280.548 Knowledge gain through congress participation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 1.5h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to grasp the process, the reasons for motivation for organizers and participants as well as similarities and differences between conferences. You will understand how to proceed as a participant at a conference and how you can successfully give a lecture there yourself and come to your own specialist publication.

After the conclusion, it is planned that the participants of the course can take part in the international conference REAL CORP 2021, which will take place from 7th to 10th September 2021 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (it is currently assumed that it will be a "real conference "can give, supplemented by hybrid / virtual elements - depending on the development of the pandemic situation, the proportions can shift between" real "and" virtual ", the CORP2020 was very successfully converted completely to" Virtual Conference ")

By the optional free participation in the conference, the interested students get an insight into the course of such events, are invited to actively participate in what is happening and broaden their horizons, to get to know other perspectives and to make new contacts.

Subject of course

  • Overview conferences / congresses / fairs / seminars / project-specific events: similarities and differences, motivations for organizers and participants
  • Example international conference: Procedure / rules of the game, how do I participate, what do I do there, how do I manage to give a lecture myself and come to my own specialist publication
  • Overview "Planning Associations": IFHP - International Federation of Housing and Planning; INTA - International Urban Development Association: ISOCARP - International Society of City and Regional Planners; ...
  • Overview international planning - e.g. UN-Habitat, UNIDO, EU Structural Funds, ...
  • Selected online sources for planning know-how

Teaching methods

Reflective analysis of conference papers that have been published and are available online

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

extensive information on CORP-conferences: www.corp.at

 Den ZOOM-Link für den Kick-Off-Termin finden Sie auf TUWEL.

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



Course dates

Mon17:00 - 19:0008.03.2021 ZOOM (Link siehe TUWEL) (LIVE)Kick-Off
Mon17:00 - 19:0003.05.2021 ZOOM (Link siehe TUWEL) (LIVE)2. Kick-Off
Mon17:00 - 19:0021.06.2021 ZOOM (Link siehe TUWEL) (LIVE)Abschluss
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Participation in the kick-off (March 8, 2021, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and the closing event (June 2021 - to be agreed during the kick-off) (each via zoom)
  • Analysis of 5 specialist articles on the subject of spatial planning / urban development, preferably from the program of the REAL CORP 2020 conference (available online) or other thematically related conferences, written reflection
  • Presentation of the results (analyzed articles, conclusions) at the closing event in June 2021)
  • welcome, but not mandatory: Participation in the international conference REAL CORP 2021, BOKU WIEN, 7-10 September 2021

on "Paper Analysis"

Analysis of 5 self-selected, online available specialist articles on the subject of spatial planning / urban development (incl. "Related disciplines"), preferably from the program of the REAL CORP 2020 conference, all of which are available online via www.corp.at; Contributions from other conferences are also possible

  • 2-3 pages per article analysis of what is particularly interesting, what is incomprehensible, and why an article is particularly good or not particularly good; whether the topic is relevant, whether the article is understandable, clearly structured, helpful for further activities
  • Overview of the selected articles: How would you cite the respective articles if you wrote a scientific contribution yourself? Indication of author (s), title of the article, published where / when / in (publisher; ISBN-No .; possibly additional information (Open…)), link to the online version
  • Reason why these articles were chosen: technically interesting; Points of contact with one's own main areas of interest or topics that are currently being worked on; Title sounds exciting; Author (s) known (personally or as recognized experts); spatial reference; "Familiar / exotic" (constructive criticism is very welcome, but it is not about "slipping" the article)

Submission of the results by 31 May 2021 at the latest by email to manfred.schrenk@gmail.com (please state LVA 280.548 in the subject)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.02.2021 09:00 15.04.2021 23:59 15.04.2021 23:59

Registration modalities:

Für alle Studierenden, die sich nach dem 08.03.2021 angemeldet haben, wird es einen eigenen Kick-Off Termin nach den Osterferien geben!


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

English as a specialist language is advantageous, as most sources/publications are in English.