194.127 Seminar in Software Engineering
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, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Independently read scientific literature in the area of software engineering, specifically in software reliability.
  2. Evaluate research papers in software engineering and identify limitations and areas of improvement.
  3. Present complex technical topics to a broad audience.

Subject of course

The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to important research results in the area of software reliability, and in particular, program analysis, software engineering, and software security of regular software, machine-learning models, and smart contracts. To achieve this, the students will study, present, and discuss research papers in the area.

During this seminar, the students will

  • become familiar with a broad range of key research results in the area of software reliability,
  • learn how to read and understand papers in the area,
  • learn how to evaluate papers in the area by highlighting limitations and suggesting possible improvements,
  • learn how to present and discuss with peers a technical topic in the area.

Teaching methods

  • Introductory lecture
  • Literature study
  • Presentation
  • Research sessions

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

  • Kick-Off: 1h
  • Presentations: 8h
  • Research session: 4h
  • Presentation preparation: 36h
  • Research-session preparation: 26h
Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 15:0006.03.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Seminar Kick-Off
Mon12:00 - 16:0008.05.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Seminar Presentations
Mon12:00 - 16:0015.05.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Seminar Presentations
Mon12:00 - 16:0005.06.2023FAV Hörsaal 2 Seminar Research Session
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Final presentation on studied literature
  • Participation in research sessions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 09:00 28.02.2023 21:00 08.03.2023 11:59

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Machine Learning for Software Engineering06.03.2023 15:0007.03.2023 05:00
Smart Contracts06.03.2023 15:0007.03.2023 05:00
Static Analysis06.03.2023 15:0007.03.2023 05:00
Testing06.03.2023 15:0007.03.2023 05:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory elective


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