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How to give a good research talk Simon L Peyton Jones John Hughes John Launchbury

Summary: How to give a good research talk
Simon L Peyton Jones John Hughes John Launchbury
Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Scotland
Email: fsimonpj,jlg@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk, rjmh@cs.chalmers.se
Giving a good research talk is not easy. We
try to identify some things which we have found
helpful, in the hope that they may be useful to
This paper appears in SIGPLAN Notices 28(11)
(Nov 1993).
1 What this paper is about
By a ``research talk'' we mean a presentation of
30­60 minutes, given to a group of people who
are motivated and intelligent, but who may not
know much about your particular area.
The paper is heavily on our personal experience
of giving talks in the area of Computing Science.
What we have to say is quite different from what
business people are often taught, but perhaps


Source: Abel, Andreas - Theoretische Informatik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Arnold, Anton - Institut für Analysis und Scientific Computing, Technische Universität Wien
Caldwell, James - Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
Ehrhardt, Matthias - Fachgruppe Mathematik und Informatik, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Ehrhardt, Matthias - Institut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Mathematics