INFS 770 - Knowledge Management for E-Business

Instructor: Dr. Larry Kerschberg
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, or by email appointment

Term: Spring Semester, 2011; January 24 through May 18, 2010

Class Meetings: Tuesdays 4:30 - 7:10 pm, Innovation Hall Room 206, Fairfax Campus.

Pre-requisite: INFS 622 or permission of instructor

Course Description: This course addresses the issues involved in creating, curating, managing and using knowledge in e-business applications. The course also addresses e-business models, ontologies, business rules, security, middleware, and Web services.

Topics covered in the course include

Grading Policy:

Your grade in the course will be determined by grades obtained in individual assignments; class participation (in-class attendance, discussion and Blackboard participation); case study discussions focused on Knowledge Management and E-Business issues; a group research project and presentation; and a Final Exam.

The breakdown of percentages is as follows:

Grade Component


Individual Assignments

Group Assignments


Class Attendance and Participation


Blackboard Discussion Participation


Group Project Contribution


Group Project Presentation


Final Exam



Required reading:

E-Business: Organizational and Technical Foundations, M. Papazoglou and P.M.A. Ribbers, John Wiley and Son, 2006, ISBN 0-470-84376-4.

Knowledge Management: Classic and Contemporary Works, edited by Daryl Morey, Mark Maybury and Bhavani Thuraisingham, MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-133384-9

Recommended reading:
The Semantic Web: A Guide to the Future of XML, Web Services and Knowledge Management, M. C. Daconta, L. J. Obrst, and K. T. Smith, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2003, ISBN 0-471-43257-1

The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation, Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka Takeuchi, and Hiro Takeuch, ISBN 0-19-509269-4

Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know, Thomas H. Davenport and Laurence Prusak, Project Management Institute, 1997, p. 224, ISBN 0875846556

Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map, David C. Hay, Morgan Kaufmann, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-088798-9; ISBN-10: 0-12-088798-3.