Computer Science Seminar


  1. Link to the university program

  2. Organization of the course

  3. Ethics

  4. Questions

  5. Preliminary program

Prof. J. Cardinal,  Prof. T. Lenaerts, Dr. R. Chicoisne and Prof. O. Markowitch


Organization of the course

The course provides 5-7 seminars given by internationally recognized invited speakers with extensive expertise in a particular area of Computer Science.  The talks are aimed at a large audience of computer scientists with diverse backgrounds and they will cover some advanced topic, in an accessible and introductionary fashion.

Students enrolled for the course INFO-F-530 are required to participate in at least 3 of the proposed seminars and their presence is encouraged in the rest.  For each of the 3 seminars, the students are requested to complete a questionnaire and they will be evaluated on the quality of the responses they give on the questions. For some questions, the students are expected to look up additional information.  The questions are the same for each seminar, meaning that 3 completed documents need to be returned corresponding to the three different seminars the student selected (see below).

The completed questionnaires should be typeset (use LateX,  Word or Openoffice) and a paper version should be handed in to the student secretary of the Computer Science department (Building NO, 8th floor, office N.8.104) no later than the June 14, 2019 (before 4pm, the secretary's office will be closed at 4pm).


Plagiarism is easily detected and will be severely sanctioned.  Plagiarism cases include reusing someone else’s written or drawn material, or any kind of work, without an explicit quote or reference.  Please examine the following pages : and


For every seminar you attend you have to answer the following questions. Respond to these questions in a clear and precise manner.   Typeset your questions using Word, Openoffice or Latex.  Provide as a heading of your document:

  1. 1.your name

  2. 2.your affiliation

  3. 3.the title of the presentation

  4. 4.the date

  5. 5.the name of the presenter

These are the questions:

  1. 1.Provide an outline of the content of the seminar in your own words (1500 chars) (3 points)

  2. 2.Which were the major points discussed by the speaker? List and explain their importance. (3 points)

  3. 3.For which discipline in computer science is the topic relevant and why (explain)? (2points)

  4. 4.Suggest 2 or 3 articles discussing similar work (not necessarily published by the speaker). Explain why they are related. (3 points)

  5. 5.Propose two scientific questions relevant for the topic discussed in this seminar (2 points)

  6. 6.Would you like to know more about this field? Do you have particular critiques about the scientific content? Provide a brief motivation for your answers.  (2 points)

Seminar program

The program is available here :