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. The research of WISE focuses on innovative information systems, including next generation cross-media solutions and their use in information science, data physicalisationcontext-aware IoT systemspersonal information management or human-computer interaction.

The WISE lab further investigates human-computer interaction aspects for those data-driven 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 modelling languages as well as design patterns. Important application domains are web applications, augmented and virtual reality, serious games and e-learning.

Latest News & Announcements

Our publication "Individualization in Serious Games: A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Aspects of the Players to Adapt to" by Pejman Sajjadi, Ahmed Ewais, and Olga De Troyer received the Best Paper of 2023 Award of the Elsevier Entertainment Computing journal. 

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?

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to work in our research project on 'Real-Time Cross-Media Data Exploration and Analysis for Next-Generation Knowledge Workers'! Application deadline: open until filled   Details about the vacancy

A new Strategic Research Programme Growth Funding project (SRP 92) on Real-Time Cross-Media Data Exploration and Analysis for Next Generation Knowledge Workers has recently been granted.

The public PhD defence of Renny Lindberg is going to take place on July 8 at 15:00 in auditorium D.0.08.  The defence can also be followed through a live stream using this link. The title of the thesis is: Design Recommendations for Social Engagement Platforms: Towards Enhanced Technology Adoption by Elderly People and Long-Term Engagement.  

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