9th Conference on Information and Graphic Arts Technology

Chair of Information and Graphic Arts Technology kindly invites you to participate at the 9th Conference on Information and Graphic Arts Technology, which will take place at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 11 to 12 April 2024. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Ghent Workgroup.

The two-day scientific conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and experts from different fields of graphic communications to share their knowledge and knowhow, and take part in discussion, while providing a starting point for further development in the fields covered by the event topics.

We look forward to seeing you in Ljubljana.

CIGT Organising Committee

Key dates+
  • 10 December 2023 – abstract submission
  • 22 December 2023 – notification of acceptance of the paper
  • 31 January 2024 – deadline for paper submission
  • 25 February 2024 – close of peer review
  • 25 February 2024 – registration deadline for attendance (non-contributing authors)
  • 1 April 2024 – poster printing deadline
Conference topics+
  • Graphic communications
  • Multimedia
  • Design of mobile applications
  • Web design
  • Design of program applications
  • 3D design
  • Graphic design
  • Packaging design
  • Typography
  • Photography and video
  • Prepress
  • Image processing
  • Colour management
  • Press
  • Functional printing
  • 3D print
  • Postpress
  • Graphic materials
  • Packaging
  • Graphic systems
  • Quality control
  • Workflow digitalisation
  • Graphic standards
  • Ecology, waste management, recycling
  • Perception
  • Digital marketing
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Official language of the conference is English.

Registration, abstract submission and fees+

Registration and abstract sumbmission

Please registrate through the registration form on this link.

In case of active participation at the conference, you will receive an email with instructions on abstract sumbission after you complete the registration. Template file for abstract is available at the end of this page. You will be notified about the acceptance of your submission via email until 10 December 2023.


Fees

Basic conference fee is €300 (VAT included).

Registration fee available at an early-bird rate (until 31 January) is €230.

In case of more participants (5) coming from the same institution or company, the registration fee will be reduced by €15 for each additional participant.

The registration fee includes poster printing (if applicable), conference materials, lunch and snacks, and conference dinner.

Payment information:

Account holder: UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
IBAN: SI56 0110 0603 0708 186
Bank: BANKA SLOVENIJE, Slovenska cesta 35, 1505 LJUBLJANA
SWIFT code: BSLJSI2X
VAT number: SI24405388
Reference: 501 5000 50940 CIGT 2024

Contacts and organising committee+

For allinformation we are available via email cigt@ntf.uni-lj.si.

Organising committee

Chair:

Members:

  • Gregor Franken – University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mihael Lazar − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Barbara Luštek Preskar − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ana Mendizza − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Deja Muck − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nace Pušnik − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jana Rozman − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Veronika Štampfl − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Andrej Učakar − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Raša Urbas − University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Programme and review committee

Chair:

Members:

  • Aleš Hladnik (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Sabina Bračko (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Helena Gabrijelčič Tomc (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Diana Gregor Svetec (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Jože Guna (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Maja Klančnik (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Klementina Možina (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Urška Vrabič Brodnjak (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Raša Urbas (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Deja Muck (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Tomislav Cigula (Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Maja Brozović (Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Jesenka Pibernik (Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Igor Majnarić (Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Nemanja Kašiković (Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Živko Pavlović (Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Ivana Tomić (Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Irma Puškarević (School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, Wichita State University, USA)
  • Iva Jestratijević (College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism, University of North Texas, USA)
  • Akos Borbely (Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Dimitrina Todorova (University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Marketa Držkova (Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)
  • Arif Ozcan (Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Gunter Huebner (Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Suzana Parreira (FBAUL, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Gerry Leonidas (Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK)
  • Smarak Bandyopadhyay (NOFIMA, As, Norway)
About us+

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. The university with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has approximately 40,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the city centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city.

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering is unique in its composition, which is also indicated by its own name. It includes both natural and technical sciences, and also covers the field of art. Its diversity is reflected in the four departments housed at the faculty, i.e. Department of Geology, Department of Geotechnology, Mining and Environment, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, and Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design. Despite the departments being autonomous and successful each in its own field, the intertwining of technology, natural sciences and art has been leading into new forms of cooperation and resounding projects.
In all the mentioned departments, we implement first, second and third level study programmes, through which we provide students with the knowledge necessary to achieve competencies. The knowledge we pass on to generations of students needs to be in step with development and time. For this reason, we support the knowledge with scientific research. Success has been recorded in publications in many domestic and foreign scientific and professional journals, and can be found in the results of national, European and other projects. The impact of artistic activities is resounding as well, the results can be admired through numerous projects and exhibitions at home and abroad. As a faculty, we cooperate in the fields we cover with domestic and foreign faculties, institutions and the economy, and we participate in professional associations and societies.
The faculty, as it is today, has existed for more than 25 years, while its roots with the beginnings of studies in the field of mining and geology go back for a century, to the year of the establishment of the University of Ljubljana. And if you stop only for a while in our buildings in Aškerčeva street, Lepi pot or Snežniška street, you can feel the intertwining of rich history with constant progress, which is the driving force of our research, teaching and work at the faculty.

Getting to the venue+

Transfer to the Ljubljana city centre

There are several comfortable taxi and shuttle services connecting the airport with Ljubljana city centre. You can book directly: NOMAGO or GoOpti.
Please see their offers and book in advance to secure an easy and stress-free shuttle service.

How to reach the venue

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Snežniška 5
1000 Ljubljana

Link to Google Maps

BY BUS: From the main bus or railway station, the bus line no. 9 will take you to the conference venue’s immediate vicinity – the Drama National Theatre, where buses 1, 1B, 3, 6, 6B and 19 also stop. From there, it is a short walk to the conference venue or wait for the bus number 1, 1B, 6 or 6B, and they will take you even closer to the venue’s immediate vicinity (next stop Aškerčeva station – Faculty of Arts).

BY CAR: Parking in Ljubljana is subject to a charge. We suggest using the EasyPark app or nearby parking garages for parking on city streets. The nearest garage is in Šubičeva street – Maxi or in Kongresni trg.

BIKE RENTAL: Ljubljana’s public BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system has multiple docking stations all around the city. To become a user, you need an e-mail address and a PIN code, as well as the “Urbana” city card or BicikeLJ app. The price for a week’s use of the system is €1 and €3 for the whole year.

Accommodation+

There are many accommodation options close to the faculty. We recommend you book your accommodation in time, either directly or via Booking.

Some nearby accommodations:
Hostel:
Vila Veselova
Veselova 14, Ljubljana
+386 (0)51 655 254

Hotel:
Hotel CUBO ****
Slovenska cesta 15, Ljubljana
+386 (0)1 425 60 00

Occidental Ljubljana
Slovenska cesta 16, Ljubljana
+386 (0)59 757 330

Hotel Mrak ***
Rimska cesta 4, Ljubljana
+386 (0)1 421 96 50

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon ****
Slovenska cesta 34, Ljubljana
+386 (0)1 470 11 00

Urban hotel ****
Štefanova ulica 4, Ljubljana
+ 386 (0)70 355 000

Editorial policy+

9th Conference on Information and Graphic Arts Technology is dedicated to publishing novel research papers in the fields of graphic communications, (multi)media, graphic design, web- and program application design, typography, prepress, 2D and 3D printing, postpress, photography, video, graphic materials, packaging, ecology, electronic publishing and other related topics listed on the Conference website.

Conference Proceedings will contain original papers that have not been published previously (original scientific paper, review paper, professional paper). Contributions to the Proceedings shall be submitted in the English language, with abstracts in English.

EDITORIAL STAFF POLICY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Editorial staff is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the Proceedings will be published. They reserve the right to decide not to publish a submitted manuscript when it is found that it does not meet relevant standards concerning the content and formal aspects. The Editorial staff will inform the authors whether the manuscript is accepted for publication within one month from the date of its submission.

The Editorial staff must hold no conflict of interest regarding the articles they consider for publication. If this happens to be the case, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on that paper shall be made by the Programme committee.

The Editorial staff shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic or political bias.

The Editorial staff shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors before, during and after the evaluation process.

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Author’s Responsibilities

The Authors warrant that their manuscript is their original work, that it has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the Conference are written with ethical standards in mind. Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Reporting Standards

A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented in it. A deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards. Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authorship

Authors must make sure that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote or the Acknowledgments section.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials, must not be used without a written consent of the information source.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words or other creative expressions as their own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action. Plagiarism includes the following:

Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment;

Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Proceedings editor or Publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree to abide by the Conference Proceedings policy.

PEER REVIEW

The submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer review process. The purpose of peer review is to assists the Editorial staff in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author, it may also assist the author in improving the paper.

The peer review process is usually completed within one month.

The choice of reviewers is at the discretion of Editorial staff. The reviewers must be knowledgeable about the subject area of the manuscript; they must not be from the author’s own institution, and they should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors.

In the main review phase, the Editor sends submitted papers to 2 experts in the field. The reviewers’ evaluation form contains a checklist to help reviewers cover all aspects that affect the decision regarding acceptance/rejection of a submission. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions aimed at improving the submitted manuscript; these are sent to authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a manuscript remain anonymous to the authors before, during and after the evaluation process. All the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the Editor may assign additional reviewers. During the review process, the Editor may require authors to provide additional information (including raw data) if this is necessary for the evaluation of the scholarly merit of a manuscript. These materials shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

REVIEWERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviewers are required to provide written, competent and unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of a manuscript.

The reviewers assess a manuscript for the compliance with the profile of the Proceedings, the relevance of the investigated topic and applied methods, the originality and scientific relevance of information presented in the manuscript, presentation style and scholarly apparatus.

Reviewers should alert the Editor to any well-founded suspicions or the knowledge of possible violations of ethical standards by the authors. Reviewers should recognise relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors and alert the Editor to substantial similarities between a reviewed manuscript and any manuscript published or under consideration for publication elsewhere if they are aware of such issues. Reviewers should also alert the Editor to a parallel submission of the same paper to another journal or proceedings, in case they are aware of such.

Reviewers must not have a conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Any manuscript received for a review must be treated as a confidential document. Reviewers must not use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of the authors. The information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

RETRACTION POLICY

Legal limitations of the Publisher, copyright holder or author(s), infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or any major misconduct require retraction of an article. Occasionally, a retraction can be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The main reason for withdrawal or retraction is to correct the mistake while preserving the integrity of science; it is not to punish the author.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Conference Proceedings are open access proceedings. All articles can be downloaded free of charge. No fee will be charged at submission, reviewing and in production stages.

Self-Archiving Policy

Conference Proceedings allow authors to deposit Publisher’s version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories or to publish it on author’s personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu etc.) at any time after publication. Full bibliographic information (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided.

Copyright

Authors retain copyright of the published papers and have the right to use the article in the ways permitted to third parties under the Editorial staff. Authors grant to the Publisher the right to publish the article to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media.

DISCLAIMER

The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. The Publisher shall have no liability in the event of the issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

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