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Research and Career Planning for Doctoral Students

VU 195.098 WS 2017

Georg Gottlob

Organization: Shqiponja Ahmetaj, Adrian Haret
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Please contact us if you are not receiving e-mails about the course: we might have written your e-mail address wrong. Also, contact us if you are registered for the course but are not assigned to one of the presentation groups. Also, if you don't see your name in the presentation schedules below, or if you're in the wrong group, or if there's anything that doesn't look right to you.
Finally, in case you did not fill in the Personal Form yet, please download it here and bring the filled version on October 6th in the lecture or send it via email to Shqiponja Ahmetaj as soon as possible.


This course covers a selection of the following topics:


You can find the course in TISS, but you don't need to register. You can show up at the talks and give us your contact details.

Talks, Dates, Resources and Deadlines

Prof. Gottlob will give two lectures, to be held on the following dates.

Date Time Location Topic Resources
October 4, 2017 14:00 - 16:00 Sem. Gödel Introduction General information
How you will be evaluated
October 6, 2017 11:00 - 13:00 Sem. Gödel Introductions and Project Proposals How to write an introduction
Project proposals

After Prof. Gottlob's lectures, the course will conclude with a series of student presentations on a set of pre-assigned topics, to be held in Sem. Gödel on the dates below.

Date Title Location
December 4, 2017 (16:00 - 18:00) TBA Sem. Gödel
December 5, 2017 (13:00 - 15:00) TBA Sem. Gödel
December 6, 2017 (15:00 - 17:00) TBA Sem. Gödel
December 7, 2017 (16:00 - 18:00) TBA Sem. Gödel

Deadlines for student assignments

There are two main deadlines, as follows.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Introduction competition

Write an introduction to a scientific paper and use the criteria presented during the lecture. Upload your file until November 19, 2017 using EasyChair. After uploading your introduction, you will be assigned 10 introductions written by your peers, which you will have to review. The best reviews will be revealed during the last session, after the presentations. We will send you reminders and other information, as needed. Please do NOT write your name in the body of the introduction.

EasyChair: Link to the submission system


Two presentations are part of the course.

First presentation

The first presentation is about your specific research area. You can take around 15-20 minutes (perhaps including a few minutes for discussion). You should send the slides of your presentation as a PDF File to Shqiponja Ahmetaj until December 3, 2017.

Please make sure that your presentations cover the following points:

The topics and presenters will be announced after the lectures.

Second presentation

The second presentation is about general topics concerning research and career planning. The possible topics are below.

You can take up to 30 minutes for each presentation, which includes up to 15 minutes for discussion. You should send the slides in a first draft to Shqiponja Ahmetaj before the first deadline, on November 19, 2017. After this deadline additional resources from the last term are available and should be integrated. The final draft should be sent by December 3, 2017.

Topic Students Resources Slides
University Rankings Manfred Anzinger-Weitmann 2017, 2015 Not yet
Rankings of CS journals and conferences Philip Waibel
2017, 2016 Not yet
Roles and career models in academia TBA Not yet Not yet
The scientific publishing process Velitchko Filipov 2016 Not yet
The refereeing process Wang Di,
Tim Lyon
2016, 2015 Not yet
Web resources for computer scientists Mohammadreza Mirzaei,
Omar Luque
2016 Not yet
Patents and intellectual property Philipp Erler 2017, 2015 Not yet
How to structure and write a scientific paper Medina Andresel,
Nan Li
2017, 2016 Not yet
Models of research funding Juergen Maier 2016, 2015 Not yet
Organization, structure and management of scientific projects Maria Wimmer 2015 Not yet
Codes of conduct and ethics: as author, reviewer, etc. Franziska Tachtler,
Toni Michel
2017, 2014, Not yet
Industrial research centers (USA and Europe) Thanh Hai Tran 2017, 2015 Not yet
Interaction between academia and industry Antoine Karam,
Wilfried Mayer
2017, 2016 Not yet

Further Questions

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to write an email. Please contact exclusively the following emails:,

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