IMT4889 - Specialisation in Mobile/Wearable Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 40/100
Portfolio assessment 60/100

Course content

NOTE: This course is offered only if there is sufficient number of students signed up.
As the field of mobile/wearable and decentralised technology is dynamic and changes rapidly, the specific technologies covered will change each year.
The current coverage includes, but is not limited to
(mobile) Peer-to-Peer systems
Location-based tracking and location-aware applications
Sensors and activity tracking (accelerometer/gyro, microphone, EEG-based, and others)
Signal processing
Quantified self, self monitoring and activity tracking
Camera-based & video-based lifelogging, video-enabled wearable technologies
Social aspects, social connectivity, e.g. crypto-currency systems, anonymity, anonymous peer-to-peer systems
Context: acquisition, processing, and data mining
Mobile games
Mobile applications, distributed/decentralised development & mobile/p2p ecosystems
Mobile/decentralised business models, entrepreneurship and monetization

Learning outcome

On completion of this course the students will have the following knowledge, skills and general competences:
Understand a range of advanced mobile/wearable and p2p techniques
Understand research methods in the field
Possesses specialized insights into research frontier in a selected part of the mobile/distributed technology field
Possesses thorough knowledge of professional practices and scientific theories related to the field
Posses a deep understanding of one area of advanced mobile technology
Identify the ethical and social impact of mobile devices on society
Be able to describe and present the use of mobile/wearable and distributed/p2p technologies
Be able to analyze existing theories, methods, and interpretations and to challenge established knowledge and practices
Be able to discuss the ethical and social impacts of new mobile/wearable/cloud technologies
Be able to argue and defend in a written form a chosen position within the field
General competence
Have an improved ability to discuss technology and defend an opinion
Be able to communicate academic issues, analysis, and conclusions, with specialists in the field, in oral and written forms

Learning methods and activities

Project work, research, reporting writing
Additional information
Students will receive an overview of the mobile/wearable and distributed systems research methodologies and research topics. Students will select one for an in-depth study. Some mobile devices will be available for testing, but it would be beneficial for the student to have access to a personal mobile device (for example smartphone which requires an iOS- or Android-enabled device).

Further on evaluation

Ordinary resit for the oral exam in August. Internal portfolio work cannot be resubmitted.

Forms of assessment
Portfolio of internal assignments (60%).
Final, oral exam (40%)

There are internal assignments that will be contributing to the final 60% of the course mark. Passing the internal portfolio is required to sit the exam. Both parts must be passed individually.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Computer Science (MACS)
Applied Computer Science (MACS-D)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Publications and relevant teaching materials will be made available on course Wiki. It is highly advisable for students to own their own Android or iOS smartphones and/or relevant wearable technologies, or poses prior background knowledge about decentralised systems. This is an agile course which will focus on new and emerging technologies. The individual topics may change if there is a significant new technology available at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT5401 5.0 01.09.2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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