About ICIST 2023

13th International Conference on Information Society and Technology will take place on Kopaonik, Serbia on Mar 12-15, 2023.

ICIST Conference series is one of the top IT scientific events in the region, with 60-100 papers presented each year, average of 200 participants per edition, attended also by the number of IT industry representatives in the region. It hosts distinguished scientists keynotes (in past years, we were honored to share the stage with Richard Mark Soley, Orri Erling, Howard Moskowitz, Bran Selić and others), scientific sessions, panel discussions, industry presentations with exciting social programme for motivated and successfull networking. It is a perfect venue for networking, dissemination of recent research results, getting new project ideas, finding new scientific partners and bringing great vibes back home.

The conference is open for all scientific contributions to the different areas of ICT. It also welcomes technical papers with case studies and demonstrations of novel ICT technologies and approaches in industry and society. It hosts loyal research communities dealing with the areas of information systems, model-based software engineering, e-government, big data, biomedical engineering, semantic web research and since recently, Internet of Things.

All accepted papers will be published in ICIST digital repository. Past editions of the online proceedings can be viewed here: ICIST2014, ICIST2015, ICIST2016, ICIST2017, ICIST2018, ICIST2019, ICIST2020, ICIST2021, ICIST2022.

List of accepted special tracks:

Special Track: Digital Water, chaired by: Nikola Milivojević, Boban Stojanović and Milan Stojković

Special Track: AI techniques for the future cyber-physical enterprise, chaired by: Hervé Panetto, Georg Weichhart and Milan Zdravković

Special Track: ICT for health, well-being and sport, chaired by: Miroslav Trajanović, Nenad Filipović, Anton Kos and Osiris Canciglieri Jr.

ICIST Keynotes

Mihalis Kritikos, European Commission (DG-RTD)

Dr Mihalis Kritikos is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Integrity Sector of the European Commission (DG-RTD) working on the ethical development of emerging technologies with a special emphasis on AI Ethics. Before that, he worked at the Scientific Foresight Service of the European Parliament as a legal/ethics advisor on Science and Technology issues (STOA/EPRS) authoring more than 50 publications in the domain of new and emerging technologies and contributing to the drafting of more than 15 European Parliament reports/resolutions in the fields of artificial intelligence, robots, distributed ledger technologies and blockchains, precision farming, gene editing and disruptive innovation. Mihalis is a legal expert in the fields of EU decision-making, legal backcasting, food/environmental law, the responsible governance of science and innovation and the regulatory control of new and emerging risks. He has worked as a Senior Associate in the EU Regulatory and Environment Affairs Department of White and Case, as a Lecturer at several UK Universities and as a Lecturer/Project Leader at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). He also taught EU Law and Institutions for several years at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he obtained a PhD in Technology Law (London School of Economics-LSE) that earned him the UACES Prize for the Best Thesis in European Studies in Europe.

Zlatan Car, Faculty of engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia

Zlatan Car is a professor at the Faculty of engineering University of Rijeka, Department of Automation and Electronics. From 2010 till 2018 he was the head of the Center for Advanced Computing and Modeling at the University of Rijeka, and in 2013-2017 he was vice-rector for ICT at the University of Rijeka. His research focus is the development and implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced modeling. He received his doctorate from the University of Kobe, Japan, and also completed a post doc. at the same university. Prof. Car has published over 200 papers and contributed book chapters on advanced modeling, artificial intelligence and complex systems. In 2016, he received the State Prize of the Republic of Croatia for Science, the Annual Prize for the Popularization and Promotion of Science, Scientific Field, Technical Sciences. Prof. Car currently leads at Faulty of Engineering the AI research group as part of the National Center of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems (funded by the EU), and at the university level he is in charge of the Competence Center for Smart Cities (as the head of the AI research group, funded by the EU ) and leads the Erasmus+ project no. 2021-1-HR01-KA220-HED-000031177, " Introduction of joint short - style ICT courses for better employability of students and graduates (WICT)" . Among others, he was the main researcher and project manager of the following projects: "Use of Regressive Artificial Intelligence {Al) and Machines Learning (ML) Methods in Modeling of COVID-19 spread - COVIDAi ", Central European Initiative ; "Development - Education Center for the Metal Industry - Metals Core" , a project financed by the European Fund for Regional Development, project member; Responsible for the establishment of the department for the advanced technology system (budget 5 million euros); Danube Transnational Program, " High-Performance Computing for Effectiveness Innovation in the Danube Region " , Multilateral international project, project manager at a partner institution (budget 2 million euros); Erasmus + KA2 Call, "Development and Implementation of System for Performance Evaluation for Serbian HEIS and Systems – PESHES“ , Multilateral international project, project manager at the partner institution (budget a million euros); IPA Adriatic program of cross-border cooperation, ADRIATinn -a cross -border business ecosystem in the Adriatic area , supporting energy , bioeconomy and well-being SMEs to innovate , network and grow ." (total budget 4.7 million EUR). He is currently an active member of the National Committee for Strategic Research Infrastructure of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, and a delegate of the Republic of Croatia in the Horizon Europe Program Committee at the European Commission in charge of policy development and evaluation of scientific infrastructure.

ICIST Special Tracks


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Digital Water

The great water challenges of our time are climate change, population growth and increasing urbanization, ageing and overly stressed infrastructure. These factors inflict significant pressure on our urban water systems as well as water reservoir systems. Water resources are under stress from over-allocation, increased water demand, pollution, climate change, and outdated water related policies. Traditional approaches for delivering water for human consumption, industrial production, agriculture, power generation, and ecosystems are no longer adequate to meet emerging demands. More precisely, the water industry, and in particular water utilities, needs to adapt in order to meet the emerging demands of a dynamic, highly deregulated and competitive environment under changing climate conditions. In such an environment, water industries need to continue to deliver essential services including safe and secure drinking water, stormwater management, wastewater management, flood management, hydroenergy generation, and improvement of ecosystems.

Digital water is based on data gathered from sensor networks and smart management systems installed across the different water service sectors with the aim to create enhanced insight and thus improve decision-making processes. As in the case of smart digital systems in other industries, digital water applications bring an exponential increase in the amount of data generated within different water sectors. Digital water applications enable rapid and decisive analysis that, in turn, provide an increase in system visibility. Therefore, maintenance of the water systems will be provided based on the data collected, alongside expert knowledge. By redefining our water systems and integrating them into smart network systems, benefits will be guaranteed to consumers and also to environment at a pace that was previously impossible to imagine.

In fact, these challenges and their increasing complexity necessitate a paradigm shift to the next generation of water systems beyond traditional water infrastructure.  Cyber-physical systems, digitalization and big data where software, sensors, processors, communication and control technologies are increasingly integrated, offer great potential for the water industry and enable it to make informed decisions in an increasingly changing, complex and uncertain environment.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topics relevant to this session that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Data acquisition (e.g., satellite imagery, drones, and on-the-ground sensors and smart meters), 
  • Big data analytics, 
  • High performance computing,
  • Artificial intelligence, 
  • Digital twins and real-time controls,
  • Advanced statistical methods,
  • Blockchain. 

The track chairs invite scientists, engineers, and decision-makers from government, industry, and academia to contribute with theoretical and applied research papers.

Co-chairs:

  • Milivojević, Nikola (nikola.milivojevic@gmail.com). Jaroslav Černi Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Stojanović, Boban (boban.stojanovic@vodena.rs). Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Stojković, Milan (milan.stojkovic@ivi.ac.rs). The Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research and Development of Serbia, Novi Sad, Serbia

ICIST Special Tracks


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AI techniques for the future cyber-physical enterprise

The cyber-physical enterprise is a digital business innovation concept making Internet of Things, Service Oriented Architectures and Advanced Human Computer Interactions converge for increased awareness of one enterprise business ecosystem and more agile, flexible, and proactive management of unexpected events in the global value networks of today. In essence, it concerns the adoption of Future Internet technologies in the frame of the Factory of the Future paradigm, for the virtual enterprise and its value network. Translating the same concept to production systems in manufacturing enterprises, and moreover to smart systems in general (smart manufacturing, smart cities, smart logistics …), the capability of the next generation systems to sense, model and interpret the signals from the real world is a pre-requisite for a more flexible and agile reconfiguration of those smart systems. Intuitively, a sensing system requires resources and machineries to be constantly monitored, configured, and easily interacted by blue collar workers. All these functions, and much more, are now facilitated by so-called Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). Cyber-physical systems (CPS) enable the physical world to merge with the virtual one, leading to the Internet of things, data and services. One example of CPS is an intelligent manufacturing line, where the machine can perform many work processes by communicating with the components. Using sensors, the embedded systems monitor and collect data from physical processes, like steering of a vehicle, energy consumption or human health functions. The systems are networked making the data globally available. Cyber-physical systems make it possible for software applications to directly interact with events in the physical world, for example to measure peaks in energy consumption.
Artificial Intelligence techniques are now well-known; their application in the enterprises, and more particularly in the future architecture design of cyber-physical systems and cloud-based systems, will increase globally and will then enable a new generation of industrial organizations to function in an information centric manner. The potential of such technologies in fostering a leaner and more agile approach towards engineering is also very high. Engineers and engineering organizations no longer have to be restricted to the availability of advanced processing capabilities but can adopt a ‘pay as you go’ approach which will enable them to access and use software resources for engineering activities from any remote location in the world.   
The topics of interest of this track include, but are not limited to: 

  • AI-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems
  • AI techniques applicable to the whole enterprises
  • Machine Leaning vs. ontology-based knowledge analysis
  • Industrial Internet-of-Thing (IIOT)
  • Industrial information in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • AI-based CPS for Control in Smart Cities Systems/Transportation/Energy/Water
  • AI in the Industry 4.0
  • AI-enhanced sensing and Smart Enterprises/Manufacturing Systems
  • Ontology-based models for CPS/IIOT
  • CPS for Future Internet Enterprise Systems
  • Cloud-based CPS
  • AI for Digital Twin, Cognitive Digital Twin

The track chairs invite scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry, and academia to contribute with theoretical and applied research papers. We welcome submission of extended abstracts presenting original unpublished work, which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Initial submissions must comply to the specific requirements that you can find on the conference web site.

Best papers from this track presented at the conference will be invited to be extended and submitted to a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Information Integration (JIII), Elsevier (I.F.11,718).

Co-chairs:

  • Panetto, Hervé (herve.panetto@univ-lorraine.fr). Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
  • Weichhart, Georg (georg.weichhart@primetals.com). Primetals, , Austria
  • Zdravković, Milan (milan.zdravkovic@gmail.com). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia

ICIST Special Tracks


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ICT for health, well-being and sport

One of the greatest social challenges today is addressing many different concerns and issues related to healthcare and well-being. These challenges include, but are not restricted to, improving the understanding of the causes and mechanisms connected to health; ability to monitor, prevent, detect, and treat disease; personalize health and care delivery. For addressing such challenges, a new approach is needed, which will transform the health and care delivery. This approach is proactive rather than reactive. Healthcare should evolve mechanisms for early risk detection, shifting from the acute treatment to long-term health monitoring. Instead of focusing on single disease treatment, healthcare systems should become capable of handling multiple chronic conditions and comorbidities at the same time. Care delivery should become pervasive, not exclusively institutional. Finally, the generic treatment approach should be abandoned, and care should become more personalized.

Although health is an important, if not necessary, component of well-being, physical activities such as recreation and sports are a good way to maintain and improve it. With the rapid advancement and affordability of miniature, wearable sensor devices, new approaches to quantifying and qualifying our physical activities are possible. For example, innovative applications based on sensor data will contribute to faster, cheaper and safer physical rehabilitation programs, personalized recreational plans, and in-depth analysis of athletes' performance in different sports.

Advanced ICT technologies will play a crucial role in this transformation. Health-related data will grow and will have accurate and useful digital representations. Predictive computing, used by the care providers and customers, will use health-related data to facilitate early risk detection and self-management of health and disease. Health systems will become interoperable. Robotic systems, driven by artificial intelligence will enable assisted living, in smart, age-friendly homes. Biofeedback applications in healthcare, sport, recreation, and rehabilitation will enable an easier and faster way to achieving the desired results. They will assist individuals, healthcare personnel, and trainers in many ways; from influencing the physiological processes in the human body, to motor learning in sports and rehabilitation.

With this session, we aim to uncover the current research in the above mentioned topics and topics closely related to them. All relevant contributions are strongly welcomed.

Co-chairs:

  • Trajanović, Miroslav (traja@masfak.ni.ac.rs). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
  • Filipović, Nenad (fica@kg.ac.rs). Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia BIOIRC Bioengineering Research and Development Center, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Kos, Anton (anton.kos@fe.uni-lj.si). Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Canciglieri Jr., Osiris (osiris.canciglieri@pucpr.br). Pontifical Catholic University of Parana – PUCPR / PPGEPS, Curitiba, Brasil

Important Dates

1 Jan 15

Abstract Submission

2 Feb 15

Decisions Sent to Authors

3 Mar 01

Conference Registration

4 Mar 12

Conference is Opened

5 Jun 01

Full Paper Submission

 

 

 

 

Prepare for ICIST2023

Here we go! Preliminary program of ICIST 2023 conference has been published. Download it here. Please, before packing your bags, do not forget to register to the conference here. Note that the inclusion of your paper in the conference proceedings is conditioned to yours or one of your co-authors' participation.

How to prepare for presenting your work

Since its beginning, ICIST conferences cherish the spirit of discussion and knowledge exchange. In attempt to avoid "run-and-gun" practice due to lack of time for discussions, we invite you to hold on to the following presentation rules, to the best possible extent:

  • If you are invited to present your work at the oral session, you will be allocated (by the session chair) with max of 10 minutes for the presentation of your contribution (actual max time may be shorter at discretion of the session chair, go for 8 mins when you prepare and allow for more questions). In order to use it in the most efficient way, please follow the guidelines below:
    • Focus only on the work presented in this paper; avoid spending too much time on giving the credit to the project(s), labs and organizations that supported your work.
    • Your presentation should follow the structure of the typical research paper. Present motivation and research problem (question) on one slide, methodology on another, your solution on 1-2 slides, application (if any) on the last one.
    • Do not go into the details. Note that the key objective of your presentation is to share your results and get some feedback. Hence, the others must UNDERSTAND these results.
    • Please, arrive at the room at least 10 mins before the start of the session to which you are invited, even if the previous session is late. Bring the slides at USB stick for the most convenient and efficient setup. Each of the rooms will be offering a laptop, connected to Internet and there will be a technician to assist you if you have any problems in running your slides. If you absolutely must present the work from your laptop, please bring the zoo of connectors you believe you may need to connect to the video projector.
  • If you are invited to present your work at the poster session, please prepare the poster by using this template. Print the poster (please bring at least two printed copies, just in case) in A1 format and bring it with you. Flipchart stands will be waiting for you in the hall in front of the Pančić room to setup your posters. Please, come to the room at least 15 mins before the designated start of the session to which you are invited. Have in mind, there will be a lot of traffic across the hall at the poster session time. Hence, although poster session time is 30 mins, please stay next to the flipchart for additional 30 mins.

 

Wine tasting challenge

On Sunday, 12.3.2025, 20:00 in Room Pančić 2 (next to the room where opening and keynote session would take place), we are going to organize fifth ICIST Wine Tasting Challenge. If you are a wine lover, we invite you to take active part in the event - bring the bottle of your favorite wine, but make sure to learn about it: grapes, the way it was produced, with which food it fits the best, the price, magic behind and other stuff. All wine presenters will be assigned with one of the tables, where you can enjoy the company of your colleagues interested in what you want to show. You are more than welcome even without a bottle - we need committed "reviewers" for this session ;) As a reference, this year's host, Vinarija YOTTA will present and offer some of their wines.

Contact us if you need any help

If you have any questions on the travel logistics and accommodation, please contact the conference secretariat by using email: yuinfo.icist@gmail.com. For questions related to scientific programme, contact the co-chairs by using email milan.zdravkovic@gmail.com.

Download ICIST 2023 programme   Download poster template

 

 

Call for contributors

Call for initial submissions

We welcome submission of extended abstracts presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Initial submissions must comply to the specific requirements, as it follows.

The initial submissions must be made by using EasyChair platform, in the form of extended abstract. Please, download the template for extended abstract, here. The extended abstract must consicely and clearly highlight all following aspects: research motivation and the problem, the research question(s), methodology, description of the solution and/or the discussion. The evaluation of the extended abstracts will be double-blind. Thus, author names, addresses, emails and affiliations MUST NOT be included in the extended abstract. The extended abstract must be created by using the template below, submitted in PDF format, and it MUST NOT exceed 4 A4 pages including figures. Only key references should be included.

When sending the initial submission for a special track, select the special track title in the submission form.

The initial submissions will be peer reviewed by IPC members.

Call for full papers

The authors are invited to prepare the full papers by using this template. Full papers must not be shorter than 8 pages and no longer than 12 pages, after using the above template. The use of template is mandatory and the authors are invited to fully comply to formatting instructions. Failure to meet the above criteria will result with unneccessary prolongation of the process of proceedings preparation and it will have a negative impact to all of us. In order to have the submitted full paper published in the Proceedings books, at least one author or co-author must have been registered at the conference and presented the paper in regular or poster session.

This year, the full papers will be published in:

Deadline for submission is June 1st, 2023. Please, send your full paper before the deadline to email: icist2023fullpapers@eventiotic.com, with subject: <ICIST 2023 full paper>.

Full papers of the works presented in the poster sessions will be published in ISOS Conference Proceedings Series book, after technical review.

Full papers of the works presented in the regular sessions and special tracks will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book, after additional review. If review results with the reject decision, the paper will be published in ISOS Conference Proceedings Series book, after technical review. The authors of the full papers of the works presented in the regular sessions and special tracks are invited to strictly follow instructions for authors.

Download template   Submit abstract

ICIST 2023 Committees

Organizing Committee (OC) is in charge for the organization of the conference. All decisions related to the scientific programme are made by the International Programme Committee (IPC), based on the peer review process, coordinated by the IPC co-chairs. Track chairs are in charge of setting up a scientific programme in the specific topics, which are decided upon based on the submitted track proposals.

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Zora Konjović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Milan Zdravković

Niš, Serbia
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Miroslav Trajanović

Niš, Serbia
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Nenad Filipović

Kragujevac, Serbia
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Dražen Drašković

Belgrade, Serbia
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Miodrag Ivković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Alexis Aubry

Nancy, France
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Marija Boban

Split, Croatia
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Zorica Bogdanović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Miloš Bogdanović

Niš, Serbia
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Osiris Canciglieri Jr.

Curitiba, Brasil
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Michele Dassisti

Bari, Italy
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Igor Dejanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Dejan Drajić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Stevan Gostojić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Irena Holubová

Prague, Czech Republic
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Luka Humski

Zagreb, Croatia
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Fan Ip-Shing

Cranfield, UK
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Dragan Ivanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Valentina Janev

Belgrade, Serbia
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Dorina Kabakchieva

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Anton Kos

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Aleksandar Kovačević

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Eduardo R. Loures

Curitiba, Brazil
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Nikola Luburić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Miloš Madić

Niš, Serbia
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Nikola Milivojević

Belgrade, Serbia
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Gordana Milosavljević

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Dragan Mišić

Niš, Serbia
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Néjib Moalla

Lyon, France
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Siniša Nikolić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Ovidiu Noran

Brisbane, Australia
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Đorđe Obradović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Dušan Okanović

Stuttgart, Germany
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Hervé Panetto

Nancy, France
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Branko Perišić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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David Romero

Mexico
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Ioan Stefan Sacala

Bucharest, Romania
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Goran Savić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Milan Segedinac

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Concetta Semeraro

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Jean Marcelo Simão

Curitiba, Brazil
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Goran Sladić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Dubravka Sladić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Slivka

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jaka Sodnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Kamelia Stefanova

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Kristina Stojmenova

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Milan Trifunović

Niš, Serbia
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Bruno Vallespir

Bordeaux, France
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Milan Vidaković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Zdravković

Kista, Sweden
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Nemanja Zdravković

Belgrade, Serbia
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Martin Zelm

Brussels, Belgium
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Žarko Ćojbašić

Niš, Serbia
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Dubravko Ćulibrk

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Boban Stojanović

Kragujevac, Serbia
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Milan Stojković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Georg Weichhart

Austria

Contacts

Registration and conference logistics: office AT yuinfo.org

Scientific programme: Milan Zdravković, milan.zdravkovic AT gmail.com