E-Business Technologies

Course Description

Basic concepts of e-business: definition and categories. Historical review of e-business origins and the rise of first e-business standards. Standard EDI. ebXML standard: ideas and basic concepts. The role of Internet in modern electronic business. Business model ontology. Business process: modelling and automatization. Informatization of business documents and business collaborations. The role of standardized business registries. Open technologies (Java, XML, SOAP, Web Services) and their use in modern e-business. E-business security. Business intelligence and its use in e-business. Case study of real-world e-business applications.

General Competencies

The course introduces basic concepts and principles of e-business. Students will be able to understand and explain different e-business technologies, principles and solutions and to apply that knowledge in real-world e-business applications development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe basic concepts and principles of e-business
  2. explain principles of e-business
  3. develop aplications and solutions for the needs of e-business
  4. create business related documents (XML).
  5. apply open technologies in e-business
  6. use tools for business intelligence.

Forms of Teaching


Lectures provide the following: a) theoretical fundamentals of e-business paradigms, b) introduction to particular state-of-the-art e-business technologies c) simple case study applications with detailed explanations of the program source code


1st mid-term exam and final exam are written exams testing the knowledge of basic concepts and theory. Certain portion of the exams also deals with some of the e-business technologies. Homeworks provide a feedback of the student's ability in applying particular e-business technologies. The final oral exam provides the insight of whether a particular student has succeeded in integrating the taught concepts into a clear and coherent view of this area of engineering.


Students who want to ask additional questions about the concepts explained in the lectures are free to arrange an additional appointment with a lecturer or an assistant.

Other Forms of Group and Self Study

home learning



Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Class participation 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. E-business introduction. Definition and basic concepts. B2B (Business-to-Business) and B2C (Business-to-Customer) concepts of e-business.
  2. XML, XML Schema, XML Namespaces, XSLT.
  3. Application of open source Java software for XML, XML Schema and XSLT.
  4. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  5. Web services. Technical implementation of Web services. Practical examples.
  6. Translation of everyday business components in e-business domain: Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Origins of e-business. EDI standard. ebXML Standard.
  7. SOA Governance. Standardized business registries.
  8. 1st mid-term exam.
  9. 1st mid-term exam.
  10. Supply chain: business processes.
  11. Supply chain: electronic documents and infrastructure. Standards and their interoperability.
  12. Data encription and digital signature. Public key infrastructure. Security in e-business.
  13. Card payment in e-commerce.
  14. Application of data mining in e-business.
  15. Strategies for creating global e-business scheme. Orientation towards small and medium-size enterprises. Implementation of e-business concepts – real world case study.

Study Programmes

University graduate
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Specialization Course (3. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Specialization Course (3. semester)


Gary Schneider (2012.), Electronic Commerce, Course Technology, Inc.
Bill Ballad, Tricia Ballad, Erin Banks (2010.), Access Control, Authentication, and Public Key Infrastructure, Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Robert Petrunić; Bojan Ždrnja; Branko Spasojević; Krunoslav Antoliš (2011.), Sigurnost elektroničkog poslovanja, Algebra d.o.o.
Rick Sweeney (2010.), Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture, John Wiley & Sons

Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises

For students


ID 127436
  Winter semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning

Grading System

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
55 Acceptable