The goal is to teach students the fundamental notions and concepts underlying scientific and technological research, with a focus on Information and Communication Technology.
Research Methodology will be composed of a course and 2 seminars.
Support materials for the course:
Carlo Ghezzi, Being a Researcher-An Informatics Perspective, Springer 2020 (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030451561)
Seminar: Management of Software: IP Protection, Exploitation, Licenses by Paolo Guarda, University of Trento
February 17, 2021 16:00 - 18:00
Software presents important aspects of heterogeneity compared to other intellectual works governed by Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). This seminar will focus on the analysis of the forms of software protection (in particular copyright and patent) and on the exploitation strategies by means of proprietary and open source licenses
Seminar: Publishing in Computer Science: how it works and what you need to know by Aliaksandr Birukou: Vice-President Journals, Russia at Springer Nature
February 18, 2021 16:00 - 18:00
In this lecture, we first cover the basic elements of the publication landscape (proceedings, journals, and books) and the role of publishers. We will look not only into commercial or society publishers, but also emerging self-publishing venues. Then we discuss the publication ethics, i.e., plagiarism, duplicate submissions or publications, retractions. We continue by discussing predatory publishers and how to not become their victim. The second part of the lecture will deal with various models of peer review and new tools and practices, including but not limited to open access, open data, CrossMark, ORCID, Publons, conference rankings.