The goal of the course is to give knowledge about a new or expansive area within Computing Science that has practical or theoretical relevance for a special application or applications in general. The course has the form of a conference, to provide a realistic environment. Another goal is that the student will develop his/her abilities to: make independent investigations and research into an interesting topic; write a scientific report about his/her work; and present his/her research orally.
The course starts with a lecture and the students' choice of topic at the beginning of the semester and ends with the student conference at the end of the semester. If the student wishes to do so, they can concentrate their work on the first or second half of the semester, based on individual preferences. To the extent possible, the peer review groups will be put together in a way that reflects these individual preferences.