Due to the TU Wien regulation, this lecture will be in online format. Please enroll in the TUWEL lecture to keep everything up to date.
INITIAL MEETING: (Vorbesprechung) for SS 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 10th March 2021 at 11:00 on zoom.
REMARK: (1) If you want to work as a group, at least one of the member needs to sign the topic on TUWEL. Then send the organizers a message so that we will add another member to the group. (2) All information will be updated on TUWEL, so please check the link constantly.
Slides of initial meeting (TBA)
REGISTRATION. [IMPORTANT] From this semester, you have to register the seminar from TUWEL. The registration is considered successful only after you register your topic and submit the initial list of literature.
COMMUNICATION is done by either e-mail or messages through TUWEL.
SUBMISSIONS. All deadlines are at 23:59 of the given day. Submission on the next day after the deadline day will result in deduction of certain grade percents from the final grading, as stated in Grading Criteria section.
The goal of this seminar is to write and present a state of the art report and to write a review on another report. A member of the teaching staff will guide and help students in acquiring the scientific material and writing the report. The students are also expected to present their work in front of the other students. Students will have the option to work alone or in groups of two.
Tasks for the students:
Teaching staff will evaluate and grade students based on the following output:
- A list of literature that a student intends to review. This document will be regarded as an official seminar registration of the student.
- Attendance of the lectures "Forschung und wie sie funktioniert" by Professor Eduard Gröller, the lecture "Wie halte ich einen Vortrag" by Professor Werner Purgathofer, and the lecture "Wie schreibt man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit" by Professor Michael Wimmer. You can ask for a waiver in case you have already attended one of these talks.
- A written state of the art report in the form of a scientific paper. We strongly encourage that the reports are composed in LaTeX. The report must have a minimum of 8 written pages (15-16 pages, if students are working in groups of two). The report has to be written in English.
- A written review of one of the papers of another student.
- A presentation in English followed by a discussion. The duration of the presentation will be announced after the literature submission deadline. The slides are to be submitted prior to the talk to the organizer.
- Active discussion participation is expected after the presentation of other students.
- 10.03.2021: Initial meeting at 11:00 - 12:00 on zoom. In this meeting the topics will be presented and the date for topic assignment will be announced. Having your topic chosen in mind, subscribe to your topic group on TUWEL.
- 20.03.2021: Submit list of literature on TUWEL. This will be regarded as the official seminar registration.
- Attend the following lectures (they all take place in the seminar room of the institute 186 (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / 5.floor):
- 31.03.2021 (Wed), 11:00-13:00 (s.t.): "Wie schreibt man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit" / "How to write a scientific publication", by Professor Wimmer
- 13.04.2021 (Tue), 11:00-13:00 (s.t.): "Forschung und wie sie funktioniert" / "Science and how it works", by Professor Gröller
- 27.04.2021 (Wed), 11:00-13:00 (s.t.): "Wie halte ich einen Vortrag" / "How to do a presentation", by Professor Purgathofer
- 22.04.2021: Submit a report on TUWEL. This report version will be used as a basis for the review process. (The structure should be complete and it should have minimum 6 pages for the review process.)
- 25.04.2021: Receive a review form and a report from another student. (Practical Tips and Tricks for Paper Writing is helpful for identifying the quality of the report.)
- 20.05.2021: Submit the completed review on TUWEL.
- 22.05.2021: Receive two reviews (one from your supervisor and one from another student). Use the information provided in the reviews to update your report accordingly.
- 09.06.2021: Submit the slides for your presentation on TUWEL. The slides should be in Power-Point or Open-Office format. The slides will be copied on the presentation machine in the seminar-room. No own devices will be allowed.
- 10.06.2021: Talks will be held 9:00 - 17:00 on zoom and the attendance is mandatory.
- 18.06.2021: Submit your final report on TUWEL.
- The quality of the written report is worth 45% of the grade
- The quality of the talk is worth 30% of the grade
- The quality of the review is worth 15% of the grade
- Active discussion participation is worth 5% of the grade
- Attendance during the lectures is worth 5% of the grade
Submitting the report after deadline is penalized by deduction of 10% from the final grading. Additionally, every started day after deadline when the report has not yet been submitted is penalized by deduction of another 10% (missing the deadline means deduction of at least 20%).
All the literature that is reviewed during the seminar has to be placed in the reference section of the report. For further information about referencing, see this guide and our guidelines. We are all expected to abide by professional scientific ethics and make sure that the work is not plagiarized in any sense.
Downloads and Links
Paper search engines
Tips for writing papers and preparing presentations
- How to write a scientific paper
- Important Tips for presentation (in German)
- Tips and Suggestions for Presentations
- A not so short introduction to LaTeX
- Netspeak, one word leads to another.
- Thesaurus, an online engine to search thesaurus.
- Editsaurus, a free online grammar and spelling checker
- Grammarly, a free online grammar and spelling checker
- Overleaf, a free online LaTeX editor
- TeXworks, a free cross-platform LaTex package (Linux, MacOS, Windows)
- Tex Live, a free cross-platform LaTex package (Linux, MacOS, Windows)
- LaTeX Workshop, a free plug-in for Visual Studio Code
- MiKTeX, free distribution of LaTeX for Microsoft Windows
- TexnicCenter is an IDE for developing LaTeX documents on Microsoft Windows