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Prof. Dr. M. Jarke
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Prof. Dr. M. Jarke
RWTH Aachen
Informatik 5
Ahornstr. 55
D-52056 Aachen
Tel +49/241/8021501
Fax +49/241/8022321

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Courses offered in WS 14/15

  • Lecture: Implementation of Databases

  • The lecture introduces basic technologies of the realization of database systems. Beside the coarse architecture (e.g. layered architecture) detailed procedures for the solution of special database tasks (especially query analysis and transaction management) will be discussed. The concepts of implementation will be applied to classical (relational model) as well as to more recent data models (distributed, XML). In addition to necessary theoretical fundamentals, practical concepts will be introduced that allow database administrators the efficient tuning of databases.

  • Lecture: Web Science

  • More than twenty years after the birth of the World Wide Web, Web Science has been becoming a new study field in Computer Science. This course introduces fundamental concepts (web centralities & algorithms, network models and web engineering principles) of Web Science. We then give an overview on regular and random network models. We will learn fundamental algorithms for web page ranking like PageRank as well as advanced community detection algorithms like HITS. The anatomy of recommender systems and dynamic processes on complex networks will finish this part. In the engineering part we dig into emerging cloud computing approaches and Post-HTTP protocols like the XMPP and Web Sockets. We will learn about Web Services and their RESTful implementation. With the knowledge gained in the preceding chapter we can analyze and engineer advanced Web applications like video annotation environments, personal learning environments and storytelling environments.

  • Practical course (basic level): Unternehmensgründung und neue Medien

  • Unternehmensgründung und neue Medien ist ein Praktikum für Bachelor-Studenten, in dem die Erstellung eines komplexen Informationsprodukts erlernt wird. In diesem Semester stehen RESTful APIs in einer peer-to-peer Umgebung im Mittelpunkt. Voraussetzungen sind dabei Kenntnisse aus den Vorlesungen Programmierung sowie Datenstrukturen und Algorithmen.

  • Practical course (advanced level): High-Tech Entrepreneurship and New Media

  • The course combines tutorials and lectures on the development of complex information products with practical experience in start-ups on specific and typical IT-related problems of the companies taking part in the lab. Integrated into the concept of this course is the development of presentation and other soft skills. This term we offer projects ranging from mobile cloud computing to NoSQL databases.

A list of current courses offered by our Chair can be also found in the CAMPUS-System of the RWTH Aachen.

Courses planned for the upcoming semester (SS 15)

  • Lecture: Scientific Data Management

  • The lecture will give a practical introduction into the data management in scientific applications (e.g., in life sciences or engineering). In addition to the theoretical foundations, the participants will learn to use state-of-the-art technologies to manage large scale data sets.

  • Seminar: Web Science Seminar

  • Web Science has been becoming a new interdisciplinary study field between computer science, mathematics, sociology, and economics. This seminar researches advanced Web analytics and Web engineering topics in Web Science probably leading to master thesis topics. Topics include: network evolution models and network dynamics, (overlapping) community detection, recommender systems, adaptation and personalization in Web Environments, Educational Web and Web Credibility. Students do not only learn to write and present scientific papers but also to peer review them.

  • Practical course (advanced level): Smart Cities - Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge 2015

  • Die Campus Innovation Challenge ist ein von Accenture initiierter Wettbewerb für Studierende technischer und wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Studiengänge. Die Studierenden erhalten die Möglichkeit, sich mit modernen Technologien auseinander zu setzen und von der intensiven Zusammenarbeit mit unseren IT-Beratern sowie unseren Technologie-Partnern zu profitieren. Eine große Chance, aktuelles Wissen in Projektmethodik und der Lösung praxisrelevanter Anwendungsprobleme zu erwerben.

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Specialization Areas

Themenbereiche für eine Prüfung im Vertiefungsgebiet Informatik:

  • Einführung in Datenbanken
  • Implementierung von Datenbanken
  • Informationssysteme
  • Wissensbasierte Systeme
  • Spezialvorlesungen aus den Bereichen Dokumentenmanagement, Electronic Commerce, CSCW & Groupware, deduktive Datenbanken, objektorientierte Datenbanken, Wissensrepräsentation, natürlichsprachliche Schnittstellen, Logikprogrammierung, sowie Informationssystem-Anwendungen in Büro, Ingenieurwissenschaften und Medizin