Mobile Data and Location-based Services


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The student must gain knowledge in the following topics within development of mobile data and location-specific services:

  • issues related to the architecture of location-specific services, such as standalone, client / server, and peer-to-peer
  • positioning and tracking both indoors and outdoors
  • mobile services and location based services both indoors and outdoors
  • handling, mining and analysis of mobile data
  • mobile databases
  • mobile cloud computing
  • location /privacy

In addition, the following topics can be included in the course:

  • indoor / outdoor integration
  • middleware platforms for mobile services
  • design outline for mobile technologies
  • smart transport systems


  • to design software architectures for location-specific services
  • to apply positioning and tracking techniques in various indoor and outdoor scenarios
  • to explain typical techniques for mobile data
  • to explain principles of mobile databases
  • to explain principles of mobile cloud computing
  • to explain typical privacy techniques in relation to the location of persons


The student must learn typical technologies and principles of location-based service systems and the student must be able to apply these technologies and principles in different mobile application scenarios both indoors and outdoors

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.



Name of examMobile Data and Location-based Services
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleMobile data og lokationsbestemte services
Module codeDSNSWCK215
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Software)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design