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 and Prof. Dr. Beat Signer. 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

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 16:08

A press article about our research on MindXpres and next generation presentation solutions has been published in DataNews: VUB-onderzoeker ontwikkelde volledig nieuwe presentatiesoftware: 'Er gaat te veel tijd verloren met PowerPoint'.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 13:58

The WISE lab has a vacancy for a PhD/teaching assistant position in the research team of Prof. Dr. Beat Signer. The position is for a maximum duration of 6 years.

The expected start date is October 1, 2019 (application deadline is August 11). Details about the vacancy

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 20:31

We are looking for PostDoc researchers in the domain of Dynamic Data Physicalisation, Interactive Paper and Augmented Reality as well as Personal Cross-Media Information Management: https://www.vub.ac.be/en/research/msca-if-research-area-sciences-bioengineering-sciences#web-&-information-systems-engineering

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 detailĀ  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).

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