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Challenges in Computer Science Seminar


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This course will explore new and emerging areas of Computer Science research, the impact these developments are having on the discipline, and the research being done within LIACS.
A large part of the course will be practical. In groups, students will develop a Web 2.0 application, using Javascript, web services and APIs.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn new programming languages and and learn to use them to build practical applications. You will work with the read/write web to create mash-ups of new material, existing resources and dynamic content.

  • Gain experience of collaborative working and collaborative software development.

  • Gain experience in new and emerging areas of computer science.


The latest timetable can be found on the LIACS website


Lectures about computer science challenges, computer practical classes with assignments, regular progress reports and practical application development.


This course has no exam. It will be assessed by the production of a working application, reports and presentations. There is an attendance requirement.


Not applicable


Subscribe via Usis Selfservice > Studentencentrum > Inschrijven. Activity codes can be found on the faculty website. For students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor Informatics, there is a limited capacity. Please contact the study advisor.

Contact Onderwijscoördinator Informatica, Riet Derogee