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Colloquium Computing science

Website:website containing additional information
Course code:INFOMCCS4
Credits:4 ECTS
Period:Possible in any periode individually
Participants:up till now 3 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
coordinatie          Wishnu Prasetya
lecture   Mon 15.15-17.0037-44 BBG-169
Tue 15.15-17.0046-51 BBG-169
2-4 BBG-169
Contents:The Computing Science Colloquium is a series of talks organized by the Computing Science Master Programme. For students of the Programme that enroll in and after sept. 2010, participating in this colloquium is mandatory. By attending talks you learn how to give one yourself; and you will also give one talk yourself. The colloquium is also a good medium to keep up with the fast moving state of the art in Computing Science. For students that start in and after the academic year of 2016/17 this colloquium is 4 EC. For students that started before, it is 5 EC (and you have to do a bit more).
Course form:Colloquium.

More precisely, these are the requirements:

  1. You need to attend at least 25 colloquium talks (30x for students that started before the academic year of 2016/17).
  2. You need to give one colloquium talk.
You can spread the completion of those components over the whole length of your study. Ideally, you give your presentation in your 2nd year, because by that time you should have the needed background to present an advanced topic. Please also note that there is a requirement that you must have your Colloquium obligation completed, or almost completed, before you can start your thesis project. Check out the information at our MSc Project page.

Some staff members also organize reading clubs where participants study papers and meet regularly to discuss them. Students are also welcome to participate, and usually the experience is greatly appreciated. You can take up to 5x attendance in a reading club's sessions to count as your CS colloquium attendance, provided the reading club's is relevant for your programme. Do provide a proof of your attendance to the CS colloquium coordinator.

If you plan to participate in a conference or summer school with topics that would strengthen your programme, you can count your participation as up to 5x colloquium attendance. Again, do provide a provide a proof of your participation.

For the presentation part, you will need to find a staff member that can take the role of your supervisor and reviewer. You need to decide together with her/him to select one paper which you can use as your base. Your supervisor may already has a proposal in mind, but your own initiative will also be welcomed.

Usually, the base paper(s) is a recent paper published in a representative journal or conference within the research fields of our Computing Science programme. You need to study this paper and do some literature study around its subject. You can then give a talk about the subject in the colloquium .

Alternatively, you can also base your talk on an experimentation project you have done.

Exam form:You need to fulfill all the requirements above. Your talk is 40 minutes + 10 minutes questions. The slides should all be your own work: it is not allowed to download slides about the subject from a website and present these.
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4.
Description:For more details like how to register to the colloquium's mailing list, how to reserve a spot in the colloquium schedule, or suggestions on journals or conferences to be used as your base for the talk, check out the Colloquium website.