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 hands-on experiments targeted at industry. We have the know-how to cover the complete lifecycle of a 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 the recent years the ISI researchers have published numerous papers in high-level International journals, conferences and books.


Selected publications


Recent Ph.D. Theses

Organizational knowledge access: an approach based on ontology networks (Ajmi, O. 2018)

Artificial Companions for Older Adults : Design Guidelines for Social and Emotional Interactions (Tsiourti, C. 2018)

From fall detection to stress pattern using smart devices (Kostopoulos, P. 2017)

Addressing Crucial Issues of Indoor Positioning Systems (Anagnostopoulos, G.2017)

Introducing Spatial Coverage in a Semantic Repository Model (Tardy, C. 2017)

Internet of Things & IPv6 convergence, towards a universal addressing model (Ziegler, S. 2017)

The Value Perspective in the Analysis and Design of Service Systems (Fragkidis, G. 2016)

Methods and Tools to Retrieve Reliable Health Information on the Internet (Boyer Walther, C. 2016)

Human-Factor-Based Risk Management to Improve Patient Safety (Streimelweger, B. 2016)

Analysing Smartphone Users « Inner-Self » : The Perception of Intimacy and Smartphone Usage Changes (Gustarini, M. 2016)

A Fully Decentralized Trust Management and Cooperation Incentives Framework for Wireless User-Centric Networks (Ballester Lafuente, C. 2015)

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