182.121 Scientific Project
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2010W, SE, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Aim of course

This course permits first steps in own scientific work on selected topics of computer engineering. Based upon a (typically self-assigned) publications on some suitable topic in this field, a short paper shall be written and presented during the semester. In addition, the course is also an excellent opportunity to get in touch with our research projects and establishes a solid basis for related diploma thesises and dissertations.

The organization of this course is very similar to writing a Master/PhD thesis, albeit with much less size and tighter supervision.

Subject of course

Possible topics (selection): Hybrid failure models, partially synchronous system models, self-stabilizing distributed algorithms; real-time scheduling, topology control and routing in dependable wireless networks; diverse limitations of the synchronous design paradigm, metastability and synchronizers, asynchronous design styles, delay models, testing and fault tolerance for asynchronous logic, self-healing circuits.

Additional information

Particularly recommended if participation in the ECS group's research projects is considered.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Writing of a short scientific paper + presentation devoted to some individually assigned scientific topic.

Course registration

Registration modalities

Ort: persönlich


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in at least one relevant field of computer sciene (preferably fault-tolerant distributed algorithms, real-time scheduling, wireless networks, digital design, formal specification and verification); basic knowledge and interest in scientific work.