Technical writing in computer systems and networks -- DAT147
study period 1, 2014
(Course code for Göteborg University: DIT665)
- [2014-12-01] The course questionnaire was opened on November 28th and will close on December 12th.
Please submit your viewpoints.
- [2014-12-01] The last student presentations were given Thu 141128. We have started to check whether
students have fulfilled the requirements of the course. For those who
have done this a
grading list will be sent in within
the next few days. For a few others we might come back
for extra clarification.
- [2014-11-12] It is only partly compulsory to attend the paper presentations on the 20th, 26th and 27th
of November. See Course schedule below.
- [2014-11-07] We have now received the revised versions of your surveys.
- [2014-10-27] The schedule for the student
presentations of November 20, 26 and 27 was added.
- [2014-10-27] The submission
page on EasyChair is now open for updates of previously submitted
- [2014-10-27] All reviews have
been shared among reviewers of each survey.
- [2014-10-24] Information
about the remaining review procedure can be found here.
The Milestones and deadlines document was
also updated accordingly.
- [2014-10-22] All reviews have
been sent to the authors.
- [2014-10-21] The course evaluation questionnaire will
be distributed after Nov. 27th.
This is due to the fact that the course is not finished until then.
- [2014-10-20] The deadline
review resubmission (if asked) is on Tuesday, November 21, 23:59.
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, you will receive the reviews on
- [2014-10-14] The reviewing
tasks have now been allocated to all students. The deadline for
submission is Friday, October, 17th.
Further, please do not forget to send your reports to Urkund.
- [2014-10-09] This is the review
form that the form on EasyChair is based on.
- [2014-10-06] Guide to
EasyChair was updated
- [2014-09-06] Topic allocation
to groups is now done
- [2014-07-03] A template paper
for the lectures was added
- [2014-06-16] The course page
This course aims to develop the student's awareness of the
underlying structure of scientific and engineering research papers, and
to improve proficiency in reviewing and writing scientific research
papers as well as presenting such papers in public. To this end the
student examines and surveys current state of the art in a specific
field, such as e.g. data communication, computer networks, distributed
systems, computer security, real-time systems, computer architecture
and computer system engineering and writes an analytical survey paper
in this field. Ethical issues in general and in connection with
scientific writing, e.g. plagiarism and authorship, is an important
part of the course.
Recommended text book
Writing for Computer Science, 2nd ed., by Justin Zobel, ISBN
(Full Text Online, Chalmers Library)
These papers will be used as
illustrative survey examples in the lectures and workshops:
"Model-Based Evaluation: From
Dependability to Security" by Nicol et al
Practices for Designing Malware Experiments Status Quo and Outlook"
by Christian Rossow et al.
words can make a big difference for text classification" by Ellen
Examiner and teachers
Examiner: Professor Erland Jonsson, phone:
031-772 1698, email: erland.jonsson
Teacher (language): Linda Bradley, phone: 031-772
5769, email: linda.bradley
Ethics part responsible: Elad Schiller, phone:
031-772 1052, email: elad.schiller
Teachers (ethics): Felix Larsson, Christian Munthe
Supervisors: (links are to their topic presentation)
Mitrokotsa I and II
Iosif Salem, course
assistant, phone: 031-772 1053, email: iosif
1053, email: petig
Lectures and workshops
(Participation in Lectures below is
mandatory. Paper presentations are partly mandatory.)
Students must participate in three out of four paper presentation occasions.
- Lecture 1: Course introduction
overview (Erland), Milestones
and deadlines (Iosif).
Presentation of eight paper topics
Mon 2014-09-01, 13-15, room EE
- Lecture 2: Short
briefing by Linda Bradley. Presentation of more paper topics.
Here is the list
of all topics
Thu 2014-09-04, 8-10, room EB
- Lecture 3: Lecture and workshop on Scientific reading and
Guide to Easychair, Workshop comments
Mon 2014-09-08, 13-17, room EB - and EL43 for splitting the class
- Lecture 4: Lecture and workshop: "Making
Ethical Considerations, part I"
Mon 2014-09-22, 13-16, room
EA - and EL43 and ES51 for group work
- Lecture 5: Lecture and workshop on Critical
reviewing and peer response,
Thu 2014-10-09, 8-12, room ED - and ES51 for splitting the class
- Lecture 6: Lecture and workshop: "Making
Ethical Considerations, part II"
Mon 2014-10-20, 13-16, room
ED - and EL41 and EL42 for group work
- Lecture 7: Lecture on presentation techniques:
Paper presentation guidelines
Giving a talk - guest lecturer Dave Sands
Wed 2014-11-12, 15-17, room EB)
- Lecture 8: Lecture: "Introduction to
Ethical issues in
Ethical issues in research, science and engineering
Authorship and co-authorship - ethical guidelines
Research fraud and deceit
Programmers, professors and parasites: Credit and co-authorship in computer science (paper)
Thu 2014-11-13, 10-12, room ED
- Paper presentations (occasion "20"): The students' presentation of their papers
Thu 2014-11-20, 15-17, room EB
- Paper presentations (occasions "26A" and "26B"): The students'
presentation of their papers
Wed 2014-11-26, 13-15 and 15-17, room EA
- Paper presentations (occasion "27"): The students' presentation of their papers
Thu 2014-11-27, 15-17, room ED
(For example: 20, 26A and 26B)
Survey synopsis and abstract submitted
Supervisor acceptance of survey synopsis and abstract
Full survey paper submitted
Full survey paper reflecting reviewers' comments submitted
Expected acceptance of survey
26 and 27: Survey presentations
Schedule for presentation
Very final deadline for acceptance of survey papers
(in exceptional cases)
The final course evaluation meeting was held 2015-01-22. The minutes are found here.
- Student representatives for the course are:
- Ying Dong Dong
- Chaltu Tadesse Gemechu
- Simon Heywood
- Hedvig Jonsson
URL for this page:
Latest change 2015-02-10 by Erland Jonsson