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2IMW00 MSc Seminar 2015-2016, Web Engineering research group

Overview

This seminar is organized by the expertise group on Web Engineering. The responsible lecturers are dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy and dr. George Fletcher.

The course contact is as follows. All submissions and email communications for the seminar should use this contact. 2ID95 is the old course id.

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The primary goal of the seminar is to help students prepare for the MSc graduation project. (graduate school programs: BIS, CSE, ES, EIT ICT Labs Data Science, Web Science, Software Science, and Systems Science)

This seminar focuses on studying selected topics and the current state of the art in data science and data engineering including the areas of data mining, web information retrieval, adaptive web systems, data management systems, and recommender systems as well as their various cross-roads in the broader context of data science. The topics may include (but are not limited to) different aspects of personalization and adaptation in IS, user modeling, privacy-preservation, domain knowledge integration, ontologies and semantic web, development of generic frameworks and approaches, analytics on massive data, and developing specialized applications.

A detailed list of possible projects and relevant literature will be made available during the seminar meetings.

A reasonable degree of freedom will be given in the selection of topics and focus. In particular, the students taking this seminar are expected to:

  • provide an overview (with a focus on research questions) of the important research papers in a selected area;
  • study common underlying techniques and research methods;
  • find/identify potential concrete research projects;
  • conduct experiments (or develop a framework, depending on the selected topic) and report the findings; and,
  • present and defend the obtained results.

Deliverables

Each student will write and present two reports:

  • An intermediate report (20% of final grade) on literature analysis and problem formulation.
    • Intermediate reports must be submitted before 12:00 on Monday, November 30th.
  • A final report (50% of final grade) that includes literature analysis, description of concrete research question(s), proposed approach and obtained results. Depending on the type of the project you may need to enclose different appendixes such as data, software, and detailed results.
    • Final reports must be submitted before 12:00 on Monday, January 4th.
Both reports should be PDF documents, submitted by email.

Each student will correspondingly give two presentations:

  • An intermediate presentation (10% of final grade) on the literature analysis and problem formulation (~15 mins), and
  • A final presentation (20% of final grade) on the research question(s), chosen or proposed approach and obtained results (~25 mins).

Unless prior arrangements in writing have been made (only in truly exceptional cases, arranged in the first two weeks of the seminar), deliverables will be penalized by 33% for each day they are late, and, furthermore, deliverables will not be accepted for credit more than 72 hours after their respective deadlines.

Other important information

  • If you plan to take 2IMW00 in Quarter 2 (2015-2016) please register on OASE. You will get access to a shared Dropbox folder where the course materials will be located. We need to have a good estimate of participants to organize the seminar in the best way, so please register at your earliest conveniece.
  • If you take this seminar that means that you plan to do your project in one of the core expertise areas of the WE research group. You are strongly advised to check the current possibilities for master projects with your prospective project advisors:
  • Please take a look at the graduation checklist and regulations for the Computer Science graduate program.
  • The first introductory seminar meeting will be on Wednesday 11 November, 15:45-17:30 in Flux 1.06.

Organization

The following schedule is highly indicative. The main structure however, will stay the same.

  • Week 1 - seminar organization issues and an overview of the graduation projects by the WE faculty.
  • Weeks 2-3 - guided self-study of literature, preparing an overview of the current state of the art in your area and formulating a research or a design problem.
  • Weeks 4-5 - midterm presentations your literature study.
  • Week 6 and Christmas holidays - individual work on the problem you defined under the guidance of the corresponding supervisor.
  • Weeks 7-8 - final presentations of the achieved results.
Expected deliverables and grading will be explained in more detail during the first introductory seminar.

Tentative schedule of the seminars

Time & location Topics
Wed 11 Nov, 15:45-17:30,
Flux 1.06

1st hour: Introduction to the seminar, organization and practicalities (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher).

2nd hour: Graduation projects offered by Mykola Pechenizkiy and by Paul De Bra and FAQ

Fri, 13 Nov, 10:45-12:30,
Helix Oost 1.91

1st hour: Graduation projects offered by Anne Driemel and by George Fletcher

2nd hour: Graduation projects offered by Joaquin Vanschoren

Wed, 2 Dec, 15:45-17:30,
Flux 1.06
Midterm presentations (report due before 12:00 on Monday, November 30th)
Fri, 4 Dec, 10:45-12:30,
Helix Oost 1.91
Midterm presentations (report due before 12:00 on Monday, November 30th)
Wed, 9 Dec, 15:45-17:30,
Flux 1.06
Midterm presentations (report due before 12:00 on Monday, November 30th)
Fri, 11 Dec 10:45-12:30,
Helix Oost 1.91

1st hour: Overview of research methods; academic and engineering aspects of the thesis work; and, how to do a great project and write a great MSc thesis (Mykola Pechenizkiy).

2nd hour: Feedback on midterms. Open Q&A session (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher).

Wed, 6 Jan, 15:45-17:30,
Flux 1.06
Final presentations (report due before 10:00 on Monday 4 January)
Fri, 8 Jan, 8:45-10:30,
Helix Oost 1.91
Final presentations (report due before 10:00 on Monday 4 January)
Wed, 13 Jan, 15:45-17:30,
Flux 1.06
Final presentations (report due before 10:00 on Monday 4 January)
Fri, 15 Jan, 10:45-12:30,
Helix Oost 1.91

1st hour: Final presentations (report due before 10:00 on Monday 4 January).

2nd hour: Feedback on finals. Open discussion (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher).