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The course is free of charge for UEF students and staff members.
Students from other universities are also welcome but registration fee of 100€ applies.

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

Pre-course instructions 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.

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.

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 from Adlibris, Amazon and Suomalainen kirjakauppa. Please note that delivery time might be pretty long.

Venue Venue

The course takes place in room E100 of Educa Building.

Traveling

If you arrive by airplane, you can take a taxi (~25) or an airport bus (4.50e) to the city center.

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:

SCHEDULE

Monday 13.6.2016, 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 - 17:30 lectures

Tuesday 14.6.2016, 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 - 17:30 lectures

Wednesday 15.6.2016, 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 - 17:30 lectures

Joensuu, 13-15.6.2016, E100, Educa

School of Computing arranges a course on scientific writing (2 credit points), together with Jean-Luc Lebrun . The course is aimed for PhD students of any faculty.

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.

Career opportunities

Good presentation skills speed up career promotion decisions for two reasons:

1. Presenting takes a larger part of a scientist's time when moving up the research ladder.
2. Presenting is key to getting funding and project support. A scientist that garners support is often put "on the fast career track."

Your trainer

Jean-Luc Lebrun, is a seasoned and humorous presenter of advanced technology. He presented Apple Computer's research to audiences world-wide for over ten years and hosted the CyberChat program on Singapore TV. He won many presentation awards throughout his career. He has taught the course at about dozen of A*Star institutes in Singapore as well as in many Europen Universities.

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