IMU is a multi-disciplinary unit engaged in research and technology development activities in Information Technology Management

Our mission is to enable the development of knowledge-driven organisations. We design, develop and validate innovative models, methods and tools that leverage the creation, sharing and use of information and knowledge at the individual, team, organisational and inter-organisational levels.

Since its establishment IMU contributed actively in fifty three (53) research and development projects:

  • Forty five (45) projects were completed during the 1997-2017 period

  • Eight (8) projects are active during the 2018-2020 period

The total funding of IMU since 1997 exceeds 14,0 million euros.

The life-cycle of our research activities includes:

IMU Research

  • Theory building with conceptual frameworks and mathematical models
  • Design, prototyping and development of IT systems
  • Redesign and performance management of structures and processes
  • Experimentation and evaluation with case studies and field experiments
  • Technology and know-how transfer in order to build long-lasting impact

The technologies we work with include

Our application domains are:

Knowledge and Semantic technologies

  • Ontology engineering and management
  • Knowledge discovery, sharing and exchange
  • Linked Data Management and the Web of Data
  • Text mining and Latent Semantic Analysis
  • Personalization and Recommender Systems
  • Context awareness and Situation management

Digital Enterprise Systems

  • Virtual enterprises and virtual organizations
  • Production and service operations and supply chain management
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Workflow management and cross-organizational collaboration
  • Consumer behavior management
  • Healthcare Information Systems

Service and Process Engineering

  • Business process modeling, management and integration
  • Event-driven and context-aware business processes
  • Service modeling, analysis and design
  • Semantic web services
  • Cloud service management and composition
  • Value Creation in Service Systems

Electronic Governance Systems

  • E-government portals, G2B and G2C systems
  • Public service quality management
  • E-participation and e-consultation
  • Citizen engagement and policy modeling
  • Smart cities and urban digital systems
  • Sustainable infrastructure systems: energy, water, transport

Decision Management

  • Mathematical programming, simulation and optimisation
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Probabilistic, fuzzy and linguistic techniques
  • Predictive business analytics
  • Information aggregation and prediction markets
  • Crowdsourcing and human computation

Collaborative and Social Systems

  • Social Semantic Desktops
  • Human capital and competence management
  • E-Learning and Knowledge Management
  • Collaborative software engineering
  • Idea management and Open innovation
  • Social and Collective Intelligence