Advanced Training in Web Information Systems and Technology
Cod: 23043
Department: DCET
ECTS: 15
Scientific area: Technology and Web Systems
Total working hours: 405
Total contact time: 100

This course aims to provide research spaces and reflection on the study and development of models / tools use Web by organizations in support of processes and integration of value chains.

Web Information Systems
Web Technologies
Digital Business

When concluding this learning unit students shall be able to:

  • Analyse and reflect on the consequences of the possibilities of new technologies in the transformation of the organizational value chains;
  • Discriminating features and consequences of the distributed nature of Web information systems, including intelligence, multi-agency, management and maintenance;
  • Differentiate practical strategic approach to Web information systems, including digital businesses and content platforms;
  • Distinguish the different aspects of Web accessibility;
  • Distinguish characteristics, challenges and limitations of emerging solutions for interaction and Web systems and applications interface, including 3D and Augmented Web;
  • Identify limitations and challenges in terms of reliability, tolerance and privacy systems and Web applications.

This learning unit is divided in different topics embracing relevant state-of-the-art fields within the area of web information systems and technologies, which are organized in curricular modules of 2 credits ECTS each.
In following are listed some of these topics:
-Digital Transformation
-Models and Platforms for Digital Business
-Distributed, Multiagent and Intelligent Systems
-Modern Heuristics
-Digital Humanities
-Web Technology in Public Administration
-Fundamental Digital Rights
-Quantum Computing

  • Casteleyn, Daniel, S. F., Dolog, P., Matera, M. (Eds.) (2009), “Engineering Web Applications”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-540-92200-1.
  • Rossi, G., Pastor, O., Schwabe, D., Olsina, L., (2008), “Web Engineering: Modelling and Implementing Web Applications”, Springer-Verlag, London, ISBN: 978-1-84628-922-4.
  • Mead, N., Woody, C., (2016), “Cyber Security Engineering: A Foundation for Operational Security”, , Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 978-0134189802.
  • Morabito, V., (2014), “Trends and Challenges in Digital Business Innovation”, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-04306-7.
  • Chaffey, D., (2014), “Digital Business and e-Commerce Management – Strategy, Implementation and Practice”, Pearson Education Limited, UK, ISBN: 978-0-273-78654-2.

Afuah, A. (2014), “Business Model innovation: Concepts, Analysis and Cases”, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0415817394.

The evaluation of this learning unit includes a dimension of a continuous nature, based on assessing the quality of work summaries realized within each module; of the discussion carried out, online, in virtual class; and also on the individual project development of a artifact that renders the concrete knowledge achieved in context of up to three modules chosen by the student.
Throughout the year, students will be integrated into research groups within the modules, participating in the analysis of problems and developing solutions and prototypes in order to find relevant results or new artefacts that render concrete knowledge achieved in each module.

Given the technological nature of this learning unit, the teaching/learning process follows an approach based on online collaborative theoretical-practical learning, in virtual class, that involves the realization of practical assignments, both individual and in group, whose results are presented in both online and face-to-face session, to ensure mutual complementarity between theory and practice.