195.072 Current Trends in Computer Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

- actively follow presentations of scientists about their ongoing research activities, and ask relevant questions

- elaborate a concise summary on a scientific presentation

- enumerate current trends in computer science and competently engage in a discussion on them

Subject of course

Guest professors invited by the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School will give a (typically) 45-minute talk about their research area, followed by a 30min discussion.

In the summer term 2023 the following guest professors will give talks:

* Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic - May 4 ( https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2410 )

* Ann Light - May 11 ( https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2411 )

* Antonio Casilli  - May 12 ( https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2398 )

* Ricardo Baeza-Yates - June 7 (https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2413)

* Pedro Cabalar - June 13 (https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2420)

Teaching methods

Guest professors invited by the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School will give a 45-minute talk about their research areas. Such an event typically takes 90 minutes, including welcome, talk and discussion; but depending on the specific situation this can vary.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please visit TUWEL to:

  • Download the slides of the talks (if available)
  • Download the template for the assignment
  • Upload your assignment



Course dates

Thu16:00 - 18:0004.05.2023EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Talk Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Thu16:00 - 18:0011.05.2023EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Talk Ann Light
Wed17:00 - 19:0007.06.2023 TU Wien, Campus Gusshaus, EI7 HörsaalTalk Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Tue16:00 - 18:0013.06.2023EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Talk Pedro Cabalar

Examination modalities

The plan is to have at least 7 talks in total during this study year 2022/23 (three have already been in the winter term, at least four are following in the summer term).

Preferably, students attend 4 talks, choose 3 of those for their report and give a summary of at least 2 pages for each.

Students who can only attend 3 talks also pick 3 talks for their summary, but this summary must comprise at least 3 pages for each talk.

Students will be graded provided that the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • Attendance to at least 4 talks (to be proven).
  • Submission of assignment.

Talks are offered both in winter term 2022/23 and summer term 2023, and any combination of all those may be chosen (but the course will definitely end after the summer term, a further combination with talks from the winter term 23/24 will not be possible).

The reports must be written in English and in latex (a template is provided in TUWEL). The deadline for submission of the assignment is July 31st at 23:55h through TUWEL.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.02.2023 00:00 30.06.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

Please register in TISS.



No lecture notes are available.