We are about to start with the Public Paper Writing Process. There are some open issues that we hope to address during the process itself. The most important issue is what to actually publish? Do we publish complete chapters or settle for a digest version? Another important question is in what order to publish? Do we start with an introduction of the paper? What do we do if there is no order in which the chapters appear? Do we provide a short summary of previous posts in each chapter? What about related work? How do we efficiently publish this? What about revised versions of chapters?
As you see, this journey is full of open questions to which (at least to some of which) we will hopefully find answers. In fact, we already have some ideas how to answer these questions, in particular the question of what to publish and in what order. We propose to publish both, completed and incomplete chapters in any order. The linearity of blogs – each entry has a unique time stamp – require that we have a kind of map that connects these unordered chapters to give an overview on the work that has happened so far. This map is also subject to modifications over time. For our current paper on “Mobile ad-hoc Service Composition” we start with the following structure:
Background on Tweetflows
Conclusion and Outlook
We will link each of the chapters with the corresponding blog entries as soon as they are available. Let’s see what we will find out in the course of the next months.
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