INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Programme Description

The Information and Communication Technologies programme contemporary telecommunication systems internet networks, multimedia services, as well as the media and technologies of the new economy, computer structures and systems, knowledge technologies, system control technologies and robotics. The aim of this programme is the acquisition of superior knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies for problem-oriented training in the field of technology and knowledge transfer. One of the focuses of this programme is the use of acquired knowledge in e-science including the use of networks and high-capacity computer resources for computer-aided management and knowledge transfer, and the analysis of extensive databases and data warehouses, resulting from scientific research in the area of physics, medicine, biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry and pharmacology, environmental science, as well as social sciences (sociology), economics and other sciences. The aim of this programme is to train the students to acquire knowledge, use it, and to transfer advanced knowledge of information and communication technologies required for producing complex technical and industrial applications, as well as to successfully undertake leading managerial functions in business, administration and scientific management.

Credit Framework (ECTS)

Total number of ECTS for the second-cycle study programme 120 ECTS
Required Courses 25 ECTS
Elective Courses 35 ECTS
Individual Research/Project Work 20 ECTS
Master Thesis 30 ECTS

Curriculum

1st YEAR (60 ECTS)

Required Courses (25 ECTS)
Contemporary ICT Approaches (5 ECTS)
Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms (10 ECTS)
Seminar I (10 ECTS)


Elective Courses (35 ECTS)
Student must select one of the courses with 20 ECTS.

2nd YEAR (60 ECTS)

Required Courses (10 ECTS)

Seminar II (10 ECTS)

Project: Individual Research/Project Work (20 ECTS)

Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

Courses

Course Module Professor ECTS
Ad Hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks I2 prof. dr. Tomaž Javornik 5 ECTS
Business Inteligence I I2 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 5 ECTS
Computational Scientific Discovery and e-Science I2 prof. dr. Sašo Džeroski 10 ECTS
Computer Structures and Systems I2 prof. dr. Gregor Papa 20 ECTS
Computer Systems Design I2 doc. dr. Anton Biasizzo 5 ECTS
Contemporary ICT Approaches I2 prof. dr. Marko Debeljak 5 ECTS
Control, Modelling and Simulation of Robotic Systems I2 doc. dr. Tadej Petrič 5 ECTS
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection I2 doc. dr. Rok Bojanc 5 ECTS
Data and Text Mining I2 prof. dr. Nada Lavrač 20 ECTS
Data Warehouses I2 prof. dr. Bojan Cestnik 5 ECTS
Digital Forensics I2 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 5 ECTS
Digital Transformation of Industrial and Business Processes I2 prof. dr. Đani Juričić 20 ECTS
Embedded Systems I2 doc. dr. Anton Biasizzo 10 ECTS
Future Communication Networks I2 prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj 5 ECTS
Hardware/Software Codesign I2 prof. dr. Gregor Papa 5 ECTS
Human-Computer Interaction I2 prof. dr. Franc Novak 5 ECTS
Information Security and Risk Managment I2 doc. dr. Rok Bojanc 5 ECTS
Information Systems Management I2 prof. dr. Vladislav Rajkovič 5 ECTS
Information Systems Security I2 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 10 ECTS
Internet Networks and Technologies I2 prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič 20 ECTS
Internet Technologies and Applications in Educational Processes I2 doc. dr. Tanja Arh 5 ECTS
Language Technologies I2 doc. dr. Senja Pollak 10 ECTS
Master Thesis N2, E2, I2 mentor 30 ECTS
Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems I2 prof. dr. Đani Juričić 5 ECTS
Media and Technologies of New Economy I2 prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič 10 ECTS
Modelling and Simulations in Telecommunication's Networks I2 prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj 5 ECTS
Modern Control Technologies I2 prof. dr. Đani Juričić 10 ECTS
Network Intelligent Systems and Agents I2 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 20 ECTS
Operating Systems I2 doc. dr. Roman Novak 5 ECTS
Privacy and Identity Management I2 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 5 ECTS
Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms I2 doc. dr. Anton Biasizzo 10 ECTS
Project: Individual Research/Project Work N2, E2, I2 mentor 20 ECTS
Radio Waves Propagation and Antennas I2 prof. dr. Tomaž Javornik 5 ECTS
Resource Management for Wireless Networks I2 prof. dr. Mihael Mohorčič 5 ECTS
Selected Topics in Robotics I2 prof. dr. Jadran Lenarčič 10 ECTS
Semantic Web Technologies I2 prof. dr. Dunja Mladenić 5 ECTS
Seminar I I2 prof. dr. Marko Debeljak 10 ECTS
Seminar II I2 prof. dr. Nada Lavrač 10 ECTS
Software Engineering Methods I2 prof. dr. Barbara Koroušič Seljak 5 ECTS
Stochastic Optimization Methods I2 prof. dr. Bogdan Filipič 10 ECTS
Systems and Techniques of Decision Support I2 prof. dr. Marko Bohanec 10 ECTS
Telecommunication Systems I2 prof. dr. Gorazd Kandus 20 ECTS
Web Technologies and Programming Languages I2 doc. dr. Pavle Boškoski 5 ECTS
Wireless Communications I2 prof. dr. Gorazd Kandus 10 ECTS
Wireless Network Design I2 prof. dr. Mihael Mohorčič 5 ECTS

BASIC OBJECTIVES

The basic objective of this programme is to qualify the candidate for:

A)  General competences

  • ability for individual research work on the field of information and communication technologies,
  • ability to research, select and organize information, as well as synthesize solution and anticipate their consequences,
  • mastering of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical assessment,
  • ability to use knowledge in practice,
  • autonomy in professional work, as well as responsible and creative performance of activities,
  • development of communication abilities and skills, particularly for communication in international environment,
  • ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics and regulations,
  • cooperativeness, work on joint assignments and problems within a group and in international environment.

B)  Subject-specific competences

  • knowing the development of computer science and understanding the concepts of computer architecture,
  • knowing the structure and operation of the main functional parts of computer systems,
  • knowing advanced computer architectures, their properties and limitations in terms of possible application in practice,
  • knowing the concepts and principles of data mining, and discovering the laws in databases,
  • recognizing various types of telecommunication networks and analyzing their capacities, which is the basis for introduction of telecommunication services,
  • understanding the basic physical phenomena and processes in telecommunication systems,
  • understanding the functioning of internet networks,
  • understanding the functioning of modern network technologies,
  • selecting and using approaches and methodologies for dealing with and managing systems based on the internet protocol stack,
  • identifying complex data and selecting suitable tools required for planning networks,
  • continuing research & development work in the field of digital transmission and internet technology,
  • ability to optimize software taking into consideration the given computer architecture,
  • ability to integrate knowledge and master complexities while resolving specific problems in computer applications,
  • ability to use specific data mining techniques,
  • ability to make applications by using data mining tools,
  • ability to assess and evaluate the results of data mining,
  • knowing the concepts of benchmarking and ability to interpret and present the results of benchmarking,
  • acquiring the bases of engineering knowledge in the form of combining the existing solutions.

RESEARCH AREAS

The main part of this programme will be implemented by the staff of Jožef Stefan Institute (particularly the staff of the research departments involved in computer science, information technologies, electronics, automation and telecommunications) and also by foreign lecturers. The integration of the educational programme into the research activity of Jožef Stefan Institute is shown in the research programmes which can be summarized as follows:

  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISR) are advanced information sciences and technologies including intelligent systems, ambient intelligence, business intelligence, evolutionary computation, cognitive sciences, humanoid robotics, computer vision,
    controlling robots and systems. These are key information society technologies enabling knowledgebased society.
  • Knowledge Technologies (KT) are advanced information technologies which include the following areas: data analysis (data, text, web and multimedia mining), human language technologies, semantic web, knowledge management, decision support, as
    well as multiobjective optimisation and design.
  • Advanced Internet Technologies are advanced information technologies which include the whole area of internet technologies, including transmission systems and architectures, governance, design, internetworking and management of internet networks, internet applications such as multimedia, web technologies and solutions, searching engines, voice over IP, and advanced web applications. Trends, directions and applications in the field of internet technologies, e.g. e-business, e-learning, e-health, e-government, etc., will also be presented, as well as security and privacy provision mechanisms.
  • Computer Structures and Systems provide a comprehensive coverage of the following fields: the field of reconfigurable computing including reconfigurable architectures, design methods and applications, knowledge about architectural mechanisms and implementation techniques for exploiting fine- and coarse-grained parallelism within microprocessors, computer
    systems, laying stress upon real-time and embedded systems, knowledge on hardware and software codesign, knowledge of embedded system design and knowledge of the state-of-the-art of the field of electronic testing including modern test techniques and design-for-test principles.
  • Advanced Concepts in Telecommunications are advanced information technologies which include the following areas: advanced optimisation concepts of telecommunication systems, cognitive networks, fixed-mobile convergence, multi-antenna systems, specific operating systems in telecommunications and simulations in telecommunications.