Telekooperation (TK) Seminar

The TK Seminar is a cycle of seminars where students are given the chance to read and analyze current scientific publications. In this term, the theme of the TK Seminar is Ubiquitous and Applied Computing.

The goals of the TK seminar are threefold:

  1. Introduce students to a research area,
  2. Critically read and analyze scientific papers, and
  3. Present a field or scientific area in both written and spoken forms. 

The TK Seminar is targeted at computer science students (or related areas, such as electrical engineering) that are working towards their Diploma, Master's or Bachelor's Degrees.

Course Description

In the TK seminar, students are expected to write a survey on a current research topic and present their findings. Course participants will select one topic of interest and write a short survey. Furthermore, course participants will learn how to review scientific reports and will test their skills by evaluating the surveys of other colleagues. Finally, participants will have the chance to present their work to their colleagues and instructors.

The goal of this course is not only to introduce student to a new research topic, but also to prepare them for giving scientific talks and addressing an audience. An introduction to the academic work on how to write, publish, and present your finding will be given at the beginning of the course.

Important Dates

Introduction and presentation of topics


April., 18th 17:00, S2|02 C120

Topic selection 


First draft

Draft Review


Final Submission


Final Presentations*

18.07.17, 13:00-16:45, S2|02 A126

*A detailed presentation  schedule can be found in the seminar's moodle.

Course Material

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Passive Voice in Scientific Writing

The Moodle platform will be used for reviewing and submitting the TK Seminar survey.

Other course material, i.e., scientific papers, will be provided by your advisor.

The survey to be delivered by the end of the course will be prepared using IEEE standard templates (IEEEtran), which is available on the IEEE Author page (for Latex and Word processors).

Evaluation Aspects

The aspects that will be evaluated are:

  • Delivered survey ( 10-12 pages)
  • Peer review of another survey
  • Presentation of the survey (12 minutes + 5 minute discussion)


All prospective students are welcome to join the Introduction lecture (Tuesday, April 18th, 17:00, S2|02-C120).

Enroll using the TUCaN system.

If you are assigned a seminar topic, you must also register for the exam. Your final survey is considered as the final exam.

Course Cycle

Irregular, usually every semester.

Course Language

The course language is English. The delivered survey, the review, and the presentation are expected to be in English.





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