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, Prof. Dr. Beat Signer and Prof. Dr. Jan Hidders. 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 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

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 18:05

The VUB university library now offers a MOOC (free online course) to improve your basic research skills (searching, citing, plagiarism, ...).

There is a Dutch version and an English version of the onlice course which can be found at  biblio.vub.ac.be/mooc/ (NL) and biblio.vub.ac.be/mooc/eng (ENG).

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:16

The public PhD defence of Pejman Sajjadi will take place on Monday April 24 at 16:00h in Auditorium D.2.01. Title of the thesis is "Individualizing Learning Games: Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligence in Player-Centered Game Design".

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:15

Start it @kbc, the largest incubator of Belgium, selected 38 start-ups out of as many as 143 business proposals. The start-up of Jente Rosseel, Elewa, is one of them. Jente started with the development of the software for Elewa during his studies and is now writing his master thesis on the topic under the supervision of Prof. Olga De Troyer of WISE. For the business aspects he was coached by Prof. Marc Goldchstein from the Technological Entrepreneurship Department of the VUB.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:15

The public PhD defence of Ahmed A.O Tayeh will take place on October 21 at 17:00 in D.2.01. Title of the thesis: A Dynamically Extensible Cross-Document Link Service

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:14

The WISE research group has two assistant positions available. 

An assistant will spend around half of his/her time to teaching (exercises for bachelor and master courses, assisting with labs, projects and theses). The other half should be spent to research. The candidate is expected to work on a PhD.

A Master in Computer Science, Master in Mathematics with a minor or specialization in Computer Science, or Master in Engineering with a minor or specialization in Computer Science is required.

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