Currently, humans communicate and interact by means of the new technologies designated for social use. The structure of social computing incorporates systems that facilitate both group and individual communication between citizens.

Investigations on social computing give support to the communication systems between users. Moreover, this allows both sides to obtain information for greater benefit; information technology provides us with the data required to satisfy the needs of the users.

The BISITE Research Group works on a line of research to create platforms for easy communication; to generate structures that give security to the transferred information; to maintain the privacy of users etc. Our research is concentrated especially on systems used for interaction between humans and agents. Human-agent teams are those that collaborate together to help organizations achieve their objectives.

The two most important projects developed by BISITE are:

  • The DOYFE Project: Flag Solutions and BISITE collaborate in this project, aiming to develop a system that prevents fraud in digital documents. Thanks to this project it will be possible to interact continually with systems in order to verify the security of communication. This means that DOYFE will guarantee reliability in online communications and shopping.
  • Proyecto PIAR: The prime concern of the PIAR project is to stop cybercrime in marketing and advertising campaigns. To this end, it ensures the protection of each security level and intends to prevent possible dangers. Influencers are impeded from entering freely any type of media or campaign.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.