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Seminar Secure Systems Engineering WS 2020/2021

Course number and language

This is course  L.079.08012

The teaching language will be English. Informal communication in German is permitted.

Registration and topic assignments

If you would like to take part in a seminar in Winter Semester 2020/21, you must register for the course "All Seminars Winter Term 2020/2021". The course captures the registration for ALL seminars.
Further information can be found on the Website www.upb.de/cs/sem or www.upb.de/cs/semen
See also:
Zuordnungsverfahren für Projektgruppen/Seminare
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After passing this assignment procedure, you will be able to participate in this seminar.

We are going to provide several topics for this seminar. To provide quality mentoring for each student, each topic will be assigned to one and one student only.

The list of topics can be found here as soon as it is available.

In order to participate, students should:

  • Attend the first session. During this session, we will give out instructions on how to apply for each topic. We will announce the topic assignment in the following week.
  • Register on PAUL for the exam of the seminar.

Panda page

We provide a Panda page for this course.

The panda system will be used for:

  • Providing material, e.g., slides or templates
  • Handing in Assignments
  • Communication

You will be added to the panda course automatically after getting assigned to this seminar.


In this seminar, students will learn basic skills on how to conduct scientific research, which will be useful in their studies and further academic career (Master's thesis, project group, etc.). They will learn how to read, write, present, and give feedback on scientific publications and presentations.

This seminar will be practice-oriented. Therefore, students will be required to actively participate in the seminar. Students will be assigned hot topics in current research and will conduct simple research on their topic under a mentor's guidance.

There will be several intermediate duties, all of which are prerequisites for passing this course! A detailed plan will be published on this website and within Panda.

The proposed research topics will cover Software and Systems Engineering as well as Software and Systems Security. Students will do a literature survey on the topic, extract and compile the information, develop their opinion on the state-of-the-art, write a small article on the topic, present their research, and review their peers' submissions.

Mandatory sessions

The seminar will be comprised of mandatory sessions. In the remainder of the semester, students will work on their research topic independently, and refer to their mentors when necessary.

This course will be held as an online course!

Attendance is mandatory for all students registered to the seminar.

The sessions are on the the following days:

  • Meeting 1 (Oct, 26th): Organizational matters, & Writing guidelines
  • Meeting 2 (Jan 2021): Final Presentations

Learning outcomes:

  • Gather relevant literature.
  • Extract and sum up relevant data from the literature.
  • Express scientific, critical opinion on a research idea.
  • Write a scientific article.
  • Present a piece of research.
  • Provide feedback on a scientific article, or a presentation.


  • Be registered in the Master program at UPB.
  • Be registered to the course "All Seminars Winter Term 2020/21" (L.079.08099) on PAUL and getting assigned to this course after the application procedure for seminars.