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.

2021S, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC


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

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

Visiting professors invited by the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School will give a 45-minute talk about their research area

Due to the CoVid restrictions the talks will be given mostly online.

Scheduled talks for the summer term:

April 19, 17:00: Frank Leymann: The Power of Quantum Computing, for details see https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2005
May 27, 17:00: Moshe Vardi
June: Tommie Meyer  --- cancelled

 All further details will be announced as soon as possible.

Teaching methods

Visiting professors invited by the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School will give a 45-minute talk about their research areas.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please visit TUWEL to:

  • Download the slides of the course
  • Download the template for the assignment
  • Upload your assignment



Course dates

Mon17:00 - 19:0019.04.2021 This talk will be given online - further info https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2005 (LIVE)Talk Prof. Frank Leymann
Thu17:00 - 19:0027.05.2021 This talk will be given online - further info https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2020 (LIVE)Talk Prof. Moshe Vardi

Examination modalities

Since one of the planned talks had to be cancelled, we will change the original requirements (see below) as follows:

If you only attended 2 talks (attendance to be proven), you are invited to watch the recording of one more talk and write a 3 page summary for each of these three talks. Please note that this is the absolute minimum requirement.

The videos of the talks are available in TUWEL.

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The plan is to have 5 talks in total during this study year 2020/21.

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

  • Attendance to at least 3 talks (to be proven).
  • Submission of assignment.

Preferably, students attend 4 talks, choose 3 of those for their report and give a summary of at least 2 pages for each.
For students who can only attend 3 talks this summary must comprise at least 3 pages for each talk.

Talks will be offered both in winter term 2020/21 and summer term 2021, 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 21/22 will not be possible).

The reports should 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
09.02.2021 00:00 04.04.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Please register in TISS.



No lecture notes are available.