LIRIS (Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems)
The Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS), founded in 1987, coordinates research in the area of information technology and management in organizations. This research embodies: fundamental issues of information systems in organizations (dealing with concepts, models, generic methods, tools and techniques), applied research (relating general research results to specific problems and application areas), and research on the use and implications of information systems throughout society.
The research group has acquired a solid, world-wide recognized reputation in the field of management informatics, as illustrated by the various top publications in high-quality journals, research projects, presentations at well-respected conferences, the frequent organization of scientific events, and the regular editorial activities undertaken. In the area of business informatics, the group has always been a leading research team in Flanders and Belgium. The research team maintains close contacts with other research centers in the faculty, KU Leuven and other universities. LIRIS cooperates with leading international academic research centers in business information systems.
The LIRIS group also has extensive links with a network of national and international industry partners, serving either as research sponsors or facilitators for data provisioning and research validation. This cross-fertilization between fundamental research and industry practice allows to conduct research according to the domain’s motto: rigor and relevance. See e.g. the long list of LIRIS research chairs, the cooperation with industry fellows and the LIRIS Academy.
The LIRIS Faculty counts 7 professors, 2 postdocs and around 15 PhD researchers. Check out the list of research projects and grants, and an overview of completed doctoral dissertations. Important research topics are: analysis, modeling and architecture of information systems; knowledge discovery, data and process mining; architecture and infrastructure; business data, process, service, rules and decision management; information strategy.
Prof. J. Vanthienen
Faculty of Economics and Business
B-3000 Leuven - Belgium