Communications and Society

Subject description


  • Communication services and the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the economic development and gross domestic product (GDP)
  •  Information literacy (the ability and knowledge of the use of  communication devices, services, software tools and  multimedia services as academic / scientific source …)
  • Socio-geographical and sociological aspects /consequences of the mass distribution of ICT and communication services
  • The architecture and operation of telecommunication and multimedia systems
  • ICT as a key technology for the creation of sustainable low-carbon society and sustainable development
  • The Future Internet
  • Convergence of ICT and other branches (energy, health, public administration, tourism, transport systems, …)
  • ICT as a carrier of major changes in the school system (e-Education)
  • The use of ICT in disadvantaged social groups (disabled, elderly, socially disadvantaged people, ill …)
  • The properties and characteristics of the use and communication via social networks (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter …)
  • Interactivity and user aspects of modern ICT services
  • ICT and entrepreneurship, and examples of globally successful projects

Information literacy (the ability and knowledge of the use of  communication devices, services, software tools and  multimedia services as academic / scientific source …)

  • Information security
  • Multimedia based education
  • Analysis of communication flows
  • The configuration of user equipment
  • Excursion (communications operator, MMC, air traffic control center, home IRIS …)

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Overview of ICT systems and societal impacts of the technological development. Analysis of the impact of technologies on the economy and society, basics of information literacy. Introduction to the basic concepts in telecommunications and multimedia, understanding of the functioning of ICT systems in terms of architectures and technologies used. The most important examples of the use of ICT services and verticals.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, demonstrations, practical, tutorial and laboratory work, excursions.

Expected study results

Understanding of important issues relating to the operation of ICT and its impact on the daily lives of end users. Knowledge of the most important services and a basic understanding of technology aspects. Mastering the key skills for successful use of communication services and ICT in study and business purposes and a successful career.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Mitra, S., G. Bhatnagar , S. Mehta, Introduction to Multimedia Systems, Academic Press, 2001, 300 str., ISBN: 0-12500-452-4
  2. Georgios Tselentis, Towards the Future Internet: A European Research Perspective, IOS Press, 2009
  3. Ovidiu Vermesan & Peter Friess,  Internet of Things – Global Technological and Societal Trends, River Publishers, 2011
  4. Nagy Hanna,   E-Transformation: Enabling New Development Strategies, Springer, 2010
  5. Cheryl Rickman, The Digital Business Start-Up Workbook,  Wiley, 2012

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