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13th Jožef Stefan IPSS Conference and 15th CMBE Day

About The Event

About The Event

We proudly announce the 13th IPSSC (Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students' Conference) and 15th CMBE (Chemistry, Materials, Biochemistry and Environment of the Jožef Stefan Institute) day. We invite all interested students to participate in organizing this meeting.

Important dates

28.01.2021 - Registration opens

22.02.2021 at 23:59 08.03.2021 at 23:59 - Registration closes

01.03.2021 at 23:59 15.03.2021 at 23:59 - Abstract submission deadline

April 2021 - Workshop - "How to prepare a 5-minute oral presentation"

19.05.2021 - Poster submission deadline


Online - Gather Town


27th and 28th May 2021




This year's proceedings

This year's proceedings: Book of Abstracts - Proceedings 2021 (PDF, 11.27 MB)

Event Schedule

Click here for a more detailed programme

Thursday (27.05)

  • 08:30-09:30 - Registration and Conference Opening
  • 09:30-10:30 - Anthony Agotha - The EU Green deal and academia
  • 10:30-10:40 - Coffee Break
  • 10:40-11:00 - Cinkarna Celje
  • 11:00-12:15 - Group 1
  • 12:15-13:00 - Lunch Break + Poster Session
  • 13:00-14:30 - Group 2

Friday (28.05)

  • 08:00-08:15 - opening of the second day
  • 08:15-08:30 - prof. dr. Marko Vrabec - Active tectonics of the Sava fault and the rise of the Kamnik Alps in the last ~ 10 million years
  • 08:30-08:35 - Coffee Break
  • 08:35-10:05 - Group 3
  • 10:05-10:15 - Coffee Break
  • 10:15-11:30 - Group 4
  • 11:30-11:40 - Coffee Break
  • 11:40-12:00 - dr. Marjetka Levstek, Chem. Eng - Operation and challenges of Domžale - Kamnik Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • 12:00-12:30 - Closing Remarks

Elevator pitch preparations

A major part of the conference is the elevator pitches of the contributors - short, 5 minute long presentations of the work intended to present the students' research work to the general public. Before the elevator pitches, an experienced team of 4 media representatives will work with the students in a workshop, helping them create a presentation that is at once both approachable, understandable and interesting, while at the same time remaining scientifically accurate.

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 2021 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!


For the initial submission, you need only submit the abstract part of your presentation. You then have time until the conference to prepare a poster and presentation of your work. In preparing both your abstract and poster, please follow the guidelines outlined below.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should contain one (1) A4 page of scientific text. Please see the abstract template with detailed instructions.

Poster guidelines

  • Poster size is A1 (594 x 841 mm).
  • 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.
  • Use bullets, and keep text to a minimum. Don’t crowd information onto the poster. Keep figures and tables simple.
  • Above all, be creative. Feel free to express your research - your way.
  • You can use the poster template as a basic guideline

Presentation guidelines

Please see the presentation template for detailed instructions.

Submission details

Abstract submission details

The authors should submit their abstracts in .doc file format by sending it to the ipssc@mps.si email address not later than March 8th, 2021. The submission should contain the abstract and should be entitled as follows:

StudyProgramme_StudyYear_Faculty / PostgraduateSchool_Author



After the submission, the abstracts are sent to the selected reviewers (from the research area), which correct and evaluate the contribution. NOTE that all contributions participate in the competition for the best submission awards. A commission is formed to choose the winners of the annual conference. If you have any questions concerning the preparation of your abstract/poster please contact us via e-mail.

Poster and Presentation submission details

The authors should submit their posters in a .png, .jpeg or .gif file and presentation in .pptx format by sending it to the ipssc@mps.si email address no later than May 19th, 2021. The submission should contain the poster and/or presentation, and the file should be entitled as follows:

StudyProgramme_StudyYear_Faculty / PostgraduateSchool_Author_poster

StudyProgramme_StudyYear_Faculty / PostgraduateSchool_Author_presentation


We are also proud to announce that you will be eligible to receive one of four awards, generously sponsored by IPS:

  • Best poster - voted by audience and the appointed committee. Prize: €450
  • Best presentation - voted by audience. Prize €250
  • Best abstract - voted by the committee. Prize €250
  • “Greenest” research - voted by the IPS Student Council. Prize €250

This year's winners

  • Best poster - Žiga Tkalec
  • Best presentation - Saša Harkai
  • Best abstract - Olivera Maksimović Carvalho Ferreira
  • “Greenest” research - Alja Čontala

Organization of IPSSC '21

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School's Student Council, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Klara Nagode

2nd year PhD student

ECO programme

Lidija Jovanovska

2nd year Master student

ICT programme

Mark Zver

1st year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Rok Novak

2nd year PhD student

ECO programme

Bojan Evkoski

1st year Master student

ICT programme

Zala Kogej

1st year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Patricia Jovičević Klug

3rd year PhD student

NANO programme

Matjaž Dlouhy

3rd year PhD student

NANO programme

Ana Kraš

2nd year PhD student

NANO programme

Domninik Božič

1st year PhD student

ECO programme

Olivera Maksimović Carvalho Ferreira

3rd year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Zvezdan Lončarević

2nd year PhD student

ICT programme

Meet Our Sponsors

IJS is a research institute in Slovenia, which conducts a wide range of basic and applied research.

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

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

Cinkarna Celje, d.d., is a modern Slovenian chemical company that operates in accordance with the best available techniques and the principle of sustainable development.

Chemass d.o.o. is an authorized distributor for the sale and maintenance of instruments of the so-called "Life Science and Chemical Analysis" field of the manufacturer Agilent Technologies.

Pivovarna Laško Union (PLU) is the largest manufacturer of beverages in Slovenia.

Sanolabor is the largest Slovenian company selling medical devices, laboratory equipment, medicines, personal protection products and dental products.

SCAN represents, sells and services products from world-renowned manufacturers in the field of electron microscopy, vacuum and cryotechnics.

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Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School's Student Council


Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School


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