Recent Advances in Web Technology
2011-2012 - IMT4002 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

IMT4892 Digital Workflow

Expected learning outcomes

After successful completion, the students will be capable of:

  •  Explaining and discussing the challenges and issues faced in the development of the next generation web - the semantic, service-oriented, mobile, and social web
  • Analyzing the current and future directions of the web based on its history
  • Discussing the principles, technologies, and standards being used to build the next generation web
  • Developing applications for the next generation web


  •  The next generation web
  •  Semantic web fundamentals
  •  Introduction to semantic web technologies
  •  Principles of service-oriented computing
  •  Service and knowledge modeling and representation
  •  Transactions and service processes
  •  Social web fundamentals
  •  Mobile web fundamentals
  •  Next generation web standards
  •  Opportunities and challenges for businesses, users, and society
  •  Developing next generation web applications

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The project work will be performed in groups consisting of 2-3 students each.

The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an Fronter. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by the Fronter.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Exam counts for 60%
  • Project counts for 40%
  • Both parts must be passed individually

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal and external examiner for the written exam.

Internal examiner for the project work.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination is offered for the written exam. There is no re-sit examination for projects.

Examination support

English translation dictionary.

Coursework Requirements

Three status reports must be submitted according to a plan which will be presented at the start of the course.

Teaching Materials


  •  M. Singh and M.N. Huhns, Service-Oriented Computing, Wiley Blackwell, 2004, ISBN-10: 0470091487


  •  Note handouts and research papers

Replacement course for

Parts of IMT4501 XML og Web Technologies