Digitalization and Information Systems

The organizer of this teaching unit and its evaluation is the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg. Note that the registration procedure and deadlines are different from the JMCS (see below in the comment field).

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with novel technologies in the context of digitalization and information systems and enable them to apply and evaluate these technologies in small practical business scenarios. This includes the use of enterprise modeling methods, software environments as well as programming languages.

The course will comprise units with:

  • Theoretical explanations of technologies and enterprise modeling methods used for digitalization
  • Practical exercises for using the technologies
  • Project work for applying the technologies to concrete use cases

The technologies will be selected based on the current research topics of the DIGITS group and may include for example: IT-based enterprise modeling methods, blockchains, visualization and virtual/augmented reality, device-less interaction, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, additive manufacturing.

Course requirements:
For this course, basic programming and conceptual modeling skills on the level taught in the Wirtschaftsinformatik I&II bachelor courses of the DIGITS group are required.

The course is directed towards students in information management (business informatics) and students in business administration who want to understand the technologies behind digitalization and gain first experiences in applying them to practical scenarios.

A laptop is needed for the practical exercises and the project part.


Code 53101
Type Course
Site Fribourg
Track(s) T5 – Information Systems and Decision Support
Semester S2024


Learning Outcomes
  • Gain knowledge on aligning business and IT in digitalization scenarios
  • Understand the technologies behind digitalization
  • Being able to communicate with IT experts
  • Apply the technologies to small practical scenarios
  • Work in project teams on a practical use case
Lecturer(s) Hans-Georg Fill
Language english
Course Page

The course page can be found at

Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Wednesday, 12:15 - 15:00
Location UniFR, PER21
Room D130

Additional information


First Lecture
The first lecture will take place on Wednesday, 21.02.2024 at 12:15 in UniFR, PER21, room D130.

Course and Exam Registration
The registration can be done on MyUnifr during the defined registration period. For more details, please have a look here and at the example. Note that you have to register for: EIG.00136 Digitalization and Information Systems”


  • Fill, H.-G., Karagiannis, D.: On the Conceptualisation of Modelling Methods Using the ADOxx Meta Modelling Platform, Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures – An International Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 4-25, 2013
  • Fill, H.-G.: SeMFIS: A Flexible Engineering Platform for Semantic Annotations of Conceptual Models, Semantic Web (SWJ), Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 747-763, 2017
  • Karagiannis, D. et al.: Domain-Specific Conceptual Modeling, Springer, 2016