SM 453/IS 722 Bachelor and Master Seminar

Course Information
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Christian Becker
Type Seminar (SM 453 for Bachelor & IS 722 for Master)
Credit Points 6 ECTS (MMM), 4 ECTS (WI)
Prerequisites Basic knowledge in information technology
Course Language English
Form of assessment Conference style seminar (see details below)
Registration Please see information below!
Martin Breitbach, M.Sc.

Martin Breitbach, M.Sc.

Contact person for Seminar

For further information please contact Martin Breitbach.

  • Schedule

  • Conference style seminar

    This seminar is organized in a scientific conference style. All accepted participants must write a scientific paper about the assigned topics and submit those papers until the first draft deadline. After that, the paper review phase starts and each paper will be assigned to at least two other participants who have to review the papers of two or three other authors. After the review phase, the reviews must be submitted to the supervisors, which distribute them to the paper authors. After that, the authors have time to improve their papers based on the feedback from the reviews, before they need to hand in their camera-ready (final) version of the paper. At the end of the semester, the “conference” (final presentations) will take place.

    The grading is divided into different parts: The first part is the camera ready version of the seminar paper. This is the most important part and it is weighted with 50% of the overall grade. Second, the reviews for the other authors  are weighted with 20%. It is crucial to look at the work of others with a critical eye and to give constructive feedback. The last grading criterion is the presentation at the “conference” and the participation during the discussions (30%). 

    If the assigned topic contains an implementation part, students do not need to participate in the review phase. For these topics, the grading is divided into 70% for the implementation and 30% for the presentation and participation during the discussions.

    Attendance at the kick-off session and the final presentation session is mandatory.

    All papers must use the IEEE manuscript template. Bellow, we offer a customized version of the template (page numbering is already included).