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, 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/

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

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'.

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