Each doctoral student prepares a review of related research within computer and information science on a topic, which should be aligned with the planned topic of research work and forthcoming Ph.D. thesis. Each student is expected to read and summarize at least 30 scientific papers from the narrower and broader scope of research related to the topic, prepare a review seminar, and present it orally in front of peers.

The aim of the course is to write a review seminar on a topic that is related to the planned PhD. thesis. An important goal is to present the seminar in front of peers. This way, doctoral students become acquainted with different presentation techniques and styles. They become familiar with the research area of their colleagues, and learn about broader themes in the field of computer and information science. Compulsory attendance of this course and presence at seminars promotes bonding among students and faculty.