188.972 Seminar on Security
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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 to describe the process of scientific conferences and to write a review of a paper accepted at a scientific conference. This should enable them to know the structure of a well-written paper and to apply this knowledge when writing a survey paper independently. They are also able to present the topics they have worked on in a final presentation.

Subject of course

During the Seminar current issues of IT security are discussed. On the one hand this should familiarize the participants with current research topics. on the other hand this should offer insights in the process of scientific conferences. The Seminar is split in single assignments, as well as group work of 2 people.

In a first step, participants will write a review of an accepted paper from a recent security conference. This allows the students to look at the structure of a well-written paper in more detail.

The next step involves processing of a current topic in IT security in a working group of 2 persons. The task is to create a survey paper which provides an overview of the state of the art. Each student will then have to review two of these papers. 
After incorporation of the comments in the original paper, the topics will be presented as part of a short final presentation.

Attendance is compulsory for presentation dates.

Teaching methods

Discussion of various scientific papers
Explanation/discussion how to write a review
Explanation/discussion of the preparation of a survey paper and the final presentation of the results

Mode of examination


Additional information

Based on your interests you will work with different researchers.

ECTS-Breakdown (3ECTS = 75 hours)

  • Preparation Meeting: 1 hour
  • Paper Review: 9 hours
  • Writing of Surveypaper: 30 hours
  • Review of Surveypaper (2x): 15 hours 
  • Adaption according to Reviews: 10 hours
  • Preperation Presentation: 4 hours
  • Final Presenation (presence): 6 Stunden

Please contact Edgar Weippl directly and choose one of the listed topics: https://www.sba-research.org/research/bachelor-master-phd-thesis-supervision/

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



Examination modalities

Paper review, surveypaper, final presentation

Course registration

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