Lamia Abo Zaid, one of the PhD students of WISE, will publically defense her PhD work on June 24, 2013. The defense will take place in room D2.01 (Promotion room) of the university (Building D - Campus Etterbeek) and starts at 13:00. The title of her work is "The Feature Assembly Approach for Modelling and Knowledge Management of Software Variability". 

Promoter is Prof. dr. Olga De Troyer

In the context of our research project on Personal Information Management, we would like to kindly ask you to participate in a survey. It is expected that you will need 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.

Our new lab member Brecht De Rooms got the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Innovation Award 2012 for his Master's Thesis entitled VolTra: A Development Environment For Extracting and Defining 3D

On September 7, 2012, our WISE PhD student Abdalghani (Abed) Mushtaha will publically defense his PhD work. The defense will take place in the  room D0.08 and starts at 16:00. The title of his work is "Towards Designing Localized Websites". 

Promoter is Prof. Olga De Troyer


Our former Bachelor student Bram Moerman together with some members of the WISE research lab has developed the ArtVis application to explore information based on advanced visualisation techniques in combination with a tangible user interface.

On March 22, 2012, our WISE collaborator Wael Al Sarraj will publically defense his PhD work. The defense will take place in the promotion room of the university, room D2.01 and starts at 16:00. The title of his work is "A usability Evaluation Framework for Web Mashup Makers for End-users". 

Promoter is Prof. Olga De Troyer

The abstract can be found here.

From the academic year 2021/2013 on (first semester), WISE is offering a new course on Next Generation User Interfaces.

The thesis proposals of the WISE research group are available on Note that these proposals are intended for our own students (VUB students). Students may also propose their own topic. In that case, contact either Prof. De Troyer or Prof. Signer.

At the 12th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE 2011) in Sydney (Australia), the paper "Transparent Mobile Querying of online RDF sources using Semantic Indexing and Caching", by WISE members William Van Woensel, Elien Paret and Olga De Troyer, together with Sven Casteleyn of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), has won the best paper award!

The paper 'Efficient Querying of Distributed RDF Sources in Mobile Settings based on a Source Index Model' by the WISE members Elien Paret, William Van Woensel, Sven Casteleyn, Beat Signer and Olga De Troyer won the MobiWIS 2011 best paper award!