Time: Wednesday, 6.DS (16:40 to 18:10)
Location: Virtual, Live events via BBB, content in OPAL
Language: English
  • The course will be managed via OPAL. We will add you to the course after the enrollment phase.
    • OPAL course for the Lecture: link
    • OPAL course for the Exercise: link


The aim of the course is to prepare a survey or an overview on a specific field of research. The course is based on the common practice of writing scientific articles. This requires scientific research using online libraries like IEEE Xplore Digital Library or ACM Digital Library. In addition to the article each student will present their results in a short presentation. Finally, a review for another article must be submitted.

This exercise provides insight into the development process of scientific articles. To support first steps, three promising reference papers are given as a foundation. The topics are based on the contents of the lecture.

In preparation for writing scientific articles, we will first discuss selected articles in reading groups.


The exercise material and topic assignment will be provided in the OPAL course.
Live events will take place via Big Blue Button (BBB) during the official time slots (Wednesday 16:40).

Date Description
Wed, 13.04. Live Event Introduction and topic assignment for reading groups
OPAL: topic enrollment next reading groups
Wed, 20.04. (individual work)
Wed, 27.04. Live Event Reading groups round I: discussion of selected papers in small groups
OPAL: topic enrollment next reading groups
Wed, 04.05. (individual work)
Wed, 11.05. Live Event Reading groups round II: discussion of selected papers in small groups
Wed, 18.05. dies academicus
Wed, 25.05. Live Event Introduction writing scientific articles
OPAL: topic enrollment
Wed, 01.06. (individual work)
Wed, 08.06. No lecture (Pfingsten)
Wed, 15.06. (individual work)
Wed, 22.06. Submission deadline of survey paper in OPAL
Wed, 29.06. Live Event Presentation Session I
Wed, 06.07. Live Event Presentation Session II
Wed, 13.07. Live Event Presentation Session III