Entries by Staša Blatnik

Concluding remarks on the 37th Bled eConference

Dear friends,

We have concluded the 37th Bled eConference in a new setting that allows for even closer discussions and networking. After the first feedback, we can say that the change was well received.

Since Sunday, we had the opportunity to listen to many interesting presentations and stimulating discussions on the topic »Resilience through digital innovation: enabling the twin transition«.

Traditionally, the conference started with the Doctoral Consoritum, where 7 PhD students presented their research projects.

The official conference opening on Monday morning featured insightful keynote speeches from Marianne ter Veen, who shed light on how digital sustainability can create long-term value, transparency and equity for all stakeholders, and Tomi Ilijaš, who demonstrated how AI-driven innovation can improve the lives of individuals, organizations and societies. The opening session continued with a panel addressing the paradigm of evolving data spaces from a technological, sustainability, and humanistic perspective….

Keynote speaker announcement: Tomi Ilijaš

CEO and founder, ARCTUR

Tomi Ilijaš is an entrepreneur with a MSc degree from Ljubljana University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, focusing on Hi-Tech innovation He has shared his knowledge and experience to many start-ups and spin-offs in the region. He participated in several EU funded R&D projects, inventing new business models in HPCaaS and successfully breaking the barriers in bringing HPC to manufacturing SMEs. He was a member of EUROHPC Research & Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG) and member of PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee. Recently, his research focus is on transferring new technologies from Industry 4.0 to different sectors, such as health and tourism.

Keynote speaker announcement: Mariane ter Veen

Mrs. Mariane ter Veen is director data sharing lead at consulting firm INNOPAY. She helps organisations to fully embrace the opportunities of the digital transactions era by adopting a more open outlook, collaborating across ecosystems and creating new value.

She believes in a world where digital sustainability creates long-term value, transparency and equity for all parties.

As an enabler of this, she is a strong advocate of data sovereignty, which gives people and organisations control over data they generate. Mariane has a wealth of experience in the domain of data sharing, both in public/private partnerships as well as helping individual organisations, and is a popular keynote speaker on European data developments.

Final submissions and Registration

Dear Authors,

The date for submission of your final papers is May 11th, 2024.

Please note that for your paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors have to register to the conference and present the paper during the conference program.

Completion of the review process

Thank you all for submitting your research papers to the 37th Bled eConference and thank all the reviewers who helped us to carry on review process. We regret that some of the papers were rejected due to high competition. We hope that authors will find reviews valuable for paper revisions and future research work.

Special Hotel Offer

The conference is located in a beautiful Alpine town called Bled.

The conference venue is Hotel Astoria Bled, Prešernova 44, 4260 Bled, SI.

To book a room at the special rate for Bled eConference 2024 participants, follow the link below.

Special rate bookings are available for stays of more than 3 days.

Are you a doctoral student?

The Bled Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral and research master students to write and present on an aspect of their research. Whether you are just at the beginning or further advanced, there will be an aspect of your research that you can write up, have reviewed by experienced advisors, and present to your peers at the Bled Doctoral Consortium.