191.104 Information Technology in Automation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • having acquired in-depth knowledge of the structure and organization of distributed automation systems
  • recognize current developments in the area of Industrial Internet of Things
  • creating information models as a basis for integrating heterogeneous systems
  • design machine-to-machine communication and auto-management systems

Subject of course

One of the key challenges in adapting current automation technology to new paradigms like the Internet of Things is the intrinsic complexity of current automations systems. The courses in this module deal with connection and integration of different and diverse technology domains (e.g., embedded systems and cloud computing) through unified interfaces based on Internet technology. Different approaches to information and application modeling within the industrial domain are discussed, and the particular challenges of realizing the Industrial Internet of Things are identified. In the hands-on part of the course, proof-of-concept implementations are developed, documented, and presented.

Teaching methods

Contents are presented in lectures and deepened in accompanying exercises by students. Case studies are discussed.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown

  • 18h Lecturer time
  • 30h Lecture time (preparation)
  • 50h Hands-on time
  • 25h Hands-on time (preparation and review of lab protocols)
  • 25h Preparation of final presentation and test
  • 2h Organization



Course dates

Mon12:00 - 13:0001.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266 (LIVE)Preliminary talk
Mon11:00 - 13:0015.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266 (LIVE)Lecture
Information Technology in Automation - Single appointments
Mon01.03.202112:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Preliminary talk
Mon15.03.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon22.03.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon12.04.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon19.04.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon26.04.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon03.05.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon10.05.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon17.05.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon31.05.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon07.06.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon14.06.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon21.06.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture
Mon28.06.202111:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98232260266Lecture

Examination modalities

Examination, exercises submitted together with lab reports, presentation of solutions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 10:00 01.03.2021 10:00 01.03.2021 10:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 938 Computer Engineering


No lecture notes are available.

Preceding courses

Continuative courses