Essential points for a doctoral thesis

1. Specifically describe the problem being addressed and its relevance (often the problem takes the form of a dichotomy, which requires a compromise solution);
2. List the main hypotheses of the Monografias Prontas, for example: “The dynamic configuration of the system will allow the user to do X and Y, “and to justify the relevance / realism of the hypotheses by citing other papers and / or expert testimony;
3. Formalize, or at least precisely define, the main fundamental concepts concerning the subject being treated; If possible, use definitions / formalizations used in other works.
4. Describe precisely the system model (i.e. the assumptions about the infrastructure necessary), and justify the abstractions adopted in the model;
5. Show how the proposed solution solves the problem of item 1, and argue why it is superior to others found in the literature;
6. Describe in detail the parts implemented in the prototype, and justify not implementation of the other parts (obs: lack of time is a weak argument); Dissertação de Mestrado e Tese de Doutorado
7. Explain which aspects of the solution have been evaluated; For example: usability, flexibility, reuse, performance, scalability, dependability, etc.
8. Describe and justify the method of evaluation, and argue that the tests performed in the prototype in fact evaluate the aspects of the solution described in item 7;
9. Describe, in detail, the parameters and configurations of each experiment, and justify the chosen values;
10. If possible (and this is often difficult) compare your solution directly with the related work, noting that the test parameters should be the same, otherwise the comparison is not valid;
11. Present (with scientific rigor) the results of the evaluation and explain why they prove, or at least indicate, that the benefits X and Y are obtained by the solution;
12. Identify clearly the scientific and / or technological contributions and explain they represent an advance in the state of the art Monografias Prontas;
13. Show the limitations of the solution itself (what has not been resolved, and why) and discuss as future work should be addressing these issues.