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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 2003 2018

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

Clarinval, A., Linden, I., Wallemacq, A. & Dumas, B. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. ACM Press, 10 p.

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

Structural analysis
Social sciences

Decision Support Systems VII: Data, Information and Knowledge Visualization in Decision Support Systems

Linden, I. (ed.), Liu, S. (ed.) & Colot, C. (ed.) 2017 Springer Verlag. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; vol. 282)

Research output: Book/Report/JournalBook

Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology: with a theme on data, information and knowledge visualisation in decision making

Linden, I. (ed.), Mareschal, B. (ed.), Liu, S. (ed.), Papathanasiou, J. (ed.) & Colot, C. (ed.) 2017 197 p. (IRIT Report)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access

A Survey on Mobile Data Uses

Colot, C., Linden, I. & Baecke, P. 22 Jun 2016 In : International Journal of Decision Support System Technology. 8, 2, p. 29-49 21 p., 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobile devices
Mobile Devices
Collective Behavior
Two Dimensions

Activities 2002 2014

  • 32 Participation in conference
  • 9 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Participation to a Symposium, a study Day

20th Conference of the International Federation Of Operational Research Societies - IFORS 2014

Linden, I. (Contributor)
13 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Group Decision and Negotiation 2014

Linden, I. (Contributor)
10 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

26th European Conference on Operational Research

Linden, I. (Contributor)
1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

26th European Conference on Operational Research

Linden, I. (Member of Organizing Committee)
1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference


Analyse des réseaux sociaux: Propositions pour des études de cas

Author: Dardenne, D., 20 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Linden, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Management and business engineering

Conception et étude d'un langage de coordination

Author: Linden, I., 2002

Supervisor: Jacquet, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Computer science

On Multiplicities in Coordination Languages

Author: Darquennes, D., 7 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Jacquet, J. (Supervisor), Linden, I. (Co-Supervisor), Englebert, V. (President), Perrouin, G. (Jury), Vanhoof, W. (Jury), Zampunieris, D. (Jury) & De Vink, E. (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences


On the introduction of time in coordination languages : semantic, expressiveness and programming methodologies

Author: Linden, I., 2007

Supervisor: Jacquet, J. (Supervisor), Hainaut, J. (Jury), Vanhoof, W. (Jury), BROGI, A. (Jury) & DE VINCK, E. (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences

Quelques Propriétés des Faces et des Angles des Polytopes et de la Mesure des Convexes Compacts

Author: Linden, I., 1995

Supervisor: Lecomte, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Mathematical sciences