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 2020

Lecturer

Tutor

SWS

  • 2/2/0

Modules

Examination method

  • Oral exam

Due to the current COVID19 situation, this course will be held virtually until further notice. The content of the lecture will be made available as videos (i.e. slideshows with audio comments). The first uploads are now available. See below for the format of the tutorials.

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: Monday, DS2 (09:20–10:50) in room APB E005
  • Exercise: Tuesday DS5 (14:50–16:20) in room APB E001

Exercises & Tutorials

This course is about teaching skills, and thus the focus of most exercises lies on *doing* something rather than on obtaining a specific answer. Frequently, exercises will not have a single correct solution, but rather allow for multiple different strategies. Hence, please work through the tasks on each week's exercise sheet on your own. Feel free to discuss any questions you might have on the OPAL Forum. We will discuss each exercise sheet during the following week's exercise session, in the form of an interactive meeting.

  • The next interactive discussion session will be on 2020-07-06, starting 14:50 using the BigBlueButton service.

Mock Conference on Academic Skills in Computer Science

We are conducting a mock conference to demonstrate the paper submission and reviewing process. Submissions are now closed; please submit your Reviews until 2020-07-13T23:59:59+2.

Examinations

Examinations will take the form of a 20-minute oral exam. We plan to conduct the examinations primarily in the last week of July, i.e., between 2020-07-27 and 2020-07-31. Please contact Prof. Rudolph to schedule an exam date.

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

Subscribe to events of this course (icalendar)

Lecture Introduction and Motivation DS2, April 6, 2020 in APB E005 Download
Lecture The Research Process DS2, April 20, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download Download
Exercise Research & Publishing DS5, April 21, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Jundging Research Quality DS2, April 27, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download Download
Exercise Finding Literature DS5, April 28, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Reading DS2, May 4, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Reading More Literature DS5, May 5, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Planning Your Research DS2, May 11, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Reading Even More Literature DS5, May 12, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Writing Research Reports DS2, May 18, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Structuring Research DS5, May 19, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Writing Research Reports ctd. DS2, May 25, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Towards Writing DS5, May 26, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Writing Research Reports fin. DS2, June 8, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Writing and Structure DS5, June 9, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Typesetting in LaTeX DS2, June 15, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Writing & Typesetting DS5, June 16, 2020 in Video Meeting Download Download
Lecture LaTeX / Persuasive Writing DS5, June 22, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Advanced LaTeX DS5, June 23, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Oral Presentations (1) DS2, June 29, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise More Advanced LaTeX DS5, June 30, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Oral Presentations (2) DS2, July 6, 2020 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Oral Presentations DS5, July 7, 2020 in Video Meeting Download
Lecture Good Academic Conduct and Research Ethics DS2, July 13, 2020 in APB E005
Exercise More Presentations DS5, July 14, 2020 in Video Meeting Download


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