INFORMATION SYSTEMS A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Purpose of the course is to supply the student the ability to understand how functions and business processes are integrated and supported by the information systems in the enterprise. The technological infrastructures able to offer the services necessary to support effectively the new digital firm and the networked enterprise is also discussed. Particular attention in the frame of the course will be given to security. Some methodologies of quantitative analysis and performance evaluation will also be discussed.
Course contents summary
1. Information systems
Architecture of the enterprise information systems.
Engineering of the business processes.
The digital firm: Electronic commerce and electronic business
Knowledge management: Date mining
Procedures for information systems acquisition.
Introduction to the problems of security in distributed systems?
Introduction to cryptography.
Private key cryptography. DES. Diffie-Hellman algorithm
Public key cryptography. RSA.
E-mail and WEB security
3. Models and performance evaluation of information systems.
Stochastic models. Introduction to Markov chains.
Introduction to Petri Nets, models of systems using Petri nets.
Stochastic Petri nets, GSPN.
Introduction to queueing network, models of systems using queueing networks.
G. Bracchi, C. Francalanci, G. Motta: Sistemi informativi e aziende in rete McGraw-Hill, 2001
Slides used during lectures. Scientific publications.