264-5812-00L  Writing for Publication in Computer Science (WPCS)

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersS. Milligan
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for D-INFK doctoral students.

Number of participants limited to 15.


264-5812-00 GWriting for Publication in Computer Science (WPCS) Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
**Course is offered in collaboration with Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich**

Block course
20s hrs
07.04.08:15-12:00CAB H 52 »
21.04.08:15-12:00CAB H 52 »
05.05.08:15-12:00CAB H 52 »
19.05.08:15-12:00CAB H 52 »
S. Milligan

Catalogue data

AbstractThis short course is designed to help junior researchers in Computer Science develop the skills needed to write their first research articles.
ObjectiveWriting for Publication in Computer Science is a short course (5 x 4-lesson workshops) designed to help doctoral students develop the skills needed to write their first research articles. The course deals with topics such as:
- understanding the needs of different target readerships,
- managing the writing process efficiently,
- structuring texts effectively,
- producing logical flow in sentences and paragraphs,
- editing texts before submission, and
- revising texts in response to colleagues' feedback and reviewers' comments.
ContentParticipants will be expected to produce a number of short texts (e.g., draft of a conference abstract) as homework assignments; they will receive individual feedback on these texts during the course. Wherever feasible, elements of participants' future conference/journal articles can be developed as assignments within the course, so it is likely to be particularly useful for those who have i) their data and are about to begin the writing process, or ii) an MSc thesis they would like to convert for publication.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersS. Milligan
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places15 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupDoctorate Computer Science (264002)
Waiting listuntil 31.03.2020

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