Information Systems (2006/2007)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Carlo Combi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2nd quadrimester dal Jan 8, 2007 al Mar 9, 2007.

Lesson timetable

2nd quadrimester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall L  

Learning outcomes

The main aim of this course is introducing the students to the issues related to the design and use of information systems.
Some notions will be given to students, concerning some organizational and management aspects of information systems within complex organizations.
Moreover, some advanced topics on database systems will be discussed.


# Structure and functions of an information system. Economic, organizational, and management issues. Architectures and components of information systems. Business Process Reengineering. Decision support systems. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems, and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems.

# Analysis and design of information systems.
Methodologies for the analyis, design, and implementation of information systems: data design (ER) and functions design (DFD). Temporal databases: basic concepts. Designing cooperative information systems: workflow systems, conceptual modeling of workflows; architectures for workflow management systems.

# Distributed Information Systems.
Distributed architectures and databases. Design of distributed databases; query optimizations; distributed transactions (deadlock prevention and concurrency control).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Pighin, A. Marzona Sistemi Informativi Aziendali: struttura e applicazioni (Edizione 1) Pearson Education Italia 2005 88-7192-24
G. Bracchi, C. Francalanci, G. Motta Sistemi informativi e aziende in rete McGraw Hill Italia 2001 88 386 088
G. Bracchi, C. Francalanci, G. Motta Sistemi informativi per l'impresa digitale (Edizione 1) McGraw-Hill 2005 883866208-

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of some oral questions and exercises.

Teaching aids