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Chalmers -- Computer Science and Engineering

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Technical writing in computer systems and networks -- DAT147

Autumn semester,
study period 1, 2014

(Course code for Göteborg University: DIT665)


Course Description

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 978-1-85233-802-2
(Full Text Online, Chalmers Library)

Template papers
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
"Prudent Practices for Designing Malware Experiments Status Quo and Outlook" by Christian Rossow et al.

"Little words can make a big difference for text classification" by Ellen Riloff

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

 (links are to their topic presentation)

                        Magnus Almgren
                        Niklas Broberg
                        Jan Jonsson
                        Olaf Landsiedel
                        Sally McKee

                        Katerina Mitrokotsa I and II
                        Tomas Olovsson
                        Marina Papatriantafilou
                        Per Stenström
                        Philippas Tsigas                  

Teaching assistants:

                        Iosif Salem, course assistant, phone: 031-772 1053, email: iosif
                        Thomas Petig, phone: 031-772 1053, email: petig

Course schedule

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.
(For example: 20, 26A and 26B)

Milestone dates - overview
(for details see Milestones and deadlines)

Extra Reading

Course Evaluation

The final course evaluation meeting was held 2015-01-22. The minutes are found here.

URL for this page: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edu/course/DAT147/index.html
Latest change 2015-02-10 by Erland Jonsson