Master Informatics: Mobile Computing

Mobile Computing; 5 ECTS (3 SWS); in English

Objectives

The objective of this lecture is to learn about features and architectures of Mobile Computing. The student will study and apply basic knowledge about development and execution platforms as well as common peripherals like sensors and actors. 

Contents
  • Concepts of mobile computing and applications
  • Mobile platforms and architecture
  • Support technologies and protocols
  • Design patterns
  • Standards and Web services
  • Mobile messaging, publishing and synchronization
  • Security in mobile environments
  • Application and device programming (e.g. Android, iOS)

Assessment

Assessment of this course will be based on (i) laboratory execerises, (ii) a short paper and poster, and (iii) an oral presentation.

Schedule

Thursdays 14:00-17:15 in F-128; scheduled in winter semester only

Initial session announced at: http://uc-lab.in.htwg-konstanz.de about two weeks before the lecture period starts

Master Informatics: InnovationLab (Seminar)

Seminar - InnovationLab; 5 ECTS (2 SWS); in English

Objectives

The objective of this seminar is to improve the ability working in a new domain after studying related scientific work, detect missing parts and develop a new idea how to address this gap. The student may use this seminar to prepare further scientific work (like a Master Thesis or a future PhD study).

Contents

The seminar will address up to date topics currently discussed in research. Based on literature and/or literature and demonstrators, Master students will receive material helping to understand the new domain and typical models or systems available this field. After studying the introductory material, the students should be able to understand and summarize the work. In a second step, the student is asked to develop a new small idea based on the knowledge obtained but contributing to a gap detected. The idea will be presented and discussed before the student is asked to prepare a detailed description of the idea and a suited model to realize it. Depending on the complexity, a prototype can be part of the task. Typical topics are realted to the competences of the Ubiquitous Compiting Lab, covering the domains of Biomedical Computing, Automotive Computing, Mobile Computing and Smart Home & Living.

Assessment

Assessment of this course will be based on (i) a scientific short paper, (ii) a poster and a small demonstrator and (iii) an oral presentation.

Schedule

Thursdays 17:30-19:00 in F-128; scheduled in each semester

Initial session announced at: http://uc-lab.in.htwg-konstanz.de about two weeks before the lecture period starts

Master Thesis (Final Project); 30 ECTS; in English

Master Thesis (Final Project); 30 ECTS; in English

Objectives

The objective of the Master Thesis is to prepare and implement a work independently managed by the student but supervised by a professor at HTWG (optionally co-supervised by a professor from a partner university or an industrial representative).

Contents

 The contents of a Bachelor Thesis is defined by the student under supervision of a professor at HTWG.

Assessment

Assessment is based on the written Thesis Project and an oral (presentation) exam.

Schedule

After prior arrangement; scheduled each semester. Besides for internal students, Final Thesis will be offered to all Internship Students in case the topic is related to the competence domains of the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory. It is recommended to contact us before an internship takes place; all parts of the Final Thesis can be arranged before the internship will take place at HTWG. In case HTWG students would like to execute a Final Thesis as part of an Internship (like for example ERASMUS+), for the topic and external supervisor, the same rules apply as for incoming students.