Research Activities of the Institute of Informatics

Research Activities of the Institute of Informatics

 Research at the Institute of Informatics is carried out in the fields of information systems, computer science and ICT. One of our colleagues has a doctoral degree of the Hungarian Academy of Science and eighteen additional colleagues are holders of candidate’s degree or Ph.D. degree. Students of the Business Information Systems doctoral program are also actively involved in the research activities of the Institute.

 Research strengths of the Institutes include:

  • Electronic Commerce and Electronic Governance
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Security and IT Audit
  • Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses and Data Mining
  • ERP, Application Integration and SOA
  • Electronic Supply Chain Management
  • E-learning and Mobile Learning
  • Process Management, Process Modeling, Process Design and Improvement, Semantic Process Management
  • Knowledge Management, Intelligent Systems, Ontology-based Applications
  • Policy Modeling
  • Future Internet
  • Autonomous Software Agents

 Our activities cover a wide spectrum of research areas and the Institute vigorously pursue joint research projects with industry, academia, and governmental institutions. Our colleagues have remarkable research results in testing and improving ABS algorithms, establishing the bio-informatics foundation of medical biology, scheduling resource constraint projects, analysing the effects of ICT on the stability of economy systems and in the fields of supply chain management, data warehouses, business intelligence, IT service management, IT auditing, e-business, entertainment application and virtual words, as well.

The Institute successfully participates in international research and developments projects, as well. First of all, the Institute is traditionally active in electronic government related projects. Recently we were involved in Ubipol (Ubiquitous Participation Platform for Policy Making; ICT-2009.7.3 (ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling), 2009-2013). Ubipol project aimed to develop a ubiquitous platform, that allows citizens be involved in policy making processes regardless their current locations and time. Knowledge management is another field, where our colleagues have successfully participated both in theory and practice oriented innovation projects (e.g.: SAKE: “Semantic enabled Agile Knowledge-based E-government” FP6 IST STREP). Special emphasis is placed on the exploitation of these research results in diverse fields, such as the development of adaptive educational systems, ontology-based competence management systems and mobile learning solutions (e.g. MOTILL „Mobile Technologies in Lifelong Learning: best practices” NLLS – Transversal programme – Key Activity1: Policy Cooperation and Innovation of the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013).

It is also a crucial part of our research mission to expand the research network of the Institute and closely collaborate with other universities and research units. The cLINK Erasmus Mundus program (Centre of excellence for Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge) started in 2012 provides a great opportunity to host guest professors and Ph.D students from numerous Asian universities. In addition to the incoming mobility our new FUSION project offers us mobility opportunities to the participating Asian countries. The organization and hosting of the “ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling” workshop by the Institute was also a good chance for networking. The Institute also participates in the work of a European consortium that is responsible for the preparation of future Internet, cloud computing and „Trust in Digital Life” programmes in the frames of EU FP8. The Institute collaborate with numerous domestic and international corporations and trade associations (like IBM, Microsoft, IQSYS, etc.) in order to effectively exploit all research results.