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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Architecture

Project ID: 4024

Project Leader

Prof. Roberto Mastropietro
Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative (DTI)
Via Cantonale
6928 Manno

Project Coordinator

Project Partners

Ing. FH Marco Sommer
Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz
Prof. Dr. Fernando Pedone
FacoltÓ di Scienze Informatiche, UniversitÓ della Svizzera Italiana
Prof. Dr. Bruno Studer
Fachhochschule Ostschweiz
Prof. Marcel Pfahrer
Berner Fachhochschule
Prof. Luzi Anderegg
ZŘrcher Fachhochschule
Prof. Dr. Stefano Ceri
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Infomazione, Politecnico di Milano


The goal of the project is to develop a set of tools to support learning of complex concepts or processes in the field of database systems. These tools are suitable both for face to face use by lecturers and online use by students. The project is targeting the key aspects of core database systems courses that are part of any computer science curricula. The product consists of a set of software simulation tools, animations, shared knowledge repository structured in modules and integrated with assignments, self evaluation tests and key concepts summaries. All integrated in an eLearning platform (Moodle). Any academic institutions can integrate their own existing material in the course infrastructure. Two exemplary modules will be fully developed adding tutorials for blended learning usage. Being the database systems at the core of any computer science curricula, and being the developed tools unique, the developed material has a very broad market, in Switzerland and abroad. The project will be carried out by the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI, the Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz and by the Faculty of Informatics of the UniversitÓ della Svizzera Italiana.

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