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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 18:15

The Research Group of In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher (m/f) to support its experimental research in the context of a recently granted Interdisciplinary Research Program with the WISE research group and the research group LSTS. WISE will develop new computational approaches to gather and maintain toxicity data; LSTS will deal with the legal and ethical issues of the project.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 13:50

Thanks to the generous support of the Francqui Foundation, the Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is happy to present a lecture series by the 2020 Francqui Chair holder in Computer Science Prof. Dr. Jean Vanderdonckt, hosted by Prof. Dr.

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

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