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. Beat Signer and Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer. 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, tangible holograms 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.

Latest News & Announcements

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 12:24

On August 20 (2021) Jan Maushaugen publicly defended his PhD on Mobile Playful Learning Environments. A news article appeared on VUB Today, in Het Nieuwsblad, Het Belang van Limburg, Bruzz, Het Laatste Niews, and different other newssites.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 20:29

Professor Beat Signer has recently been interviewed for the ACM SIGWEB Newsletter. The complete interview is available at https://wise.vub.ac.be/publication/interview-beat-signer.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 18:00

Are you interested in a Marie Sklodowska Curie PostDoc position in the domain of Dynamic Data Physicalisation, Interactive Paper and Augmented Reality or Personal Cross-Media Information Management?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 18:06

The public PhD defence of Audrey Sanctorum is going to take place on July 13 at 16:00. Title of the thesis: eSPACE: Conceptual Foundations for End-User Authoring of Cross-Device and Internet of Things Applications

Details: https://wise.vub.ac.be/~asanctor/PhD-defense

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:59

The WISE research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) together with Innoty, an expert in innovative solutions for daily tasks, are looking for a highly motivated candidate for an internship and Baekeland PhD scholarship.

Application deadline: July 31, 2020
Expected start date: September 2020 (or as soon as possible)

Details about the vacancy

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