Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

Track & Trace in the Supply Chain (Wintersemester 2010/2011)

Lecturer: , Dr.-Ing. Matthieu-Patrick Schapranow (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine) , Martin Lorenz (Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts)
Course Website: http://epic.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/Home/TrackAndTraceInTheSupplyChain2010

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 1.10.2010 - 31.3.2011
  • Teaching Form: Seminar
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module

Programs & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering BA
  • Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering A
  • IT-Systems Engineering B
  • IT-Systems Engineering C
  • IT-Systems Engineering D


In this seminar, you shall improve your skills to get familiar with a specific research topic on your own. We will give a brief introduction into the topic and then coach you throughout the semester while you work on a specific topic. Several presentations ensure that your presentation skills are improved, too. Finally, you write a scientific paper that also prepares you for your master's thesis.


Pre-reading: Frédéric Thiesse, Christian Floerkemeier, Mark Harrison, Florian Michahelles, Christof Roduner, "Technology, Standards, and Real-World Deployments of the EPC Network," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 36-43, March/April, 2009. URL: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/MIC.2009.46


In this seminar you will conduct research about a chosen topic independently. We will guide you through this process, e.g. by bi-weekly one-on-one meetings and relevant literature.


The final grading is determined by

  • seminar results & research article (40%),
  • mid-term and final presentation (20%), and
  • methodical research approach and individual commitment (40%)


The first session in which we will propose the relevant topics will be on Tuesday 19, 2010 from 11am.