Ecommerce IT technology (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Matteo Cristani
Matteo Cristani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

The course goal is to introduce network technologies, especially those that are connected with e-commerce.


The course is formed by three parts, intended to introduce e-commerce techniques from a technological viewpoint, from an architectural viewpoint, and, finally from an application viewpoint.

The first part:

1) Computer Security
a. General concepts of security;
b. Password management in a network
2) Cryptography;
a. Double key cryptography;
3) Negotiation theory
a. Game theory;
b. Bargaining;
c. Auction;
d. Modeling systems with mediation;

The second part:

4) Internet architecture concepts;
5) Authentication protocols;
6) Multimedia networks;
7) Internet and extranet. Login and password;
8) Virtual networks;
9) Net technologies

The third part:

10) Web browsers
11) E-mail
12) Google family
a. Google search;
b. Google desktop;
c. Google Maps;
d. Google Scholar;
e. Google Earth
13) On-line auctions (e-bay);
14) Direct negotiation;
15) E-scrow;
16) e-commerce technologies;
17) and other examples of e-commerce sites;
18) On-line games

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
William S. Davis, John Benamati E-Commerce Basics: Technology Foundations and E-Business Applications Prentice hill 2012 978-0201748406
Snyder and Amoroso Fluency. Conoscere e usare l’informatica (Edizione 4) Pearsons 2013 9788871926391

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is written

Student opinions - 2016/2017