The Intertwining of Knowledge Domains
The emphasis on two distinct but strongly related areas of interest highly determines the division of the research domain that resorts under the chairs within Information Science in Utrecht:
Life cycle of information:
- The chair Electronic Document Technology and Information Systems is involved
with modeling and creating information, presenting this using exchange languages
like SGML and XML, and with multimedial publishing.
Interaction and communication processes:
- The chair Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Information Technology and Information Systems focuses on the way in which knowledge and goals are represented to enable the ICT-mediated interaction
between the individual user and the system as well as the communication among users.
- The chair Organization and Information applies itself to the deployment, use and management of information, especially where the facilitating and innovating role of ICT within and between organizations is concerned.
- The chair IC-Technology and -management is aimed at
social aspects and the (inter)national policies regarding use and deployment of
ICT. Specifically issues concerning regularization, standardization and technological policies as well as electronic services of the public government are of interest.
The CCKE and the chairs of Information Science are responsible for the development and implementation of two master programs Content and Knowledge Engineering and Business Informatics.