0090 Information System Engineering for Scalable Systems
Univ.Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Contact details
  • Type
  • Weekly hours
  • Language of instruction
09/02/19 to 10/10/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in winter semesters.
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/16/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 10/23/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 11/20/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 11/27/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 12/04/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 12/11/19 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 01/08/20 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 01/15/20 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 01/22/20 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.030



  • Evolution, IS as Socio-technical Systems, (web) Application Architecture vs. Platform Architecture, Scalable Web Server Architectures, Web Development Basics, Dynamic Web Content, Separation of Concerns, Templating. State Management, Web Client Applications, Scalable Data Management for Web Based Information Systems


  • Session 1: Preliminaries
    • Development of Socio-technical Systems
    • From Software Evolution (Systems Development View) to Secondary Design
  • Session 2: Distributed, Evolutional Information Systems
    • Web Application Frameworks
    • Dynamic Software Evolution
  • Session 3: Anatomy of Large Scale Internet Systems
    • Student Presentations of selected Systems (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, …)
    • Architectures for scalable Web (Server) Systems, NaviServer
  • Session 4: Scalable Web Applications
    • User Interaction Patterns, Applications vs. Frameworks, Templating
  • Session 5: Web Applications with Scalable Data
    • Interaction Browser/Server, AJAX, Single Page Applications, Service Worker
  • Session 6: Web Applications with Scalable Data
    • SQL/NoSQL, Storage architectures, Consistency, MongoDB
  • Exam or Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, every student will be able to develop a scalable Web Based Information System based on the provided technology selection ( software like or business

Attendance requirements

Attendance in class is mandatory

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course addresses offers high-level design concepts as well as practical skills based on a provided technology selection (Bootstrap, Next Scripting Framework, NaviServer, MongoDB).

  • Topic lectures given by course instructor
  • In course exercises
  • One assignment per student
  • Final exam


  • Assignments: 40 credits (10+10+10+10)
  • Final exam/project: 60 credits
  • A positive grading requires a student to obtain at least 50% of the obtainable credits

Recommended previous knowledge and skills

  • Course: Information Systems Development (Arcitectures, Devlopement processes)
  • Course: Distributed Systems (including Networking, TCP/IP, HTTP)
  • Course: Dynamic Programming Techniques (scripting)
  • Ability to install Linux on your notebook.
Last edited: 2019-10-16