Emerging Technologies in Digitalisation

The organizer of this teaching unit and its evaluation is the Faculty of 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).

In this course we will investigate emgerging technologies in the area of digitalization of enterprises such as blockchains and smart contracts, augmented and virtual reality, data warehouses, machine learning platforms, semantic technologies and others. The concrete range of technologies will be announced at the beginning of the course. The goal is to conduct explorative research on the characteristics of these technologies and the resulting opportunities for business applications.

For this purpose, small projects will be conducted in teams for analyzing particular usage scenarios for the technologies, designing according solutions using techniques of conceptual modeling and implementing them in the form of prototypes. Following lectures for introducing the foundations of the technologies, students will set up their own projects and regularly report upon the advancement in the projects in the form of common presentations. At the end, final presentations of the projects including working prototypes and the submission of a seminal report based on scientific standards are required. For the implementation of the prototypes it is necessary to dispose of programming knowledge, e.g. in Java, Node.js, or Python.


Code 13573
Type Seminar
Site Fribourg
Track(s) T5 – Information Systems and Decision Support
T1 – Distributed Software Systems
Semester S2024


Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to get a fundamental understanding of common technologies in the context of digitalization of enterprises and being able to create according software applications. Further, the writing of seminal papers is trained for preparing students to conduct their own research as e.g. required for master and doctoral theses.

Lecturer(s) Hans-Georg Fill
Language english
Course Page

The course page can be found at https://www.unifr.ch/timetable/en/course.html?show=112301.

Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Wednesday, 08:15 - 11:00
Location UniFR, PER21
Room F207


Evaluation type continuous evaluation

Additional information


First Lecture
The first lecture will take place on Wednesday, 21.02.2024 at 08:15 in UniFR, PER21, room F207.

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.00169 Emerging Technologies in Digitalisation”