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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS3BC2
Module Namee-Business II
Module Short Titlee-Business II
Semester Taught
Contact Hours

2h Lecture + 1h Lab Session per week

Module PersonnelJoeran Beel
Learning Outcomes

When students have successfully completed the module they will be able to:
Analyse technical choices related to the design and platform selection for a basic e-business web application in relation to the business context and requirements
Design and program elements of web-based applications and web services to address an e-business problem.

Learning Aims

This module provides an understanding of modern, web based approaches for developing software applications, services and data structures for e-business applications. It addresses the standards, practical tools and techniques of web-based, e-business application development, including 3-tier application server architectures, web services, workflow and service composition, web content and meta-data using HTML and XML.

Module Content
  • Evolution of the WWW as a business platform
  • Web Application Servers and 3-tier enterprise architectures
  • Web usage analytics and handling of personal data
  • Web Services for e-business interoperability
  • Workflow and web service composition for business-to-business applications
  • Online social networks as business-to-consumer application platforms
  • Enterprise Linked Data and the Semantic Web
Recommended Reading List

Given during the lecture

Module Prerequisites

A basic understanding of XML, SQL and of Java programming

Assessment Details

50% coursework (individual and group), 50% exam. To pass the module, students must achieve an overall mark of 40%.

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Academic Year of Data2017/18