Within the proseminar you need to pick a topic, do research on the topic, write a paper about that and present your results to the course. Furthermore you need to review the paper of several colleagues and write reviews on their work. Grades are based on your written work, your work done in writing reviews for other papers and your presentation. Topics and literature are provided, but can be suggested by students.

Note that for your research basic understanding of the assigned readings and the readings you find throughout your survey is required. You do not need to understand each and every detail as many of the papers present complex and specific things.


The course will be held in blocks. The blocks will take place at the end of the semester. Schedule will be discussed in the course.


Assigned Topics

  1. Alf & Dörflinger: Ad detection in videos - On the Detection and Recognition of Television Commercials
  2. Bugl: Designing Games with a Purpose - Games With a Purpose and Peekaboom: A Game for Locating Objects in Images
  3. Frick & Schmid: User Intentions on the Web - A Taxonomy of Web Search
  4. Gräfitsch & Petscharnig: User acceptance of Ambient Assisted Living Systems
  5. Maier: Video Microblogging - Video microblogging: your 12 seconds of fame
  6. Appesbacher & Kruschitz: Intimacy in online gaming - The Rogue in the Lovely Black Dress: Intimacy in World of Warcraft

Assigned Reviews

Find the review form here. Write your nadatory review and email it to Mathias Lux.

Open Topics