Module Identifier CS34320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Frederic Labrosse  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered 2007  
Next semester offered 1  
Other staff Dr Yonghuai Liu, Dr Frederic Labrosse  
Pre-Requisite CS24110  
Co-Requisite CS34110 , CS32310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   11 x 2 hour tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Seminar participation  15%
Semester Assessment A critique presentation and paper of approximately 2000 words  35%
Semester Assessment Course Work: A survey paper of approximately 8000 words.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submision of a survey paper, under the terms of the Department's policy.  100%
Further details  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
identify and use the main research resources that are available in the field.

constructively participate in advanced technical debate in the field.

have a general overview of the field and be aware of focused areas of research interest within it.

produce a survey paper on some current area.

present current research at an appropriate level of detail to a technical audience.


This module is core to the proposed Vision, Graphics and Visualisation degree scheme. It will expose students to current hot topics in the domain that are not covered in the more traditional contents of the modules of the scheme.

Brief description

Current hot topics in Vision Graphics and Visualisation will be presented by way of reading material and presentations followed by discussions on the various subjects.


The module will be based on weekly seminars during which a subject (different each time) will be presented by a student and then discussed by all the students. The different subjects will be taken from current research done in the Vision, Graphics and Visualisation research group of the Computer Science department as well as from other places.

Module Skills

Research skills This is one of the most important aspects of the module. Research will have to be done for the various papers and presentations done as part of the assessment.  
Communication Students will have to present a critique on a chosen subject.  
Improving own Learning and Performance All the work done in the module will encourage and help student develop their learning skills.  
Personal Development and Career planning This module will focus the students on their future careers in the field of VGV  


This module is at CQFW Level 6