Program i key note

  • Nikola Šerbedžija, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany


    Title: Ready for Digital Transformation?

    Processors are becoming an integral part of almost any product, from toys, telephones, televisions and other home appliances up to transportation means. Almost all categories of information (textual, audio, visual) or physical entities (like meteorological, chemo-physical, or medical data) are digitized and as such suitable for processing. Industry is automatized and governments offer electronic support for almost all administrative tasks. Growing number of people are carrying some kind of processors, be it for medical, well-being or experimental purposes. With almost all our activities digitally enabled, we are currently experiencing an abrupt transformation of our traditionally analogue and physical to a digital and cyber world. In this talk, we examine benefits and drawbacks of digital transformation tackling both technical and societal issues with the aim to better steer technology and prepare society for the challenges that digital transformation brings.

    Nikola Šerbedžija is the founder of iTETA Consulting and scientific advisor at Fraunhofer FOKUS, responsible for new research initiatives and innovative technology. He was visiting professor at University of Sydney [1999-2000] and at the University of Arts, Berlin [2000-2007]. His research work is primarily concerned with distributed computing, especially applied to ubiquitous systems, cyber-physical systems and IoT. In addition, his research covers modelling, architectural approach and practical deployment of adaptive and autonomous systems. He was principal investigator in the various research projects that led to REFLECT and ASCENS frameworks for developing pervasive-adaptive systems and self-aware autonomous systems, respectively. He has been acting as an expert for European FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes, mostly for the Future Emerging Technology actions. He has been on numerous international conference committees and held various invited/keynote talks at scientific events. He co-authored many chapters in special edition monographies or books and he is the author of over 100 journal and conference papers.

    Georg Weichhart, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria

     georg Ing. Mag. Dr. Georg Weichhart (M) is senior researcher and head of the Flexible Production Systems team at PROFACTOR GmbH in Austria. He also manages the Area Cognitive Robotics and Shopfloors of the Reseach Center Pro2Future. He lectures at the Department of Business Informatics – Communications Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU). He chairs the IFAC Technical Committe 5.3 on Enterprise Integration and Networking.
    He has studied at Lund University (SE), received his Master from Vienna University (AT) and his PhD from JKU Linz (AT). Besides academic positions he worked as senior software engineer and project manager at private companies in AT, DE, UK. In addition to this, he has been participating as senior researcher and software architect in numerous European research projects. In 2013 he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr. Weichhart served as Co-Chair for international conferences and workshops like CoopIS (Cooperative Information Systems) and OTM/IFIP/IFAC EI2N (Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking). His current research interest focuses on interoperability for complex adaptive organisational systems using multi agent and multi actor based information systems. Georg Weichhart is member of the IFIP Work Group 5.8: Enterprise Interoperability.

    Andrew L. Kun, University of New Hampshire, USA


    Andrew Kun received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. For his dissertation Andrew implemented a new control algorithm for a two-legged walking robot. After receiving his doctorate Andrew spent two years in industry working as development engineer at Falmouth Scientific, Inc., an oceanographic instrumentation manufacturer from Cataumet, MA.
    Andrew was the principal investigator of the Project54 effort which involved integrating embedded mobile computing equipment and wireless networking into police cruisers. The Project54 system integrates car-based electronic systems and provides a speech user interface to them. There were over 1,000 police cruisers equipped with the Project54 technology nationwide.
    Currently, a significant part of Andrew’s research is focused on driving simulator-based exploration of in-car user interfaces, and estimation methods of the drivers’ cognitive load to determine the effect of the user interface on the driving performance. In this area he is interested in speech interaction, as well as the use of visual behavior and pupil diameter measures to assess and improve the design of user interfaces. He served as the General Chair of the 2012 AutomotiveUI conference, and continues to serve as a Steering Committee member for the conference series. In addition to transportation-related work, Andrew is also involved in the experimental modeling of collaborative user activities around large-scale multi-touch displays, with a focus on the use of visual behaviors of multiple participants in parallel in building these models.

    Posebna sesija i panel diskusija


    Panel diskusija 1 ponedeljak 12.mart 18:30h

    Digitalna Transformacija, Uloga države i velikih kompanija u digitalnoj transformaciji i ubrzanom IT razvoju Srbije


    Sava Savić, pomodnik ministra Ministarstva za trgovinu, turizam i telekomunikacije,
    Damir Baralid, kompanija ATOS,
    Dijana Gligorijevid, Telegroup,
    Slobodan Nedeljkovid, MUP Srbije