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Digital Communities (WT 2019/ 2020)


Welcome to the course Digital Communities (winter term 2019/ 2020)

  • First lecture: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 14:00 o'clock in room BH-N 334.
  • The course syllabus and accompanying material such as research papers, homework, links and lecture slides are available via the following ISIS forum:

  • Important:

    • This course is limited to 50 participants.
    • If you want to enrol for this course (and for the exam at the end of the semester), you need to submit your registration via the registration link in ISIS by October 30, 2019, 23:59 o'clock at the latest.



The module starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of digital communities and an overview of related concepts. The first part of the lecture is dedicated to the topic of architectures of online social networks, followed by communication protocols and standards for the social web. After that, decentralization of online social networks as well as the underlying technologies will be discussed. Finally, the module gives an overview of networks and graph theory and social network analysis.

The topics of this module are taught in a classical lecture, which also envisages a related discussion between students and lecturer. Selected topics are further covered in an exercise course with frequent assignments. Each assignment contains several problems, which are to be solved by the students. During practical lessons, the solutions are then presented and discussed.

Students who have successfully finished this module have an overview of current and future concepts for digital communities.

Target Group

Master students of

  • Computer Science (Informatik) / Kommunikationsbasierte Systeme
  • Computer Engineering (Technische Informatik) / Informationssysteme
  • Innovation in Information and Communication Technology


Schedule and Location
Day of week
Start/End date
14:00 - 16:00
24.10.2019 - 14.02.2020
BH-N 334
Lecture / Tutorial
14:00 - 16:00
25.10.2019 - 15.02.2020
BH-N 334


  • An oral exam will be offered during the week of March 16 - 27, 2020. The exam will take place at Ernst - Reuter - Platz 7, 10587 Berlin, TEL Building, 16th floor.
  • This module is limited to 50 participants.
  • The enrolment for this course is explained in the course syllabus. In order to enrol, you need to register via the link published in ISIS by October 30th, 2019, 23:59 o'clock at the latest.

Lecture Materials

Accompanying material such as research papers, homework, links and presentation slides are available via the following ISIS forum:


Material such as articles and papers will be made available during the semester.

Zusatzinformationen / Extras

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