About WISE

The Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Lab is a research unit of the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is headed by Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer, Prof. Dr. Beat Signer and Prof. Dr. Jan Hidders. The activities of WISE concentrate on innovative information systems such as next generation web applications, context-aware applications and cross-media information spaces.

The WISE lab further investigates human-computer interaction aspects for those systems, such as interactive paper and cross-media solutions, data physicalisation as well as multimodal and multi-touch interaction. We develop new engineering methodologies, tools and software frameworks for the rapid prototyping and efficient realisation of innovative information environments.

There is a strong emphasis on conceptual modelling and design, reasoning on designs, localisation and globalisation, adaptation and personalisation, accessibility and usability in general. Important technologies used in this context are graphical and visual design languages, domain-specific modeling languages as well as design patterns. Important application domains are web applications, augmented and virtual reality, serious games and e-learning.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 13:44

Dit is een positie voor 3 x 2 jaar (met 2 tussentijdse evaluaties). In die tijd wordt er verwacht dat er doctoraatsonderzoek wordt verricht. Daarnaast dient men oefeningen, practica en projecten te begeleiden van Bachelor- en Mastervakken aangeboden door de onderzoeksgroep WISE (zoals bijv. logica, object-gericht modelleren, gebruikersinterfaces, conceptueel modelleren en ontwerpmethoden), alsook het mee begeleiden van bachelor- en masterproeven.

Voorziene startdatum is 1 oktober 2018. Studenten die dit jaar afstuderen kunnen zich kandidaat stellen.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:10

Date: 26.3.2018
Time: 18:15
Location: E.0.06

The WISE research group will present its research and potential topics for Bachelor and Master's theses in a seminar organised by infogroep. Feel free to join the presentation in order to get more information about the different research activities of the WISE lab.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 18:19

The public PhD defence of Sandra Trullemans will take place on February 27 at 17:00 in D.2.01. Title of the thesis: Enabling and Informing the Design of Cross-Media Personal Information Management Solutions

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:53

Date: 2.2.2018
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: PL9.3.31

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:23

Date: 11.12.2017
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: F.10.720

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