• About Laboratory

    Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks

    Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks was established in 1992. The focus of our activities are research and development of information security, next generation networks, telecommunication technologies, components and integrated systems, and information society services and applications. The laboratory is implementing the research programme “Future internet technologies: concepts, architectures, services and socio-economic issues”. Research is also carried out in the Horizon 2020, DG JUST, and CEF programmes, and a national project.

  • Cyber Security

    Information security, privacy and the fight against cyber crime

    Security research is performed both from the technical and socio-economic points of view. The research results include building blocks for cryptographic algorithms, algorithms for trust management, context-based security mechanisms, access control protocols, methods for user authentication and authorisation, models for cybersecurity evaluation, methods for critical infrastructure protection, and infrastructures for secure cross-border services.

    Majority of the activities is performed in the EU projects, such as DEFENDER, CONCORDIA, COMPACT, eSENS, STORK 2.0, SI-PASS, eID4U, DIADEM, FAIN, DAIDALOS, ICE-CAR or ICE-TEL.

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  • Next Generation Networks

    Next generation networks

    The second field of research are concepts, architectures, and services of the next generation networks. The results include scenarios of future internet development, smart grids, infrastructures for first responders, dynamic energy consumption forecasting model, services for management of energy consumption, and collaboration platforms.

    The activities were part of the EU projects, such as Flex4Grid, EIFFEL, ALIPRO, BReATH, DAIDALOS, and NICE.

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  • E-learning

    Technology Enhanced Learning

    E-learning technologies have been one of the main areas of our research and development for many years. The results include brokerage platforms for exchange of learning material, smart spaces for learning, serious games (e.g. for digital forensics training), and cloud-based training platforms.

    Many of the research activities were carried out in the EU funded projects, such as GIRDA, EMPLOYID, iCamp, Elena, PROLEARN, UNIVERSAL, e4VET, SELPRAF, MERLAB, ICOPER, and OpenScout.

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  • In memory of Peter Kirstein

    In memory of Peter Kirstein

    Professor Peter Kirstein left this world on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Professor Kirstein was, along with famous american computer legends Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, the frontrunner in research and development of communication between computer networks. Their efforts led to the development of today’s standard internet protocol TCP/IP.  Professor Kirstein also helped establish the first […] Continue reading
  • Electrotechnical and Computer Science Conference (ERK 2019)

    Electrotechnical and Computer Science Conference (ERK 2019)

    The ERK 2019 conference was held on September 23-24, 2019, in Portorož, Slovenia. It was organized by the IEEE Slovenia Section together with Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Ljubljana and other Slovenian professional societies. From the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks, the researcher Samed Bajrić  presented a research paper with the title “Reducing […] Continue reading
  • How Internet arrived in Slovenia

    How Internet arrived in Slovenia

    The book “Don Quihote in Slovenia or how Internet arrived in Slovenia”, written by prof. Borka Jerman Blažič and published by the Publishing Company e-Besede, provides very detailed information in narrative form about all scientific research that has contributed to the development of the computer networks, which are now known as the Internet and Internet […] Continue reading


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