Reviewing papers is an important skill. To hone this skill, you will write a review for one paper every week, except if you are the presenter for one of the papers we are discussing. I will assign the papers to the (non-presenting) students for review. Think of this task as reviewing the paper for a conference. We will use this review form, which is closely based on the review form used for SIGMOD 2005.
You should send your review to me as the body of a text e-mail message (not an HTML message, and not an attachment) by 5:00pm on the day before we discuss the paper. The subject line of your message should be "CS848 - Review of paper k", where k is the paper number. I will post all the reviews for the papers we are discussing to the class web page. Try to read these reviews before coming to class. The reviews posted to the class web page will be anonymous, so do not include your name in the body of the e-mail that you send me.
Here is a paper that you may find useful: The Task of the Referee.