Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten


REGISTRATION: This course is held in two phases. This page only concerns the second part of the two-part course and requires having registered for the first part by 28.2. 10:00 here: TISS.

INITIAL MEETING: (Vorbesprechung) for SS 2024 is on Wed 13.03.2024 at 13:00 on in the Seminar room FAV 05 (Favoritenstrasse 9, Stiege I, 5th Floor, room HA0503), where also research topics are presented and preferences are submitted on the same day. The slides of that meeting are available here as PDF. The topic assignment will be listed on TUWEL the next day. IMPORTANT: If you missed the initial meeting, you can still write to the organizer (see below) with your preferred order of topics.

FIRST PART OF COURSE: Beginning of March you have to attend three lectures including an exam, which has to be passed in order to continue with the second part listed here. This first part is organized separately and identically across the institutes, please refer to the TISS course page for all information.

COMMUNICATION: Updates and announcements are published via the announcements forum in the TUWEL course, the discussion forum there can be used by everybody. For urgent issues, please write an e-mail to organizer Stefan Ohrhallinger.


Course Outline


The goal of this seminar is to write and present a state-of-the-art 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 a 15 minutes talk.

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 "Science and how it works", by Professor Eduard Gröller, the lecture "How to do a presentation", by Professor Hannes Kaufmann, and the lecture "How to write a scientific publication" 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. The language must be English.
  • A 15 minutes presentation in English followed by a 5 minutes discussion.
  • Active discussion participation is expected after the presentation of other students and will be graded.

Important Dates:

All deadlines are 23:59 and all meeting times are without delay (s.t.).

All physical meetings will take place in the Seminarraum FAV 05 (Seminarraum 186, room HA0503, Stiege I, 5th floor, Favoritenstr. 9-11).

  • 13.03.2024: Initial meeting at 13:00 in the Seminarraum FAV 05. In this meeting, the topics and the introduction of the course will be presented and preferences be submitted.
  • 01.04.2024: Submit a list of literature on TUWEL.
  • Attend the following lectures or Q&A:
    • 20.03.2024 13:00-15:00: "How to write a scientific publication" by Professor Wimmer, in the Seminarraum FAV 05.
    • 29.04.2024 16:00-18:00: "Science and how it works", by Professor Gröller, in the Seminarraum FAV 05.
    • Recording"How to do a presentation", by Professor Kaufmann. This lecture is provided as a video recording on TUWEL: the students can watch the video at a time of their convenience and ask questions by mail.
  • 20.05.2024: Submit your report for review.
  • 27.05.2024: You will receive a report from another student for review with this review form.
  • 03.06.2024: Submit the completed review.
  • 10.06.2024: You will receive two reviews for your paper (one from your supervisor and one from another student). Use the information provided in the reviews to improve your report accordingly.
  • 25.06.2024: Submit the slides for your presentation. The slides should be in Open-Office, Power-Point format or PDF. The slides will be copied on the presentation PC in the seminar room, in order to verify that they work and to proceed timely. Therefore, no own devices will be allowed.
  • 26.06.2024: Talks will be held from 10:00 - 17:00 (max., depending on number of participants) in the Seminarraum FAV 05. Presence of the students is mandatory.
  • 26.06.2024: Submit the camera-ready version of your report.

Grading Criteria

The seminar is split into two parts. The first (central) part accounts for 17% of the grade. The second part will account for 83% of the grade. The second part (83% of the grade) consists of:

  • The quality of the camera-ready report is worth 45% of the grade (split into 15% for the report, 30% for the camera-ready version)
  • The quality of the presentation 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


All the literature that is reviewed during the seminar has to be placed in the reference section of the report. You can have further information about referencing and examples of what is plagiarism here. We are all expected to abide by professional scientific ethics and make sure that the work is not plagiarized in any sense. By participating in this course, you agree that your submissions will be checked by TU's access to the TurnItIn software.

Downloads and Links


Paper search engines

Tips for writing papers and preparing presentations

  • Grammarly, a free online grammar and spelling checker
  • LanguageTool, another free grammar and spelling checker
  • Overleaf, a free online LaTeX editor
  • TeXworks, a free cross-platform LaTex package (Linux, MacOS, Windows)


Attachment Size
seminarsw-ss2024-slides.pdf 16.55 MB

TU Wien
Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology
Favoritenstr. 9-11 / E193-02
A-1040 Vienna
Austria - Europe

Tel. +43-1-58801-193201

How to find us