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Isabelle Linden is a Professor in Information Management at the at the University of Namur (UNamur). Previously, Isabelle Linden studied Mathematics (University of Liege - ULg), Philosophy (ULg) and Computer Science (University of Namur). She got her Ph.D. in Computer Science with a thesis on temporal coordination languages. From 2001 to 2009, she was a member of the CoordiNam Team at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Namur and was engaged in research into coordination languages as well as expert systems. Currently, her interrest is focussed on decision support systems, information management and business intelligence.

Having a keen interest in modes of knowledge representation and reasoning, as well as the techniques to understand, formalize and structure them, Isabelle Linden is developing a research program aiming to invent and develop new methods of analysis and decision support.
At the heart of decision making are knowledge, its articulation in reasoning and the issue of its acquisition, especially when it is only available in poorly structured forms. Isabelle Linden has explored these questions in different contexts: legal texts related to estate planning and calculation of inheritance (SEPlanS and Proceplans Research Projects and the Casubel software), as well as expert knowledge for exception handling in processes of the logistic chain (BEM Project). She also studies the modeling of data-centric coordination mechanisms (Bach language) and the transformation of data into knowledge within Business Intelligence (BI) platforms.

In recent months, adopting an analytical perspective supported by interactive visualisations in dashboard-like displays, she has been questioning how novel visualisations could support and generate text analysis in a way that does not reduce the sense but preserves polysemy, evocation and intertextuality.

Areas of expertise

  • Knowledge Modeling, Acquisition and Management
  • Decision Support Systems, Business Information Systems
  • Information Management, Intelligent Systems
  • Coordination Languages and Models
  • Formal Methods and Programming Methodologies
  • Concurrent Programming and Distributed System


Ph.D. in Computer Science (FUNDP 2007)
Master in Computer Science (FUNDP 2002)
Master in Philosophy (ULg 1999)
Master in Mathematics (ULg 1995)


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Namur

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Projects 2002 2019

Research Output 1999 2019

An on-line platform for supporting DSS-research collaboration (EWG-DSS Collab-Net Version 5)

Turet, J., Moura, J., Cabral Seixas Costa, A. P., Dargam, F., Zaraté, P. & Linden, I., May 2019, EmC-ICDSST 2019 5th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology: Decision Support Systems: Main Developments & Future Trends. Abreu Freitas, P. S., Dargam, F., Ribeiro, R., Moreno Jimenez, J. M. & Papathanasiou, J. (eds.). Toulouse, p. 186-192

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Special Issue on Decision Support System Technology

Ploskas, N. (ed.), Delias, P. (ed.) & Linden, I. (ed.), 2019, In : International Journal of Decision Support System Technology. 11, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Decision Support Systems VIII: Sustainable Data-Driven and Evidence-Based Decision Support

Dargam, F. (ed.), Delias, P. (ed.), Linden, I. (ed.) & Mareschal, B. (ed.), 2018, Springer Verlag. 190 p. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; vol. 313)

Research output: Book/Report/JournalBook

decision support system

DSS Research Collaboration in the EWG-DSS

Turet, J., Moura, J., Cabral, A. P., Dargam, F., Zaraté, P. & Linden, I., 2018, p. 116. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Evoq: a Visualization Tool to Support Structural Analysis of Text Documents

Clarinval, A., Linden, I., Wallemacq, A. & Dumas, B., 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. ACM Press, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Structural analysis
Social sciences

Activities 2002 2020

Journées Francophones Extraction et Gestion des Connaissances

Etienne Cuvelier (Organiser), Isabelle Linden (Organiser), Christian Colot (Organiser), Monique Noirhomme (Organiser)
27 Jan 202031 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

FOCUS Research Seminar

Wim Vanhoof (Organiser), Jean-Marie Jacquet (Organiser), Manel Barkallah (Member of Organizing Committee), Gonzague Yernaux (Member of Organizing Committee), Pierre-Yves Schobbens (Member of Organizing Committee), James Jerson Ortiz Vega (Member of Organizing Committee), Moussa Amrani (Member of Organizing Committee), Isabelle Linden (Member of Organizing Committee), Christian Colot (Member of Organizing Committee)
6 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Federal University of Pernambuco

Isabelle Linden (Visiting researcher)
4 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch/Teaching in a external institution

Business Intelligence et Modélisation Conceptuelle de Datawarehouses

Isabelle Linden (Speaker)
24 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

IRIT Institut de Recherche Informatique

Isabelle Linden (Visiting researcher)
29 Sep 20194 Oct 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch/Teaching in a external institution


Analyse des réseaux sociaux: Propositions pour des études de cas

Author: Dardenne, D., 20 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Linden, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Management

Conception d'une solution de Business Intelligence: étude d'un cas réel

Author: Lopez Ruiz, L., 27 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Jureta, I. (Supervisor) & Linden, I. (Co-Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Business Engineering Professional focus in Data Science


Conception et étude d'un langage de coordination

Author: Linden, I., 2002

Supervisor: Jacquet, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science

Essays in Econophysics and Applied Econometrics: Modeling Complexity in Finance

Author: Dahlqvist, C., 4 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Gnabo, J. (Supervisor), Linden, I. (President), Béreau, S. (External person) (Co-Supervisor), Saerens, M. (Jury), Lambiotte, R. (Jury) & Castiaux, A. (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Economics and Business Management


Étude des moteurs à la résistance aux nouvelles technologies dans le domaine des soins de santé: Étude du cas LHL

Author: Franche, J., 18 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Linden, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Business Engineering Professional focus in Analytics & Digital Business