Welcome to the 15th Jožef Stefan IPSS Conference

About The Event

About The Event

The 15th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students' Conference (IPSSC) will be in person! We invite all interested students to participate and contribute.

Important dates

24.02.2023 - Registration opens

24.03.2023 at 23:59 31.03.2023 at 23:59 - Abstract submission deadline

24.05.2023 at 23:59 - Presentation submission deadline


From 31st of May to 2nd of June 2023

This year's proceedings

Book of Abstracts - Proceedings 2023

Event Schedule

Click here for a more detailed programme, and here for 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 2023 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!


Please register and submit your abstract under this link, following these instructions. For the initial submission, you need only submit the abstract of your presentation. You then have time until 24.05.2023 to prepare and submit a PowerPoint for your pitch following the instructions and using the template. The presentation will be submitted under ipssc@mps.si until 24.05.2023. To be able to present your work in more detail and show more results, you can also prepare a poster, but it is not required. The poster must be A1 portrait orientation.

Guidelines for pitch

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: Turning problems into solutions.


We are also proud to announce that you will be eligible to receive one of three awards for best contributions. The IPS Scientific committee will evaluate abstracts, presentations and posters. Participants competing for these awards must fulfill all three requirements. Our generous sponsors will provide this year's awards and help you develop or improve skills beneficial to your research and life.

About Kamnik

This year we’re hosting the IPSSC2023 in Kamnik, a town embraced by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, considered one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Slovenia. Kamnik has a long history of industry and innovation, being one of the technologically most propulsive towns in Yugoslavia. The venue for this year’s conference, the Mekinje Monastery, has a 700-year history, serving as a girls’ school in the first half of the 20th century and later run by the Ursuline Sisters who donated the monastery building to the Municipality of Kamnik in 2016. Nestled in the forests surrounding Kamnik, the Monastery will provide our participants with an environment free of various distractions and stimulate them to think and ask questions.

Click here if you want to learn more about how to come to Kamnik, where to eat and what to do while you’re staying here.

Organization of IPSSC '23

The Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nina Kuzmić

4rd year PhD student

NANO programme

Alja Čontala

4th year PhD student

NANO programme

Anja Pavlovič

2nd year PhD student

ECO programme

Mark Zver

3nd year PhD student

Sensor Technologies programme

Domninik Božič

3rd year PhD student

ECO programme

Cathrine Terro

2nd year PhD student

ECO programme

Rok Novak

4th year PhD student

ECO programme

Sebastian Mežnar

1st year PhD student

ICT programme

Gjorgji Noveski

2nd year MSc student

ICT programme

Žan Gostenčnik

2nd year PhD student

Nano programme

Ana Oberlintner

4th year PhD student

ECO programme

Barbara Repič

2nd year PhD student

Sensor programme

Maja Caf

1st year PhD student


Tina Černič

Finished MSc

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Alnilan Lobato

2nd year PhD student

Sensor programme

Petruša Borštnar

3rd year PhD student

NANO programme

Matej Šadl

Finished his PhD

Sensor programme

Boštjan Gec

2nd year PhD student

ICT programme

Uroš Hribar

4th year PhD student

NANO programme

Ivan Konjević

3rd year MSc student

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Antea Hrepić

1st year PhD student

Chemical Sciences

Samir Salmanov

4th year PhD student

NANO programme

Golden 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.

Akrapovič is a Slovenian manufacturer of exhaust systems that began in 1990 in the motorcycle market and is a global exhaust supplier.

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

Silver Sponsors

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

Salonit Anhovo, d.d. has been formed in Salonit Group, which is the Slovenian center of knowledge and experience in production and development and which supplies to customers high quality, environmentally friendly and healthy building materials based on mineral raw materials.

Istrabenz plini smo edina slovenska družba, ki odgovarja na vsako potrebo po plinih, za uporabo v industrijskih procesih ali v gospodinjstvu. Naše poslanstvo je zadovoljiti potrebe porabnikov plinov in storitev na varen, zanesljiv in tehnološko najsodobnejši način.

Since the year 1950 till now, ETI has grown into a world's leading provider of products and services in the field of electrical installations, and into an important manufacturer of technical ceramic products, tools and equipment, and plastic products. ETI employs today more than 1900 people, and its products are sold in more than 75 countries all over the world.

Bronze Sponsors

Material Sponsors

Be our sponsor

If you want to be our sponsor please send us an email by clicking in the selected level of sponsor.

Če želite biti naš sponzor, izberite sponzorski paket in kliknite nanj.


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 posters will be on display for all three days. The poster sessions will provide an opportunity to address additional inquiries regarding your work.

Q: How will I pick my bed?
A: We will send out a list of all accommodations and you will be able to pick yours. The selection process will be based on “first come, first served”.

Q: Will I get breakfast, lunch and dinner?
A: IPSSC will provide you with breakfast each morning, snacks during coffee breaks and lunch in buffet style. Dinner will not be provided, you will be encouraged to visit one of many nice restaurants in Kamnik and stretch your legs. We will list the restaurants and their locations on the IPSSC website before the conference.

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. In case of an “emergency” there are print shops in Kamnik.

Q: Do I have to pay anything for the conference?
A: As we received extremely generous sums from our sponsors, including JSI and IPS, all costs are covered and you don’t need to pay anything. To emphasize again, we do not cover the dinner! You’ll be able to visit restaurants in Kamnik.

Q: Are the rooms gender-specific?
A: No, we do not plan to make rooms gender-specific. Though you are able to pick the rooms yourself and plan accordingly. Each reservation will also be associated with an email so you can directly contact a person and ask them to swap beds/rooms if you wish. The picking of the beds will be determined by a “first come, first served” process.

Q: Can I come stay at the Monastery a day before the conference? Can I stay longer after the conference ends?
A: We have not booked any extra days for any of the rooms, so this will not be covered or organised by IPSSC. You are free to check with the Monastery if they can arrange anything for you, which you can pay for out of your own pocket.

Q: Who will pay the accommodation fees?
A: The accommodation fees for 31st May to 2nd June are covered by IPSSC.

Q: I don’t like my room, can I switch with someone?
A: That’s up to you and that person. In the spreadsheet we sent to your email you can find the contact information for each person. Ask them if they would like to switch with you. You have until 23:59, Sunday, 28 May to make any arrangements.

Q: What will I do with my poster when I get to the conference?
A: You’ll get instructions on how and where to put it up. Your poster will be displayed for one whole day, and you are encouraged to be present next to your poster during the first coffee break after your presentation (pitch) so you can answer questions and discuss your topic. The day your poster is not up, you should spend time during the poster sessions and breaks to look at other posters.

Organized by:

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School's Student Council


Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School


Jožef Stefan institute


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