Modern Information Systems: applied aspects


Amount of credits – 5.

Forms of the educational process – lectures, laboratory classes.

Form of final control – credit.


The development of modern information systems is a demanding task. New technologies and tools are designed, implemented and presented in the market on a daily bases. User needs change dramatically fast and the IT industry copes to reach the level of efficiency and adaptability for its systems in order to be competitive and up-to-date. Thus, the realization of modern information systems with great characteristics and functionalities implemented for specific areas of interest is a fact of our modern and demanding digital society and this is the main scope of this discipline. Therefore, this book aims to present a number of innovative and recently developed information systems. It is titled "Modern Information Systems" and includes 8 chapters. This book may assist researchers on studying the innovative functions of modern systems in various areas like health, telematics, knowledge management, etc. It can also assist young students in capturing the new research tendencies of the information systems' development.

The purpose of the discipline. To provide students with in depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of management of socio-economic and technical systems, application and development of modern information technologies focused on solving the problems of effective management of socio-economic and technical systems.

Formation of students' competencies focused on the creation and application of modern information technologies to solve problems of effective management of socio-economic and technical systems.

Task of the discipline.

To achieve the goal set the following main tasks:

  • Formation of students competence in the analysis of information systems, organization of information flows in the management of business activities, the use of a process approach to the development of automated information management systems (IMS), the development of information architecture and the structure of IMS.
  • Mastering the practical skills in the environment of finished software products.
  • Development of information provision of the IP project with justification and choice of certain standards and methods of information processing on the basis of the use of an intellectual approach.
Subject learning objectives

After successful study of a discipline the student must be able:

  1. To define the basic approaches and concepts of methods of computing intelligence in the analysis of complex objects and systems and description of business processes.
  2. To formulate, analyze and synthesize solutions of scientific problems at the abstract level by their decomposition into components that can be investigated separately in their more or less important aspects.
  3. To develop and implement models of information systems by means of computational intelligence and computer simulation.
  4. To integrate knowledge from other disciplines, apply a systematic approach and take into account non-technical aspects in solving engineering tasks and conducting research.
  5. To apply modern software products, IT-technologies and technological tools in professional activity, to critically evaluate the results obtained and to protect the decisions made.
Course intended learning outcomes

Study of the discipline involves the formation and development of students of competencies:

  • the ability to collect and analyze scientific and technical information, take into account current trends of development and use the achievements of domestic and foreign science, technology and technology in professional activities;
  • students mastering the theory and practice of methods of constructing and using intelligent information systems (IIS) using both traditional and modern information technologies, as well as the formation of a stable motivation for students to self-education through the organization of their independent activities.

In this discipline are discussed key issues in IS research, and show cases a number of recent research contributions. It considers the place of the information systems discipline in industry and research, and major IS research issues and directions. The featured research varies according to the interests of staff.

It can also assist young students in capturing the new research tendencies of the information systems' development.


Topic 1. Basic concepts of IS.
Topic 2. Use of Descriptive Statistical Indicators for Aggregating Environmental Data in Multi-Scale European Databases
Topic 3. Ontology Approach in Lens Design
Topic 4. Quality Management of the Passenger Terminal Services on the Base of Information System
Topic 5. Document Image Processing for Hospital Information Systems. Open Source Software Development on Medical Domain
Topic 6. Communication Architecture in the Chosen Telematics Transport Systems
Topic 7. Building Information Systems - Extended Building-Related Information Systems Based on Geospatial Standards

  1. Christos Kalloniatis(Editor) Modern Information Systems, ISBN 978-953-51-0647-0, 174 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published June 13, 2012