Ljubljana is one of those surprising European cities you might not have heard much about, but upon visiting, you quickly realise it’s a secret gem. A vibrant city of delights, characterized by its unique historical heritage, cultural creativity, friendliness and relaxed atmosphere, it has often been compared to -arguably the world’s most “hipster” city- Berin.
Slovenia’s lovely centrally located capital was made “Europe’s Green Capital” of 2016. Car traffic is banned from the city centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljana River, which flows through the city’s heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. It has one of the best-preserved Baroque quarters in Central Europe, that blends harmoniously with the younger Art Nouveau buildings. The pictoresque open market, a must-see spot, provides fresh ingredients which are the basis for culinary delights served in the many downtown restaurants. Piran, its glittering Venetian port, is one of the pearls of the Adriatic. Its mountains, part of the Julian Alps, provide great skiing in the winter and superb hiking and climbing in the summer.
Ljubljana is also one of the smallest capitals in Europe. This is a big plus, as everything you want to see or do is within reasonable distance, which makes it a great destination for a shortbreak.
The workshop will be held at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
Founded in 1949, the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI), Ljubljana, is the leading Slovenian institution for pure and applied research in natural sciences and technology. At present, it employs about 1000 people and plays the role of a national institute, complementing the role of the universities and bridging the gap between academic research and industrial applications. The Computer Systems Department (CSD) performs research in advanced computing structures and efficient algorithms for massive-data processing, and systems for effective human-computer interaction. We concentrate on the optimization algorithms for complex and dynamic environments, embedded computer systems, pattern recognition, and interactive user interfaces. The research results are implemented within applications for transport, energy, production, environmental sustainability, medicine, and health.
Jamova cesta 39
SOCIAL DINNER VENUE
The GVW-II and OSE5 social dinner is organized at the Ljubljana Castle – a mighty medieval fortress. The Ljubljana Castle, a symbol of the Slovenian capital, is an interesting tourist point, the idyllic grounds for long strolls just a glance away from the lively city centre. The castle offers many cultural, historic and entertaining events throughout the year.
The dinner will be served in Gostilna na gradu. The meeting point is in the castle’s courtyard, on Thursday at 19:45. You can reach the Ljubljana Castle by funicular or on foot. Note that funicular works in November till 20:00, meaning that walking is the only option for returning from the castle. More information how to get to the castle can be found here.