Information Systems (2008/2009)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Carlo Combi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° Q dal Jan 26, 2009 al Mar 27, 2009.

Lesson timetable

2° Q
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I from Jan 26, 2009  to Feb 11, 2009
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall M from Feb 12, 2009  to Feb 12, 2009
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I from Feb 13, 2009  to Mar 27, 2009
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall D  

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.

# Decision support systems.
Datawarehouse systems, OLAP and data mining techniques.

# Analysis and design of information systems.
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
P. Atzeni, S. Ceri, P. Fraternali, S. Paraboschi, R. Torlone Basi di dati. Architetture e linee di evoluzione McGraw-Hill 2003 88-386-603
G. Bracchi, G. Motta Processi aziendali e sistemi informativi Franco Angeli 2001 88-464-032
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