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RESEARCHERS OF INSTITUTE  OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IMPORTANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE RANKING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

RESEARCHERS OF INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IMPORTANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE RANKING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

Many universities rankings (such as Webometrics - http://www.webometrics.info/en) take into account citation in Google Scholar. Researchers of Institute of Computer Science importantly contribute to the ranking of the University of Maribor. Thus, among the top 20 most frequently mentioned at the University of Maribor in Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.si/citations?view_op=view_org&hl=en&org=9174394767676762358) are 8 researchers from Institute of Computer Science and 13 researchers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

"REPORT ON INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

"REPORT ON INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Working Group for Analysis of the Presence of Computer Science Content in Elementary and Secondary School Programs and for the Study on Possible Changes (RINOS) submitted a final report on 29.5.2018 to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbJygmq8_qU). The RINOS Group was founded on 16.8.2016. The RINOS group examined teaching of computer science in over 12 countries and made a more detailed analysis of the introduction of compulsory computer science in four OECD countries. It also submitted a proposals on how Slovenia should approach the introduction of compulsory education in computer science. The member of RINOS group was also a member of Institue of Computer Science assist. prof. dr. Matej Črepinšek. The report is available at http://www.mizs.gov.si/fileadmin/mizs.gov.si/pageuploads/Aktualno/Porocilo_RINOS_30_5_18.pdf.

JOHN L. HENNESSY AND DAVID A. PATTERSON ARE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 ACM TURING AWARD

JOHN L. HENNESSY AND DAVID A. PATTERSON ARE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 ACM TURING AWARD

JOHN L. HENNESSY AND DAVID A. PATTERSON ARE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 ACM TURING AWARD
John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson are recipients of the 2017 ACM Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry. Since 1966, ACM (https://www.acm.org/) has awarded Turing Awards for the greatest achievements in the field of computing. Over the years, this award has become the most prestigious award in the technical field. Often also called "Nobel Prize of computing". You can find the chronological list of winners at http://amturing.acm.org/byyear.cfm. More about the Slovenian ACM section at http://www.acm.si/node/1.

THE 32nd WORKSHOP ON NATURE INSPIRED ALGORITHMS

THE 32nd WORKSHOP ON NATURE INSPIRED ALGORITHMS

Institute of Computer Science organized the 32nd Workshop on Nature Inspired Algorithms, which took place on May 25, 2018 in Donačka Gora. Workshop Program:

9.00-9.45 Aljoša Vodopija: Adjustment of Differential Evolution Algorithm to Solve the Black Box Optimization Problems
9.45-10.30 Nikola Ivković: Benefits of Using Quantiles for Measuring Performance of Stochastic Optimization Algorithms
10.30-11.15 Aleš Čep: Heterogeneous Multi-Agent System for Solving Dynamic Optimization Problems
11.15-12.00 Rok Hribar: Evolutionary Operators in Memetric Algorithm for the Problem of Matrix Tri-Factorization

If you would like to participate in future workshops, send a notice to marjan.mernik@um.si.

INFO FOR STUDENTS

5. Student conferencefor computer science

5. Student conferencefor computer science

This year, we are organizing the 5th Student Computer Science Research Conference. The conference will be held as part of the conference multi-conference Information Society (IS'18), on 9 October, at Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. We invite you to actively participate at the conference with preparation of your scientific papers. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in electronic form (CD).

More about the conference and preparation of the contributions, you can find on website http://labraj.feri.um.si/stucosrec.

SYNERGY SUMMER SCHOOL ON EFFICIENT MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION

SYNERGY SUMMER SCHOOL ON EFFICIENT MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION

Jožef Stefan Institute and the H2020 SYNERGY project partners organize a summer school on "Efficient Multi-objective Optimization" that will take place from 27 to 31 August 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The summer school will consist of lectures by internationally recognized experts in multi-objective optimization and surrogate modeling, and work in groups with the possibility of solving practical multi-objective optimization problems.

Registrations are possible until the capacity is reached. The summer school language will be English. Further information and registration at http://summerschool.synergy-twinning.eu/