Workgroup and Workflow Systems

088965 ord. 270 - 079741 ord. 509

Academic Year 2015/2016

Prof. Giuseppe POZZI


Master Course in Computer Engineering (Communication Track, Data Engineering Track, and Sound and Music Engineering Track)


The course aims at providing students with a deep knowledge on software systems supporting the cooperative work, namely Computer Supported Cooperative Work - CSCW. Acquired competences will enable students to: analyze a business process, model it, and execute it by a cooperative system; focus on the basic features of a cooperative system: know the state of the art and the new frontiers of ongoing research on cooperative systems and on workflow management systems.

Typical teaching mix
Hours of lesson: 32
Hours of practical lessons/exercises: 16

Course outline

Considered topics are:
  1. Electronic data management
  2. Workgroup systems
  3. Workflow management systems
  4. Public Administration and cooperative systems
  5. Standards and recommendations
  6. Legal issues

Practical lessons

Practical exercices will be held by Giuseppe Pozzi.


Examinations consist of a written test, an oral discussion, and a presentation or a project. The written test and the oral presentation lead to a maximum of 25 points: presentations or projects lead to a maximum of 8 points. The grand total of available points is 33, corresponding to "30 e LODE". During lesson time (October-January), students may give one presentation on a topic related to the course topics and defined by the teacher: template files for the Powerpoint presentation can be found at the following link (zip file). Alternatively, students may present a project which consists of the implementation of a real business process by a workflow management system: the topic and the complexity of the project will be defined by the teacher.

Past written examinations

Examination of February 7th, 2005: file (Feb 7th, 2005)
Examination of February 23rd, 2005: file (Feb 23rd, 2005)
Examination of January 31st, 2006: file (Jan 31st, 200606)
Examination of March 8th, 2006: file (Mar 9th, 2006)
Examination of July 17th, 2006: file (Jul 17th, 2006)
Examination of September 12th, 2006: file (Sep 12th, 2006)
Examination of February 9th, 2007: file (Feb 9th, 2007)
Examination of March 6th, 2007: file (Mar 6th, 2007)
Examination of July 4th, 2007: file (Jul 4th, 2007)
Examination of January 29th, 2008: file (Jan 29th, 2008)
Examination of February 18th, 2008: file (Feb 18th, 2008)
Examination of July 3rd, 2008: file (Jul 4th, 2008)
Examination of September 23rd, 2008: file (Sep 24th, 2008)
Examination of January 26th, 2009: file (Jan 26th, 2009)
Examination of February 10th, 2009: file (Feb 10th, 2009)
Examination of June 29th, 2009: file (Jun 29th, 2009)
Examination of January 25th, 2010: file (Jan 25th, 2010)
Examination of February 8th, 2010: file (Feb 8th, 2010)
Examination of July 2nd, 2010: file (Jul 2nd, 2010)
Examination of September 7th, 2010: file (Sep 7th, 2010)
Examination of September 22nd, 2010: file (Sep 22nd, 2010)
Examination of January 25th, 2011: file (Jan 25th, 2011)
Examination of February 8th, 2011: file (Feb 8th, 2011)
Examination of June 21st, 2011: file (June 21st, 2011)
Examination of September 22nd, 2011: file (September 22nd, 2011)
Examination of January 30th, 2012: file (January 30th, 2012)
Examination of February 14th, 2012: file (February 14th, 2012)
Examination of July 5th, 2012: file (July 5th, 2012)
Examination of September 6th, 2012: file not available
Examination of September 26th, 2012: file (September 26th, 2012)
Examination of January 28th, 2013: file (January 28th, 2013)
Examination of February 15th, 2013: file (February 15th, 2013)
Examination of June 25th, 2013: file (June 25th, 2013)
Examination of September 3rd, 2013: file not available (September 3rd, 2013)
Examination of September 24th, 2013: file not available (September 24th, 2013)
Examination of February 4th, 2014: file (February 04th, 2014)
Examination of February 18th, 2014: file (February 17th, 2014)
Examination of July 8th, 2014: file (July 8th, 2014)
Examination of September 5th, 2014: file not available (September 5th, 2014)
Examination of September 22nd, 2014: file not available (September 22nd, 2014)
Examination of February 2nd, 2015: file (February 2nd, 2015)
Examination of February 17th, 2015: file (February 17th, 2015)
Examination of July 7th, 2015: file (July 7th, 2015)
Examination of September 10th, 2015: file not available (September 10th, 2015)
Examination of September 25th, 2015: file not available (September 25th, 2015)
Examination of February 4th, 2016: file (Feb 4th, 2016)
Examination of February 18th, 2016: file (Feb 18th, 2016)
Examination of June 28th, 2016: file not available (June 28th, 2016)
Examination of Semptember 5th, 2016: file not available (September 5th, 2016)
Examination of Semptember 19th, 2016: file not available (September 19th, 2016)

On line materials

Slides from the lessons (.pdf format)

Slides from the lessons and from the pactical exercises are available to registered students, only. To download the teching material, please proceed to the Beep site and register: within a couple of days after your registration, the teacher will enbale you to access the material.

Slides from labs (.pdf format)

Slides from the labs are available to registered students, only. To download the teching material, please proceed to the Beep site and register: within a couple of days after your registration, the teacher will enbale you to access the material.



Como Campus
Teacher Prof. Giuseppe Pozzi, via Anzani 42, second floor, Como Campus. Office hours: Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Phone 031 332.7332, – email: (indma)

Teaching assistant: Ing. Alexandre Ferreira (

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