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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
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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.

Basic Objectives of the Programme

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.

Credit Framework

All credits for the third-level study programme 
Compulsory courses30 credits
Optional courses30 credits
Individual research work
120 credits
CREDITS ALTOGETHER180 credits

Courses

1st YEAR
Compulsory courses:
Seminar I (ICT3)
Individual Research Work 1

Student collects one of the module and usually all the courses from that module.

Student can collect 6 credits from the following list of courses:
- Corporate Law and Dispute Settlement (3 ECTS)
- Concept of Sustainable Development (3 ECTS)
- Economics for Researchers (3 ECTS)
- Industrial Expert Knowledge and Project Work (3 ECTS)
- Preparation of patent application (3 ECTS)
- Writing Research Projects (3 ECTS)
- Innovation Management (3 ECTS)
- Commercialization of Technology (6 ECTS)
- Writing Scientific Documents (3 ECTS)

2nd YEAR
Compulsory courses:
Seminar II (ICT3)
Individual Research Work 2

3rd YEAR
Compulsory courses:
Seminar III (ICT3)
Individual Research Work 3 

Economics for Researchers, 3 ECTS
Individual Research Work 1, 20 ECTS
Individual Research Work 2, 50 ECTS
Individual Research Work 3, 50 ECTS
Industrial Expert Knowledge and Project Work 1, 3 ECTS
Innovation Management, 3 ECTS
Commercialization of Technology, 6 ECTS
Concept of Sustainable Development, 3 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Evolutionary Algorithms, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Humanoid and Service Robotics, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Intelligent Systems and Agents, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Sytems and Robotics - Intelligent Robot Control, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Cognitive Sciences, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Business Intelligence, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Robot Vision, 5 ECTS
Module Intelligent Systems and Robotics - Control Systems and Signal Processing, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Fixed Mobile Convergence, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Cognitive Networks, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Application Specific Operating Systems in Telecommunications, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Overview of Advanced Concepts in Telecommunication Systems, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Simulations of Telecommunication Systems, 5 ECTS
Module Communication Technologies - Multiple-Antenna Systems, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Internet Networks, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Internet Applications and Services, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Internet Technologies in Business and Education, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Introduction to Advanced Internet Technologies, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Security in Internet Technologies, 5 ECTS
Module Advanced Internet Technologies - Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Management, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - System Modelling, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - Processor Architectures, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - Computer Structures, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - Embedded System Design, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - Hardware/Software Codesign, 5 ECTS
Module Computer Structures and Systems - Electronic Testing, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Text/Multimedia Mining and Semantic Technologies, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Language Technologies, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Decision Support, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Computational Scientific Discovery from Structured, Spatial and Temporal Data, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Computational Systems Biology, 5 ECTS
Module Knowledge Technologies - Multiobjective Optimization and Design, 5 ECTS
Writing Research Projects , 3 ECTS
Writing Scientific Documents, 3 ECTS
Corporate Law and Dispute Settlement, 3 ECTS
Preparation of Patent Application, 3 ECTS
Seminar I (ICT3), 10 ECTS
Seminar II (ICT3), 10 ECTS
Seminar III (ICT3), 10 ECTS
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