Welcome @ WISE
The Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Laboratory is a research unit of the department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. WISE is headed by Professor Olga De Troyer and Professor Beat Signer.
The activities of WISE concentrate on innovative information systems, such as next generation web applications, mobile and context-aware applications, interactive paper and cross-media solutions as well as the multimodal and multi-touch interaction with these mixed-media information spaces. We develop new engineering methodologies, tools and software frameworks for the rapid prototyping and efficient realization of innovative information environments.
There is a strong emphasis on conceptual modeling and design, semantics, reasoning on designs, adaptation and personalization, localization and globalization, accessibility, and usability in general. Important technologies used in this context are Semantic Web technologies, Web 2.0 technologies, ontologies, graphical and visual design languages, and design patterns.
Official deadlines for submitting the master thesis are as follows:
Exam session of June:
June 6: submission of title page; June 16: submission of thesis
Defenses: June 27 and June 30
Exam session of August:
August 14: submission of title page; August 25: submission of thesis
Defenses: Sept 9 and Sept 8
If you want to hand in your master thesis for the exam period of January, you have to apply for this by Dec 1. The form is available on the website of the faculty:
The deadline for handing in your thesis is January 10th.
On Friday 27th September, at 17h William Van Woensel will defend his PhD entitled "Mobile, client-side context-provisioning via the decentralized and integrated querying of online semantic web data". The defense takes place in room E0.11 (building E), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, campus Etterbeek.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Computer Science
Building F, 10th floor
1050 Brussels BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 629 33 08
Fax: +32 2 629 35 25
For the contact information of the WISE members, please see the WISE members page.
For information how to come to WISE see the WISE location page.