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International Business Administration

IOM for Transportation Systems

Exam number: 6785

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Summer semester 2017

Prerequisites: none

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jan Fabian Ehmke

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Jan Fabian Ehmke

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Exam, 90 minutes

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Students will get to know fundamentals of informations systems for transportation applications. They will achieve an overview on architectures of information systems (strategic, tactical, operational), their technological fundamentals, and they will get to know typical business task in transportation and how decision making can be supported through information systems.

Contents of the module:
The course consists of two parts: one part is on the information-systems perspective on decision support systems, and the other is on the operations-research perspective on decision support systems. We will cover the following topics:

  • Information Systems for Transportation
  • Data Collection for Traffic and Transportation Systems
  • Required Technology
  • Location Planning
  • Travelling Salesman Problem
  • Vehicle Routing Problem
Note that there will be an R-Module within the 2nd block, where the theoretical background of this class is applied by students through implementation of discussed algorithms.

Teaching and learning methods:
Class presentation and discussion

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Will be discussed in class.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.