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Ubiquitous Information Services

Course only in English

Hours per Week:


Credit Points:



  • Advanced knowledge and practice of web programming (HTML, XML, JavaScript, server-sided scripting)
  • English-skills oral, written
  • Foundations of content management systems (e.g., as discussed in lecture "Grundlagen Content-Management-Systeme")

Type of Course:

Lecture, seminar

Frequency (WS/SS):

Winter- bzw. Sommersemester

Work Load:

150 hours, comprising:
65 hours presence (lecture, practical work)
85 hours preparation

Study Programme Goals:

Strengthening analytical capabilities required to assess the role of context for representation of and interaction with information. Technologies for acquiring, modeling and processing context complement and extend basic technologies with respect to requirements of application domains such as ambient intelligence and Industrie 4.0.

Course Goals:

Ability to create written reports compliant to basic requirements of academic writing. Knowing basic concepts of contextualized and situation-aware information services. Ability to identify a given situation's context parameters and to choose sensing technologies matching application-specific requirements to quality and quantity of sensed context. Application of selected technologies for modeling context and mapping context to information. Understanding the structure of common context-processing architectures and ability to analyse application scenarios regarding characteristics affecting such architectures. Knowing requirements to interaction with ubiquitous content and ability to propose interaction concepts suited to address constraints imposed by exemplary application scenarios.

Key Qualifications:

Knowledge and abilities regarding contextualized and situation-oriented information services.

Course Contents:

  • Academic writing (basics)
  • Context sources
  • Linking content and context
  • Data models, e.g., for context, sensors, collections, provenance
  • System architectures supporting context management and physical environment
  • Using context in support of human-machine interaction


Literatur addressed in this course consists primarily of research articles and specifications, e.g.:
  • A.K. Dey (2001). Understanding and using context. Personal and ubiquitous computing 5(1), pp. 4-7. Springer: London. DOI: 10.1007/s007790170019
  • A. Schmidt (2000). Implicit Human Computer Interaction Through Context. Personal Technologies 4(2), pp. 191-199. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/BF01324126
  • GS1 (2018). GS1 System Architecture Document. Release 7.0. GS1. Online


Seminar performance consisting of:
  • 40% Presentation (45 min.)
  • 60% Project (term paper, 20 pages)


Prof. Dr. Kröner

TH Nürnberg
Fakultät Informatik

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