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.
The WISE research group has two assistant positions available.
An assistant will spent 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:
Note that the language of instruction in the bachelor is Dutch. So being able to teach in Dutch is a requirement.
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:
As part of the Infogroep Seminars series, the Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Lab will present its ongoing research. We are looking forward to your attendance to the seminar!
Date/Time: 14.04.2016 @18:00
Our paper entitled 'Smart Study: Pen and Paper-Based E-Learning' got the Best Paper Award at the KES 2015 conference on Smart Education and E-Learning (KES-SEEL 15), which is based on the Master thesis of Dieter Van Thienen.
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.