Smart City Enterprise Architectures Virtual Reality Summer SchoolIn the Smart City Enterprise Architectures Virtual Reality Summer School students will support an organisation committed to supporting the development of smart cities, designing a plan for their processes and information systems.
As part of the BIPER project, three major European Universities in cooperation with a leading tech company developed a one-week workshop to provide a richer learning experience for students.
Different teams, backed by tutors and lecturers, will design the company’s enterprise architecture by leveraging the mutual knowledge of various aspects concerning business and technology – in the context of a Smart City case study.
The 5 days program will be held online with the support of Virtual Reality Technology and remote collaboration tools. Students will meet the staff colleagues, lecturers, and business representatives in the virtual space to provide content and coaching.
During the course, students will:
- learn to work in a fully remote agile working group.
- experience a complete lifecycle of information system development according to the Enterprise Architecture.
- learn to formulate the vision and strategy for a sustainable business modell.
- understand and experience a comprehensive process of Requirement Management using Design Thinking.
- design the application, data and technical architecture plan concerning the application of collaborative Virtual Reality.
- evaluate an Enterprise architecture development scenario and the requirements for its implementation.
Who should apply?
Any individual that completed or is on the way to completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Economics, Management, Business Informatics or similar.
The class will be selected considering diversity criteria, including academic background, specific interest, country and gender.
Applicants should have knowledge about one of the following subjects:
- Enterprise Architectures
- Design Thinking
- Any relevant technology field
- IT Governance and Service Management
The course is free of charge, as it is funded by the BIPER project. Further detail about the project can be found here.
Students will receive a grade based on their team’s performance and the degree of participation in the workgroup.
The following elements will constitute the final grade:
- Definition of the Vision and Business Case 25%
- Description of the Target Business architecture 25%
- Development of the Application and Data Layers 15%
- Development of the Technology layer 15%
- Articulation of a Transition plan 10%
- Development of a maintenance and run strategy 10%
In addition, the individual will receive an individual score based on their participation in the workgroup, counting for an additional 20% of the final score.
For each element, the following criteria will be applied:
- Completeness of the required elements 50%
- Extension of the background research 30%
- Demonstration of critical sense 30%
How to Apply
Apply by filling out this application form.
This programme is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ program.