University of Maribor(UM)



UM is the second largest and second oldest Slovene university and is an autonomous scientific, research and educational institution with the purpose of discovering and nurturing knowledge as well as transferring it into the community through the interconnected fields of humanities, social sciences, engineering, economy, medicine, natural sciences, law, pedagogical sciences and arts.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FERI) is a scientific institute with explicitly regional, national and international significance. It involved in more than 30 currently active international projects involving HEIs, companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

The R&D work of the Institute of Informatics, one of FERI’s nine institutes, is oriented towards the holistic development and management of information systems (IS) and services as well as various aspects of cybersecurity. The methodological aspects of IS development address the development and definition of new, more effective techniques, methods and methodologies for business process modelling, requirements analysis, architectural design, implementation, database management, verification and validation of IS. Furthermore, the emphasis is also on cyber security, digital forensics and authentication as well as also on service-oriented architecture with a semantic component, context, aspect dependent behaviour and innovation of information systems.

FERI is actively involved as a contributor in several project tasks based on its expertise in the fields of data protection, cybersecurity education and digital forensics. The data protection know-how FERI brings is in the areas of identification and privacy, as well as experience with blockchain technology.