Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI

Ubiquitous Computing and BPM (Sommersemester 2017)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske (Business Process Technology)
Tutoren: Alaaeddine Yousfi

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 28.04.2017
  • Lehrform: Vorlesung / Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 14

Studiengänge & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • BPET-Konzepte und Methoden
  • BPET-Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • BPET-Spezialisierung
  • OSIS-Konzepte und Methoden
  • OSIS-Spezialisierung
  • OSIS-Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • SAMT-Konzepte und Methoden
  • SAMT-Spezialisierung
  • SAMT-Techniken und Werkzeuge


In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of ubiquitous computing by reading and discussing its most prominent publications. Students will be exposed to the recent trends in the field including some of its hot topics (e.g., context-awareness, augmented reality). We will also look at the use of ubiquitous computing for business process management. The course is structured as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Ubiquitous Computing: Overview, History, Vision and Challenges
  3. Input/Output Technologies
  4. Context-Awareness
  5. Augmented Reality
  6. Ambient Intelligence
  7. Wearable Computing
  8. Sustainability
  9. Privacy and Ethics
  10. Ubiquitous Computing for Business Process Management
  11. Consolidation


Completed Bachelor's studies.


  1. Ubiquitous computing fundamentals
  2. Towards a better understanding of context and context-awareness
  3. A survey of augmented reality
  4. Social, economic, and ethical implications of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing
  5. Interactive context-aware systems interacting with ambient intelligence
  6. 2006's Wearable Computing Advances and Fashions
  7. Who wants to know what when? privacy preference determinants in ubiquitous computing
  8. iStuff: a physical user interface toolkit for ubiquitous computing environments

More literature will be published throughout the course.


Each student is graded by:

1) One short presentation at the beginning of the semester, and
2) one final presentation at the end of the semester, and
3) one paper on the work done throughout the semester (this is mandatory to pass the course).


Mondays, 11:00-12:30, A 2.1