Web & Information Systems Engineering Lab

WISE (Web & Information Systems Engineering) lab
Web & Information Systems Engineering Lab

The Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Laboratory is a research unit of the department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and was founded in 1998 by Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer. The WISE lab is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Beat Signer and Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer.

The activities of WISE concentrate on innovative information (data) systems such as big data solutions, 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 visualisations, 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 (UX) 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 big data systems, web applications, augmented and virtual reality, serious games and e-learning.

More details can be found on the website of the Web and Information Systems Engineering Lab.