Selected Topics in Web-Based Systems
2015-2016 - IMT6191 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should:


  • The candidate has acquired in-depth comprehension of the challenges and technologies found in web-based systems
  • The candidate has an in-depth understanding of current research topics in web-based systems with particular emphasis on semantic web mechanisms, mobile web mechanism, and/or mechanisms for the web of services


  • The candidate is able to identify and evaluate key problems and research issues in the semantic web, the mobile web, and/or the web of services
  • The candidate has developed the ability to analyse and evaluate mobile web applications and services
  • The candidate is able to explain and evaluate meta-data representation and reasoning mechanisms

General competency :

  • The candidate is capable of taking part in scientific discussions.
  • The candidate is capable of performing independent scientific work.
  • The candidate is capable of analysing relevant professional and research publications.


The semantic web, the mobile web, and the web of services:
● Mobile web applications, services, and application architectures
● Location-based services
● Personalisation of web-based systems
● Semantic web mechanisms, methods, and standards; ontologies
● Reasoning over semantic web: Querying and inferencing

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Term paper

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Oral exam
  • Term paper
  • Student must pass both parts

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Evaluated by external and internal examiner

Re-sit examination

A new term paper must be provided and the examination must be re-sat next autumn.

Coursework Requirements

Students are to present research papers during the seminars.

Teaching Materials

The following textbooks are the primary references; further recommended reading will be provided in the course syllabus.
● Thomas Erl, Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design
● Dean Allemang, Jim Hendler, Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL
● Maximiliano Firtman, Programming the Mobile Web
● Selected research papers