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Event program
Thursday, 5/24/2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
Camelia 1, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija
11:30 AM - 1:30 PMPapers 
1.A. Huseinović, S. Mrdović (Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Comparison of Computer Forensics Investigation Models for Cloud Environment 
Computer forensics investigation process evolved from analysis of offline data copies to the process of finding whole spectrum of non-volatile traces in local and remote user environments. Many computer forensic investigations models proposed by researchers and incident respondents were widely accepted for static and live analysis of the systems. With cloud environment surrounding almost every aspect of information technology, researchers find it difficult to apply those models to investigation involved. In this paper, state-of-the-art forensic investigation models for cloud environment have been presented.
2.H. Astsatryan, W. Narsisian (Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia), A. Poghosyan, A. Shahinyan (International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia)
Performance Impact of DVFS for Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Tesla K40 GPU 
The most crucial challenge nowadays in HPC is to optimize the power consumption of resources and to couple the performance with energy efficiency. The graphics processing units (GPUs) have been used intensively due to their computational performance, and that is why it dramatically accelerates the execution of many HPC applications. A series of simulations based on GROMACS package have been carried out to reveal the nature of Tesla K40 graphical card with different frequencies and to estimate the energy efficiency from frequency viewpoint. The analyzes show that the performance of the Tesla K40 is equivalent to the performance of the 1024 cores of IBM BlueGene/P supercomputer or the 64 CPUs of HP CP4000BL nodes. In the mean time, the usage of low frequencies leads to the energy conservation up to 20-30%. It is stated that the optimal power efficiency is achieved with the low-frequency GPU.
3.N. Frid, V. Sruk (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia)
Memory-aware Multiobjective Design Space Exploration of Heteregeneous MPSoC 
This paper discusses multiobjective exploration of heterogeneous MPSoC design space using a method based on NSGA-II evolutionary algorithm. Key feature of the proposed method is separation of computation and communication which enables exploration of mapping computation to processors and communication to memory elements. In this paper two approaches to mapping and scheduling are presented and compared: (1) single–phased, where tasks and communication channels are mapped to processor and memories simultaneously, and (2) two-phased, where mapping of tasks to processors is done in first phase, followed by mapping of communication channel to memories in the second phase.
4.Đ. Pašić (Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia), D. Kučak (Visoko učilište Algebra, Zagreb, Croatia)
Gamification in Sport – Improving Motivation for Recreational Sport 
In today's busy world, people find it difficult to find the time and occasion for recreational sport. As one of the main reasons, there is a lack of additional content that would occupy people for the sport, not only to be seen as a regular activity, but as a modern form of entertainment combining recreation with elements of digital games. It's about applying gamification in the sport. Gamification is the method of using game elements for the purpose of enhancing other activities. These other activities can be of different shapes, and in this paper they are aimed at organizing sport activities on the example of recreational tennis. To solve this problem, two applications were created for all activities related to organization and tracking of tennis matches. The applications called "Tennis With Me" follow the theoretical background of applying gamification. There is also a research that is trying to answer the question of how gamification is interesting to recreationalists and whether such a form of upgrading recreational activities could increase the number of people involved in recereational sport, while also contribute to better sporting experience.
5.M. Saari (Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland), A. Muzaffar bin Baharudin (Keio University, Keio, Japan), P. Sillberg, S. Hyrynsalmi (Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland), W. Yan (Keio University , Keio, Japan)
LoRa - A Survey of Recent Research Trends 
Nowadays the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most promising application areas in information technology for future products and services. Therefore, it is not surprising that new technologies arise, which are marketed as “the most useful technology” for applications in IoT devices. In this study, we focus on the new communication technology called LoRaWAN. Our aim is to evaluate the usefulness of LoRaWAN technology in the field of IoT, and especially in sensor network solutions. The research methodology is a literature survey and primary articles were selected by means of a systematic literature review. More than fifty suitable research papers were identified. From these, the following research questions were formulated: “How to categorize LoRa research papers?” and “What are the application trends in LoRa?” This study presents a way to categorize research papers with diverse themes. In addition, this survey reveals the most recent trends in research and practical applications of LoRa. Finally, this study will give recommendations for researchers and practitioners on how the advantages of LoRa-based technologies could be fully exploited in the development of IoT systems and solutions.
6.J. Grönman, P. Rantanen, M. Saari, P. Sillberg, J. Vihervaara (Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland)
Low-Cost Ultrasound Measurement System for Accurate Detection of Container Utilization Rate 
The increase in the availability of low-cost components has made it possible to design and implement new and innovative devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, cost-effective and open solutions can be created to replace previous expensive and proprietary measurement systems. This study presents the prototype of an ultrasound measurement system. The purpose of the system was to make the surveillance process of containers of waste management more effective and reliable. The system was built using commonly available sensor components in combination with a microcontroller, and the collected data was stored and analyzed in a cloud service. The configuration of the ultrasound measurement system is introduced in this study. The measurement results acquired from the tests performed in the actual operating environment are also presented. The average systematic error of the results was -2,0 mm and the average of random error was within 0,9 mm. Based on the tests, the accuracy of the system was observed to be well-suited for the use case.
7.E. Kalajac (IT SYSTEMS d.o.o., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), A. Karabegović (Elektrotehnički fakultet Univerziteta u Sarajevu, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), M. Ponjavić (Rudarsko-geološko-građevinski fakultet , Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Optimization of the Structures Locations Using a Genetic Algorithm in the Transmission Line Design 
This paper presents an innovative approach to optimize the proess of the transmission line towes spotting using genetic algorithms. The mathematical model as well as the process of setting and decoding the variables of the genetic algorithm in the Matlab program package is explained. Possible settings of the fitness function and other parameters of the genetic algorithm in Matlab are outlined and described in order to find an optimal structures spotting with minimizing the cost of construction and future maintenance of the transmission line on a particular section. Restrictions imposed due to environmental and geological conditions, legal regulations, standardization and typification of structures as well as other factors imposed by public utility companies and investors have been taken into account.
8.T. Tutundzic, A. Aksamovic (Faculty of electrical engineering - University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Implementation of a Management and Scheduling Platform for the Waste Management Process in Urban Areas 
In this paper we present a solution to the problem of garbage disposal in the urban areas via developing an autonomous scheduling and monitoring system. The main function of the system consists of utilizing the Vehicle Routing Protocol (VRP) for navigating a fleet of garbage disposal vehicles to obtain the optimal routes for collecting garbage located in a city area, usually a municipality with the current configuration of the surrounding taken into consideration. The previously mentioned configuration consists of sensory data, gathered from the garbage bins, as well as the distance between individual locations with the most recent estimate of the respective current traffic conditions. Aside from the main functionality, the system takes care of the incoming time series data from the sensors and stores them in a Round Robin Databases (RRD), to preserve memory space as much as possible, as well as to support modular report generation on daily, monthly or custom time period basis. The system relies on the local garbage disposal service of the city at hand and as such provides a means for the recording of vehicles, personal etc. A possible implementation of the system will be presented on the use case of the city of Sarajevo.
Thursday, 5/24/2018 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM,
Camelia 1, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMPanel 
Megatrends, Promising Technologies and Raising Questions in the Industrial Field 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMInvited Lectures  
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMG. Brunetti (Danieli Automation S.p.A., Buttrio, Italy)
Industry 4.0: Technology Megatrends and Danieli Automation DIGI&MET Solution for a Smart Plant 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PMD. Corsini (Danieli Telerobot Labs Surl, Genova, Italy)
Robotics in the Field of METALS: Solutions and Trends 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PMPapers 
1.D. Kovač, R. Grbić, P. Đurović, R. Cupec (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
Cost-effective Mobile Manipulation System 
Present trends in robotics favor machines that can interact with unstructured and dynamic environments. This requires superior mobility and manipulation capabilities in robotic systems, which are met by using a mobile manipulator. However, commercially available mobile manipulators tend to be quite expensive making robotics research costly and reserved for a niche community of developers. In this paper, development of a cost-effective mobile manipulation system is proposed. The solution is based on low-cost hardware and open-source software that are both modular. It consists of a robot arm mounted on an omnidirectional mobile platform that can be controlled by a remote computer in order to provide computational resources required for demanding mobile manipulation tasks. The modularity of the proposed robot configuration based on the Robot Operating System (ROS) allows for effortless addition of various sensory devices.
2.Z. Eškinja (MARS, Zagreb, Croatia), L. Miljanić (UCN, Aalborg, Denmark), O. Kuljača (TVZ, Zagreb, Croatia)
Modelling Thermal Transients in Controlled Double Skin Façade Building by using Renowned Energy Simulation Engines 
This paper is an overview of simulation tools used to model specific thermal dynamics that occurs while controlling double skin façade. Research has been conducted on simplified construction with single zone where one side is glazed. Heat flow and temperature responses are simulated in three different simulation tools: IDA-ICE, EnergyPlus and HAMBASE. The excitation of observed system, used in all simulations, was a temperature step of adjacent zone. Air infiltration, insulation and other disturbances are excluded from this research. Although such isolated behaviour is not possible in reality, experiments are carried out to gain novel information about heat flow transients which are not observable under regular conditions. Results revealed new possibilities for adapting the parameters of the regulator i.e. artificial neural network. Along numerical simulations, the same set-up has been also tested in a real-time experiment with a 1:18 scaled model and thermal chamber. The comparison analysis brings out interesting conclusion about simulation accuracy in this particular case.
3.A. smrke (msx, Ljubljana, Slovenia), T. smrke, I. smrke (smrkearhitekti, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
E/2 IR Module for Regulation of Temperature Controlled Cooking Process 
E/2 stands for cooking dedicated technology based on fact that the technology saves minimum 50% Energy and IR stands for infra red technology update to standard wireless sensors. E/2 cooking sensors and plug-ins for stoves was presented in article E/2 Wireless Regulation of Energy Based on Temperature Controlled Cooking Process on MIPRO- INOVA/MIPRO 2015. Induction heater is often used in process of cooking in the household. Software and hardware was explained in article Multi - Heater Induction Heating System with Sandwich Material Heater presented in CTS/MIPRO 2016. With cooking algorithms saving of more than 50% Energy and 80% time is achieved. In last year’s our wireless technology is accepted by few producers of hobs and pots. In 2012 Gorenje launched Iqcook technology, Midea is Producing E/2 cooker, Beko is integrating E/2 IR sensor, WMF and Tefal has E/2 prepared pots and pans and other Producer are aware that E/2 is on the market. Temperature regulated cooking is the goal from everybody in the industry because all are aware that only right temperature of preparing food can produce healthy food without overheating and destroying proteins in food. A new step forward in E/2 technology is integration of IR measuring of temperature of the bottom pot from inside the cooker. Today state of the art technology and situation on the market competition is analyzed in article. There are products that use IR technology that are very expensive and not ready for mass products. Our goal was to upgrade our technology with IR reading. Here, I present a measurement system and some measurement examples related to spectral emissivity spectra, which provide basic data that can be used to evaluate measured signals that are not depend from materials. We developed unique, revolutionary sensor that is cheap for mass product with better characteristics than today known expensive state of the art. IR Sensor and method of calibration are patent pending and first time presented in this article. Results of test are done with thermodynamically analysis of real cooking process. Developed is Control algorithm based on temperature data from E/2 IR sensor based on regulation of minimum Energy needed in cooking process, because very little power is needed in process of cooking after food is heated to boil. E/2 cooking plug-in sensor for stoves is presented in this article, together with experimental results and unique calibration method.
4.V. Živković, B. Novoselnik, M. Baotić (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia)
Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers in Optimal Control of Systems of Systems 
The paper investigates the use of the alternating direction method of multipliers for control of system of systems -- complex systems comprising large number of distributed and partially autonomous subsystems. The control algorithm is based on parametrization and decomposition of the central optimization problem into local optimization problems specific to individual subsystems, while taking into account the coupling constraint that links them. Local problems are solved offine via multi-parametric optimization, whereas the coordination problem is solved online through iterative communication between the central and local controllers. The optimal solution is applied to the system at hand in a receding horizon fashion.
5.D. Miljković (Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d., Zagreb, Croatia)
Methods for Attenuation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Noise 
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like drones (quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters etc.) can be a source of a significant acoustic noise. High noise makes them less suitable for use in densely populated urban areas, particularly during take-off, landing and low level flight, due to the noise annoyance. This paper reviews methods and proposes some concepts for attenuation of UAV noise. Both passive and active solutions are considered. Solutions with piston engine silencer, Q-tip propeller, more propeller blades, absorptive and reflective barrier, ducted propeller, sound absorbing ducts, synchrophaser, multichannel active noise cancellation (ANC) system with secondary sources circularly arranged around the propeller and the system with magnetically excited propeller blades are mentioned.
6.D. Miljković (Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d., Zagreb, Croatia)
Simple Secondary Path Modeling for Active Noise Control Using Waveform Synthesis 
Active noise control algorithms for real world applications regularly use some kind of digital filtering and adaptation to compensate for the influence of the secondary path. Such is the FxLMS algorithm with techniques for off-line and on-line estimation of the secondary path, suitable both for broadband and narrowband noise. When silencing periodic noise using waveform synthesis, much simplified solution can be used. Instead of a long adaptive filter, a simple delay can be used. After initial off-line calibration, delay values are stored in a lookup table. These values are used later instead of adaptive filter and may change with the frequency of repeating waveform. It is a simple and intuitive solution that poses some restriction on phase response of used secondary source. Due to the low computational requirements it is suitable for implementation using simple and low cost microcontroller.


Basic information:
Chairs:

Vlado Sruk (Croatia), Leonardo Jelenković (Croatia), Dejan Škvorc (Croatia), Jadranko F. Novak (Croatia)

Steering Committee:

Matjaž Colnarič (Slovenia), Željko Hocenski (Croatia), Niko Guid (Slovenia)

Registration / Fees:
REGISTRATION / FEES
Price in EUR
Up to 7 May 2018
After 7 May 2018
Members of MIPRO and IEEE
180
200
Students (undergraduate and graduate), primary and secondary school teachers
100
110
Others
200
220

The discount doesn't apply to PhD students.

Contact:

Vlado Sruk
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing 
Unska 3 
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: +385 1 612 99 45 
Fax: +385 1 612 96 53
E-mail: vlado.sruk@fer.hr

The best papers will get a special award.
Accepted papers will be published in the ISBN registered conference proceedings. Papers written in English and presented at the Conference will be submitted for posting to IEEE Xplore.
There is a possibility that the selected scientific papers with some further modification and refinement are being published in the Journal of Computing and Information Technology (CIT).


International Program Committee General Chair:

Karolj Skala (Croatia)

International Program Committee:

Enis Afgan (Croatia), Slaviša Aleksić (Austria), Slavko Amon (Slovenia), Lene Andersen (Denmark), Vesna Anđelić (Croatia), Michael E. Auer (Austria), Dubravko Babić (Croatia), Snježana Babić (Croatia), Almir Badnjevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Marko Banek (Croatia), Mirta Baranović (Croatia), Bartosz Bebel (Poland), Ladjel Bellatreche (France), Petar Biljanović (Croatia), Eugen Brenner (Austria), Ljiljana Brkić (Croatia), Gianpiero Brunetti (Italy), Marian Bubak (Poland), Andrea Budin (Croatia), Željko Butković (Croatia), Željka Car (Croatia), Jesús Carretero Pérez (Spain), Matjaž Colnarič (Slovenia), Alfredo Cuzzocrea (Italy), Marina Čičin-Šain (Croatia), Marko Čupić (Croatia), Davor Davidović (Croatia), Marko Delimar (Croatia), Saša Dešić (Croatia), Todd Eavis (Canada), Maurizio Ferrari (Italy), Tiziana Ferrari (Netherlands), Bekim Fetaji (Macedonia), Nikola  Fijan (Croatia), Renato Filjar (Croatia), Tihana Galinac Grbac (Croatia), Enrico Gallinucci (Italy), Dragan Gamberger (Croatia), Paolo Garza (Italy), Liljana Gavrilovska (Macedonia), Ivan Gerlič (Slovenia), Matteo Golfarelli (Italy), Stjepan Golubić (Croatia), Montserrat Gonzales (United Kingdom), Francesco Gregoretti (Italy), Stjepan Groš (Croatia), Niko Guid (Slovenia), Jaak Henno (Estonia), Ladislav Hluchy (Slovakia), Željko Hocenski (Croatia), Vlasta Hudek (Croatia), Darko Huljenic (Croatia), Željko Hutinski (Croatia), Robert Inkret (Croatia), Mile Ivanda (Croatia), Hannu Jaakkola (Finland), Matej Janjić (Croatia), Leonardo Jelenković (Croatia), Rene Jerončić (Croatia), Dragan Jevtić (Croatia), Admela Jukan (Germany), Robert Jones (Switzerland), Peter Kacsuk (Hungary), Aneta Karaivanova (Bulgaria), Tonimir Kišasondi (Croatia), Marko Koričić (Croatia), Tomislav Kosanović (Croatia), Dieter Kranzlmüller (Austria), Marko Lacković (Croatia), Erich Leitgeb (Austria), Maria Lindén (), Dražen Lučić (Croatia), Marija Marinović (Croatia), Ludek Matyska (Czech Republic), Mladen Mauher (Croatia), Igor Mekjavic (Slovenia), Igor Mekterović (Croatia), Branko Mikac (Croatia), Veljko Milutinović (Serbia), Nikola Mišković (Croatia), Vladimir Mrvoš (Croatia), Jadranko F. Novak (Croatia), Predrag Pale (Croatia), Jesus Pardillo (Spain), Nikola Pavešić (Slovenia), Branimir Pejčinović (United States), Dana Petcu (Romania), Juraj Petrović (Croatia), Damir Pintar (Croatia), Željka Požgaj (Croatia), Slobodan Ribarić (Croatia), Janez Rozman (Slovenia), Rok Rupnik (Slovenia), Dubravko Sabolić (Croatia), Zoran Skočir (Croatia), Ivanka Sluganović (Croatia), Mario Spremić (Croatia), Vlado Sruk (Croatia), Stefano Stafisso (Italy), Uroš Stanič (Slovenia), Ninoslav Stojadinović (Serbia), Jadranka Šunde (Australia), Aleksandar Szabo (Croatia), Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos (Hungary), Davor Šarić (Croatia), Dina Šimunić (Croatia), Zoran Šimunić (Croatia), Dejan Škvorc (Croatia), Velimir Švedek (Croatia), Antonio Teixeira (Portugal), Edvard Tijan (Croatia), A. Min Tjoa (Austria), Roman Trobec (Slovenia), Sergio Uran (Croatia), Tibor Vámos (Hungary), Mladen Varga (Croatia), Marijana Vidas-Bubanja (Serbia), Mihaela Vranić (Croatia), Boris Vrdoljak (Croatia), Slavomir Vukmirović (Croatia), Yingwei Wang (Canada), Mario Weber (Croatia), Roman Wyrzykowski (Poland), Damjan Zazula (Slovenia)

Location:

Opatija, with its 170 years long tourist tradition, is the leading seaside resort of the Eastern Adriatic and one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Mediterranean. With its aristocratic architecture and style Opatija has been attracting renowned artists, politicians, kings, scientists, sportsmen as well as business people, bankers, managers for more than 170 years.

The tourist offering of Opatija includes a vast number of hotels, excellent restaurants, entertainment venues, art festivals, superb modern and classical music concerts, beaches and swimming pools and is able to provide the perfect response to all demands.

Opatija, the Queen of the Adriatic, is also one of the most prominent congress cities on the Mediterranean, particularly important for its international ICT conventions MIPRO that have been held in Opatija since 1979 gathering more than a thousand participants from more than forty countries. These conventions promote Opatija as the most desirable technological, business, educational and scientific center in Southeast Europe and the European Union in general.


For more details please look at www.opatija.hr/ and www.visitopatija.com.

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