The Informatics Research Centre encompasses five research groups active in the areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive/interactive systems, distributed real-time systems, information systems and software systems, as well as a joint research program in information fusion that involves most of these groups. Major synergistic effects are achieved by joining these research efforts into one research center.
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 aspects of informatics are addressed in our research:
- Computational - Fundamental theory and methodology for how information is processed, represented and communicated in computer systems.
- Cognitive - How information is processed, represented and communicated in natural systems, and how humans interact with different types of information technology.Social/organizational
- Socio-technical - 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.
Who we are
The five research groups participating in the research centre are:
We have since the early 1990s followed an integrated approach to research and education in informatics that combines and integrates the various aspects of interdisciplinary field of informatics. One of the results a high degree of collaboration and co-authorship between the involved research groups.