Leader of the group Distributed and Interactive Systems: Pablo Santiago César Garcia.

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Our research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. We address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people, and devices. We use recognised scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.

 We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as wearable technology and smart textiles, immersive media, and languages and infrastructures. Distributed and Interactive Systems is an outward-looking research group, and we enjoy a number of fruitful partnerships with companies and organisations in the areas of creative industries and smart cities.

Our group transfers knowledge through scientific publications, standards bodies, open-source implementations and consultancy. We pride ourselves on pushing boundaries, leading the way for others to follow.



Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award for Jan Willem Kleinrouweler at TVX 2017

Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award for Jan Willem Kleinrouweler at TVX 2017

On 14 June Jan Willem Kleinrouweler of CWI’s DIS group has been awarded with the Best Paper Award at the the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video (TVX 2017) . He received the award for his paper “Enhancing Over-the-Top Video Streaming Quality with DASH Assisting Network Elements”.

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DIS at CHI 2017

DIS at CHI 2017

The Distributed and Interactive Systems group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will be present at CHI 2017 showcasing their research on social media and semantics, and smart textiles and environments. CWI contributes with a long and a WiP papers, an interactivity demo, and a workshop paper.

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Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • PPS Automotive
  • Overeenkomst met Xinhua Network(deel 2): Cooperation of Industry Doctor (PPS Xinhua Network (deel 2))
  • An end-to-end system for the production and delivery of photorealistic social immersive virtual reality experiences (VRTogether)

Related partners

  • i2CAT
  • Xinhua Network
  • Artanim
  • TNO