Can Mobile Computing Help Reverse the Decline in Informatics Studies?

  • D. Vitkute-Adzgauskiene
  • V.V. Fomin
Conference paper


In this work we analyse the factors leading to the decline of popularity of traditional Computer Science / Informatics study programmes as observed in Europe and the U.S. We further examine the possible directions for improving the Informatics curricula to reverse the downturn trend. Finally, we report on the first positive experience of including Mobile Computing related topics into the Informatics study programme with resulting increase in students’ interest.


Mobile Computing Management Information System Ubiquitous Computing Mobile Service Mobile Phone User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Vitkute-Adzgauskiene
    • 1
  • V.V. Fomin
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of InformaticsVytautas Magnus UniversityKaunasLithuania

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