Analysis and Design of Information Systems

Code 3.4.3321.9
Semester 9th
Flow L - Computer Software
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 3 - 0
Lecturers Dimitrios Tsoumakos


The first part of the course covers the basic definitions and classifications for Information Systems and presents extended examples and elements of Management and Decision Sciences. In addition, the topics of (social) Implications and Quality of Information Systems (IS) are covered. The second part of the course presents technological issues of IS - with emphasis on Architectures (client-server, distributed systems, web-based, etc.), Software Systems and Data Base Management Systems. In the third part, which constitutes the kernel of the course, the methodologies and techniques for developing Information Systems are examined in depth. Methodologies for analysis and design, object-based methodologies, platforms and tools for development are analyzed and are used in the laboratory. Finally, the fourth part of the course deals with important operational topics (re-engineering, BPR, benchmarking, management of IS, etc) which are examined with the help of real case studies.