Welcome to the 16th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students' Conference

About The Event

About The Event

The 16th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students' Conference (IPSSC) will be in person! We invite all interested students to participate and contribute.

Important dates

12.02.2024 - Registration is now open

15.03.2024 at 23:59 22.3.2024 at 23:59 - Registration and abstract submission deadline

22.05.2024 at 23:59 - Presentation submission deadline


May 29-31 2024


Registration for the event is now closed!

You will receive all further information regarding the conference in the email you selected for registration to the Oxford Abstract.

Event Schedule

Here is the schedule with a complete list of presenters, their topics and time slots.

Organizers of the IPSSC reserve the right to change the program.

Call for papers

Students are invited to present their work in a form of abstract, poster and oral presentation written and presented in English. Abstracts will be published in the IPSSC 2024 book of abstracts. The abstract emphasis is on the application point of view of your research. Take a look at the guidelines below for detailed information. Note that a submission consists of an abstract only, so you have time to prepare the poster until the conference.

Who is the conference for?

The conference is intended for all students of science, technology, engineering and other related fields. Both students of the Jožef Stefan Postgraduate school (IPS/MPŠ), and students from other institutions can submit their work. You do not need to be enrolled in a study programme at IPS/MPŠ to participate and are kindly invited to participate with a presentation of your research work. The conference is an excellent opportunity for you to see what is happening in different research fields and to meet other participants from your field of work, including students from IPS and Jožef Stefan Institute. Don't hesitate and send us your contribution!

Abstract guidelines

On the following links you will find: the abstract template and the guidelines. Please carefully review the guidelines, if you have any questions concerning the preparation of your abstract please contact us via e-mail: ipssc@mps.si

Remember to save the document in the .docx file format in the following way:
for example: NANO_PhD_NovakJanez.docx

Guidelines for presentation

Use the following template for the presentation and submit the ppt file by 22nd May via ipssc@mps.si.

Each presentation will have a five-minute limit and the minimum length of presentation required is three minutes. There will be 1 additional minute after the presentation for a short question from the audience. In the first break after your session, you will need to be available for a discussion regarding your presentation/work along with your poster. The posters will be on display all three days. The story you will give during your presentation must follow the theme of the conference, which is: Two Decades of Discovery: Advancing Science and Solutions.

Poster guidelines

The poster must be A1 portrait orientation (594 x 841 mm). Note, that it is your responsibility to print your own poster and bring it to the conference site on time.

Please also note, that while the poster is not necessary for the participation in the student conference (you can attend only with an oral presentation) if you want to be eligible for the awards you must have both an oral presentation and a poster.


We are also proud to announce that awards for best contributions will be given at the conference. All participants who submit an abstract, give a presentation, and present a poster will automatically participate in the competition for the best submission awards. Participants not fulfilling all three requirements will not be eligible for the awards. The IPS Scientific committee will evaluate abstracts, presentations and posters to determine the winners. Our generous sponsors will provide this year's awards and help you develop or improve skills beneficial to your research and life.

About Piran

Welcome to Piran, a charming town nestled on the southwestern coast of Slovenia. Its narrow streets wind through colourful old houses, creating an enchanting atmosphere that captivates visitors. Piran’s medieval architecture is a testament to its past, with the Old Town characterised by Venetian Gothic influences. Stroll through its labyrinthine alleys, discover hidden squares, and admire the compact houses that have witnessed centuries of maritime history. Our conference venue, the Marine Biology Station Piran, perched at the tip of a narrow peninsula, overlooks the Gulf of Piran and the Adriatic Sea. With a long working tradition, the station fosters scientific curiosity and innovation. Surrounded by the soothing sound of waves, it offers an environment free from distractions, encouraging participants to explore the wonders of science. We look forward to hosting you in this picturesque coastal town! 🌊🏰🔬.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the conference at the Polpo restaurant near the venue.

The meeting point for the boat trip is at the Lepa Vida statue behind Hotel Histrion. The path to it leads by the sea behind the hotel.

Organization of IPSSC '24

Organized by the IPS Student Council and

led by the IPS Student Conference Organizing Committee (SCOC), Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Alnilan Lobato

3rd year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Anja Pavlovič

3rd year PhD student

Ecotechnologies programme

Antea Hrepić

2nd year PhD student

Chemical Sciences

Mark Zver

4th year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Žan Gostenčnik

3rd year PhD student

Nano programme

Cathrine Terro

3rd year PhD student

Ecotechnologies programme

Sebastian Mežnar

2nd year PhD student

ICT programme

Ivan Konjević

1st year PhD student

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, UL

Nina Kuzmić

4th year PhD student

Nano programme

Boštjan Gec

3rd year PhD student

ICT programme

Anže Tesovnik

1st year PhD student

Ecotechnologies programme

Anže Vozelj

2nd year PhD student

Nano programme

Brina Pavlovič

2nd year PhD student

Ecotechnologies programme

Lea Gašparič

3rd year PhD student

Nano programme

Maria Alejandra Rubio

1st year PhD student

Ecotechnologies programme

Martina Žabčić

2nd year PhD student

Nano programme

Meryem Lachhab

1st year PhD student

Nano programme

Nadja Nolte

1st year PhD student

Nano programme

Riccardo Sorrentino

3rd year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Sara Podgornik

1st year PhD student

Sensor Tecnologies programme

Urška Živič

Master student

Nano programme

Victor Regis de Moraes

3rd year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Meet Our Sponsors

Golden Sponsors

MPŠ provides postgraduate education in the fields of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, ecotechnologies, information and communication technologies, and sensor technologies.

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of about 1050 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.

The National Institute of Biology (NIB) is a basic, developmental and applicative research institution in the fields of biotechnology, biophysics, biomedicine and system biology.

The Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI) is one of the leading places for the support and development of innovative start-up companies in Slovenia. It is primarily aimed at helping companies based on breakthrough technologies (deep tech) in the fields of healthcare, artificial intelligence, advanced use of raw materials, mobility, biology, chemistry, robotics, and many others.

Since its formation in 1961, Trimo has established itself as one of Europe’s leading companies offering complete building envelope solutions in the area of fire resistant and innovative, flexible, aesthetical, functional and energy-efficient façade, roof, rainscreen and backing wall solutions.

Silver Sponsors

The company BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje specializes in the development and production of small household appliances for the preparation of food and drinks. We are the largest manufacturer of small household appliances in Europe, one of the largest companies in Slovenia and also among the most important companies in the BSH concern.

Gorenje is a Slovenian home appliances company founded in 1950, and one of the largest manufacturers of household appliances in Europe. In addition to household appliances, Gorenje manufactures ceramics, kitchen and bathroom furniture, and provides services in the fields of energy, ecology, and trade.

The Alpacem Group is a leading Slovenian manufacturer of building materials and one of the most technologically advanced companies in the building materials industry in the region. With the production of high-quality cement and concrete and a range of other construction products, it provides solutions for even the most demanding constructions.

Bronze Sponsors

Material Sponsors

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Q: Do I need to submit an abstract to join the conference?
A: Although we strongly encourage each participant to submit an abstract and prepare a presentation, it is not mandatory. You will of course not get published in the proceedings and will not be eligible for any award. If you want to join the conference only as a participant, please email us: ipssc@mps.si.

Q: Can I just submit an abstract and not prepare a presentation?
A: Technically you can, but it will not be published in the proceedings, and you are not eligible for any of the awards.

Q: Will my abstract be published if I prepare a presentation but no poster?
A: Yes.

Q: What do I have to do to be eligible for the awards?
A: You have to follow these steps: register and submit the abstract before the deadline, prepare and submit your PowerPoint presentation as per the provided instructions, attend the conference to deliver a 5-minute pitch of your work (refer to the pitch guidelines) and bring your poster for display during the conference. The poster sessions will provide an opportunity to address additional inquiries regarding your work.

Q: Will you print my poster?
A: No, you have to print the poster yourself and bring it to the venue. Please note that it may take longer to print the posters, because of a larger number of participants. There will not be an option to print the poster on-site.

Q: What will I do with my poster when I get to the conference?
A: You will receive instructions on how and where to hang it. Your poster will be on display for a whole day, and you should be present next to your poster during the first coffee break after your presentation (pitch) so that you can answer questions and discuss your topic. On the days when your poster is not on display, you can view other posters and participate in interesting scientific discussions.

Q: Who will pay the accommodation fees?
A: This year, due to the different venue, the accommodation costs for Ph.D. students will not be covered. You will have to arrange your stay with the help of your employer. We recommend checking available rooms near the Marine Biology Station, such as the Hostel Adriatic Piran .

Q: Will transportation to the conference be provided?
A: No official transport will be provided by the conference, but we encourage shared rides. Before the conference, we will provide a table where you could offer or search for a ride. Parking at the venue will not be available. We recommend checking parking possibilities in advance and including the parking fee in your travel plan.

Q: Will I get breakfast, lunch and dinner?
A: We will provide you with breakfast and lunch at the Polpo restaurant and coffee breaks at the conference venue. In the week before the conference, we will provide you with a Google form where you can select your preferred breakfast and lunch options. Dinner will not be provided, so you are encouraged to visit one of the many nice restaurants in Piran and stretch your legs. We will list the restaurants and their locations on our social media channels before the conference.

Organized by:

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School's Student Council


Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School


Jožef Stefan institute


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