TU Dresden
Institut für Theoretische Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Automatentheorie

Hauptseminar "Knowledge Representation" in Winter Term 2006/2007

Initial Meeting
The initial meeting will take place on 11th October, 16:40-18:10, in Room E05. Attending the initial meeting is mandatory for participation in the seminar. People who want to participate in the seminar, but have serious reasons to not attend the initial meeting, please send an email.

The presentations will take place on February 1st, 09:20-12:40 in Room 2101. Attending all of the talks is mandatory for all participants

Position in Curriculum
Informatik (both diploma and bachelors degree), starting from 5. semester, Wahlpflichtveranstaltung (-/-/2)
Computational Logic: Module TCSL, 3 credit points

For computer scientists: Pflichtvorlesung Grundlagen der Theoretischen Informatik
Lecture "Logic-based Knowledge Representation" should have been completed successfully

The language of the initial meeting is English .

Topic of the Hauptseminar
Building on basic results about logic-based knowledge representation that have been presented in the lecture of this name given by Prof. Baader, lecture, this seminar treats more advanced topics of logic-based KR.

Goal of the Hauptseminar
Apart from learning about the main topic, students should learn how to get acquainted with a relevant body of literature, how to produce a well-structured paper, and how to give an understandable talk.

Hints on how to prepare a paper and how to give a talk are available (in German).

Duties of Participants
In the initial meeting, students choose a topic to work on and are assigned a tutor. During the seminar, the student has to understand the relevant literature and writes a paper about the chosen topic (~12 pages). In doing this, he/she receives individual support by the tutor. The produced paper is required to conform to the standards of scientific writing. Finally, each student presents his/her work in a talk to the other participants.

It is also the duty of the participants to reserve enough time for performing the seminar. The sharp deadline for finishing is the end of the semester. Failure to finish the project in time will result in no credits to be given. It is the obligation of the participant to start working in time, and to make appointsments with the supervisor for regular meetings during the semester.

The seminar is coordinated by Barbara Morawska.