Introduction to Research on Web Technologies
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT4308 - 7.5 ECTS

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


  • Introduction to semantic web technologies
  • Introduction to service-oriented web architectures
  • Next generation web standards
  • Mobile web fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of modern web applications and single page applications (SPA)
  • Opportunities and challenges for businesses, users, and society
  • Developing next generation web applications

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

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 Fronter. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by Fronter.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Exam counts for 100%

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner for the written exam. External examiner will be involved at least every fifth year of the course - next time no later than 2020.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination is offered for the written exam in August. 

Examination support

English translation dictionary.

Coursework Requirements

One mandatory assignment report according to the course assignment schedule.

Teaching Materials


  • B Lawson and R Sharp, Introducing HTML5, 2nd Edition, New Riders, 2012, ISBN-10: 0321784421


  •  Note handouts and web material

Replacement course for

IMT4093 Intro to Research in Web Technology

Additional information

The course will run for the first time in 2016.