In this seminar, the participants learn how to write a
scientific paper and how to prepare and give a scientific talk.
Therefore, recent literature of active research fields is
Each participant (groups consisting of 2 students are also
possible) selects one of the proposed topics (see below), performs
a small literature study on this topic, and outlines the most
important results in a written survey, which are finally presented
to the other participants at the end of the term. The concrete
workflow of this seminar is as follows.
Topic selection. Topics are assigned during the first
Presentation of the first concept. During this meeting,
you present the overall structure of your paper, i.e., the table of
content, together with a short outline of each section (some
keywords are sufficient) and (per person) at least two other
related references which will be used in your paper to the advisor.
Furthermore, open questions shall be answered and the outline of
the work shall be either confirmed or clarified. The appointment
for this meeting is arranged individually. Please submit your
concept within the submission deadline for the concept as stated
Submission of the paper. The paper (formatted in
Springer LNCS; llncs2e.zip
contains the files for the Springer LNCS style; short demo document) has to be submitted via
email. You will receive feedback (appointment is set up
individually via email) which you have to incorporate in the final
version of your paper. We encourage you to use LaTex. The structure
of your paper shall be similar to the structure proposed in the
to Write an Informatics Paper.
Submission of the slides. The slides which you will
present in your talk have to be submitted via email. You will
receive feedback via email which you have to incorporate in the
final version of your slides. Infos on how to prepare and give a
good talk may be found in the Presentation Primer.
Oral presentation. Finally, your work is presented to the
other participants of the seminar. The talk should have a length of
max. 20 minutes.
The grading is based on the quality of the submitted material
and the given talk. Active participation during the meetings is
The default language of the seminar is English. Papers and talks
in English are particularly appreciated, but not required.
In case of questions or problems please contact Martina Seidl
Deadlines and Appointments