188.960 Seminar on Media Informatics

2019W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • conduct a state of the art (literature) research with respect to a given problem specification and categorize its results
  • analyze the found scientific approaches and results and to discuss them in a seminar paper
  • present and discuss these scientific solutions and results

Subject of course

Seminar on special topics in the area of media informatics with a focus on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Visual Analytics, and Information Design.

Topics: http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/topics

TUWEL: https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=19267


Teaching methods

Within the context of the seminar, the student is guided by individual supervision to independently work on the given problem. This includes...

  • a literature research on possible solutions for the given problem
  • a critical analysis of the approaches found
  • a derivation and discussion of results in the form of a written seminar paper

Another important part of the seminar is exercising "presentation skills" in the context of the final presentation of the work.

Mode of examination


Additional information

First meeting / presentation of lecture:

  • Silvia Miksch und Team (Informationsvisualisierung, Visual Analytics, Information Extraction, Plan Execution):
    28.10.2019, 14 c.t. @ FAV 01 C

  • Andreas Rauber: 
    Topics: Music analysis, Bird Song Classification, Benchmarking
    specific topic assignment during the weekly office hours


ECTS Breakdown      
3 ECTS = 75 hours      
5   Lectures
25   Literature search and reading
30   Writing a state-of-the art report
5   Paper review
8   Presentation
2   Class discussion

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Plagiarism.pdf

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf




Course dates

Mon14:00 - 15:0028.10.2019Seminarraum FAV 01 C (Seminarraum 188/2) Introduction - Vorbesprechung (Miksch, CVAST)

Examination modalities

  • Quality of the seminar paper
  • Presentation of research results
  • Discussion and defence of the chosen approach with the other seminar participants

Course registration

Not necessary


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