Geometric Distance Problems

Seminar MA-INF 1304, Summer Term 2013

Date: On Wednesdays from 10.15 to 12.00, Room E.23, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144

Organisation meeting on March, 15 at 10:15 AM.

If you have organisatory questions please contact Cecilia Bohler.


Within the scope of the seminar, we will discuss geometric spanner networks. The seminar is based on the book Geometric Spanner Networks by Giri Narasimhan and Michiel Smid. Participants should work on their assigned part of the book, write a report about it and give a talk of 45 minutes length.

The report as well as the talk have to be done in English.

Advisors: Dr. Elmar Langetepe Cecilia Bohler

Hints for your seminar talk


  • Start early.
  • Understand the details of your topic before you start to create the report and the slides of the talk. If you have to deal with problems you cannot solve on your own, contact your advisor.


  • You should use a beamer presentation for your talk.
  • The font size must not be too small. A good choice for your talk is the LaTeX beamer class. A possible tool for creating pictures is Ipe.
  • Use keywords instead of complete sentences. Do not overload your slides.
  • Use examples to illustrate the main ideas, but be aware that examples cannot substitute proofs.
  • Give a sample talk in advance.


  • The report should be well structured and clearly formulated.
  • Use your own words. Do not copy the original literature!
  • The report should end with a list of references.
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