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.
In the context of a research project we are doing a survey on how and why people annotate paper maps. It is expected that you will need 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. Please feel free to forward the link to any of your colleagues.
The survey can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/o96pcvv
We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Our paper 'A Unified Communication Platform for Enriching and Enhancing Presentations with Active Learning Components' got the best paper award at ICALT 2014.
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.
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.