Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

Mobile Business II: Application Design, Applications, Infrastructures and Security


Basic Information
Type of Lecture: Lecture
Course: Master
Hours/Week: 2
Credit Points: 6
Language: German
Term: Summer 2020
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Content of the Course


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Description of the course:

The 2nd part of this lecture series (Mobile Business II) focuses on the variety of opportunities and challenges, that are offered by mobile communication technologies and their specific properties and which need to be considered and addressed by companies and regulators. The overall objective of the course is to provide advanced knowledge about mobile applications and mobile services, ranging from technical to economic aspects. Students will be qualified to pro-actively realise inherent commercial potential and to identify and to address challenges and problems in the area of mobile business. An important facet of this is the discussion of international regulation and its implications on the development and application scenarios for mobile services.

Architectures for mobile services and their development are in the  focus of  the first part of the course. This includes topics such as security and privacy, usability, and the role of standardisation. The presentation of exemplary application areas will allow students to understand and question how different design aspects are considered in current scenarios. The course concludes with a state of the art overview of current mobile business research topics and activities, enabling students to understand the lines of research and to draw connections to already existing mobile business applications and scenarios.

Learning Goals and Competencies

          • Basic understanding of business models of online and mobile business (LGBWL-5)
          • Basic understanding of location-based services and its architectures (LGBWL-1)
          • Ability to design and evaluate digital business models and concepts with regard to data security and protection (LGBWL-1)
Date Time Session Title Downloads
21.04.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 1 Introduction  Download
22.04.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 2 Positioning Methods for Location-based Services  Download
29.04.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 3 LBS Business Models  Download
05.05.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 4 Cryptography  Download
06.05.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 5 Mobile Payment I  Download
13.05.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 6 Mobile Payment II  Download
19.05.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 7 Data Protection / IdM  Download (Updated)
20.05.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 8 Regulation of Mobile Telecommunication  Download
27.05.20 10:00-12:00 Exercise 1 LBS and Mobile Communities


02.06.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 9 Regulation by Licensing  Download (Updated)
03.06.20 10:00-12:00 Guest Lecture 1 Capgemini - Dr. Veseli  Download  
10.06.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 10 Electronic Signatures  Download (Updated)
16.06.20 16:00-18:00 Exercise 2 Cryptography


17.06.20 10:00-12:00 Exercise 3 Mobile Payment   Download
24.06.20 10:00-12:00 Guest Lecture 2 Logpay - Mrs. Grünkorn  Download  
30.06.20 16:00-18:00 Guest Lecture 3 Telekom - Mr. Lang  Download  
01.07.20 10:00-12:00 Exercise 4 Regulation


08.07.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 11 HCI Issues  Download
14.07.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 12 Design Evaluation  Download
15.07.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 13 Q&A



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