inf659 - Environmental Management Information Systems II (Complete module description)

inf659 - Environmental Management Information Systems II (Complete module description)

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Module label Environmental Management Information Systems II
Modulkürzel inf659
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's programme Business Administration: Management and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule NM - interdisziplinär
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule Bereich Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule der Informatik
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Angewandte Informatik
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Additional Modules
Zuständige Personen
  • Marx Gómez, Jorge (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)

No participant requirement

Skills to be acquired in this module

This course aims at examining emerging research questions in the field of corporate environmental management information systems (CEMIS). After finishing this course, the students will have extensive knowledge regarding Business Environmental Informatics. In addition, they will be aware of recent research topics and challenges as well as relevant software solutions and practical projects.
Professional competence
The students:

  • will obtain extensive knowledge in the field of CEMIS
  • know emerging research questions and challenges as well as software solutions and projects

Methodological competence
The students:

  • find their own solutions or apply already existing approaches to new and unsolved questions in the field of CEMIS
  • capture required data, analyse it and present it to their team or the whole group

Social competence
The students:

  • are supposed to work in teams and therefore have to identify working packages and have to take on responsibility for the jobs assigned to them
  • present and discuss their own results with the team and the other members of the course

The students:

  • learn about their own limitations and learn to accept criticism in order to strengthen their own abilities
Module contents

A strong social pressure forces enterprises to question their current way of implementing their business and to include different aspects of sustainability into their strategies and operational actions. Such a rethinking of one's business is supported by corporate environmental management information systems. Such systems aim at optimising the energy and ressource usage, emission and waste minimisation as well as production integrated environmental protection. Of course they support the fulfillment of legal requirements such as waste management or hazardous material handling.
The module will cover: 

  • recent and emerging research questions and topics related to the field of CEMIS as well as Business Environmental Informatics.
  • discussion and hands-on experience of standard software systems and newly established solutions.
  • applying the knowledge obtained to the definition of new as well as on solving new case studies.
  • Marx Gómez, Jorge, Scholtz, Brenda (Hrsg.) (2016): Information Technology in Environmental Engineering. Springer International Publishing
  • Marx Gomez, J., Sonnenschein, M., Vogel, U., Winter, A., Rapp, B., Giesen, N. (Hrsg.) (2016): Advances and New Trends in Environmental and Energy Informatics. Springer International Publishing
  • Marx Gómez, J., Teuteberg, F. (Hrsg.) (2010): Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems – State of the Art and Future Trends. Idea Group Publishing Hershey (PA), London
  • Heck, P., Bemmann, U. (Hrsg.) (2002): Praxishandbuch Stoffstrommanagement. Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst
  • Rüdiger, C. (2000): Betriebliches Stoffstrommanagement. Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • Möller, A. (2000): Grundlagen stoffstrombasierter Betrieblicher Umweltinformationssysteme. Projekt Verlag
  • Rautenstrauch, C. (1999), Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme, Springer-Verlag, Berlin

Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annual
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text

Type and language of program will be announced prior to the beginning of the course

Teaching/Learning method V + Ü
Previous knowledge none
Lehrveranstaltungsform Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module

Usually 2 weeks after the end of the lecture period

Sseminar paper and presentation or term paper