INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

The ICT 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 ...

Programme Description

The programme includes contemporary telecommunication systems, internet networks, multimedia services, media and technologies of the new economy, computer structures and systems, knowledge technologies, system control technologies and robotics. The objective of the programme is to acquire state-of-the-art 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 on the use of acquired knowledge in e-science which includes 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 field of physics, medicine, biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry and pharmacology, environmental sciences, as well as social sciences (sociology), economics and other sciences. The purpose of this programme is to train students to acquire knowledge, use it, and to transfer the 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.

Research Areas

Knowledge technologies

Computer structures and systems

Advanced internet technologies

Intelligent systems and robotics

Communication technologies

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The main part of this programme is carried out by experts from the Jožef Stefan Institute (particularly experts from research departments in the fields of computer science, information technologies, electronics, automation, telecommunications and robotics) and foreign lecturers. The integration of the educational programme into the research activity of the Jožef Stefan Institute is demonstrated in the research programmes which can be summarized as follows:
  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics are advanced information sciences and technologies comprising the following fields: intelligent systems, ambient intelligence, business intelligence, evolutionary computation, cognitive sciences, humanoid and service robotics, computer vision, as well as controlling robots and systems. These are the key technologies that enable the development of the information and knowledge-based societies.
  • Knowledge Technologies are advanced information technologies comprising the following areas: data analysis (data, text, web and multimedia mining), language technologies, semantic web, knowledge management, decision support, as well as multiobjective optimisation and design.
  • Advanced Internet Technologies are advanced information technologies which comprise the whole field 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 co-design, 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 comprise the following fields: advanced optimisation concepts of telecommunication systems, cognitive networks, fixed-mobile convergence, multi-antenna systems, specific operating systems in telecommunications and simulations in telecommunications.
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Credit Framework (ECTS)

Total number of ECTS for the third-cycle study programme 180 ECTS
Required Courses 55 ECTS
Elective Courses 25 ECTS
Individual Research Work 70 ECTS
Doctoral Dissertation 30 ECTS

Curriculum

1st YEAR (60 ECTS)

Required Courses (15 ECTS)
Advanced ICT Approaches (5 ECTS)

Seminar I (10 ECTS)

Elective Courses (25 ECTS)
The courses are listed below.

Student must select one course with 10 ECTS.

Out of all the courses the student can select max. one general course:
- Economics and Society (5 ECTS)
- Industrial Seminar (5 ECTS)
- Commercialization of Technologies (5 ECTS)
- Science Communication (5 ECTS)
- Contemporary Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Natural Sciences and Engineering (5 ECTS)

- Preparation of Patent Application (5 ECTS)

Individual Research Work 1 (20 ECTS)

2nd YEAR (60 ECTS)

Required Courses (30 ECTS)

Seminar II (30 ECTS)

Individual Research Work 2 (30 ECTS)

3rd YEAR (60 ECTS)

Required Courses (10 ECTS)

Seminar III (10 ECTS)

Individual Research Work 3 (20 ECTS)

Doctoral Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Courses

Course Module Professor ECTS
Advanced Approaches to Planning and Scheduling I3 prof. dr. Gregor Papa 5 ECTS
Advanced Computer Structures and Systems I3 prof. dr. Gregor Papa 10 ECTS
Advanced Concepts in Telecommunication Systems I3 prof. dr. Gorazd Kandus 10 ECTS
Advanced ICT Approaches I3 prof. dr. Marko Debeljak 5 ECTS
Advanced Language Technologies I3 prof. dr. Tomaž Erjavec 5 ECTS
Ambient Intelligence I3 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 5 ECTS
Application Specific Operating Systems in Telecommunications I3 doc. dr. Roman Novak 5 ECTS
Biorobotics I3 prof. dr. Jan Babič 5 ECTS
Business Inteligence II I3 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 5 ECTS
Cognitive Radio and Networking I3 prof. dr. Mihael Mohorčič 5 ECTS
Cognitive Sciences I3 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 5 ECTS
Commercialization of Technologies N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Borut Likar 5 ECTS
Computational Creativity I3 doc. dr. Martin Žnidaršič 5 ECTS
Computational Scientific Discovery from Structured, Spatial and Temporal Data I3 prof. dr. Sašo Džeroski 5 ECTS
Computational Systems Biology I3 prof. dr. Kristina Gruden 5 ECTS
Contemporary Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Natural Sciences and Engineering N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Matjaž Omladič 5 ECTS
Control Systems and Signal Processing I3 prof. dr. Đani Juričić 5 ECTS
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery I3 prof. dr. Nada Lavrač 10 ECTS
Decision Support I3 prof. dr. Marko Bohanec 5 ECTS
Digital Forensics II I3 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 5 ECTS
Economics and Society N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Aleksander Zidanšek 5 ECTS
Embedded System Design I3 doc. dr. Anton Biasizzo 5 ECTS
Evolutionary Algorithms I3 prof. dr. Bogdan Filipič 5 ECTS
Heterogeneous Telecommunication’s Networks I3 prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj 5 ECTS
Human-Computer Interaction II I3 prof. dr. Franc Novak 5 ECTS
Humanoid and Service Robotics I3 doc. dr. Bojan Nemec 10 ECTS
ICT for eHealth Expert Systems I3 prof. dr. Barbara Koroušič Seljak 5 ECTS
Individual Research Work 1 N3, I3, E3, S3 mentor 20 ECTS
Individual Research Work 2 N3, I3, E3, S3 mentor 30 ECTS
Individual Research Work 3 N3, I3, E3, S3 mentor 20 ECTS
Industrial Seminar N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Spomenka Kobe 5 ECTS
Intelligent Robot Control I3 doc. dr. Leon Žlajpah 5 ECTS
Intelligent Systems and Agents I3 prof. dr. Matjaž Gams 10 ECTS
Internet Applications and Government I3 prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič 5 ECTS
Internet Networks I3 prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič 10 ECTS
Internet Technologies in Business and Education I3 prof. dr. Dejan Dinevski 5 ECTS
Methodology and Evaluation in Knowledge Technologies I3 prof. dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja 5 ECTS
Modelling of Dynamic Systems I3 doc. dr. Damir Vrančić 5 ECTS
Multiobjective Optimization and Design I3 prof. dr. Bogdan Filipič 5 ECTS
Multiple-Antenna Systems I3 prof. dr. Tomaž Javornik 5 ECTS
Preparation of Patent Application N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Miran Mozetič 5 ECTS
Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Management I3 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 5 ECTS
Robot Vision I3 prof. dr. Aleš Ude 5 ECTS
Science Communication Module 1: Popular Science Communication, Module 2: Scientific Publications and Project Proposals N3, I3, E3, S3 prof. dr. Saša Novak Krmpotič 5 ECTS
Security in Internet Technologies I3 doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar 5 ECTS
Seminar I I3 prof. dr. Marko Debeljak 10 ECTS
Seminar II I3 prof. dr. Nada Lavrač 30 ECTS
Seminar III I3 prof. dr. Nada Lavrač 10 ECTS
Simulations of Telecommunication Systems I3 prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj 5 ECTS
Text/Multimedia Mining and Semantic Technologies I3 prof. dr. Dunja Mladenić 5 ECTS

Basic Objectives

Ability to perform independent research

Mastering research methods, procedures and processes

Ability to use knowledge in practice

Developing communication competency and skills

Commitment to professional ethics and regulations

Ability to collaborate and work in teams

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.