Scientific Reading in Computer Networks

Analysing related work is essential to plan and organize scientific work. The usually vast amount of existing related work requires selecting and reading the most important parts of a scientific paper, in particular in the research area of computer networks. The course will prepare for scientific work such as a master thesis in the area of computer networks. Students will get a certain number of scientific journal and/or conference articles in computer networks and have to finalize a written summary on these articles by discussing advantages and disadvantages of the concepts described in the articles. Concepts described in related articles should be compared to each other.


Code 11556
Type Seminar
Site Bern
Track(s) T1 – Distributed Software Systems
Semester S2024


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course you will be able to

  • efficiently read scientific articles about related work in the area of computer networks
  • evaluate scientific articles in the area of computer networks
  • summarize and highlight the main ideas of scientific articles in computer networks
  • compare related concepts and methods in computer networks described in different articles
Lecturer(s) Torsten Braun
Language english
Course Page

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Schedules and Rooms

Period On Appointment


Evaluation type continuous evaluation

Additional information


First Lecture
Please contact Torsten Braun ( to select the date of the first meeting.