Department of Intelligent Systems | Jožef Stefan Institute


The principal goals of the Department of Intelligent Systems are to develop new methods and techniques for intelligent computer systems, with applications in the areas of the information society, computer science and informatics, and network communication systems. The main research areas are ambient intelligence, computational intelligence, agent modeling, and language and speech technologies. The department collaborates closely with the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana.

The department received the award for the first place at the Activity Recognition competition EvAAL 2013. The competition took place in Valencia, Spain. Beside competitors from European countries, the participants also came from USA, Japan and Russia. Jožef Stefan Institute team (Simon Kozina, Hristijan Gjoreski, Matjaž Gams and Mitja Luštrek) was victorious due to a combination of accurate and fast activity recognition, sensors embedded in clothes and open source software, which was developed for the competition.

The department also received two major awards in 2011. At the third Industrial Forum of Innovation, R&D and Technology we received the Taras award for successful collaboration between a research institution and industry. It was awarded to the iLab project in collaboration with the Lotrič company. In the project a system for monitoring the conditions in a laboratory was developed. At the sixth Slovenian Innovation Forum we received the silver award for excellence of innovative industries for the Pedius system. The system provides computer support for the restoration of wall paintings from plaster fragments.







January 9th, 2018

JSI is a partner in the H2020 project WellCo (, coordinated by HI-Iberia, which has recently started with a kick-off meeting in Madrid. The project will develop a virtual coach for older users with the goal of achieving behaviour change … Continue reading

November 24th, 2017

Na volitvah v Državni svet 23.11.2017 je bil za predstavnika za raziskovalno dejavnost izvoljen prof. dr. Matjaž Gams. S tem smo raziskovalci dobili zagovornika znanosti in razvoja v Državnem svetu. Zainteresirani naj se obrnejo na društva, ki so podprla izvolitev, … Continue reading

October 23rd, 2017

It is now confirmed: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization Methods and their Applications, BIOMA 2018, will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The paper submission deadline is 1 December 2017.

August 22nd, 2017

Sodelavci z odseka E9 so dobili nagrado za najboljši referat na delavnici Boom – IJCAI 2017, katera je del največje svetovne konference IJCAI 2017. Naslov referata: Intelligent Assistant Carer for Active Ageing Avtorji: Jani Bizjak, Anton Gradisek, Luka Stepancic, Hristijan … Continue reading

August 10th, 2017