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PhD scholarship in information security

ictLaboratory for Open Systems and Networks at Jožef Stefan Institute is offering one scholarship for obtaining a PhD degree in science in the field of information security and new internet technologies and services. The selected candidate will be employed as young researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute for the maximum period of three years and six months.

Qualifications: Applicants with a university degree, concluded Bologna level 2 studies or master’s degree in an appropriate field (computer and information science, telecommunications, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics or organizational science preferred). In addition, the candidate

  • must have finished his/her studies with grade point average in all courses of at least 8.00 and must fulfill the requirements of enrollment in postgraduate Bologna level 3 studies;
  • should be at most 28 years old.

Criteria for assessment of candidates:

  • grade point average in all courses
  • obtained master’s degree
  • enrollment in postgraduate studies
  • awards of recognition received
  • articles published
  • participation in research work

Starting date: October 2018

General info: Jožef Stefan Institute (http://www.ijs.si) is the biggest research institute in Slovenia. Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks (http://www.e5.ijs.si) has a long tradition of research and development in the fields of information security, computer networks, telecommunication technologies, and information society services and applications. Currently, the main R&D activity focuses on internet technologies and services, information security and privacy, and technology-enhanced learning. R&D activities are carried out mainly in the EU projects and within national research programme “Future internet technologies: concepts, architectures, services, and socio-economic issues”. In 2017 the laboratory participated in 8 EU projects from the Horizon 2020 programme, 7th Framework programme, EU Cybercrime prevention programme, DG Justice programme, EU Competence and Innovation programme, and Erasmus+ programme.

Procedure: For detailed information about the application procedure please take a look at the Public call for candidates for early stage researchers or contact info@e5.ijs.si.

New CEF projects: SI-PASS and eID4U

Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks started the year of 2018 with two new projects from the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme: SI-PASS and eID4U.

The main goal of the SI-PASS project, coordinated by the laboratory, is to build a production ready Slovenian eIDAS node and integrate four existing public and one private cross-border e-services with the node. The services belong to the eHealth, intellectual property systems, e-Pension, public legal records, and business transactions domains. The integration will enable users from other EU countries to access those services with their national identification schemes.

The eID4U project will create a virtual student card based on the standard eIDAS attributes for physical persons and the new attributes required for the academic environment. The project partners will also establish secure cross-border academic services for eRegistration, eLogin, and eAccess.

2nd Annual SENTER Conference

Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks and the SENTER Network of Centres of Excellence in Cybercrime are organizing the 2nd annual SENTER conference on Open source intelligence (OSINT) and the fight against cybercrime and cyberterrorism. The conference will take place on the 8th November 2017 in Hotel Park, Bled, Slovenia.

The main goals of the conference are to get an overview on the recent OSINT R&D results, present leading industrial solutions in that area, discuss the future and role of OSINT, and identify the pertinent issues of the fight against cybercrime, especially those related to crypto currencies.

The conference is intended for law enforcement agencies (LEA), judicial authorities, industry delivering specialized solutions for LEA, researchers and scientists working with LEA and defence topics, and other practitioners in the area of the fight against cybercrime. Representatives of the ENLETS (European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services) network will also attend the event.

More information about the conference can be found at conf.senter-project.eu.

Interview with Prof. Borka Jerman Blažič in the Vzajemna journal

Borka D?onova Jerman Bla?i?

In an interview for the summer edition of the Vzajemna journal prof. Borka Jerman Blažič explained how she established the first international internet connection in Slovenia 25 years ago and how the Slovenian .si Internet domain was registered. The interview in Slovene is available here.

New project LIVE_FOR


The Laboratory members have successfully applied as coordinators for a new LIVE_FOR (Criminal Justice Access to Digital Evidences in the Cloud – LIVE_FORensics) project from the EU Justice Programme. The project is expected to start in November 2016.


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