writing
American Scientist 78, 6 (November-December, 1990), pages 550-558.