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

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group