The Slovenian Society Informatika (SSI), the CEPIS Member Society from Slovenia, recently appointed Prof. Slavko Žitnik as the new President, following the retirement of its long-standing President Niko Schlamberger.
Dr Žitnik works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science at the University of Ljubljana. He is also a Vice-Dean for education, chairman of the Slovenian Language Technologies Society, and now also President of the Slovenian Society INFORMATIKA. Slavko also serves on the Advisory Council of the National and University Library. He teaches courses related to data science, databases, semantics and natural language processing. His main research work combines various text processing fields with application areas such as information retrieval, semantic Web, information extraction and data spaces.
CEPIS President Luis Fernandez-Sanz said, “On behalf of the whole CEPIS community, I would like to welcome Dr Žitnik to CEPIS. We look forward to fruitful collaboration. I would also like to sincerely thank Niko Schlamberger for his many years of work and dedication to CEPIS, including having served as a CEPIS Board member and President for a number of years.”