About Summer School

The Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor is organizing the 6th International Summer School on Logistics.

This year’s programme of the Summer School, titled »Smart cities and Communities: Mobility, Transport & Logistics«, is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students and all others interested in deepening their knowledge from the field of smart segments for urban public transportation and the technologies that are changing smart cities, logistics and supply chains with the emphasis on blockchain technologies.


At the Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor.

Celje, Slovenia.


23 – 29 September 2018


Earn 4 ECTS while having fun.


The two courses will address the topics of a “Smart city and community” with focus on mobility, transport and logistics.

Smart Segments For Urban Public Transportation

  • What is a Smart City? What is smart mobility?
  • Smart city transport infrastructure.
  • Smart Segments For Urban Public Transportation: Case of Warsaw


It  is  estimated  that  nearly  70%  of  the  world  population  will  live  in  cities  in  2050.  In  the  meanwhile,  cities  around the world are facing more enormous and complex challenges due to widespread urbanization, climate changes, energy crisis, air pollutions, traffic congestions and economic pressure.


Smart city strategy requires using specific instruments in order to make it effective from management point of view and also serviceable and utility for users. First of all you need to divide the citizens and learn the needs of each segment. That seems to be particularly important in the big cities which are, apart from the service and administrative functions commercial, cultural and academic and touristic centres.

Warsaw will be our example as the capital of Poland, the biggest Polish city which consists on all the city functions. During the meeting students will learn what the smart segments are, how to divide them and what their main needs are.

At the end, students will be asked to solve the problem concerning mobility and transport planning for the specific segments of citizens.

BlockChain in Logistics

The main goal of the course is to introduce the concept of Blockchain, which is a continuous increase of related information that is interconnected in a network. This information is cryptographically protected. Each “block” contains information of the previous one, a time stamp, and transfer or transaction data. The structure of these data blocks protects them against hacker attacks, which could corrupt information stored in them. Information blocks are distributed over a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, which also generates new blocks. Once the information is stored in a new block, it stays there permanently.

Blockchain is the future of the supply chain as this technology is ideal for record keeping, financial transactions, and supply chain management. In the professional world, this technology has been recognized as a technology providing ultimate integrity of information, which, in case of integrity violation, would show that data has been violated. Approach to this technology shares some characteristics with the approach to open-code community in the IT world. It is thus no coincidence that also IBM uses open-code solutions for block chaining in its solutions, which IBM’s professionals will demonstrate on the example of a chosen supply chain in the second part of this course.


Interesting lectures, seminars and workshops will be given by the acclaimed lecturers.

Blockchain techologies are changing logistics sector.

Jereb Borut is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor. In 1991 he successfully defended his PhD in computer science at the University of Ljubljana. From 1991 to 1992 he was working as a visiting professor and researcher at the Oregon State University. After returning to Slovenia he was a counselor and a head of department in business and in the public sector for almost two decades, where he gained a lot of practical experiences in the field of business optimization. Recently his primarily area of research is risk management, IT security, sustainable logistics and all new IT technologies that are important for logistics and supply chain management.
Assoc. Prof. Borut Jereb, PhD - Professor at the Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor

Creating smart segments for urban public transportation will change the future of smart cities.

Aleksandra Górecka is a professor and researcher at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences. Her main research fields are Importance of transport infrastructure for economic development based on neoclassical growth models (Solow, Swan), convergence theory , growth theories, sector polarization and location theory; her research focused on airports and seaports. It also conducts research on the activities of airline companies providing passenger and cargo transport services (important subject due to dynamic changes on the aviation market in Poland and Europe). Management of city transportation – smart city idea, creating smart segments for urban public transportation, eco transportation. She is the author or co-author of 35 works, of which 25 after obtaining the title of doctor, published in national and international journals and monographs. She actively participated in national and international conferences and scientific seminars; cooperates with scientific institutes and Universities in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Czech Republic, and Spain. In 2015 and 2016 she received an awards for the best lecturer at the Faculty and the best coordinator of students’ associations at WULS-SGGW.
Dr. Aleksandra Górecka - Professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences


The official programme consists of a set of individual full time courses in English. Although our primary concern is providing education, we want to ensure that our students make the most of the time spent with us. So we'll organize a wide range of social activities.

Let's meet at the Faculty of Logistics.

prof. Maja Fošner
Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs

Meet and greet.

Our headmaster of the Summer School prof. dr. Maja Fošner will welcome you all at our faculty and present you the program.

Assoc. prof. Borut Jereb, PhD
FL UM - professor

The course will cover the study of the Supply Chain Management and the optimization of management in Supply chain issue.

13:00 PM

IBM Slovenia
Blockchain expert

The course will cover the Block Chain technology operation and CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) information assurance.

Assoc. prof. Borut Jereb, PhD
FL UM - professor

Let's see how we can use Block Chain technology in practice.

13:00 PM

Dr. Aleksandra Górecka
Warshaw University of life Sciences SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Depatment of Logistics

What is a Smart City? What is smart mobility? You'll find out.

Celje is an old city. Older than you may think...
combine regular visits to the city with a visit to the Old Castle Celje.

Dr. Aleksandra Górecka
Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of Logistics

The course will cover the study of Smart city transport infrastructure.

13:00 PM

Dr. Aleksandra Górecka
Warshaw University of life Sciences SGGW, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Depatment of Logistics

What about Smart segments for Urban Public Transportation. We'll check the case of Warsaw.

10:00 AM

To Slovenia Cost

Every journey comes to an end at some point. We'll have the last official gathering.

Fee and Payment

The Fee includes tuition and study materials for all courses, access to the faculty library and computer rooms, company visit and some social events.

It includes half board accommodation in Hostel MCC.

You will also be given the opportunity to participate at the international conference Logistics and Sustainable transport FREE OF CHARGE. The conference has been ranked among the TOP 10 logistics events.


Fee: 395 €


Early bird fee payment:

for payments received by 30 June 2018: 300 €.

For payments received by 31 August 2018: 350 €


Student rate: 90 € (for students who are currently enrolled at the Faculty of Logistics).

Student rate does not include half board accommodation.

All early bird fee payments should be transferred latest on 30 June 2018/31 August 2018. Please send us a copy of the proof of payment via email.

After completing the online registration students will receive a letter of acceptance. Payments are accepted in Euro by international bank transfer. All data for bank transfer will be sent together with the letter of acceptance.


Payment details

Payments should be addressed to the institution: University of Maribor, Faculty of Logistics, Mariborska cesta 7, SI-3000 Celje,

Bank name: UJP Žalec

Bank address: Šlandrov trg 22, 3310 Žalec

IBAN: SI56011006000010887


with a postscript ‘forISSL2018’ followed by the participant’s surname, for example ‘forISSL2018SMITH’.

As a reference please quote: 0705.


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MCC HOSTEL CELJE – A different experience of Celje


MCC Hostel is located in a recently refurbished historical building that is highly efficient in the use of natural resources and ecologically sound. The youth hotel offers 42 beds in 11 rooms, each one theme-decorated by a group of artists to take you into a parallel universe of myths and legends from Celje’s history. You can be tucked to sleep by restless fish on the glittering surface of a lake, or use graphite to leave your mark in the room where you spent your best holiday ever, dress up as a real ninja, sample the spirit of the socialist past, or find out what in god’s name Alfred Nobel was doing in Celje.


MCC Hostel is located in the heart of Celje, right at the entrance to the city’s historical center; railway, coach, and bus station are only a minute’s walk away. Adding to convenience, there are two kilometers to the nearest highway exit and one kilometer to the fair and convention center.


There are five theme-decorated double rooms and two single rooms in the upper floor. Each room is uniquely designed and has its own story. All rooms come with an ensuite shower and wash basin; two of the double beds also have a balcony. Furthermore, there are four dorms with six to eight comfortable beds in the mezzanine. Every room is decorated with elements of the myths and legends of Celje. The dorms are served by a shared bathroom with separate toilets, a dining and socializing area with a kitchen, and a laundry service room with a washing machine and a dryer. All rooms are equipped with a wash basin and a locker cabinet. The shared socializing area with a kitchen, as well as the café in the ground floor and the sports park next to the hostel will welcome all guests. Wi-Fi internet access s provided in every room; there is also a cyber corner in the café. Guests are also offered free bike rental to make discovering the city and its surroundings easier.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.mc-celje.si/en/

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