We are active in basic and applied research, technology watch, creativity, and teaching. We are currently participating in research (EU/COST/Swiss funding) and industrial technology transfer projects in domains as diverse as:
- Formal models of information visualization in 3D virtual environments
- Services innovation
- Large-scale services
- Indoor positioning and navigation systems
- Services for seniors
- Mobile sensors: smartphone, smartwatch, wristband, and other wearables
- Algebraic operations for the management of knowledge resources
Our strong involvement in interdisciplinary think groups places us at the forefront of the technology watch in Information Science in Switzerland. We regularly contribute to creativity and innovation through hands-on experiments targeted at industries. We have the know-how to cover the complete lifecycle of an R&D project, from its initial idea to a fully operational prototype. By using agile development methods, we combine the advantages of fast prototyping, early involvement of users, and high-quality outcomes. Furthermore, in recent years the ISI researchers have published numerous papers in high-level international journals, conferences, and books.
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Recent Ph.D. Theses
Personalized, narrative and interactive simulation based on a rules-engine system designed to confront caregivers with personalized virtual Alzheimer's patients and to train their communicative coping strategy skills (Chauveau, L. 2020)
Self-monitoring technologies to promote healthy behavior in the long term (Randriambelonoro, M. M. 2020)
A reference model for securing IoT (Mohammed, A. 2019)
Indoor occupancy sensing with ultrasounds (Hammoud, A. 2019)
On the feasibility and privacy benefits of on-device data mining for opportunistic crowd-sensing and service self-provisioning (Fanourakis, M. 2019)
Analysis and specification of scientific knowledge visualization techniques (Daponte, V. 2019)
Un modèle sémantique basé sur les ontologies pour le partage et la réutilisabilité des itinéraires cliniques à travers le contexte (ShaRE-CP) (Bediang, G. 2019)
Organizational knowledge access: an approach based on ontology networks (Ajmi, O. 2018)
Artificial agents as social companions: design guidelines for emotional interactions (Tsiourti, C. 2018)
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