Teaching

General

SlideWiki

Most of our lecture slides are on SlideWiki.org.

Registration for Modules

Registration for lectures (i.e. exams) is usually possible in June/December, for labs and seminars in April/October. Deadlines will be announced around the beginning of the semester. If you are a student of the University of Bonn, or an Erasmus student, you have to register in BASIS. Please find instructions here (including what to do when you missed the deadline.) Bachelor students having at least 120 credits can also use BASIS to register for master modules.

How to register for our master modules when you are not a computer science master student at the University of Bonn:

  1. If you are an Erasmus student, you should not need a paper registration form but follow this procedure. Use a paper registration form only if this doesn't work for a good reason.
  2. Use the right paper registration form: - If you are a pupil/high-school student (FFF student), please check the respective information page of the examination office and use this form - If you are a master student at some other university (e.g. RWTH Aachen or B-IT), a bachelor student at the University of Bonn, or a master student in a programme other than computer science, please use this form
  3. Fill, print and sign the form, and bring it to one of the first classes of the semester.
  4. Your marks/grades for the modules will not be booked electronically, but you will receive a paper certificate after the examination. We issue certificates after the marks of the second exam have been finalised (usually within ~2 weeks after the second exam), and announce their availability via eCampus.
  5. You will have to hand in this paper certificate to the examination office that is responsible for you.

eCampus communication infrastructure

How to get access to eCampus (essential for receiving email announcements, and for accessing non-public material)

  1. If you are a student of the University of Bonn, you most likely have a Uni-ID (university-wide user account) already.
  2. If you are a guest (Gasthörer, Zweithörer, etc. = user group 4), you need to apply for a Uni-ID.
  3. The first step is to fill the application online form (Neuantrag = new application; Verlängerung = renewal).
  4. Then you need to hand in some paper documents and will receive your login credentials.
  5. In case of problems, please contact the help desk (InfoPunkt Uni-ID/University IT services, eCampus-specific).

Summer Semester 2017

Enterprise Information Systems Module (MA-INF 3230)

eCampus, BASIS, Slides

  • Work Load – 180hr.
  • Credit Points – 6CP.
  • Duration – 1 Semester.
  • Programme – M. Sc. Computer Science

Students acquire knowledge in the design, development and use of information systems in companies and organizations in general but also in online communities, and inter-enterprise value chains. Topics included:

  • Information systems in the enterprise, in particular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), data warehouse / business intelligence, e-commerce, geographic information systems;
  • Technologies for the implementation of modern information systems and information system environments: in particular, service-oriented information system architectures, workflow management (BPEL), semantic-based data integration, business process management;
  • Information systems for the processing of Big Data in particular transactions (OLTP) and analytical information systems (OLAP) for decision support. Data Warehousing and Data Mining.

  • Lecturers – Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Dr. Simon Scerri, Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal.

  • Pre-Requisites – none.
  • Format – Lectures and Exercises with a final (graded) written exam.

Exercises for Enterprise Information Systems (MA-INF 3230)

eCampus, BASIS

Labs Enterprise Information Systems (MA-INF 3232) and Semantic Data Web Technologies (MA-INF 4314)

The first meeting typically takes place in the first week of classes (see calendar); the date will be announced via BASIS (see below). Information on the further procedure will be given there; for registration please see above. It is neither possible nor necessary to register earlier.

The students will carry out a practical task (project) in the context of Enterprise Information Systems or Semantic Data Web Technologies, including test and documentation of the implemented software/system.

The student should be able to properly present and defend design decisions, to prepare readable documentation of software; skills in constructively collaborating with others in small teams over a longer period of time; ability to classify own results into the state-of-the-art in the area.

Winter Semester 2016/17

Semantic Web Lecture (MA-INF 4312)

eCampus, BASIS, Slides

  • Work Load – 180hr.
  • Credit Points – 6CP.
  • Duration – 1 Semester.
  • Programme – M. Sc. Computer Science

The goal of this lecture is to impart knowledge on the fundamentals, technologies and applications of the Semantic Web and information retrieval. As part of the lecture the basic concepts and standards for semantic technologies are explained.

As part of the W3C Semantic Web initiative standards and technologies have been developed for machine-readable exchange of data, information and knowledge on the Web. These standards and technologies are increasingly being used in applications and have already led to a number of exciting projects (e.g. DBpedia, semantic wiki or commercial applications such as schema.org, OpenCalais, or Google’s Freebase). The module provides a theoretically grounded and practically oriented introduction to this area. The topics discussed within the lecture include:

  • RDF syntax and data model;
  • RDF Schema and formal semantics of RDF(S);
  • Ontologies in OWL and formal semantics of OWL;
  • RDF databases, triple and knowledge stores, query languages;
  • Linked Data Web and Semantic Web applications;
  • Semantic text analysis and information retrieval systems.

  • Lecturers – Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Dr. Christoph Lange.

  • Pre-Requisites – none.
  • Format – Lectures and Exercises with a final (graded) written exam.

Seminar Semantic Data Web Technologies (MA-INF 4313) and Enterprise Information Systems (MA-INF 3231)

The first meeting typically takes place in the first week of classes (see calendar); the date will be announced via BASIS (see below). Information on the further procedure will be given there; for registration please see above. It is neither possible nor necessary to register earlier.

Every winter semester, we offer a combined seminar on topics of Semantic Data Web Technologies and Enterprise Information Systems. Students can get credits for Semantic Data Web Technologies or for Enterprise Information Systems.

  • Work Load – 120hr.
  • Credit Points – 4.
  • Duration – 1 Semester.
  • Programme – M. Sc. Computer Science

Through the seminar, students will learn to work with tools and technologies of the Semantic Web or Enterprise Information Systems as well as assess their capabilities for given problems. They will gain the ability to understand new research results presented in original scientific papers.

Seminar sessions include but are not limited to presentations on: 1. Semantic Web Technologies (Triple Stores, Link Discovery Frameworks, NLP Pipelines); 2. Research work submitted to top-tier conferences (such as WWW, ESWC, ISWC) or good journal papers.

Earlier Semesters

Student Supervision

We also have a number of Lab, Bachelors and Masters thesis in the area of Semantic Web and Enterprise Information Systems. A list of topics is available whilst we also encourage students to come up with their own idea about a possible topic. If you suggest your own topic, please prepare a justification of why you think it is a good topic. Also be aware that we may not have sufficient capacity to supervise all topics you may come up with.

We recommend students looking for a master thesis topic to introduce themselves in our monthly master seminar, which usually takes place on the third Wednesday of every month from 13:00–15:00 in room A401 in Römerstraße 164 (but please enquire to make sure about the date). When you come, please present yourself (your experience, what you are interested in) using free speech or a few slides in not more than 5 minutes. We can then find out who in our group would have an interesting topic for you.

Finished Theses

The following theses were finished in our group. These are masters' theses unless stated otherwise. The most recent ones are listed first.

2015

2014