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Concentration: Information Systems (IS)


Research in the field of information systems (IS) focuses on the representation, processing, and storage of large amounts of various types of data, often in distributed systems. Communication plays a very important role in information systems. A special field of application for information systems is bioinformatics, which is a key field of research at the University of Freiburg.


Participating groups and persons

Mainly the following chairs and groups are involved in the research of these fields:


Studying Information Systems

This is one of three fields in which students of the Master of Science in Computer Science can specialize. The following is a sample curriculum for this field of specialization.


Type of courseWinter semesterSummer semester
Key course
(offered each year)

 Algorithm Theory

Databases and Information Systems


Core course 
(offered each year)
Information RetrievalDistributed Systems
Further specialization courses 
(gernerally every 1 or 2 years)

Algorithmic Foundations of Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics II

Knowledge Representation

System Infrastructure for Data Science

Distributed Storage

Peer-to-Peer Networks

Software Design, Modeling and Analysis in UML

Data Models and Query Languages

Security in Business Process Management

Machine Learning

Efficient Route Planning

Bioinformatics I

Game Theory

Telecommunication Systems


Additional seminars, lab courses and specialization courses are offered for one term or at irregular intervals. For more information on these courses, please consult the module handbook of the Master of Science in Computer Science.

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