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, 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, October 25, 2018 - 14:27

On October 19, Assoc. Prof. Naraporn Chan-o-cha, spouse of the Thai Prime Minister and Vice Chair of the Distance Learning Foundation of Thailand, paid a visit to WISE. Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer presented her and the Thai delegation, an overview of the work done in the past by WISE on e-learning and more in detail  the current work on the TICKLE project (https://wise.vub.ac.be/tickle/), aiming at the development of an ICT playful environment to tackle school burnout.

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 17:44

The WISE lab has a vacancy for a teaching assistant / PhD position in the research team of Prof. Dr. Beat Signer. The position is for a maximum duration of 6 years (3 x 2 years, with a renewal after a positive evaluation). As part of your PhD, you are expected to conduct research in the domain of Mixed Reality, Data Physicalisation or Cross-Media Information Solutions.

The expected start date is October 1, 2018 (application deadline is June 24).

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 18:15

WISE is looking for a candidate for a 10% professor position. This person will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Bachelor theses and internships of the Department Computer Science in collaboration with other members of the department. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to contribute to the research of our research group WISE. This can take the form of guiding Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, active participating in the existing research and / or setting up and seeking funding for new research projects.

A PhD in computer science is required.

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.

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.

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