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

Information Integration (Wintersemester 2015/2016)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann (Information Systems)
Tutors: Dr. Thorsten Papenbrock
Course Website: https://hpi.de/en/naumann/teaching/teaching/ws-1516/information-integration.html

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 23.10.2015
  • Teaching Form: VU
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module

Programs & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering BA
  • Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
  • Software Architecture & Modeling Technology


Information integration is the merging of heterogeneous information from various data sources to a homogenous, clean dataset. This lecture introduces this ever-important topic. It will cover the basic technologies, such as distributed database architectures, techniques for virtual and materialized integration, and data cleansing technologies.


Basic knowledge in the area of database management (DBS I)


  • Ulf Leser and Felix Naumann: Informationsintegration, dpunkt Verlag, 2006.

    This book is available at the UP library and also, e.g., from Amazon.de.

  • Doan, Halevy, and Ives: Principles of data integration, Morgan Kaufmann, 2012.

  • Özsu and Valduriez: Principles of distributed database systems, Springer, 2011.

  • Stefan Conrad: Föderierte Datenbanksysteme, Springer, 1997.

Throughout the lecture I will refer to various scientific papers, that serve as in-depth references.


Lecture and exercise


Implementation project

Written exam at end of semester: 15.2.2016, 1pm - 3pm in HS1


Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am in HS 3