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.
A faculty position (assistant professor, associate professor or full professor) in Computer Science (Web & Information Systems) is available in the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
The candidate is expected to reinforce the research of the WISE Lab (http://wise.vub.ac.be) by initiating and conducting research in a field that is related but complementary to the WISE lab's current research. The current research of WISE is situated in the domain of innovative information systems, with special focus on Serious Games and on Cross-Media Information Spaces and Architectures. Within this research, the emphasis is on conceptual modelling, design techniques and methods, context-awareness and adaptivity, as well as usability and includes the development of engineering methodologies, software tools and software frameworks for these domains.
Special preference will be given to candidates with expertise in a sub-discipline of data science, such as data visualization, data analytics, data security, data mining, or data modelling. Fundamental research as well as data science research applied in domains such as HCI, (serious) games or recommender systems, is eligible.
Applying before May 4, 2015.
The research group WISE at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) is looking for a researcher to strengthen the research team working on the DART project. The objective of the DART project is to develop and evaluate methods and techniques to support context-aware recommendation in business intelligence scenarios. An important component is to enhance the user experience by designing and evaluating visualizations that give the user insight into the rationale of such recommendations.
For more information see: http://wise.vub.ac.be/sites/default/files/ResearchPositionDART2015.pdf
The research group WISE at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) is looking for a researcher to strengthen the serious games research team working on the Friendly-ATTAC project (http://www.friendlyattac.be/en/). The Friendly-ATTAC project aims at developing serious games against cyber bullying.
For more information see: http://wise.vub.ac.be/sites/default/files/ResearchPositionSeriousGames2015.pdf
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.
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.