In spite of the fact that Information Science Utrecht has only existed for a short while, it has succeeded in setting up a number of interesting projects over the full breadth of its knowledge domain:
Intensive collaboration with TNO-Human Factors (TNO-Technische Menskunde or TNO-TM, Soesterberg)
- Collaboration with TNO-TM has been realized in the area of usability engineering, as well as of agents and web navigation, among others through a doctoral dissertation project 'Personal Assistant for Mobile Web Services'. Especially targeted here are the development of and architecture for the realization of agents that offer support in navigating Web-based services.
- An IOP MMI research request in this same area, among others in collaboration with TNO-TM, the Technical University Twente, the RABO bank and Robeco has recently been funded.
- A second doctoral dissertation project in collaboration with TNO-TM 'Development of a Cognitive
Model for Navigating the Web' has started
- In addition, we participated in IOP research projects (e.g. in a project 'Mental Models of
Incidental Human-Machine Interaction' with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with Prof dr van der Veer in collaboration with the Revenue Service, and OCE).
Structural collaboration with the SGML/XML Users Group Holland has a long history that goes back to the appointment of a "special"
professor (Gert van der Steen) financed by the Users Group in 2000. Today our students have the privilige of a free
membership of the Users Group. See: Student membership.
Furthermore, within the framework of Information Scienceís educational opportunities, intensive
contacts are maintained with some companies, e.g.:
- CAP Gemini Ernst & Young
- AMEV/Fortis, Accenture, Baan
These contacts will be developed into masterís thesis or doctoral dissertation research, with or without co-financing.