In 2003, on recommendation of CAPES, it was reviewed and approved proposal restructuring of the research lines for the Program of Post-graduation in Information Science – PPGCInf, of UnB. The research lines projects clustered in three main axes: information and knowledge management, information communication and architecture of information. In a pioneering way, PPGCInf settled research lines on the Architecture of Information, promoting innovation in the concept of Information Science in Brazil. Ever since, the team of teachers began an investigative work about Architecture of Information, becoming PhDs and masters. Particularly, the group of students oriented by Professor Mamede Lima-Marques dedicated themselves in structuring foundations in Epistemology, theories and models about Architecture of Information. The main goal was to fill a vacuum in this new specialty. By 2005, a strong commission lead by specialists from CNPq, CAPE and FINEP was already developing practical projects in Architecture of Information and specialized fields. That group of students, lead by Professor Lima-Marques, developed a “New Knowledge Areas Catalogue” where define Socially Applicable Science as a considerable area and Information Science as area. The Information Science was composed by Information Science Fundamentals, Management Knowledge, Information Technology and Specialized Information, and Architecture of Information as a new specialty, and this is the catalogue used by these development agencies.
On 2007, the necessary conditions to create a Centre for Research were met and Professor Lima-Marques founded the Centre for Research on Architecture of Information (CPAI). CPAI linked to the Faculty of Management, Accounting and Economy (FACE) was unanimity approved in May, 2007, in the 332nd Meeting of the Council.
On December, 2009, CPAI launches its first public funded project, the Laboratory of Advanced Technologies (LTA), with several subprojects on Science and Applied Science.
Since then, CPAI has been working closely with government sectors in projects about Architecture of Information and its files, consolidating its vocation as a reference on research, development and innovation on that area.
Since 2014, CPAI has been working on its own Post-Graduate Program, called Technology and Architecture of Information Professional Masters Program, with an expectation of receiving final approval of regulatory agencies in 2017.