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Seminar Secure Systems Engineering WS 2017/2018


This seminar will cover various topics in Software and Systems Engineering as well as Software and Systems Security. Students are expected to prepare a seminar essay, to deliver a presentation, and to participate in a peer review process of other students’ seminar essays. There will be an initial meeting in which seminar topics are announced and then allocated. Afterwards the students/groups meet mostly 1-on-1 with their topic advisor. In the end there will be a block seminar in which presentations are delivered. 

Topics of this year: download file

Seminar guidelines: download file

All topics have been allocated to students who were at the first meeting. Students who got a topic should register for the exam of the seminar in PAUL till 23rd November 2017. Without registration for the exam, no passing is possible.


Organizational Matters

  • Course Number: L.079.08001 (in English) 
  • Credit points: 4 / 5
  • Block seminar at the end of the semester (winter term 2017/18)

  • Hard prerequisites (mandatory to participate):

    • Bachelor's degree
    • registration via PAUL

Allocation of Topics

The topics will be introduced in the first meeting.

Each student should choose exactly 3 preferences on doodle after the meeting. The students will receive an invitation for doodle poll via e-mail.

We will try to allocate the topics according to the preferences of the students.

However, since the students will be supervised by advisors mostly 1-on-1, there may be not enough topics offered.

Therefore, the following criterion will be applied by collisions if the topics are not enough:

  • Students in higher semesters (at least 2nd semester) are preferred.
  • Students with main field “Software Technology and Information Systems” or “Software Engineering” are preferred.
  • With equivalent qualifications: randomness


Moreover, we expect you not to drop the seminar after getting a topic or in the middle of the semester, because advisors will spend a lot of time and work on you and their work should be respected.

If you have any questions, please contact us!



Important Dates

DateTimePlaceAttendance Mandatory!
Tuesday, 10 October 201711:00 - 13:00E5.333

Introduction to topics & Assignment

Tuesday, 17 October 201711:00 - 13:00E5.333Seminar guidelines & Introduction to scientific work 
Thursday, 25 January 20189:00 - 13:00F1.110 

Block seminar

Friday, 26 January 20189:00 - 18:00F0.231Block seminar 



The following dates have their deadlines till 23:59 CET:


Monday, 20 November 2017Outline & Literature referencesStudents
Monday, 11 December 2017Essay draft for reviewStudents
Tuesday, 12 December 2017Assignment of peer reviewsAdvisors
Monday, 18 December 2017Completed peer reviewStudents
Monday, 15 January 2018Presentation slides for feedbackStudents
Monday, 22 January 2018Advisor feedbackAdvisors
Monday, 5 February 2018Essay for feedbackStudents
Friday, 16 February 2018Advisor feedbackAdvisors
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Final Essay SubmissionStudents





Presentation template in POTX: download file

Review template in LaTeX: download file

Essay template in LaTeX: download file 

(Note: the default version is for master's thesis, you should change it to seminar report)