INF5908MI – Mobile Internet
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
There are many signs indicating that the Mobile Internet is emerging now. It is not clear, however, how fast and in what direction this development is going.
One may even discuss whether Mobile Internet is a new phenomenon or just a trivial extension of Internet to new devices and infrastructures. That discussion in itself is highly interesting.
There are many reasons for studying this phenomenon now:
- Several enabling conditions like handsets, networks, browsers, content, and software platforms appear to be in place.
- Important challenges remain, e.g. mobile computer-human interaction, user needs, business models, organisation of service and innovation arena.
- The theme is picked up by some conferences (e.g., mobile CHI, EURO mGov, mSociety) making early literature and research approaches available.
- Several local companies are active in the field, making it possible to collect experiences and real data.
This is a seminar introducing the students to the upcoming phenomenon of Mobile Internet and the emerging literature in the field.
To get to know Mobile Internet, to discuss its definition, potentially also learning a definition of Mobile Internet
Understand the conditions that impact the shaping and diffusion of Mobile Internet
To study the emergence of a new IT phenomenon
Overview of the literature in an emerging field
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Recommended previous knowledge
Suitable for all Master’s and PhD students in information systems
INF 5261 is recommended
The course is arranged as a weekly seminar (2 hours) where published papers are discussed. All participants are supposed to prepare the discussion at least once.
Project report (task defined in cooperation with the teacher).
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Note that the first lecture is compulsory.