Welcome to IWIS web site!

Welcome at the web site of IWIS group at Computer Science Department of Aalborg University. The Main mission of the group is to promote, encourage, and perform high quality research, teaching, and collaboration in the areas of intelligent web and information systems. The main field of the group is Web Science and Engineering. The group is part of the Database, Programming and Web Technologies group. Currently active research areas of the group are influenced by world wide web research. The World Wide Web has had an extremely significant impact on access to information and information services. Web-based applications are influencing many domains such as business, commerce, banking and learning. The Web has simplified access to information and information services, enabling a variety of users with different backgrounds, social situations, and so on to participate. With the recent movement to Web 2.0 and collaborative co-construction of information, information grows on the World Wide Web more then ever before. World Wide Web therefore features new situation where traditional methods for information access, information processing, information retrieval, and information presentation hit their limits. The IWIS group studies and contribute with methods, tools and techniques for intelligent access to information on the Web in the above mentioned context. In particular, the focus is put on:

  • web engieering - infrastructures which allow intelligent and personalized access to information and services, information exchange and coordination of conversation between distributed services, as well as methods for building them;
  • web personalization strategies and algorithms - strategies and algorithms which take a knowledge about user and his context into account when recommending information and services;
  • information retrieval - algorithms and approaches to retrieval information on the web which includes (personalized) web search, temporal aspects of information retrieval but also extending to digital humanities.