In the course Seminar I students are requested to prepare a seminar with the related work review of a selected field of research within the area of computer science and information technologies. The selected field should be aligned with the planned topic of research work and forthcoming Ph.D. thesis.
- Submit a proposal for the topic;
- Prepare the related work review (approx. 10-15 pages);
- Prepare and give an oral presentation.
Each student needs to select a topic on which their seminar will report on, find all related scientific papers from the narrower and broader scope of research (at least 30 review papers) from the selected topics. Students should search in the well-known scientific databases, such as (all databases have free access from uni-lj.si network):
- Web of Science
- ACM Digital Library
- IEEE Computer.org Digital Library
Students should submit the topic (provisional title of the talk, short description of the topics covered, and the list of relevant papers). Upon approval of the topic student has to prepare the seminar (related work review – approx. 10-15 pages) and the oral presentation. Please take into account that oral presentations will be strictly limited to 10 minutes.
The participation of advisors/research mentors in the choice of the topic and selection of the review papers, and in the preparation of the material for presentation is strongly advised.
All students are expected to attend all presentations from this class. To receive the positive grade from this class students have to:
- Submit the seminar topic (provisional title of the talk, short description of the topics covered, and the list of relevant papers) on time (step #1),
- Upload the seminar (approx. 10-15 pages, Word, LaTex or PDF) and the presentation material in PDF (step #2, notice the strict deadline),
- Present the seminar as oral presentation – 10 minutes (step #3),
- Attended all student presentations in this course. For those presentations that the students did not attend, they need to read the main review paper of the topics of the presentation (will be available on this site) and submit their own short summary of this work.
In the case you will miss any of the seminars carried out within this course, you need to submit a one-page summary (at least 300 words) of the review paper from the topics of the seminar. The link to the paper will be available on this page. Example: you have missed three seminars. For compensation, you would need to read three corresponding review papers, and write three one-pages summaries. Please pay attention to the appropriate (scientific) language and the writing style of the summaries and related work. The summaries will be reviewed by the course coordinator. All summaries must be submitted before TBD. Summaries should be submitted as a single PDF document.
- Step #1 - Submit the seminar topic: TBD
- Step #2 - Upload the seminar: TBD
- Step #3 - Presentations: TBD
- In case you miss any of the seminars – submission of summaries before TBD
- Topic submission for Seminar 1 Assignment
- If you fail to show up for any of the seminars ... Assignment
- Seminar submission and submission of presentation Assignment
Selection and submission of seminar topics
- Choose a topic from computer science and information technologies that matches your research interest. Consult with your research mentor/Ph.D. advisor on appropriateness of the topics.
- Define a title of your topics and seminar (up to 70 characters, including spaces) and write a short description of the seminar (up to 100 words).
- Find at least 5 review articles in scientific journals that define your selected topics. As an exception, some of these reviews could be published in a book or as conference proceedings. You are expected to find other sources of literature as well.
- Submit the title, description and a list of review papers no later than on November 12.
- Use IEEE style for citations.
- Language: English.
- The topics will be checked and approved as they are submitted.
- Note the strict deadline: TBD
Seminar submission and submission of presentation
Write the related work review based on the selected topic. The related work review should include all relevant references (scientific papers, books, conference articles) from the narrower and broader scope of your research work. Please include at least 30 review papers. Describe each of the (at least) 30 review papers in one paragraph. Do not copy/paste the abstract. Length: approx. 10-15 pages. Use LNCS paper template.
Related work review is essential for the understanding of your research topic and will be a part of your Seminar II and VZD2 activities. Related work review will also be a part of your papers and Ph.D. thesis.
Some guidelines for writing related work:
Students should search in the well-known scientific databases, such as (all databases have free access from uni-lj.si network):
- Web of Science http://home.izum.si/izum/ft_baze/wos.asp
- ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/
- ACM Digital Library http://dl.acm.org/
- IEEE Computer.org Digital Library http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl
Describe each of the (at least) 30 review papers in one paragraph. Do not copy/paste the abstract. Length: approx. 10-15 pages.
Use the LNCS paper template: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
Consider using Mendeley: http://www.mendeley.com/
Submit your seminar (approx. 10-15 pages, Word, LaTex or PDF) and the presentation material in PDF (step #2, notice the strict deadline). Language: English.
Guidelines for making the presentation:
- Bourne PE (2007) Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations, PLoS Computational Biology 3(4): e77.
Submit your presentation (PowerPoint or PDF).
Name your seminar as ‘LastNameFirstName_seminar.___’ and your presentation as ‘LastNameFirstName_presentation.___’ (two file only, seminar + presentation files). Please do not use any special characters (e.g., čšž) in the filename.
Presentations from the Seminar I and Seminar III will take place on Friday and Saturday, TBD. Your presence on both days and for all the seminars is one of the requirements for passing this course.
TeacherProf. Matjaž Branko Jurič, PhD