Welcome to the
13th Jožef Stefan IPSS Conference and 15th CMBE Day

Kamnik, Slovenia

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 5-minute oral presentation"

12.05.2021 - Presentation submission deadline


Mekinje Monastery, Kamnik, Slovenia


26th - 28th May 2021




Event Schedule


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 template with detailed instructions.

Poster guidelines

  • NOTE: Bring your printed posters to the presentation
  • 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.
  • Posters should be clear and easy to read. Type size should be sufficiently large to allow people to read from 2 meters.
  • NOTE: Bring your printed posters to the presentations.
  • You are responsible for set-up and take down of your own poster.
  • Use bullets, and keep text to a minimum. Don’t crowd information onto the poster. Keep figures and tables simple.
  • An example poster is available here.
  • 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.

    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


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