Seminar Database Systems (PhD, MSc, BSc)

Organization: Michael Böhlen and Przemyslaw Uznanski
Teaching language: English
Level: PhD, MSc and advanced BSc students
Academic Year: Spring 2018

Friday 23.2.2018, 14.15-16.00h   
Saturday 28.4.2018, 8.15 - 16.00h 
Saturday 19.5.2018, 8.15 - 16.00h

Overview and objectives: The area of this year's seminar is Cache-Concious and Cache-Oblivious Database Algorithms. Students learn how to critically read and study research papers, how to summarize the contents of a paper, and how to present it in a seminar.

Teaching format: Each participant writes a self-contained report of about 10 pages and gives a 30 minutes presentation (blackboard, without a computer). Each participant has a buddy. Buddies read the report, make suggestions for improvements, and help with the presentation (e.g., dry runs). The first version of the report is due two weeks before the date of the presentation, and will be discussed with the buddy and the professor about one week before the presentation. The final versions of the report are due on the day of the seminar.

Setup and Organization: The setup of the seminar will be discussed Friday February 23, 2018 from 14:15 until 16:00 in room ??? at ETHZ. At the first meeting the available slots for the seminar will be distributed and papers will be assigned. Here are the slides of the first meeting (PDF, 64 KB). How to give talks and read papers: link. The presentations take place during Saturday April 28 and Saturday May 19 (all day). Participation at all three meetings is compulsory. The assessment depends on the quality of the report, presentation, active participation during the seminar, and input as a buddy.

Tentative list of seminar papers:

topic presenter buddy professor