I have updated the criteria for examination which can be found here. Please read this webpage very carefully as it hopefully answers many of the questions you might have. If there is something you don't understand or something you want to ask, please primarily do so in the form of comment to this blog post - your question (and my answer) is probably of interest also to others!
(Someone who is very details-oriented might notice that there are some subtle differences in the criteria on the webpage (above) compared to what was written in the instructions to seminar assignment 1. It is the webpage that you should care about. In short: I decided to rebalance and upgrade the importance of the seminar assignments compared to the final exam.)
Do note that the static course homepage is very sparse to say the least and it will not be further updated during the course. This blog is where the action is.