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Course syllabus BIAX20021 - Trends in Information Technology (FI - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Informatics
Course unit code: BIAX20021
Course unit title: Trends in Information Technology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
workshop1 hour weekly / 24 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 5
Recommended semester/trimester: Applied informatics sixth (summer) semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
Acquiring of the Credit and accomplishment of the exam.
Particular grades from classification scale of the credit system are given on the basis of evaluation by points, which is dependent on the resulting grade of success by study of the subject as follows:
A = 94-100 points = 1
B = 86-93 points = 1.5
C = 76-85 points = 2
D = 66-75 points = 2.5
E = 56-65 points = 3
FX = 0-55 points = 4

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The goal is to give the students an overview of the newest trends in Information and communication technologies, their applications and possible impact on the future life of humans.
The basic consequences of More than Moore era, convergence in ICT, Internet of Things development will be explained. Basics of theoretical disciplines, which could change the networks in a future, will be introduced such as Network coding. Trends in wireless communications and cognitive applications will be discussed. Seminar will be realized in cooperation with TU Vienna and VUT Brno. Leading experts mostly from abroad will be invited to it.
Course contents:
Main trends in Information technology from actual point of view I: Decentralization of computing power; Interfaces; Capacity of storage system; Main trends in Information technology from actual point of view II.: Internet of Things; Security; More than Moore and Dennard rule; multiprocessor systems, new technologies, Visions in solving actual and future problems of mankind: Ageing population; Environment; Energy; Cloud computing (CC): Data centers; Applications as a Cloud storage; Different roads to CC; Network coding for distributed storage systems: Retrieving of stored information; Exact repair; Functional repair; Trade off between the number of spare nodes and volume of communication; Network coding for Broadcast and Multicast: Fountain codes; LT codes; Raptor codes; Trend in wireless communication networks: Smart terminals; SDR; Cognitivity application; Increasing capacity; Trends in cellular networks- what will bring 5G, Trends changing usual paradigms in ICT; Presentations of students.
Recommended or required reading:
GANNON, D B. -- LARUS, J R. -- REED, D A. Imagining the Future: Thoughts on Computing.  [online]. 2012. URL:
LANIER, J. Who Owns the Future?. London, UK: Penguin Books, 2014. 372 p. ISBN 978-0-2419-5721-9.
BOGLIOLLO, A. Europe future is digital.  [online]. 2018. URL:
VALERO, M. HPC & the Future of Computing.  [online]. 2018. URL:

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Required knowledge: Slovak and English language or only English language in case the study is provided in English
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 238

26,1 %19,3 %23,9 %18,1 %11,8 %0,8 %
Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Peter Farkaš, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 11. 6. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Peter Farkaš, DrSc.

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 06/11/2019.

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