MATA Award 2022 Winner: dr ing Dragan Žarković
This year's MATA Award winner for contribution in development and promotion of new technologies in Montenegro is dr ing Dragan Žarković.
Dragan Žarković is a construction engineer and doctor of science in the field of technical management, work organization and sustainable development.
"In his thirty-year career, in the country and abroad, he performed a wide range of jobs in the construction profession: from the execution and management of construction works, expert supervision, investment construction, design, revision of project documentation, assessments, expert reports, etc., at various types of construction facilities. So far, he has realized over 230,000 m2 of residential-business, industrial-commercial and hotel-tourist spaces.
Žarković enthusiastically applied his professional and scientific knowledge abroad and in Montenegro. He helped a large number of workers and experts from our area to earn their earnings, during the most difficult economic and war crises. Through his business contacts, about twenty different investment projects were invested and realized in Montenegro, with a total value of over 55 million euros," said Stojanović.
"His views on the problems of construction, from the point of view of a practicing builder, made a significant contribution to theoretical science and the general development of technical and engineering culture. The recently published book "Corporate Management of Investment Ventures" is the first book in contemporary Montenegro that unifies the rather forgotten methodology of symbiosis, profession, science, planning, work organization and sustainable development. Hundreds of the most complex expert reports and evaluations were important in elucidating many conflicting situations and in the successful resolution of as many court-prosecutorial proceedings in the country and abroad.
Besides many functions that he previously performed, today, in addition to his basic activity, he performs the functions of: president of the Independent Association of Court Experts of Montenegro, member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Employers of Montenegro and Director of the Association of Builders of Montenegro. He is widely cited in professional literature. In his private and family life, Dragan is an exemplary and conscientious father of three children and the husband of an equally successful married partner," said Stojanović.
DSD/SEAA 2023 Conference
Euromicro is an international scientific, engineering and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of Information Technology and Microelectronics. Euromicro was founded in 1973, inspired by the emerging microprocessor technology. Since then, Euromicro has been devoted to promoting research and technology transfer in its field, as well as discussing and disseminating of knowledge, information and skills in academia, industry, government and in education. As a truly international society Euromicro strictly adheres to impartiality in national and international affairs.
Euromicro conferences take place since 1974 in more than 20 countries all over Europe. DSD (Digital System Design) and SEAA (Software Engineering and Advanced Applications) are organized simultaneously and cover the most actual trends in embedded, high-performance and cyber-physical applications, hardware/software codesign, software engineering and advanced applications in information technology for software-intensive systems. Both conferences (SEAA and DSD) have their own main and special tracks but the keynote speeches are always selected to be interesting and beneficial for all participants.
Call For Papers
Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
Paper Submission Deadline: April 17th, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: May 29th, 2023
Camera-Ready Papers: June 16th, 2023
Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications
Paper Submission Deadline: April 3rd, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: May 15th, 2023
Camera-Ready Papers: May 29th, 2023
Main events’ activities will take a place at University of Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (UAMD), Faculty of Information Technology.
For more information, please visit the DSD/SEAA 2023 Conference's official website.
The international project entitled "Partnership for Promotion and Popularization of Electrical Mobility through Transformation and Modernization of WB HEIs Study Programs" - PELMOB, is one of 14 projects of the University of Montenegro and four projects of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which were received as part of the call of the new cycle of Erasmus + capacity building projects in the field of higher education (CBHE) for 2021-2027.
The PELMOB project includes 12 partners from the countries of the Western Balkans and four partners from the countries of the European Union. The consortium is gathered around the idea of development and exchange of knowledge and experiences related to the problem of environmental pollution, the harmful consequences of climate change and energy instability, which are happening around the world due to growing urbanization. In accordance with the most important strategic documents, which were initiated by the European Commission, and which refer to the achievement of the pipeline of sustainable development, the field of electro-mobility is recognized as a significant reservoir of opportunities for progress.
In a broader sense, the PELMOB project will improve the quality of higher education in the field of electromobility and harmonize existing knowledge with new trends that are represented in the European Union. In addition, the promotion and popularization of electromobility will lead to greater social acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles in the transportation market. Finally, the project will establish associations dealing with electromobility, which will include all relevant subjects, such as schools, public and private companies, local authorities, students, people with special needs and other interested citizens. This will lead to the development of awareness of electromobility not only among the owners and drivers of electric vehicles, but the entire social and academic community.
MECO Conference 2023 Announced
12th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO’2023) and 11th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things (CPSIoT’2023) including Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things (SS-CPSIoT’2023) are announced.
The conference location and date is: Budva, Montenegro; June 6th-10th, 2023. In Venue & On Line.
More information will be available soon.
>> MECO Conference website
>> MECO 2022 Gallery
>> CPSIoT 2022 Gallery
MATA Award 2022 Proposals
MANT Tech Award (MATA) is devoted to Montenegrin innovators (persons or institutions) which developed any kind of high/advanced technologies solution/product/service/patent etc. in YTD (year to date).
The solution needs to be simple, creative with elements of the patent and really working. In some cases the MATA should be awarded for continuously outstanding contribution to HighTech during period of time.
This year's MATA awards proposal is open until 15.12.2022. The submission must contain:
- CV of applicant or profile of institution,
- Short description of proposal/solution.
- Any supporting material (video, photos, certificate, showing innovation in real work)
The proposals with above attached supporting docs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 MATA award winner is Prof. dr Marina Mijanović - Markuš.
SmAgTech EXPO 2022
For the second time in a row, the SmAgTech EXPO virtual fair is being organized by the VIRAL project. The fair is dedicated to the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture and will be organized on November 23-24, 2022. This year, as part of the conference, visitors will have the opportunity to attend a plenary session, a larger number of thematic sections, as well as panels dedicated to the business sector and students.
Around 21 lecturers and 13 panelists will participate in the work of the conference, while the introductory lecture will be addressed by prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović who represents MANT – Montenegrin Association for New Technologies. More than 60 institutions, companies, and projects from the field of agriculture and information and communication technologies (Agenda) will be presented at the fair.
If you want to learn more about the state and perspectives of ICT in agriculture, digitization in animal production, remote control of production processes or the possibilities offered by new technologies in crop production, we invite you to attend the expert sections during the fair. See what part of the atmosphere that awaits us during the fair looks like in the Promo video.
All those interested can apply for participation in the fair by registering at the following address https://expo.viralerasmus.org/.
Successful start of the first Telemedicine Summer School for Western Balkan region
The first Medical Summer School organized by HTWG Konstanz and University of Montenegro started yesterday and will last until August 7th. The regional sponsor of the Summer School is MANT (Montenegrin Association for New Technologies) which is represented by Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović.
This Summer School addresses Western Balkan countries and includes countries with solid relationships in the target region. The Summer School presents a detailed country-specific description of telemedicine status, perspectives, and challenges in every participating country, provided by a qualified expert.
The Summer School offers six workshops on relevant topics:
1. Best practices of telemedicine
2. Technical, economic and social challenges
3. Cross-border cooperation
4. Regional roadmap for telemedicine
5. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA)
6. IT-Platforms and Artificial Intelligence
The Summer School will provide Ph.D. panels for young researchers to discuss new and innovative research approaches.
For more information visit official summer school website: medical-summerschool.de/
VIRAL project's Hackathon in Prijedor successfully finished
The VIRAL Hackathon was held in Prijedor from 12-14. May 2022 in premises of the Prijedor Economic Development Agency - PREDA.
VIRAL hackathon: MANT flag
MANT's representative was Jovan Djurkovic, who mentored the students. Six teams took part competing about innovating and making technological solutions for challenges in agriculture. All teams were rewarded, and thanks to a large number of sponsors the prize fund was about 6000 EUR. The winning team was SALLTSITY from University in Tuzla.
VIRAL hackathon: presentations
More information is available here: official hackathon report.