1144 ICT Basics
Dr.-Ing. Marjan Khobreh
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/19/19 to 10/02/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/04/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.12
Friday 10/11/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.09
Friday 10/18/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.5.16
Friday 10/25/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.5.16
Friday 11/08/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D3.0.225
Saturday 11/09/19 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.14
Friday 11/15/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.002
Friday 11/22/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.03

The tremendous technological advances in information and communication technologies, especially in wireless communication and portable devices, have enabled the development of the era of mobile computing in the 1990s and ubiquitous computing nowadays. Information is expected to be available everywhere and at all times. The course will be organized alongside different subject matters.

Networks and mobile communication are key enablers of modern E-Business and ubiquitous computing. Ubiquitous computing merges virtual and physical environments. In the physical environment, objects are identified, the environment is sensed and interaction between computers and humans is pushed to the invisible. In the virtual environment, behavioral data is collected. Business intelligence applications help to combine both information sources to gain new insights. But the ubiquitous availability of information and services imposes risks which need to be minimized to protect humans and businesses.

Lecture slides and notes serve as learning material.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, students will be able to understand, describe and judge key information and communication technologies that support electronic business transactions and smart commerce environments.

Subject-related skills:

• Capacity to describe the fundamental of ICT

• Capacity to obtain, understand and discuss computer-centered technologies ( i.e. ubiquitous computing, business intelligent).

• Capacity to obtain, understand and discuss web technology

• Capacity to understand the interaction between human and computer

• Capacity to judge on the impact ambient technologies will have and how their technical traits and capabilities foster and limit their business use and deployment potential.

• Capacity to understand the security topics in the ICT area.

Transferable skills:

• Ability to discuss, analyze and judge upon technical products and services.

• Ability to provide content about a topic in a short time and present it.

• Ability to summarize and visualize understanding

• Ability to work in a team.

Attendance requirements

Following attendance is mandatory:

  • attendance in the introductory unit (else you will lose the place in the course)
  • attendance of 80% ( a maximum of 4 hours (or 20%) absence is acceptable )
Teaching/learning method(s)

 Every lecture consists of three parts. In-class activities:

  • First part: lecture and in-class discussions. This part lasts about 140 min with breaks.
  • Second part: the students are divided into 5 groups (max. six students per group). Five topics taught in the lecture are given to the groups. The students research on the topic (by crawling on the web, reading articles and etc.) and provide 10 minutes presentation. This part lasts about 45 min
  • Third part: All the groups present their topics. One student should take the role of presenter. All students should give a presentation at least once in the course of the term. This part takes 50 min.

To do research and provide presentation, please bring your laptops with yourselves!

After class activities:

  • Making posters on the topics, which are given in the lectures.

And final written exam.


Regular attendance is a prerequisite for passing the course.

There are three types of deliverables:

  • 20% Topic presentations in the lectures
  • 20% Posters of the given topics
  • 60% Final exam

A minimum of 50% has to be reached in order to pass the exam. Please make sure that you can attend the final exam.

Grading system:

87.5% - 100% = "Sehr Gut" (Excellent)
75% - 87.49% = "Gut"  (Good)
62.5% - 74.99% = "Befriedigend" (Satisfactory)
50% - 62.49% = "Genügend"  (Sufficient)
Below 50% = "Nicht Genügend"  (Fail)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Please note:

The number of available places is limited and there is often a list of students waiting for free places. If you have signed up for the course and during the registration period find out you will not attend, please remove your name from the list via LPIS. This will make your place available to others.

The participation in the first unit is mandatory; students who fail to come, forfeit their place to students on the waiting list. Students can excuse themselves if the reason for missing the first unit is serious and will concern only the first unit. Students, who are absent on the first session without bringing an absent note lose their place in the course. This place will be allocated to students in the waiting list who come to the first session according to the waiting list order.

Availability of lecturer(s)
Last edited: 2019-04-30