This is the largest IT conference in continental Croatia, held annually from 1989. In the past 31 years, CECIIS achieved enviable credibility in the international scientific world and has a tradition of sustainability, as evidenced by the increasing number of participants, as well as the increasing number of related scientific and professional activities. The scientific program includes invited lectures by eminent international experts, contributed papers, as well as events such as poster presentations, workshops, roundtable discussions, hardware and software presentations, book exhibitions, PhD symposium and other parallel events (student on-line and poster section, Computer Games Symposium, project section…).

The 31st edition of the CECIIS - Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems was successfully held from October 7th to 9th, 2020. Because of the epidemiological situation throughout the world, like most of the other conferences, CECIIS was also held online. The first day of this three-day conference consisted of lectures delivered by eminent world-known experts - professor Jan Mendling of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Institute for Information Business and Josep M. Duart, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Educational Sciences Department. Keynotes spoke from different perspectives on the topic of Intelligent systems. The keynote speeches were followed by the presentation of scientific papers by domestic and foreign authors in 9 scientific sections, evaluated by 85 reviewers, of which 47 are foreign scientists and experts in the field of information sciences.

The conference program also included two academic panels, in which more than 200 participants from Croatia and abroad actively participated. The first panel discussion was "O_HAI 4 Games - Orchestration of Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Methods for Computer Games" moderated by Associate Professor Markus Schatten from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics with foreign panelists Vicente Julian Inglada (Valencia University of Technology, Spain), Carlos Carrascosa Casamayor (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain), Jaime Andres Rincon Arango (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain) and Glenn Smith (University of South Florida, USA). The second academic panel discussion "Universities of the Future" was moderated by Full Professor Blaženka Divjak from the Faculty of Organization and informatics with foreign panelists and eminent international scientists Ivica Crnković (Chalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Lourdes Guàrdia (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Mladen Vouk (North Carolina State University, USA) and Enrique Mu (Carlow University, USA).

It needs to be especially emphasized that in this uncertain times for the whole scientific community, FOI was able to maintain the conference tradition and continue good practices of internalization at the Faculty. Maja Buhin Pandur, Jasminka Dobša and Luka Kroneggera received the Best Paper Award at this year's conference for their work entitled "Topic Modeling in Social Sciences: Case Study of Web of Science".

Read more about the previous conferences here.