What is informatics?

For us informatics is the science that addresses how information is represented, processed and communicated in artificial and natural systems, and how such systems are developed in order to achieve usable and effective applications and solutions.

The following perspectives are addressed in our research:

  • computational aspects: fundamental theory and methodology for how information is processed, represented and communicated in computer systems
  • cognitive aspects: how information is processed, represented and communicated in natural systems, and how humans interact with different types of information technology
  • socio-technical aspects: how IT systems are used and developed IT systems are used and developed to ensure usability for individuals, organizations, or society

The integration of these aspects is essential for achieving usable and effective applications and systems.