188.231 Seminar on Media Informatics

2020W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • independently research scientific literature in the field of media informatics and to work critically with said literature
  • write a simple scientific paper that complies with the rules of academic practice
  • summarize the findings of their literary work in a technical presentation and to discuss them in a group of colleagues

Subject of course

Seminar on selected topics in the area of media informatics. The thematic fields of the winter semester 2020/21 will be announced at the preliminary meeting.

Teaching methods

In the course of the seminar and through individual monitoring, students will be familiarized with the procedure of literature research, critical assessment and follow-up work by writing a seminar paper. Although approaches will depend on the selected topic of the paper, students should focus on scientific literature in English. Another important aspect of this seminar will be the practicing of students' presentation skills, as there is individual feedback given after the final presentations.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Preliminary meeting: Tuesday, 13th October 2010, 12-2pm, seminar room 188/2 (Favoritenstrasse 9-11, 4th floor, staircase 3, green area), attendance is mandatory. The final presentations are expected to be held on Friday, 22nd January 2020. The exact timing will be announced when the number of participants is known. Further dates will be announced in this first meeting.

This class will be held exclusively online.

This course represents 3 ECTS (= 75 hours) and approximately 12 hours of these require compulsory attendance (for the final presentations, preliminary meeting, etc.).  The remaining hours are intended for the creation and completion of your written paper and presentation slides as well as individual supervision (including feedback on the seminar papers and presentations).

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



Course dates

Tue12:00 - 14:0013.10.2020 Preliminary Meeting
Fri11:00 - 14:0022.01.2021 Final Presentations

Examination modalities

  • Grading of written seminar paper
  • Assessment of scientific presentation
  • Participation in discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.08.2020 12:00 04.10.2020 23:59 04.10.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

For the preliminary meeting, attendance is obligatory.


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Previous knowledge

In order to attend this seminar, a Bachelor's degree  as well as a working knowledge of the concepts covered in the seminar The Basic Principles of Scientific Work ("Grundlagen methodischen Arbeitens", LV 188.328) or any equivalent course are required. In order to refresh their knowledge of these concepts, students are encouraged to review the documentation available on http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/courses/gma/nachlese.html  before writing the seminar paper.


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if required in English