Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are pervasive in business and society. Internet, data warehouses and sophisticated applications enable new ways of conducting business and running highly efficient processes. Several key competences are required for the successful creation and deployment of information management applications on electronic platforms, from modeling languages to analytical methods and in-depth knowledge of infrastructures underpinning higher-level services. Leveraging ICT hence requires not only sound knowledge of the technical foundations of Computer Science, but also of the building blocks and architecture of information systems, of methods used in “intelligent” applications, as well as of management methods, e.g. in the deployment of e-processes.
This track addresses information systems through a technical and structural approach, through decision support methods in applications, as well as through concepts and methodology for their implementation in various contexts. Courses include topics such as fundamentals of advanced database systems, introduction to next-generation information management infrastructures, mathematical modeling techniques, combinatorial optimization methods, simulation and metaheuristics, models in revenue management, fundamentals of process management and e-business, and design and implementation issues of e-government projects.