Web Content Management Systems
Cod: 22127
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Information and Communication Technologies
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 30

The management of web content is an aspect with increasing importance for organizations that want to have an online presence, and it is central to those that base their activity on the web. The creation and publication of content on web pages are demanding tasks, but fortunately there are more and more accessible and flexible solutions that adapt to the functioning of the organization. These solutions are already beginning to integrate the features of web 2.0, allowing users to actively participate in the construction of a shared web space. This curricular unit addresses the principles of content management, languages ​​and technologies involved in CMS (content management systems) platforms, with a view not only to the provision of content, but also to the constitution of social networks based on these systems. Students should, at the end of the course, know how to analyze, plan and implement a content management system and social network for a specific organization or context.

Content management
Web platforms
Web 2.0

It is expected that the student when completing this course unit will be able to:
1. Recognize the role and importance of managing information content in the context of building the information and knowledge society;
2. Identify the main content management techniques, methodologies and tools in web scenarios;
3. Apply content management techniques to build networked information and communication spaces.

1. Contents: formats and structure - Markup, SGML, XML.
2. Content management - Content vs. Presentation (design), Content lifecycle, Information architecture: Metadata, ontologies / taxonomies, Reusability and interoperability via web services.
3. Content management systems - Infrastructure, Access control, Research, Workflows.

Bob Boiko, Content Management Bible, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Phil Suh, Dave Addey, David Thiemecke, Content Management Systems (Tools of the Trade), James Ellis, Glasshaus, 2002.
Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, O'Reilly, 2002.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.