University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

University of Ljubljana (UL) is involved in the production of software modules for I2Web prototypes designed for accessibility validation and service development support. In this respect, UL contributes to the development of user interfaces, visualisation tools and user models. UL also works on the overall I2Web system architecture design and helps define its elements and communication protocols.

Profile

Established in 1919, the University of Ljubljana has more than 56,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and approx. 3,500 teaching and research staff. Faculty of Electrical Engineering operates in 9 major fields, which are fully covered by 287 registered researchers and 31 technical collaborators working in 26 research groups. Main sources of research funding are the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, European Union programmes etc. Many applied projects are financed by Slovenian companies.

Laboratory for Telecommunications is the largest laboratory at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Its members research and develop in various areas, including Internet networking and Web 2.0 applications, next-generation networks (NGN) architectures and services, multimedia, user modelling, personalization, development of user interfaces, measurements and analysis of quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) in mobile, Web and IPTV applications.

Significant effort is given to exploration of the use of telecommunications and information technology in smart living environments, health care and for the benefit of people with disabilities. These fields have set our focus to the user-centered perspective of ICT, user modelling, accessibility and usability of user interfaces and user end-device interactions.

We are actively involved in a number of multimedia projects dedicated to the development of new services and interaction modalities for different target devices (PCs, mobile and TV platforms). Current development includes advanced IPTV and mobile applications in the fields of e-learning, personal communications, smart home environment control, over-the-top services and other solutions, all controlled via a number of interfaces (gesture, voice, mobile interfaces, and standard remote controls). A special research focus is put on personalized user experience along with recommendations based on content usage and rating history.