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Cognitive Systems - SoSe 2015


Course 03-BB-711.01

Cognitive Systems

Thomas Barkowsky, Frank Dylla, Christian Freksa

Summer 2015

lecture: Mon 08:30 - 10:00 Cartesium Rotunde

Wed 08:30 - 10:00 Cartesium Rotunde
Wed 10:15 - 11:45 Cartesium Rotunde

4 SWS (ECTS: 6)

course language: English / German



The technical discussions ("Fachgespräche") will be held on Monday, 20 July 2015 (and on Monday, 28 September 2015, for repeaters). To participate in a technical discussion, please register by 04 July 2015 (or by 12 September 2015, for repeaters) by sending an email to When registering, the email should list the names of all participants of the group (one mail per group is sufficient). Please note that the successful participation in the tutorials is a precondition for registering for a technical discussion.




Tutorials (22 April; 06 May; 20 May; 03 June; 17 June; 01 July; 15 July)

Tutorial 1 (Thomas Barkowsky): Wed 08:30-10:00
Tutorial 2 (Thomas Barkowsky): Wed 10:15-11:45


Assignments / Credits

To receive credit for this course you have to work on six written / programming exercises (see return dates below). Please send your solutions to with the subject of the mail starting with "CoSy / Tutorial <n>" (numbers of tutorials see above). The mail should contain a written documentation as .pdf, .rtf, or .doc file as well as the source code of your implementation. This work is to be done in groups of 3-4 students. In the six exercises you have to reach an average grade of at least 60%. In the tutorial, each group has to present their solutions in an appropriate way (slide presentation, handout).

At the end of the semester we will have a technical discussion of 30 minutes with every group to check whether the marks achieved in each working group are homogeneously applicable to all candidates of the group and to decide on individual marks.

We much encourage collaboration and collaborative work will be especially required when completing your exercises. However, collaboration is to be sharply distinguished from cheating. No forms of cheating (including plagiarism) will be tolerated, so don't! If you do, rest assured that we will find out about it. Should you be caught cheating, this may result in your automatic failure in the course.

Return dates for the exercises:
No. 1: 03 May; No. 2: 17 May; No. 3: 31 May; No. 4: 14 June; No. 5: 28 June; No. 6: 12 July



Anderson, J. R. (2009). Cognitive psychology and its implications (7th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers.

Palmer, S. E. (1999). Vision science - Photons to phenomenology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.