An ICT Project Case Study from Education: A Technology Review for a Data Engineering Pipeline

  • Ioana CiuciuEmail author
  • Augusta Bianca Ene
  • Cosmin Lazar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 353)


The paper presents a brief technology survey of existing tools to implement data ingestion pipelines in a classical Data Science project. Given the emergent nature of technologies and the challenges associated with any Big Data project, we propose to identify and discuss the main components of a data pipeline, from a data engineering perspective. The data pipeline is showcased with a case study from an ICT university project, where several teams of master students competed towards designing and implementing the best solution for a manufacturing data pipeline. The project proposes a research-based multidisciplinary approach to education, aiming at empowering students with a novel role in the process of learning, that of knowledge creators. Therefore, on the one hand, the paper discusses the main components of a Big Data pipeline and on the other hand it shows how these components are addressed and implemented within a concrete ICT project from education, realized in tight relation with the IT industry.


Big Data Data pipeline Research-informed education ICT project management Virtual teams Collaborative work 



The present study was realized within the Advanced Fellowships 2018 offered by the STAR-UBB Institute from the Babes-Bolyai University [17]. The sensors and manufacturing use case were provided by Robert Bosch SRL. Romania.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Babes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Robert Bosch SRL.Cluj-NapocaRomania

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