Advanced Seminar (EI7742)

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  • Master EI
  • 5 ECTS
  • English
  • winter and summer term
  • max. 6 participants
  • one-on-one supervision
  • includes tutorials on literature research, scientific writing and giving effective talks


The goal of the advanced seminar is to develop basic skills in literature research, scientific writing, and giving scientific talks, next to understanding the process of scientific publishing. During this module, your task is to write an academic paper on a topic of your interest, under the supervision and coaching that we offer. At the end of the module, all papers will be presented and discussed in a conference-like get-together.

The topic of this seminar changes every semester according to recent technical trends, but it is always in the broad area of embedded and/or real-time systems. The seminar gives you the opportunity to practice working in a scientific manner, to get individual feedback, and to improve skills that are beneficial for your Master's Thesis or an academic carreer.

Topics in Winter Term 2018

This semester we discuss "Performance vs. Security in Cyber-Physical Systems". The offered topics are:


  • Performance impact for security in software implementations
  • Security-aware design of embedded control systems
  • Energy overhead of security protocols in cyber-physical systems
  • Privacy concerns in smart energy systems
  • Hardware- and OS-level security measures for time-critical embedded systems
  • Hardware-based security features of embedded computation and communication architectures

Important Dates

  • The (mandatory) kick-off meeting will take place on Friday, 2018 October 19th at 13:15 in room 3999
  • The conference event is currently scheduled for Friday, 2019 February 1st at 13:15 in room 4981

Seminar Program/Agenda (SS2018)

The program is available as PDF (click here).


The registration happens via email and personal discussion, not via TUMonline. If you are interested in one of the topics, please contact:

Martin Becker