Miran Rodič (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Miran Rodic received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, in 1994, 1996, and 2000, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Institute of Robotics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Maribor. His prime fields of interest include the control of servodrives, ac drives, power electronics, and mechatronics. He is also active in the fields of electric vehicles and functional safety. Miran Rodič has performed and is currently performing a number of research and industrial projects, mainly from the field of automotive.

Miran Rodič is the coordinator of the CEEPUS AutoAuto network.


Zsolt Szalay (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

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Máté Zöldy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

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Horst Bischof (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Horst Bischof received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1990 and 1993. In 1998 he got his Habilitation (venia docendi) for applied computer science. Currently he is Vice Rector for Research at Graz University of Technology and Professor at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. H. Bischof is a member of the scientific board of Joanneum Research and of the Fraunhofer Inst. für Graphische Datenverarbeitung (IGD). His research interests include object recognition, visual learning, motion and tracking, visual surveillance and biometrics, medical computer vision and adaptive methods for computer vision where he has published more than 630 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Horst Bischof is General Chair of CVPR 2015, was chairman of the DAGM/ÖAGM conferene 2012, co-chairman of international conferences (ICANN, DAGM) and local organizer for ICPR'96. He was program co-chair of ECCV2006 and several times Area chair of all major vision conferences. Currently he is Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Computer and Informatics and the Journal of Universal Computer Science.

Horst Bischof is member of the European academy of sciences and has received several awards (19) among them the 29th Pattern Recognition award in 2002, the main price of the German Association for Pattern Recognition DAGM in 2007 and 2012, the Best scientific paper award at the BMCV 2007, the BMVC best demo award 2012 and the Best scientific paper awards at the ICPR 2008, ICPR2010, PCV 2010, AAPR2010 and ACCV 2012.


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Arno Eichberger (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Born 1969, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology Graz, where he graduated 1995. He received a doctor’s degree in technical sciences in 1998 with distinction.

From 1998 to 2007 Arno Eichberger was employed at MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG&Co and dealt with different aspects of active and passive safety.

Since 2007, Arno Eichberger is employed at the Institute of Automotive Engineering (University of Technology Graz) as vice-director of the Institute and head of the research area Vehicle Dynamics. His researches include development and testing of automated driving, human-machine interaction, vehicle dynamics control and suspension development.

Since 2012 he is Associate Professor holding a venia docendi in Automotive Engineering.


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Tomáš Horváth (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)

Dr. Tomáš Horváth is the head of the newly established Data Science and Engineering Department at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, since September 2016. Here received his MSc and PhD degrees at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovak Republic, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. He was on a post-doc internship at the Information Systems and Machine Learning lab of the University in Hildesheim, Germany, from 2009 to 2012. From 2015 to 2016 he received a post-doc grant at the Department of Computer Science, University of São Paulo in São Carlos, Brazil. He was a co-ordinator or work package manager of several projects, among others the Center of of knowledge and information systems in Košice, supported by the structural funds of EU. He is an author/co-author of more than 50 conference papers or journal articles, serves as program and steering committee member of two Czech-Slovak conferences and as a reviewer/external reviewer of several international conferences and journals. His research interests include relational learning, rule-based and monotone classification techniques, pattern mining, recommender systems and personalization. Recently, he is focusing his work on meta-learning techniques and automated machine learning approaches.
Research interests: meta-learning, recommendation techniques, bio-inspired computing, machine learning.

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Krisztian Buza (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)

Krisztian Buza is an assistant professor at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE).

He obtained his PhD from the University of Hildesheim (Germany) in 2011 for his work on time series classification.

He is a co-author of more than 40 publications, including the "best paper" of the IEEE Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2010), while his joint work with Gabor Nagy was nominated for the Best Paper Award of the 12th Industrial Conference on Data Mining (Berlin, 2012). He has been an invited speaker of the 9th Japanese-Hungarian Symposium on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (2015) and gave an invited tutorial about time series classification at the 8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (2018).

He served as reviewer or program committee member for various journals and conferences, including Neurocomputing, Knowledge-Based Systems, Pattern Recognition and Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

He participated in variuos research projects in cooperation with industrial partners such as Rolls Royce, Morgan Stanley and Capgemini.

He received the fellowship of the Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science (2013) and the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014). Between 2014 and 2017 he was the principal investigator of the "BioMining" project supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.

His current research interests include data mining and machine learning with special focus on text mining, time-series classification, biomedical and industrial applications, such as drug-target interaction prediction, or classification of biomedical signals and brain imaging data. Research interests: data mining in time series data, text mining, biomedical and industrial applications.


Zoran Budimac (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

Zoran Budimac received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 1983, 1991, and 1994, respectively. He is currently full professor with the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad and a leader of its Software Quality Laboratory. His current fields of interests are in the general field of software engineering and especially in software quality issues. He is a member and/or a local coordinator of two national research projects and several international networks/projects. So far he has published more than 280 scientific papers at conferences and journals.


Gordana Rakić (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

Gordana Rakić holds a position of assistant professor at Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia since 2016. She has got all her degrees at Faculty of Sciences University of Novi Sad: B.Sc. degree in informatics in 2006, M.Sc. degree in business informatics in 2010, and PhD degree in computer science in 2015. Her research interests are in software engineering, software quality, static analysis and computer languages. Gordana is one of the founders and a member of the SQLab: Software Quality Laboratory under the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at her home Faculty. Furthermore, she is a member of ESUG: European Smalltalk User Group, as well as ACM and IEEE. She participated in several ongoing and completed research projects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, an international project. She has published more than 30 scientific papers and articles. She has participated in the organization of several international scientific conferences, symposia and workshops, as a member, secretary, co-chair, and chair of the organizing and program committees and serves as a reviewer at several international Journals. In the period 2011 - 2013 she was one of the managing editors of "ComSIS: Computer Science and Information Systems" journal.


Aleksander Sładkowski (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland)

Prof., dr. habil. Aleksander Sładkowski, dr.h.c. mult., prof.h.c. Head of Department of Logistics and Transport Technologies; Katowice. He was a leader of several international research and educational projects, such as:

• Program CEEPUS project CIII-RS-0603-01-1112 "Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Development for Achieving Sustainable Competitive Advantage" (TransLog4ComAd) - university coordinator.

• Program TEMPUS project CITISET "Communication and Information Technology for Improvement Safety and Efficiency of Traffic Flows: EU-RU-UA Master and PhD Programs in Intelligent Transport Systems" - university coordinator.

• Program TEMPUS project GREENMA «LLL Training and master in innovative technologies for energy saving and environmental control for Russian universities, involving stakeholders. "Green Master"» - university coordinator.

Now he is a leader of international research and educational projects:

• Program ERASMUS+ KA2 project SmaLog "Master in Smart Transport and Logistics for Cities" - university coordinator.

• Program CEEPUS project CIII-SI-1313-01-1819 "Autonomous Vehicles Universities (AutoAuto)" - university coordinator.

• Program CEEPUS project CIII-RS-1011-04-1819 "Fostering sustainable partnership between academia and industry in improving applicability of logistics thinking (FINALIST)" - university coordinator.

He is author of 375 scientific publications, including 13 monographs and 11 patents.



Łukasz Konieczny (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland)

Łukasz KONIECZNY is assossiate professor in Department of Automotive Vehicle Construction, Faculty of Transport, Silesian University of Technology. He received PhD (2006 Faculty of Transport, Silesian University of Technology), DSc (2016 Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering Warsaw University of Technology). Since 2017 until now is vice-head of Department of Automotive Vehicle Construction. His research interests are: transport means, machinery vibrodiagnostic, analyze of signals, simulation researches of vehicle suspension dynamic, muti-body system modeling, hydro- pneumatic car suspensions, shock absorbers and vibration damping.

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Galia Marinova (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galia Marinova graduated as engineer with Master degree in electronics and microelectronics in 1988 in the Faculty of Electronics in Technical University-Sofia. She received a Ph.D. degree in 1994 in the Faculty of Electronics in TUS. She worked consecutively as assistant and senior assistant in the Faculty of Telecommunications in TUS and since 2011 she’s associate professor in the same faculty. She did one year post-doctoral research in CNAM-Paris, France in 1999/2000, in the framework of NATO scientific program. She is author and co-author of more than 80 scientific papers, mainly in the area of computer-aided design in electronics and telecommunications. She got the Certificate of merit at the World Congress on Engineering in London, UK in 2007 and recently a Best paper award at the Twelfth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2016, May 22 - 26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain. She has 4 Ph.D. students. At ICEST’2019 which was hold in Sozopol, Bulgaria in June 2018, her doctoral students received the Award “Best paper of Young Scientist”. Galia Marinova is coordinator of CEEPUS network project: CIII-BG-1103-00-1819. Modelling, Simulation and Computer-aided Design in Engineering and Management. She has experience with several Erasmus+ projects.

She has also experience in teaching as guest professor in different universities, as CentraleSupelec, Rennes, France, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, University of Tirana, Albania, etc..


Vassil Guliashki (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

Vassil G. Guliashki is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT - BAS), department “Information Processes and Decision Support Systems”. He earned his Master of Science (Automation and System-Technique) at Technical University – Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1988 and his PhD in Technical Cybernetics from the Institute of Information Technologies – BAS (IIT – BAS since 1992) in 1994, with scientific advisors Prof. Vassil Vassilev and Prof. Vassil Sgurev. In his thesis work entitled “Algorithms for Solving Convex Nonlinear Integer Programming Problems” he created a Tabu Search heuristic algorithm for single objective problems and an interactive reference direction algorithm for multiple objective problems.

After completion of his PhD, Vassil Guliashki accepted a position as Research Associate II and I degree resp. at the IIT - BAS in the period 1995 – 1997. In 2009, V. Guliashki accepted an Associate Professor position at the IIT – BAS. Since 2010 the institute IIT - BAS was renamed to Institute of Information and Communication Technologies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT - BAS). The main research areas of Vassil Guliashki are Discrete Optimization, Meta heuristic strategies, Evolutionary algorithms, Multiple Objective Programming, Decision Support Systems, Linear Discriminant Analysis, Combinatorial optimization. He participates in solving many practical problems by means of single and MCDM approaches. Vassil Guliashki has more than 110 refereed publications and two monograph books. He has participated in more than 30 research and applied projects up to now. During the last 6 years he has a course at the "Education center" to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, entitled "Optimization methods" (see Topic 1.4.16 on the Web-site: http://edu.bas.bg/doctorant_school/spec_courses/1_inf_com_sci_tech/information.html). Single objective and multiple objective optimization methods are considered in this course. MATLAB toolboxes are used in the exercises.

Dušan Gleich (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

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Denis Baghrizabehi (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Denis Baghrizabehi is a PhD student and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor. Immediately after attaining his master’s degree in 2015, he was employed as a judicial trainee at the High Court in Maribor and as a part-time assistant at Faculty of Law. After passing the State Bar exam, he fully devoted his time to research and teaching activities at the Faculty of Law. While he deals with issues of civil law in general, he primarily focuses on civil procedure.


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Kristjan Zahrastnik (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Kristjan Zahrastnik is young researcher and research assistant at Faculty of Law, University of Maribor. He attained his master’s degree in 2017. He is working on his PhD in the field of civil procedure law.


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Miha Šepec (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Miha Šepec, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor. His field of profession is Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Cybercrime law, Administrative-penalty Law, Law of the Media and Press, and European International Criminal Law. He is also the official leader of European Justice Project JUST-JCOO-AG-2018 about European Investigation Order.


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Zoran Ren (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Dr. Zoran Ren received the professional title University graduate in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and the scientific title Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1990. In 1994, he was promoted to Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea College, Great Britain. The decision regarding the academic recognition of the doctorate diploma awarded by the University of Wales was issued on 29 June 1994 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Maribor. This way, the foreign diploma was recognised to be equal to the doctorate diploma in Engineering Science obtained at a Faculty in the Republic of Slovenia.

Dr. Zoran Ren has been employed at the University of Maribor since 1987. At first, as a young researcher until 1992 in the former Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering. Later, in the years 1992-1995 as an assistant, in 1995-2000 as an assistant Professor and in 2000-2005 as an associate Professor in the fields Machine Elements, Construction and Tribology as well as Mechanics. Since 2005, he is the full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor in the fields Construction and Mechanics. In the academic year 2017/2018, he is the convenor of nine courses under the first- and second-cycle study programmes Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics and Environmental Engineering as well as of two courses under the doctoral study programme Mechanical Engineering. He is the head of the doctoral study programme Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Zoran Ren is an expert in complex computer modelling and simulations, high-performance calculations, modelling of fast transients in solids, machine elements construction as well as development and characterisation of cellular metamaterials. His bibliography comprises of more than 1000 bibliographical units, detailed data is available at http://splet02.izum.si/cobiss/bibliography?code=08779&langbib=slv&formatbib=1&wos=on. He is the head of the Laboratory for complex engineering simulations and experimenting (LACE-X) as well as of the national research programme Design of cellular structures. He is successfully cooperating with the industry, especially in the field of ensuring road safety. Since 2000, he is Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, the receiver of the 21st Century CoE Award at the Osaka University, Japan, as well as the IROAST Visiting Professor at the Kumamoto University, Japan. He was the visiting researcher at the University of Wales, Swansea College, Great Britain, at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as well as at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He delivered 37 invited lectures at various universities worldwide.

In the period 2007-2011, he was the Vice-Dean for Education and in the years 2011-2015 the Vice-Dean for Industrial Collaboration at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor. In the years 2013-2017, he was the Head of the Institute of Construction and Design at the above-mentioned Faculty. In 2018, he was a member of the ARRS Scientific Research Council for Engineering.


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Molnar Bence (Gamax, Hungary)

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  • Earned his Master degree at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) as surveyor and GIS engineer. He earned his PhD degree at Faculty of Civil Engineering; his research field is 3D data acquisition, storing, processing and publishing by active (LiDAR, X-ray) and passive (Vision) sensors.
  • He joined GAMAX Laboratory Solutions in July 2017.
  • His areas of expertise include MATLAB®, Image Processing, Computer & Stereo Vision, Deep Learning, Point cloud processing, Databases, IoT

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Alessandro Colla

Alessandro Colla received the M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy in 2003. In the same year, he started working as P&E calibration engineer for diesel off-road engines at Centro Ricerche FIAT in Orbassano, Italy.

He joined AVL Graz, Austria in 2007 as development engineer for injection systems and in 2010 changed to MBD simulation. Since 2014 he deals with simulation of electrified powertrains, taking care of the physical modelling and control systems.

In 2017 he begun dealing also with simulation solutions to support the development of autonomous driving functionalities.