Advanced Topics in Informatics / Tópicos Avançados em Informática

7.5 ECTS
The aim of this course is to give students direct contact with the recent technologies and techniques, addressing a broad range of research topics in the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, information and multimedia systems.
The proposed activities and the invited lecturers are chosen to give students direct contact with the recent technologies and techniques from the areas of study that are relevant for the degrees where this course is taught.
This course is composed of several workshops (mini-courses) that can be credit as one full course if the student successfully completes 2 workshops.


The options available for Spring 2017 are:

 - Prototype™ by Chris Csikszentmihályi, James Auger, Victor Azevedo, and Vitor Aguiar (Dates: 23 January to 3 February)

 - The Power of Spatial Data by Johannes Schöning (Dates: 13 February to 24 February) 

 - Information Visualization by Robert Spence (Dates: 06 March to 17 March)


Please take into consideration that if you want to get credit for the workshops (2 workshops = 1 full course) you must enroll in 2 workshops selecting the "for credit" options.

The final grade that you will get for Advanced Topics in Informatics will be the average score of the 2 workshops that you did for credit.

You can also attend any of the workshops not for credit. In this case you will not receive a grade and it will not appear on your transcript. 


During classes students will produce individual and group projects that will be evaluated by teachers. The details of the project(s) will be determined case by case for each activity developed within the discipline.