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Development & Operation of Mobile Information Systems

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon completion of this module the students, building on the fundamentals of mobile software development acquired in the bachelor’s degree program, will have acquired in-depth knowledge of collecting and processing sensor data on mobile devices. The students will become familiar with the procedures for processing and storing space-related data and will be able to implement this efficiently for location-oriented services and applications. They will also be conversant with specialized topics such as personalization concepts, design criteria and mobile data management, and will be aware of current research problems and research work.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In this course instruction will be given in advanced and specialized topics in the area of mobile information systems.
Focus will be placed on the following: collecting and processing sensor data (rotation rate sensor, gyroscope, radiant, rotation matrix, resistance thermometer);
location-related services (APIs from location-related services like Google, etc.), geocoding; GIS and space-related databases; devices for the operation of mobile information systems;
data structures and algorithms for space-related data; networks for the operation of mobile information systems; software architectures for mobile information systems (online/offline data management, fat/thin client);
design criteria and usability for mobile applications; personalization concepts for mobile applications; information on current research topics such as ambient assisted living (AAL).
In the exercise component of the course the theoretical content acquired in the lecture component will be illustrated using practical examples and implemented within the context of a small project to be completed in a team.

recommended or required reading

- Reto Meier: Professional Android 4 Application Development, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
- Arno Becker, Marcus Pant: Android 5: Programmieren für Tablets und Smartphones Dpunkt Verlag, 2013
- Salmre: Writing Mobile Code. Addison-Wesley, 2005
- Hansmann et. al: Pervasive Computing. Spinger-Verlag, 2003
- Benz, Ritz, Stender: "Marktstudie mobile CRM-Systeme"; Fraunhofer IRB Verlag; 2003

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

group work, individual work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Stefan Huber, BA, MA

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable