Information Science is a research domain which unites computer science (the enabling IT technology) and management science (users seeking effective and efficient application of IT technology). In a sense, the Information Science (IS) discipline is a response to the inability on, both practical as well as on a scientific level, to realize the envisioned success of IT applications in a straightforward way. The inherent complexities of combining technological excellence with organization design and governance is seen as a key problem area in the research efforts in our IS department.

The Information Science Group has defined its mission as 'to foster the co-evolution of the application of Information Systems in its environment to the greater benefit of the value creation of organizations, networks and society in general.'

The department has three research lines:

All three research clusters are highly interdependent, and therefore it makes sense to study them in harmony to avoid isolated views and risk sub-optimization. We foster an integrated approach where possible. New architectural measures may never achieve their full potential without support of specifically adapted business processes and governance and vice versa.