{x} = the text to be filled in during the paper writing process



{a sentence per section, to be written at the very end of the process}

The introductory note:

According to the methodology applied in this research,
the major differences
between the position paper and the research paper are as follows:

1. In the chronology of a research process,
the position paper gets published
before the corresponding research paper.

2. Position paper introduces an idea,
gets the time stamp for the idea,
and provides some solid indication
that the idea "holds water,"
while the research paper provides a proof
of "how well does it hold water,"
i.e. it provides a detailed comparison,
between the introduced solution to a problem,
and the best one among the existing solutions
to the same problem.

3. If both, the position paper and the research paper
are based on a simulation study,
the position paper includes a coarse-grain simulator,
used to justify the introduction of a hypothesis
to be thoroughly tested by the follow-up research paper,
while the research paper includes a fine-grain simulator,
to test all the relevant details
of the hypothesis under consideration.
In other words,
the position papers is to introduce a hypothesis,
and to justify its introduction,
while the research paper is to test the hypothesis,
and to provide a trustable comparison with existing approaches.

4. If both, the position paper and the research paper
are based on an analytical study,
the analytics can be frequently trusted
as far as an indication
that a hypothesis is worth a detailed analysis,
while analythics can rarely be trusted
as a reliable performance indicator,
esspecially for research papers in computer architecture.

5. In rare situations,
a position paper can be based
on judgements of a group of experts,
while that can never be the case with a research paper.

Other than the above, there is no major difference
in the presentation strategy and structure,
between a position paper and a research paper.
Consequently, except for the above comment,
the structure of a position paper
is the same as the structure of a research paper,
and the rest of our position paper
includes the following sections:

1. Introduction

{general field}
{specific field}
{viewpoint or goal}

2. Problem statement

{problem definition}
{why is the problem important}
{why will the importance of the problem grow over time}

3. Existing solutions and their criticism,
  from the view point or goal defined in the introduction

{a classification of existing solutions}
{a list of existing solutions}
{a criticism of the solution considered the best}

4. The proposed solution (the hypothesis) and its essence,
  and why is it expected
  to include no drawbacks of the existing solutions.

{description of the proposed solution}
{selected details}

5. Some indication that the hypothesis makes sense:

{philosophical discussion and/or}
{analytics and/or}
{coarse-grain simulation}.

6. Detailed description of the methodology
  (which could be use din the future)
  for complete testing of the hypothesis


7. Implications


8. Conclusions

{what was done and to whom will it be of benefit}
{newly open problems for future research}
{a perl of wisdom to remember}

9. Acknowledgements

10. Annotated references