Professor Pasi Fränti
Email: franti@cs.uef.fi

Course organizing commitee
Email: sciwri2014@cs.uef.fi

The course is mainly organized for UEF students. However, students from other universities are welcome. The registration fee includes lectures, coffee breaks and social program.
  • UEF students: free of charge
  • Participants from other universities: 100€


The deadline for registration is May 25, 2014.

Registration payment by bank transfer:
Account holder: University of Eastern Finland
Bank: Danske Bank
Account no.: 891997-10001136
IBAN no.: FI87 8919 9710 0011 36
SWIFT code: DABAFIHH
Reference: 65276/306020 + name of participant


The lecturer strongly encourages the course participants to purchase the following book which is used as the course material:

Jean-Luc Lebrun, "Scientific Writing 2.0 -- A Reader and Writer's Guide" (paperback), World Scientific, 280 pages, July 2011. You can order the book for an example from Adlibris, Amazon and Suomalainen kirjakauppa. Please note that delivery time might be pretty long.


Venue

Joensuu is located next to the Russian border and about 400 km North-East from the capital of the country. It is a vivid student city. With approximately 15 000 students and 2 800 members of staff, University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university has campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna. The activities of the new university underscore multidisciplinarity. The four faculties of the University of Eastern Finland, i.e. the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, offer teaching in more than 100 major subjects.

Traveling

If you are arriving by airplane, you can take a taxi (~25€) or an airport bus (6€) to the city center. Please note that the airport bus does not operate during weekends!

Timetables for trains and buses

Accommodation

Each participant is responsible for his/her own accommodation arrangements. The following are affordable (low-budget) options in Joensuu:

  • ISLO, 1 pers: 40-50€, 2 pers: 60€, extra bed: 25€. Breakfast is not available.
  • Hotel Greenstar, 2+1 person: 59€, no matter how many guests in room, breakfast not included.
  • Scouts' Youth Hostel, 1 pers: 25€, 2 pers: 40€, 3 pers: 50€, 4 pers: 60€, extra bed: 10€
  • Summer Hotel Elli, 1 pers: 58€, 2 pers: 61-70€, 3 pers: 81-90€, 4 pers: 101-110€. Breakfast is included.
  • Holiday Linnunlahti

SCHEDULE

Monday 2.6.2014, E100
    08:30 - 09:00 registration
    09:00 - 10:30 lectures
    10:30 - 10:45 coffee break
    10:45 - 12:30 lectures
    12:30 - 13:30 lunch
    13:30 - 15:30 lectures
    15:30 - 15:45 coffee break
    15:45 - 17:15 lectures

Tuesday 3.6.2014, E100
    09:00 - 10:30 lectures
    10:30 - 10:45 coffee break
    10:45 - 12:30 lectures
    12:30 - 13:30 lunch
    13:30 - 15:30 lectures
    15:30 - 15:45 coffee break
    15:45 - 17:15 lectures

Wednesday 4.6.2014, M101
    09:00 - 10:30 lectures
    10:30 - 10:45 coffee break
    10:45 - 12:30 lectures
    12:30 - 13:30 lunch
    13:30 - 15:30 lectures
    15:30 - 15:45 coffee break
    15:45 - 17:15 lectures

Lectures will be held in lecture rooms E100 (Educa building) and M101 (Metria Building), Joensuu Campus.
Joensuu, 2-4.6.2014, in E100 (Educa building) and M100 (Metria building)

School of Computing arranges a workshop on scientific writing, together with Jean-Luc Lebrun .

Feedback forms

Click here to give feedback for the course

Click here to give feedback for SWAN tool


NEW Course material content will be distributed Monday.
(old material available here; password protected)

Module 1: The "Why" and the "How" of each item in a standard scientific paper structure: title, abstract, introduction, body (headings, subheadings, tables and graphs), conclusion, and references.
Module 2: The writing process and the writing strategy.
Module 3: Elementary principles of composition: reaching clarity, conciseness, precision and fluidity in writing.
Module 4: Identification of writing problems: a walkthrough process to detect structural problems at the sentence, paragraph, and paper level.
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Pre-course instuctions to the participants:

You are expected to prepare BEFORE THE CLASS as follows: firstly, you need to have a scientific paper -- manuscript/draft, accepted paper or published paper -- authored by yourself, in electronic format. If you do not have any publication yet, then choose a publication you have read several times and are very familiar with. Do NOT select a review/survey paper.

You should process your paper through the freely available Scientific Writing AssistANt (SWAN) software (http://cs.joensuu.fi/swan/) before the class. The above webpage gives all the details how to install and use that software. We recommend that you prepare either a Microsoft word (.doc, .docx), OpenOffice or LaTeX source file as an input to the software (pdf files not recommended). This software gives you lots of feedback about your paper and the lecturer will go through the rationale behind the feedback during his course in detail. You can use SWAN to export your evaluation results to a file / print them out.

After you have processed your paper using SWAN, bring the printed evaluation report to the class. In addition, collect all of your VISUALS in your paper (figures, diagrams, illustrations, tables, graphs, ...) on separate pages. Prepare as many pages as you have visuals in your paper. In each page, place the following elements:

a) The visual (colour version if original is in colour)
b) The legend which is under the visual
c) The page number on which the visual is placed
d) Every paragraph in the paper that refers to that visual.