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Open day at the Jožef Stefan Institute

At the end of March each year, we commemorate the birthday of the remarkable Slovenian physicist Jožef Stefan as traditional Days of Jožef Stefan, known also as Stefan’s Days, spanning the entire week. This year Stefan’s Days’ activities conclude with the Open Day 2023 on Saturday 25 March 2023. This event is organized with cooperation of research departments and research centers. The event is open for general public interested in research activities on multidisciplinary fields of science.

The all-week program concludes with the traditional Open Day event, on March 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The members of Laboratory for open systems and networks, will also present our research work, as the part of the program “Building the modern world”. You are kindly invited. See the full programme here.

See the video: https://video.arnes.si/watch/0nwpfhmbg2dj

The first programme section of the Open Day will start at 9:00 (CET) at the Jožef Stefan Institute (Jamova cesta 39). Each programme section starts at the full hour and lasts 1 hour. The last presentation will start at 13:00. Parking will not be available at the Jožef Stefan Institute (Jamova cesta 39), but visitors will have an option to park at the parking place near the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (Jadranska ulica 15). The number of these parking places is limited.

SiQUID – Slovenian Quantum Communication Infrastructure Demonstration

Our laboratory is part of a new project SiQUID that focuses on implementing quantum key distribution links between multiple government nodes in Slovenia and creating a test-bed quantum network between research institutions in Ljubljana. The project was officially launched on January 1, 2023.

Our department will play an important role in SiQUID’s efforts, contributing its expertise in information security and critical infrastructure protection to enhance the project’s scope and accelerate the development of advanced quantum communication protocols.

SiQUID’s launch marks an exciting milestone in the field of quantum communication in Slovenia and sets the stage for future advancements in quantum technology. Stay tuned for updates on the project’s progress and the impact it will have on the future of secure communication. To read more about the project, read here.

Available Ph.D. Student Positions

The Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at Jozef Stefan Institute is offering Ph.D. student positions in the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity and novel technologies for cyber-physical security,
  • Advanced Internet technologies,
  • Smart digital services in energetics, and
  • Trust and identity management.

We invite candidates who are interested in research work in any of these areas.

The laboratory offers a stimulating, friendly and flexible work environment, access to the latest equipment, directed mentoring, and associates with extensive experience. At the same time, it enables freedom to choose a specific research topic and offers cooperation with various established foreign institutions.

Procedure: For more detailed information on the application process send your mail to info@e5.ijs.si.

Or visit the following link.

The deadline is 11th of May, 2023.

General information: The Jozef Stefan Institute (https://www.ijs.si) is the largest research institute in Slovenia. The Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks (https://www.e5.ijs.si) has a long tradition in research and development in the field of information security, computer networks, telecommunications, and services and applications of information society. Activities are carried out within the program “Future internet technologies: concepts, architectures, services, and socio-economic issues” and with various research institutions across the World.


The department just started working on a new project from Horizon Europe, RESONANCE. The project will develop a catalog of solutions for efficient management of consumption and production of energy for a diverse end users like households, apartment and office buildings and industrial processes. A strong Slovenian consortia is part of the project: ECE, Elektro Celje, SmartCom, Amibit and JSI. Read more about the project on following link.

Name of the project: DIGIBLEND

Programme: Erasmus+ project “DIGIBLEND | Improving adult digital literacy through innovative gamified blended learning”.


Website: https://digiblend.eu/en/the-project/

The DIGIBLEND project goal is to develop a new and innovative approach to teaching and training basic digital skills for the target group of older adults.

Older adults are particularly negatively affected by the rapidly evolving digital world. While younger people (“digital natives”) grow up with smartphones, apps, and the Internet, older adults tend to view the digital as foreign. Yet digital skills are increasingly becoming a necessity for everyday activities. Today, it is imperative to be able to navigate the digital world independently and take full advantage of the possibilities of technology in every aspect of our lives.

Successful teaching of basic digital skills requires an approach based on the needs and abilities of older adults. To achieve this, we rely on the use of familiar game-based elements combined with an interactive blended learning approach.


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