Academic Skills in Computer Science

From International Center for Computational Logic

Academic Skills in Computer Science

Course with SWS 2/2/0 (lecture/exercise/practical) in SS 2019

Lecturer

Tutor

SWS

  • 2/2/0

Modules

Examination method

  • Oral exam

This lecture is aiming at providing basic skills in reading, understanding, and evaluating scientific articles, and in presenting scientific results in presentations and publications. It includes topics like citations and bibliographic data in scientific publications, selection of topics, examples, and results for an oral presentation, preparation of slides and other materials for oral presentations as well as selecting, structuring, and writing scientific articles. The lecture will include practical training in reading and reviewing scientific articles, in preparing and giving presentations, and in setting up and writing short scientific articles. The topics will be selected from Computational Logic. Hence, some familiarity with propositional and first-order logic is assumed.

Dates

The lectures and exercise classes generally take place on the following dates:

  • Lecture: Tuesday, DS3 (11:10–12:40) in room APB E005
  • Exercise: Tuesday DS5 (14:50–16:20) in room APB E001
  • Due to preparations for Output 2019, there will be no exercise on 2019-06-18

Mock Conference on Academic Skills in Computer Science

We are conducting a mock conference to demonstrate the paper submission and reviewing process. Submissions are currently open, see Exercise 9.4 for details.

Several general guides to writing and to scientific writing in computer science in particular exist.

The lecture most strongly uses:

  • Justin Zobel: Writing for Computer Science 3rd edition, Springer, 2014.


Some relevant content is also found in:

  • Christian W. Dawson: Projects in Computing and Information Systems: A Student’s Guide 2nd edition, Addison Wesley, 2009

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Lecture Introduction and Motivation DS3, April 2, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Lecture Research and Publishing in Computer Science DS3, April 9, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Research & Publishing DS5, April 9, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Judging Research Quality DS3, April 16, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Finding Literature DS5, April 16, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Information Gathering and Reading DS3, April 23, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Reading Literature DS5, April 23, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Planning Your Research DS3, April 30, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Reading More Literature DS5, April 30, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Writing research reports DS3, May 7, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Structuring Research DS5, May 7, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Style and language DS3, May 14, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Towards Writing DS5, May 14, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Format, Layout, and Punctuation DS3, May 21, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Writing and Structure DS5, May 21, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Typesetting in LaTeX DS3, May 28, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Writing & LaTeX DS5, May 28, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture LaTeX / Persuasive writing DS3, June 4, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Advanced LaTeX DS5, June 4, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Oral Presentations (1) DS3, June 18, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Lecture (Cancelled) DS3, June 25, 2019 in APB E005
Exercise More Advanced LaTeX DS5, June 25, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Oral Presentations (2) DS3, July 2, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Oral Presentations DS5, July 2, 2019 in APB E001 Download
Lecture Good academic conduct and research ethics DS3, July 9, 2019 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise More Presentations DS5, July 9, 2019 in APB E001 Download


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