The PIN Seminar (German SIN: Schutz von verteilten Infrastrukturen und Netzwerken) is a cycle of seminars where students are given the chance to read and analyze current scientific publications spanning various subjects of computer and communications security.
The goals of the PIN seminar are threefold:
- Introduce students to a research area,
- Critically read and analyze scientific papers, and
- Present a field or scientific area in both written and spoken forms.
The PIN Seminar is targeted at computer science students (or related areas, such as electrical engineering) that are working towards their Diploma, Master's or Bachelor's Degrees, with a focus on IT Security.
- Botnet detection and monitoring
- Computational trust
- Applications of blockchain technology
- Security for the IoT
In the PIN seminar, students are expected to write a technical report or survey on a current research topic and present their findings. Course participants will select one topic of interest and write a short survey. Furthermore, course participants will learn how to review scientific reports and will test their skills by evaluating the surveys of other colleagues. Finally, participants will have the chance to present their work to their colleagues and instructors.
The goal of this course is not only to introduce student to a new research topic, but also to prepare them for giving scientific talks and addressing an audience. An introduction to the academic work on how to write, publish, and present your finding will be given at the beginning of the course.