Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Faculty of Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science

Home page of the course
Research Methods

32nd PhD Cycle - February 2017

Course Coordinator: Diego Calvanese

Course Overview

The course consists of six modules, taught in six different weeks by different lecturers from the Faculty of Computer Science. Each module foresees two lectures, one at the beginning of the week and one at the end of the week.
Module 1: Introduction to research and scientific paper reading and writing - D. Calvanese (30/1/2017 - 03/2/2017)
  1. What is Research?
  2. Research in Computer Science
  3. Selection of PhD topic
  4. Reading scientific papers
  5. How to write a scientific paper

Module 2: Good scientific writing style - E. Franconi (6/2/2017 - 10/2/2017)

Module 3: Presenting scientific work - M. Montali (13/2/2017 - 17/2/2017)
Example presentations:

Module 4: Empirical/experimental CS research methods - J. Gamper (20/2/2017 - 24/2/2017)

Module 5: How to write a research plan - S. Helmer (27/2/2017 - 3/3/2017)

Module 6: Research evaluation - W. Nutt (6/3/2017 - 10/3/2017)
  1. Peer reviewing
  2. Bibliometrics

Course Material

Writing for Computer Science (3rd Edition). Justin Zobel. Springer. 2015.
ISBN: 978-1-4471-6638-2 (Print), 978-1-4471-6639-9 (Online).
Electronic edition available via the unibz library through SpringerLink.

Additional useful material

On Writing and Scholarly Publishing

On Reading

On Doing Research

Back to home page of Diego Calvanese
Last modified: Tuesday, 13-Mar-2018 6:48:43 CET