Colloquium (KOLL) in Summer Semester 2014

In summer semester of 2014 we are introducing some changes to our weekly colloquium, which begins on April 7, 2014.

Previously, the colloquium was held weekly during the term. Starting summer semester 2014, the colloquium will not be held every week but only when we have live presentations. The time slot of Mondays at 12:15 (in Martensstraße 3, room 11.150) will be held open each week for possible talks. Students should check the colloquium schedule on Sundays to see if a presentation is planned for the following day. Colloquium attendance is mandatory for computer science students working on a bachelor or master’s thesis, but we welcome other students as well.

If no presentation is scheduled, we will hold open office hours for thesis discussions with coffee and cookies in the 11th floor kitchen starting at 13:15.

The colloquium is designed as an opportunity to hear about research and topics related to applied software development and open source. The presentations will be a mix of thesis defences (30 minutes plus questions), guest lectures (variable length), conference dry-runs (25 minutes plus questions), and intermediate student thesis work where peer input is requested (variable length). This term we plan to only allocate one presentation per colloquium to give more time for questions. Students who would like to reserve a colloquium presentation slot should contact their thesis supervisor or Ann Barcomb.