Final Talks and Presentation Guideline

Written on 21.07.2023 09:56 by Immanuel Haffner

Dear all,

we will have the final talks on Monday, August 7th, and Wednesday, August 9th. More precisely, we will have four blocks of talks in total, with one block before lunch break and one block after lunch break on each day.


The exact times are as follows:

  • Monday, August 7

    • Block Foundational: 11am - 1pm
    • Block Bottom-Up: 2pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 9
    • Block Top-Down: 9:30am - 11:30am
    • Block Heuristic Algorithms: 12:30pm - 2pm

If you haven't scheduled a meeting with your advisor yet, please do so ASAP. The meeting with your advisor is mandatory. If you do not have this meeting with your advisor, we will lower your grade by one level.


Presentation Guideline

Your talk must be 23-25 minutes in length. The technical deep dive afterwards, where you discuss an important proof or go over some code, must take 7-10 minutes. Overall, your presentation will take 30-35 minutes. Afterwards, we will have 5 minutes for questions and discussion with the audience (Q&A). You may (and should) prepare backup slides of anything that you were not able to cover in your talk because of a lack of time but which might come up during the Q&A. Please include references to related work(s) and use the alphabetic style for references. They should look like this: [Sel+89; OL90; Van98; VM96; MN06] where Sel+89 is Selinger et al.'s work from 1989 and OL90 is Ono & Lohman's work from 1990. Have the bibliography appear after your final / concluding slide. Our seminar room 3.06 (where we held our peer group meetings) is very bright and we do not have shutters on the windows to the north. Slides with black / dark background don't work well in this room, please avoid them and prefer high contrast with black / dark text on white background. Also make sure to prepare slides for the beamer's 4:3 aspect ratio.

Please contact me immediately if something is unclear.


Looking forward to great talks!

Kind regards,


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