March 8, 2017 We have assigned the topics and supervisors (sorry for the one day delay). You may now start research for you topic. Feel free to contact your supervisor for an appointment to discuss your ideas and your next steps.
February 22, 2017 We like to congratulate everyone who received a seat in our seminar. You are now invited to submit your preferred topics till March 3, 2017. We have now fixed the remaining dates. Presentations will take place on June 7 & 8, 2017! Due to the delay that hit the matching process, we have also shifted some of the other dates by a couple of days.
February 2, 2017 After the huge participation at the pre-course meeting, we are happy to announce that we decided to raise the number of seats from 15 to 20! Although we do decline an application process for the seats of our seminar and our influence on the actual assignment of seminars (done by the matching system) is limited anyway, we, by no means, discourage you from letting us know that you are especially enthusiastic about C++. In that case, tell me (e.g. via mail) until February 12th, why you in particular must get a seat.
In this seminar we will discuss the ongoing evolution of the C++ programming language. We will have a close look at some of the major language and library extensions that have been shipped with the most recent standards (C++14, C++17) and the ones that are in the pipeline for C++20 and beyond. These extensions are presented and their advantages, design decisions and implementation challenges are worked out and discussed with the audience. Furthermore, we will investigate how language evolution has influenced or may influence the surrounding environment like compilers, tools, frameworks and the way C++ is used in different domains.
No particular course is required, but participants must have a solid understanding of the C++ programming language. They should furthermore have a strong interest in the C++ language and its evolution. To get the most out of this seminar, attendees should have a basic understanding of programming language theory, compiler principles, software engineering, algorithms and data structures. Participants must not be afraid of reading technical specifications and documentations (like the C++ language standard).
This seminar is suitable for bachelor and master students, as long as they meet the listed Prerequisites. For successful participation you are awarded with 4 or 5 ECTS respectively, depending on your examination regulations (Allgemeine Prüfungs- und Studienordnung). The 15 20 seminar seats are assigned by the central matching system (like all other seminars). Candidates who attended the pre-course meeting may be preferred, however.
February 2, 2017, 14:00 Pre-course meeting (in room 02.07.034).
February 3 - 8, 2017 Register for your seminars of choice in the matching system.
February 15 - March 3, 2017 Let us know the topics you are interested in or propose your own topic.
March 7, 2017 Topics and supervisors are assigned.
April 1, 2017 Finish a rough sketch.
May 7, 2017 Finish paper draft.
May 28, 2017 Submit your final paper.