LIST ITIS department


The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has as objective to support the digital transformation of organisations, with a focus on the role of digital ‘big data’ for improving the performance of: Processes, Infrastructures and People

Its experts arrange numerous multi-disciplinary skills for optimal R&D realisations on IT-enabled business services, service system architectures quality, information intensive service, data and business analytics, collaborative learning and decision support.


Distributed Systems Architectures

  • IT Services oriented architectures
  • Distributed architectures and multi-agents’ systems
  • Interfaces and communication between IT applications
  • Mobiles and ambient infrastructures
  • Wireless and mobile data communication, incl. satellite communications

Critical Information Management in Data Intensive Systems

  • IT/IS systems and data/information security and privacy
  • Protection strategies for critical information
  • Techniques and tools to search, analyse and manage formal and informal information
  • Knowledge modelling and ontologies
  • Business analytics and artificial intelligence

Data Sciences

  • Data analytics and (explainable) Artificial Intelligence 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Knowledge modelling and ontologies 
  • Visual Analytics 
  • Scalability issues in data sciences
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Combining data-driven and physics-based modelling in complex problem solving. 

Cognitive systems

  • Human-Computer Interaction 
  • (Large-scale) Visualisation 
  • Personalisation of services 
  • User Interfaces Design 
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality 
  • Situational Awareness 
  • Engineering and management of collaborative learning • Assessment environments. 


ESA, SES, HITEC Luxembourg, LuxSpace, Cybercultus


  • TRANSCOMAS (ERDF Interreg) - Creating a cross-border Network of AeroSpace Measure and Control facilities, to allow interested Space actors to benchmark their products and services and thus to improve fulfilment of highly requesting requirements of the Aerospace sector.
  • CARLINK (Celtic) - developing an intelligent wireless traffic service platform between cars supported by wireless transceivers beside the road. The primary applications are real-time local weather data, urban transport traffic management, and urban information broadcasting. Cars (using SAT based location services) have integrated wireless transceivers to communicate with base stations located beside the road. In addition, cars may also communicate between each other as members of an ad-hoc network. Base stations provide real-time information (e.g. local weather) to the cars driving past. At the same time, cars gather real-time data (weather, traffic density) and deliver this information back to base stations.
  • DG-Trac (ESA) – Dangerous Goods Tracking & Tracing Feasibility study on a tracking and tracing system for dangerous goods transport in the medical sector.
  • SENSA (ESA) (participating) – Sustainable, Environmental and Safe Tourism in Protected Areas Safety services and real-time touristic information for travellers in protected parks in South Africa. SENSA uses satellite trackers with other networks and dedicated mobile applications to help the tourists connect in all situations with the parks authorities.
  • DMSS (ESA) (participating) – Advanced data analytics and visualisation of spacecraft telemetry data (joint project with KU Leuven). 
  • Publimape (FNR) (participating) – Publimape analyzes the semantic and the quality of data contributed on the social networks, focusing on multimodal content in social platforms, notably tweets featuring both text and picture. It develop a tool chain for building operational knowledge and using it for the monitoring of major environmental event and crisis. The project includes the test of the novel approach on a real-scale pilot use-case consisting in a major flood event. (joint project with Remote Sensing Group of LIST). 

Last update