Members of the Laboratory for real time systems, in cooperation with the Community Health Care Center, Adolf Drolc and the Laboratory for System Design developed the "Smart Toothbrush Holder" and obtained a patent for it. The smart toothbrush holder allows one to monitor the position of the brush, and measure the pressure of the brush head to the teeth. With light signals and vibrations, the user warns against incorrect use of the brush. Using the Bluetooth interface, data can also be sent to a mobile device or a computer for further processing. The acquired data can be used for scientific research, to link with a serious game that will promote the cleaning of teeth in children, and similar. The holder is designed to allow the use of different brushes. The holder has a built-in induction charger to charging the built in battery. The development of the Smart Brush Holder was carried out within the EkoSMART project (Eco System for the Smart City), co-financed by the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Regional Development Fund. The project at FERI is led and coordinated by prof. Peter Kokol, Head of the Laboratory for System Design.
Due to the successful leadership of the Computer Languages, Systems and Structures journal (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-languages-systems-and-structures/), the journal has significantly raised the Impact Factor and is currently category A2, prof. dr. Marjan Mernik became the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-visual-languages-and-computing). In 2019, both journals will be merged.
Today, IEEE celebrates "Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow". In addition to the international celebration, we also highlight some successes of the IEEE team members in Maribor:
- Gold award for recognition of acquisition and retention of IEEE members 2018
- organized IWSSIP 2018 conference on 20-22 June 2018 under the technical sponsorship of the IEEE,
- recognition to new members of IEEE Senior Member: doc. dr. Aleš Zamuda, red. prof. dr. Janez Brest,
- Domen Ulbl 2nd place with the contribution of "Gesture based intuitive control of a robotic arm" at the ERK Conference, organized by the IEEE Slovenia Section.
The celebration will be commenced with an event on 14:00 at FERI, G3 building, 1st floor.
The Institute of Computer Science participated at the European Researchers’ Night 2018 (http://www.ern.um.si/, https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/european-researchers-night_en), which took place on 28 September 2018 at the same time in more than 340 EU cities.
In the "research site" of Europark Maribor, the Institute of Computer Science participated with projects: In contact with computer vision and artificial intelligence, With mobile and ubiquitous devices for safe everyday life, Plagiarism Detection Tool in documents. There was a lot of interest. Check out the picture gallery.
Publons (https://publons.com) has published a list of winners for "2018 Peer Review Awards – Top 1% in Field". In the field of Computer Science Marjan Mernik ranked 28th, Iztok Fister Jr. 29th and Aleš Zamuda 32nd. In the field of "Engineering" Niko Lukač ranked 82nd. Only 8 researchers from Slovenia can be found on the list. More information at https://publons.com/awards/2018/esi/?order_by=place.
University programming marathon (UPM, http://tekmovanja.acm.si/upm) is a Slovenian competition for students in their knowledge of programming, data structures and algorithms. The university champions for 2018 have been determined in the final round. This year champions are: Vid Keršič, Niko Uremović, Mitja Žalik. The runners up are: Aljaž Jeromel, Gal Meznarič, Jan Mikolič. Members of both teams are students of Computer Science and Information Technologies. Both teams will participate at CERC 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (https://contest.felk.cvut.cz/18cerc/), which will be held from 30.11.18 do 2.12.18. Countries participating in CERC are Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The best teams from CERC will be participating in the world finals in Porto, Portugal, from 31.3.19 do 5.4.19.
On Friday, September 28th, 2018, a greetings to the freshmen took place at our faculty at 10 am. At the joint presentation, the students of the 1st year of study programs were welcomed by the vice-dean for education, prof. dr. Bojan Grčar, vice-dean for students, Maruša Lešnik, coordinator of teachers' tutors, assistant prof. dr. Alenka Hren, and coordinator of students' tutors, Nina Katarina Bračko. A joint presentation was carried out in the lobby of the G2 facility. The presentation of the Computer Science and Information Technology study program - academic level then took place at G2-Gama and professional level at G2-P02. After the presentation, the students' tutors showed the faculty to the freshmen. You can find a presentation on the Computer Science and Information Technology study program on the link: https://cs.feri.um.si/site/assets/files/1362/pozdravnovincem2018.pdf