2nd Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate
School Students Conference
May 27, 2010
IPS Ljubljana, Slovenia
Knowledge for innovative solutions
Up for the challenge?

The second IPSSC Conference has concluded. This event was a huge success: 37 students presented their work and over 40 participants from industry visited the conference. We would like to thank all attendees for participating in this meeting.

Proceedings, author index and gallery are available online:

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2011!

Best paper awards

This year four awards were given: one for each study programme and one for the best conference paper. The commission consisted of:

  • prof. dr. Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer, commission head
  • prof. dr. Radmila Milačič, ECO professor
  • prof. dr. Bogdan Filipič, ICT professor
  • prof. dr. Boštjan Zalar, NANO professor
  • Mr. Bernard Grum, IBM Slovenija, representative from industry
  • Mrs. Barbara Šetina Batič, representative from students
The winners of the prestigious "IPSSC best paper award" are:
  • Best conference paper (500 EUR)
    The giant electrocaloric effect: phenomenon for application in cooling and heating devices of new generation
    Brigita Rožič, Zdravko Kutnjak, Barbara Malič, Hana Uršič, Janez Holc, Marija Kosec, Raša Pirc, Robert Blinc
    [abstract | poster]

  • Best ECO paper (200 EUR)
    Razvoj metod za speciacijo organokositrovih spojin z GC-ICP-MS
    Mitja Vahčič
    [abstract | poster]

  • Best ICT paper (200 EUR)
    Multiobjective genetic discovery of driving strategies
    Erik Dovgan
    [abstract | poster]

  • Best NANO paper (200 EUR)
    Barium Hexaferrite Thick Films for Microwave Absorbers and Circulators
    Simona Ovtar
    [abstract | poster]
Congratulations to the winners!




All IPS studens. On the 27th of May.
  • To determine practicability of our research achivements in industry.
  • To present our work to each other.
  • To find opportunites for future work.
  • To network.
  • How can I participate?

    SIMPLE! Use the following registration form with your IPS eStudent account. In order to ensure enough beverage and refreshments, please confirm your attendance prior sending a paper.

    Call for Papers

    Students are invited to present their work in a short abstract paper not exceeding 1 page (A4 format) and a poster size A1, written in English or Slovene.

    We will also publish a Book of Abstracts, where every participant is entitled to two A4 pages in black and white: one page can be an abstract, while the other page can be the poster itself.

    Paper Guidelines
    Please see the template with detailed instructions.

    Poster Guidelines
    Please follow the instructions below closely:

    • Poster size is A1 ( 594 x 841 mm).
    • All posters must have the IPS header.
    • Author must put the following information on the poster: name, surname, school, programme, mentor, and author's picture.
    • All posters are required to conform to portrait orientation.
    • Prof. Kornhauser recommends that the poster is divided in scientific and application part.
    • Posters should be clear and easy to read. Type size should be sufficiently large to allow people to read from 2 meters.
    An example poster is attached here. If you have any questions concerning the preparation of your paper/poster please contact prof. Kornhauser or us via email bostjan.kaluza@ijs.si or kristina.elersic@ijs.si.

    The authors should submit their files in .doc (abstract) and .ppt (poster) file format using the submission form, not later than May 2, 2010 May 7, 2010. For registration, please use your IPS eStudent account.


    The conference will be held on the Jožef Stefan Institute at main hall.

    Time Event
    9:00 - 11:00 Registration
    11:00 - 11:45 Conference opening
    12:00 - 14:00 Poster session I
    14:00 - 16:00 Poster session II Workshop session
    Demo session
    16:00 - 16:30 Best poster awards
    Conference closing
    after 16:30 Social gathering


    The main organizer is IPS student council.

    Organizing Committee

    • Boštjan Kaluža (chair)
    • Kristina Eleršič
    • Mitja Vahčič
    • Violeta Mirčevska
    • Barbara Šetina Baitč
    • Ita Junkar
    • Mojca Otoničar
    • Bogdan Pogorelc

    The conference is supported by:


    May 27, 2010:
    Prize Draw Winner

    Ljubljanski Univerzitetni Inkubator, a sponsor of the IPSSC Conference, hosted a prize draw for a free workshop on topic Business Researcher. The lucky winner was Boštjan Kaluža. Congratulations!

    May 18, 2010:
    Conference schedule

    The conference schedule for IPSSC 2010 is announced. More details can be found on the Schedule section.

    April 30, 2010:
    Extended Submission Deadine

    Due to several requests we have extended the submission deadline till May 7, 2010. To submit a paper please use the submission form.

    April 20, 2010:
    Demo session

    This year IPSSC will feature a demo session in which students will have the opportunity (5 min) to demonstrate the real, running systems they have built. The demo session will take place during the conference. Interested students are invited to send an email.

    April 12, 2010:
    Information for companies

    Companies are invited to participate at the conference either actively by presentation, as visitors or as sponsors. Additional information is provided here.

    April 8, 2010:
    Best Poster Award

    The IPSSC conference traditionally provides a Best Poster award to the authors who display and present their work most effectively. The selection committee will consist of IPS professors from each study program. Award winners will be announced during the conference closing on May 27.

    April 6, 2010:
    Registration and Submission

    Registration and submission form is now avaliable. Please use your IPS e-Student account for login.

    March 25, 2010:
    Conference Announcement

    We proudly announce the 2nd IPSSC conference. We invite all interested students to participate in organizing this meeting.


    Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, student council

    Past Conference

    2009 1st IPSSC

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