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Content & Communication Oriented Systems (E)

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

On completing this module, the students will have an in-depth overview of the business administration activities in the area of information management and will know the various types of "content management systems" in practice (enterprise CMS, web CMS, editing systems, etc.). Based on this in-depth overview the students will be in a position to analyze and classify available systems and also to apply them for their own use. Furthermore the students will be in a position to represent the intra-organizational and inter-organizational information and communication processes in a way appropriate for the task (effectively) and economically (efficiently).

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

This integrated course teaches basic topics in the field of information management. This in-cludes the following focal points: Introduction of information management from a business perspective (procurement, production, sales) and its cross-functions (logistics, finance, hu-man resources, etc.); introduction of a "Content-Management-System" (CMS); core processes and functions (content acquisition/maintenance/retrieval, user administration, workflow man-agement, release mechanisms, etc.); technologies in the field of CMS (content storage and administration (databases, streaming server, etc.) Presentation of content (static and dynamic document generation), security, quality assurance, performance, versioning, etc.); Specialist requirements for CMS; Technical requirements for CMS; XML as the basic technology of con-tent management; Practical application (usability, accessibility, addition of practical aspects such as research using suitable CMS, open and closed source, etc.); Content management using the example of Typo3, ICContent 5.0, Apache Stanbol (IKS)

recommended or required reading

- Spörrer, Stefan: Content Management Systeme, Springer Gabler, 2019
- Michl, Irene; Löffler, Miriam: Think Content!, Rheinwerk Computing, 2019
- Riggert, Wolfgang: ECM – Enterprise Content Management, Springer Vieweg, 2019
- Shivakumar, S. K.: Enterprise Content and Search Management for Building Digital Platforms, IEEE COMPUTER SOC PR, 2016
- Peter Saint-Andre, Kevin Smith, Remko Tronçon: XMPP: The Definitive Guide, Building Real-Time Applications with Jabber Technologies, O'Reilly Media, Inc, 2009
- T. Groß, M. Koch, M. Herczeq: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Verlag Oldenbourg, 2007.

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Inf. Karsten Böhm

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable