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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 7
Hours 56
Period 1^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code ST03 3S864


Basic knowledge in computer science, logic and mathematics.

Development of the course

The course consists in four parts, two parts concerning respectively the theoretical foundation of informative systems and communication networks, one part concerning the design and integration issues in the development of new ICT systems, and finally, one part concerning the technologies currently applied in emergency management and environmental protection. In particular, the course evidences issues related to project management in Public Administration and for e-Government projects.

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to make students aware of the main Information and Communication Technology (ICT) instruments. It focuses on the explanation of the relationships between the development of new ICT projects and business process reengineering in the emergency management and environmental protection domains. Main topics of the course relate to data, information and knowledge management and communication networks. 

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The student will be able to understand architecture of computers, data management systems and information transmission networks. He will use software development and methods and he will be abile to design new technologies for the Public Administration applied to the civil protection, for instance: information sharing, analogical and digital radio communication technologies, ROIP e VOIP systems.

Soft skills
The student will face with project management tools and planning tools useful also in other contexts. Human–Computer Interaction involve the study of cognitive psychology, ergonomic, design and User eXperience design


Part I – Information Systems: Using ICT in emergency management and environmental protection; Fundaments of Computer Science; Information Systems and civil protection; Semi-structured knowledge, Semantics and Big Data; 
Part II – Networks and Communication Systems: Fundaments of Telecommunications; Communication Networks; Networking; World Wide Web. 
Part III – Design and development: Project management of new technologies in Public Administration; Software Engineering; Human-Computer Interaction.
Part IV – Applied Technologies: Remote Sensing and GIS system; Critical Infrastructures; Risk Modeling and Analysis; Information Sharing and collaboration; Analogical and Digital Radio Communication; ROIP and VOIP Systems.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
The examination will consist in an evaluation of the work carried out during lectures and a written test .

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes:
The student has to be clear the computer architecture and how it works. Issues and opportunities given by technologies applied to the environment protection and emergency management must be well known. He has to be able to apply design methodologies to the study of environmental conditions, information and communication systems and use software and technologies for the civil protection and environmental protection.
Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
The exam is considered successfully passed with a score of 18 to 30. It is possible to reach summa cum laude (30 e lode).

Criteria for conferring final mark:
The exam consists in a 6 question test. Five questions will be evaluated from 0 to 6 and the last question will be evaluated from 0 to 3. The final score will be the sum of each question score.

Recommended reading

Lectures Notes
Pine (2006), John C. Pine, Technology in emergency Management, John Wiley and Sons ISBN: 978-0471789734, Danvers, MA, USA, pp. 312
Atzeni, Ceri (2014), C. Atzeni, S. Ceri, S. Paraboschi, R. Torlone, Basi Di Dati - Modelli e Linguaggi di Interrogazione, Mc Graw-Hill, ISBN: 9788838665875, Roma, IT, pp. 784.
Tanenbaum (2013), Tanenbaum Andrew S.; Austin Todd, Architettura dei calcolatori. Un approccio strutturale, Pearson Informatica, ISBN : 9788871929620, London, UK, pp. 796.

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