ISMB Catalogue 2016-2017

The ISMB proposal for a set of courses is organized around three sections.

Section I – Information and Communication Systems: courses with a vertical and system-level profile, developing the most recent technological topics.

1. Introduction to communications networks
2. Wireless communications networks
3. Technologies and systems for localization
4. Internet of Things
5. Cloud Computing
6. Developing mobile applications
7. Understanding and exploiting public data (Big Data & Open Data)
8. Processing, transmitting and searching multimedia contents

Section II – Economic and Social Transformations: courses with a strategic profile, exploring complex processes and the related aspects of economic and social nature.

9. Smart City
10. Smart Energy
11. Smart Health
12. Smart Factory

Section III – Context and Tools for Innovation: the European framework for innovation and methodologies supporting an ICT-based innovation.

13. The strategic value of ICT in the information society
14. Social innovation
15. Decision-support models


The ISMB proposal is also characterized by a common structure for the courses.

Presentation. Has a duration of around 15 minutes and is devoted to:
• highlight characteristics and goals of the didactic method;
• outline the general course implementation;
• present a synthesis of the topics covered in the core modules;
• illustrate the kind of documentation and the evaluation criteria used in the courses.

The presentation can also be provided as a recorded module.

Course body.Consists of a variable number (typically from 3 to 8) of core modules: each of them covers one or more topics, among those introduced in the presentation. In the case of in-room delivery of the course, the typical duration of each module ranges from 2 to 6 hours. The typical duration of each course (complete version) ranges from 16 to 24 hours. All courses can also be delivered in a compact version, restricted in the time frame of one day (8 hours maximum) and largely customizable according to participants’ needs. Moreover, for some courses having a pronounced technological character, it is possible to access an advanced version, that represents the natural continuation of the complete version of the course.

Achievement tests. Participants can evaluate their understanding of the topics covered in each course module by answering a set of questions. The evaluation may take place in different forms: inside / outside lectures; during / at the end of the course. Even when the whole course is delivered in-room, it is possible to interchange answers and results through the Internet.

Final session. Allows to comment with participants on evaluation results (at least for the part already completed), to answer possible clarification requests and to identify further educational developments suitable to each participant’s needs.

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