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 dr. Olga De Troyer and Professor dr. Beat Signer.
The activities of WISE concentrate on innovative information systems, such as next generation web applications, context-aware applications, and mixed-media information spaces, as well as human-computer interaction aspects for those systems, such as interactive paper and cross-media solutions as well as the multimodal and multi-touch interaction. We develop new engineering methodologies, tools and software frameworks for the rapid prototyping and efficient realization of these 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, domain specific modeling languages, and design patterns.
Jente Rosseel, master student of WISE, selected as member of the Start it-community by Start it @kbc, the largest incubator of Belgium.
Start it @kbc, the largest incubator of Belgium, selected 38 start-ups out of as many as 143 business proposals. The start-up of Jente Rosseel, Elewa, is one of them. Jente started with the development of the software for Elewa during his studies and is now writing his master thesis on the topic under the supervision of Prof. Olga De Troyer of WISE. For the business aspects he was coached by Prof. Marc Goldchstein from the Technological Entrepreneurship Department of the VUB.
Start it @kbc will accompany the start-up to achieve its business and the team can benefit from the different services offered by Start it @kbc.
The press release can be found on https://startitkbc.prezly.com/start-it-kbc-stelt-nieuwe-lichting-start-ups-voor-en-onthult-ambities-2017.
More information on Elewa can be found on http://elewa.co.ke/. Elewa means "To understand." Jente and his business partner believe in a meaningful and enjoyable education for everyone. Therefore, they help schools deliver high quality education. They empower teachers and simplify educational processes.
The public PhD defence of Ahmed A.O Tayeh will take place on October 21 at 17:00 in D.2.01. Title of the thesis: A Dynamically Extensible Cross-Document Link Service
The WISE research group has two assistant positions available.
An assistant will spend around half of his/her time to teaching (exercises for bachelor and master courses, assisting with labs, projects and theses). The other half should be spent to research. The candidate is expected to work on a PhD.
A Master in Computer Science, Master in Mathematics with a minor or specialization in Computer Science, or Master in Engineering with a minor or specialization in Computer Science is required.
One position will be in the context of Adaptive or Intelligent Serious Games, or Serious Game Analytics, the other position will be in the context of Large Scale Data Analytics.
More information on the vacancy as well as how to apply (deadline June 28, 2016) can be found on:
The thesis topics for 2016-2017 are now online and can be found here.
After the publication of an article on the KES 2015 conference on Smart Education and E-Learning about his master thesis (and which received the best paper award), a Spanish journalist contacted Dieter Van Thienen for more information. Now the article of the journalist has been published in the Spanish media:
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.