Year 1 - Semester 2
Business process modelling (5 ECTS)
Business processes (BPs) are widely recognized as an essential component of information systems, given the growing need for organizations to both cooperate with others and coordinate their activities inside their own structure. This course will cover the BP life-cycle, including process design, its enactment as a workflow and also its analysis. Both theoretical backgrounds and practical tools will be presented to allow students to build business information systems. Students will learn how to position BP modelling within information systems, model business processes with the standard BPMN, build business information systems on top of process management systems such as YAWL or Bonita, and measure the quality of a process.
Prerequisites: basics of UML.
Computational intelligence (5 ECTS)
Artificial intelligence is a collection of computational techniques whose applications are revolutionising the way in which we think and make businesses. The objective of this course is to be able to conceive and program two examples of such applications: a recommender system and automated profiling system, and an automated personal assistant. The techniques that will be learned range from machine learning techniques such as clustering and deep learning, to optimisation, knowledge management, inference, and the basics of natural language processing.
Prerequisites: good programming skills, basics of algorithms.
Web services and enterprise architecture (5 ECTS)
This course will present information system qualities and issues, the need for urbanization and how SOC (service-oriented computing) could be used to provide more modular, flexible and interoperable information systems. Student will also design and implement web services in a SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) context. Students will develop SOAP and REST services and will learn how to orchestrate service-based processes expressed with BPEL.
Prerequisites: JAVA, BPM.
Product development and entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
Our global economy is driven by innovation, accounting for more than 80 percent of net new job creation. The global “innovation economy” of the future will require in addition to the traditional skills, such as accounting, finance, marketing, engineering, new skills such as creativity, ideation, startup building or new product management. The main idea in this course is learning how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering customer and marketplace feedback. The course extensively relies on Steve Blank and Eric Ries approach of customer building and lean startup. In this course, the student will design an innovation (tangible product) from A to Z (from ideation to prototyping). Teaching objectives include understanding and practicing user-centric techniques to identify valuable insight, opportunities and market trends (such as : qualitative methods, observation, netnography, etc.), discover design thinking, creative/ideation techniques, include consumers in the value creation process and develop a consumer engaging co-creation strategy.