Research in information science covers a vast thematic field that is constantly expanding through its contacts with other disciplines and the socio-economic world.

Areas of research are evolving and diversifying both at the core of the discipline and at the interfaces.

Research areas at the heart of information science...

  • Fundamental computing and algorithms;
  • Data and knowledge sciences;
  • Security and information protection;
  • Networks and systems (communicating objects, distributed computing);
  • Signal, image and language processing;
  • Autonomous and interactive systems (robotics, human-machine interaction, modelling, control and observation of systems);
  • Systems-on-chips and embedded systems.

... and at interfaces with other disciplines

Interdisciplinarity is at the core of the INS2I's activities. New research directions are emerging at the interfaces with other disciplines and can actually become sub-disciplines in their own right with their own research objects as in the case of bioinformatics. The following areas are already being worked on using a multidisciplinary approach:

  • Bioinformatics;
  • Computing for astronomy;
  • Quantum computation models;
  • Brain modelling;
  • Cognition and interaction;
  • Factories of the future and industrial process modelling;
  • Cities of the future and support and support systems for complex decision-making.


INS2I Thematic reports

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