Name, Matr. Nr., Kennzahl
Supervision and Assistance
- short summary of the content and results of the report
- useful guiding structure: WHY have I done WHAT, HOW was it done and what are the RESULTS. (What is the problem? Why is it important? What has been done? What are the result?)
- length: about 300 words
- introduction to the general topic
- background and motivation
- description of the addressed scientific problem
- explanation of fundamental terms and basic definitions
- outline of the manuscript
Related Work (include only, if related work is available)
- presentation of existing overview literature / state of the art literature in the field
- what was presented there? what were the main results?
- is something open/missing?
- describe how you arrived at the set of techniques presented in the Results section
- which journals / conference proceedings / libraries / digital libraries / search engines have been searched?
- what keywords have been used?
- how many results were obtained?
- what were the selection criteria? how were the relevant ones selected?
- which ones were excluded? why?
- were there any other constraints (e.g., year of publication, particular application area, etc.)?
- present found approaches
- find a meaningful organization/structure for this section (not by author or year)
- use figures to illustrate each approach
- was the method evaluated? what were the results?
- critically discuss the approaches presented in the Results section
- what are the advantages of the presented techniques? what are the disadvantages? what is missing?
- compare and relate different approaches to each other (what are the differences? what are the commonalities?)
- what are the most commonly used methods? why?
- provide a (tabular) overview/summary with a meaningful characterization
- what can be learned?
- what is missing in the state of the art? where are gaps to be filled?
- what are ideas for future research?
- all resources used must be cited properly
- list all references using an appropriate format
- citation rules
- all figures need to be cited in the text
- self-contained figures & captions : <title>.<explanation text>
- cite reused figures
- strong statements need a reference or other scientific justification
- approx. 20 pages
tips & tricks, how to write a great research paper by Simon Peyton Jones
Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Direct citation (word by word)
Not too long (not longer than 1/2 page)
It has to be clearly visible which part of the text is the citation
The text has to be reproduced exactly like the original (punctuation, mistakes)
Add page number (p.#) [Baumgartner et al., 2001; p.12]
Example of a well-done state of the art paper:
Lam, H.; Bertini, E.; Isenberg, P.; Plaisant, C.; Carpendale, S.; Empirical Studies in Information Visualization: Seven Scenarios, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Early Access
Disclaimer: student works do not have to follow the rigorous standard of this paper completely.