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Module INF-90-59-M-7

Business Information Systems & OR (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-90-59-M-7 Business Information Systems & OR 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-SI] Socioinformatics
Reference course of study [INF-88.B16-SG] M.Sc. Socioinformatics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Introduction to Business Process Management
WP 30 h 60 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
Introduction to Multiagent Systems
WP 30 h 60 h - - PL2 3.0 SuSe
  • About [WIW-WIN-BPM-K-7]: Title: "Introduction to Business Process Management"; Presence-Time: 30 h; Self-Study: 60 h
  • About [WIW-WIN-MAS-K-7]: Title: "Introduction to Multiagent Systems"; Presence-Time: 30 h; Self-Study: 60 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each winter semester
  • Examination number: 31178 ("Business Process Management")

Examination achievement PL2

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester
  • Examination number: 31129 ("Multiagent Systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Modelling methods: overview of process-oriented domains and modeling techniques for the representation of processes (scheduling, project management, EPC (ARIS), petri nets, precedence diagram method, UML).
  • Process optimization: approaches and problems of the selection of efficient and optimal process alternatives from the set of potential processes.
  • Intercorporate integration of business processes: stages of integration, EDI, SCM, web services, marketplaces.
Lecture “Introduction to Multiagent Systems”:
  • Characteristics of Multiagent Systems.
  • Intelligent agents and system architectures.
  • Agent communication and ontologies.
  • Distributed planning, problem solving, and learning methods in Multiagent Systems.
  • Simulation, game theory, and economic aspects of Multiagent Systems.
  • Industry applications: Multiagent Systems in logistics, supply chain management, and IT resource management.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • derive the transferability of these languages to other problem areas,
  • to evaluate the specific problems of inter-company process integration using examples from supply chain management,
  • to decide on the basis of case studies how far these concepts are covered by available standard business software,
  • to be able to assess the advantages and disadvantages of different languages for modelling processes from different disciplines
  • Evaluate process models for socio-technical "man-machine" systems,
  • to assess the possibilities for modelling interacting processes by autonomously acting individuals in distributed software systems (multi-agent systems),
  • to evaluate how the MAS, which are very well suited for controlling inter-company decentralised processes due to their modularity, can be used, for example, for controlling logistics or supply chain management scenarios,
  • to assess socio-technical and economic processes in microsimulation,
  • to defend an own design and the prototypical implementation of a solution with multi-agent systems in JAVA or MAS development environments


Fasli, Maria: Agent Technology for e-Commerce, Wiley 2007.

Slides with in-depth references for further reading will be made available.

Fasli, Maria: Agent Technology for e-Commerce, Wiley 2007.

Folien mit vertiefenden Literaturhinweisen werden verfügbar gemacht.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-90-59-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.B16-SG] M.Sc. Socioinformatics Economics - Business Information Systems & OR [WP] Compulsory Elective