The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is a young university. From its foundation, twenty years ago, the UCLM has grown at high rate attracting qualified human resources and providing to the people in the region with high education skills. The UCLM has nowadays four Campus with 37 buildings in them, integrating 27 academic departments offering 47 qualifications. And more than two thousand researchers work in the UCLM increasingly achieving greater success in European, national, and regional programmes of scientific research and technological development. The UCLM has two peculiar features: a) it is multi-disciplinary, undertaking work in practically all branches of knowledge; and b) its activities are very wide-ranging, embracing the spectrum from basic research to technological development.
At the UCLM, a stable group of professors and foreign visiting professors collaborate in both teaching and research. Nowadays, more than two thousand researchers work in the UCLM achieving greater success in European, national, and regional programmes of scientific research and technological development. The UCLM is trying to promote the knowledge transference and in this activity it collaborates with the Albacete Science and Technology Park. The university has several research institutes associated to it. One of them is the Computer Science Research Institute that has the main objective of supporting the integration of new innovative processes into IT companies.
This institute (http://www.i3a.uclm.es) is devoted to both the research in computer science and supporting the innovation of enterprises of our region. It is composed of different laboratories focused in specific areas in the information technology field. One of these laboratories is the “Laboratory of User Interaction and Software Engineering (LoUISE)”, whose main and general goal is to “Improve the Quality in Human-Computer Interaction”. LoUISE group is composed of 11 Doctors, 7 Ph. D. Students and several post-graduate students granted in different applied projects. The group arises at the end of the year 2000 with the main objective of outlining new development proposals of interactive systems that improve their quality. Everything is tackled from a wide perspective in which different approaches from Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Computer Vision, etc., are integrated trying to establish bridges between these consolidated disciplines.