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Advanced Information Management 1 (AIM-1) - Heterogeneous and Distributed Information Systems (HDIS)



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SS 2017 - SoSe 2020

Fakultät IV

EN 7

Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik

34351500 FG Datenbanksysteme und Informationsmanagement

Kutsche, Ralf-Detlef

Kutsche, Ralf-Detlef

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
61670 22983 Advanced Information Management 1 - (AIM-1) Heterogeneous and Distributed Information Systems (HDIS)

Learning Outcomes

The participants of this module will achieve deep conceptual, methodical, technical and practical knowledge in requirements analysis, design, architecture and development of heterogeneous and distributed information systems. This includes firstly classical knowledge about federated databases and mediator-based information systems (tight or loose coupling wrt. the dimensions of distribution, heterogeneity and autonomy). Secondly, different paradigms of heterogeneous information infrastructures and their management (e.g. P2P) and interoperability architectures (‘middleware’) will be investigated. Finally, modern model-based concepts for the development, integration and evolution of arbitrary information infrastructures, and –under this conceptual frame– model, metamodel, and metadata management as well as semantic concepts will be discussed and brought into practical experience by some larger project-like group work.


- Foundations/Terminology of HDIS (FDBS, FIS, MBIS) - Dimensions of HDIS: Distribution, Heterogeneity, Autonomy - Heterogeneous Data Models in HDIS: structured, semistructured, unstructured - Distributed Data Organisation and Software Architectures of HDIS (FIS, P2P, CS, …) - Interoperability and Middleware Platforms for HDIS - Persistency Services - Metadata Standards and Management in HDIS - Model-based Development of HDIS - Applications from Industry and Public Services

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Advanced Information Management 1 - Heterogeneous and Distributed Information Systems IV 0434 L 441 WS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Advanced Information Management 1 - Heterogeneous and Distributed Information Systems (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Final report & presentation 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Lab exercises including project task 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Plenary sessions of this integrated course 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Preparation / Consolidation (including literature work and seminar presentation) 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

This „integrated course“ (Integrierte Veranstaltung, IV) consists of a lecture partition and a seminar-like partition, where all participants develop one of the key topics with own literature work and give short presentations. Additionally, there is a practical lab part of smaller and larger exercises, particularly one complex task, to be fulfilled in team work. Active contribution to all parts oft he course is essential, as there will be a final report and a final presentation of all members of the course.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Prerequisites: The basic modules in the Bachelor Curriculum in “Informatik”, or "Technische Informatik" or "Wirtschaftsinformatik" or "Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen"; particularly knowledge in Database Systems/ Information Modeling and Software Engineering / Programming is required. The AIM-1 / HDIS course will be given in English language, thus fluency in English is required!

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
(Deliverable assessment) Project Work: Software, Documentation, Presentation 25 practical 30 min. + 15 Seiten
(Deliverable assessment) Homework Presentation 10 oral 30 min
(Deliverable assessment) Seminar Talk 25 oral 60 min.
(Deliverable assessment) Written Seminar Report 40 written 25 Seiten

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The grade will be given by fulfilling all required tasks during the course (portfolio exam): seminar work including the oral presentation and the final report; home/lab exercises including presentation and the semester project including the final report/presentation. The final grade according to § 47 (2) AllgStuPO will be calculated with the faculty grading table 2. (Die Gesamtnote gemäß § 47 (2) AllgStuPO wird nach dem Notenschlüssel 2 der Fakultät IV ermittelt.)

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

Students are required to register via the DIMA course registration tool before the start of the first lecture ( Within the first six weeks after commencement of the lecture, students will have to register for the course at QISPOS (university examination protocol tool) and ISIS (course organization tool) in addition to the registration at the DIMA course registration tool.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
For each topic during this course appropriate text books, research papers, technical reports and standardization documents will be used.
This course addresses master students with a focus on information management in “Informatik”, “Technische Informatik”, “Wirtschaftsinformatik”, “Wirtschaftsingenieurswesen”. (If capacity is available, it will be open also for other faculties). AIM-1 / HDIS is also open for the remaining diploma students in the mentioned areas. Moreover, it is a compulsory elective course for the ERASMUS MUNDUS master programme IT4BI, and it is compulsory elective for EIT-ICT Labs master CCS (former DSS) and master DSc.


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