SSIP 2023


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The organizer is the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Symposium venue: Rectorship building of the University of Novi Sad.

The Rectorship building of the University of Novi Sad.

About Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the administrative seat of  Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Bačka District.

The city was founded in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, a Habsburg strategic military post. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it became an important trading and manufacturing centre, as well as a centre of Serbian culture of that period, earning the nickname Serbian Athens. The city was heavily devastated in the 1848 revolution, but it was subsequently restored. Today, Novi Sad is an industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural center.

Novi Sad was named European Capital of Culture for 2021, in Brussels 2016.

Every year, in the beginning of July, during the annual EXIT music festival, the city is full of young people from all over Europe. In 2008, over 200,000 people visited the festival, which put Novi Sad on the map of summer festivals, both in Europe and internationally. Besides EXIT festival, Novi Sad Fair attracts many business people into the city; in May, the city is home to the biggest agricultural show in the region, which 600,000 people visited in 2005. There is also a tourist port near Varadin Bridge in the city centre welcoming various river cruise vessels from across Europe who cruise on Danube river. The most recognized structure in Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress, which dominates the city and provides scenic views of the city. Besides the fortress, there is also the historic neighborhood Stari Grad (Old Town), with many monuments, museums, cafes, restaurants and shops. There is also a National Park of Fruška Gora nearby, approx. 20 km (12 min) from the city centre.

With the support of the Faculty of Technical Sciences and other members of the University, 125 start-up and spin-off companies were founded, mostly in the IT sector, which employ young engineers who graduated from the University of Novi Sad. Some of these companies carry out projects for big international companies and have contributed to the recognition of Novi Sad as the “Software Valley” of the region in international circles. Project teams and distinguished researchers from the University have received numerous international and national awards for the best technological innovations.

About the Rectorship building

The Rectorship building  was opened in 2013, and voted in 2016 as the most beautiful building in Novi Sad built in the previous 25 years. It is a modern and multifunctional building, offering a host of possibilities for organizing different events, such as conferences, congresses, symposiums, seminars, presentations, concerts, etc.

Its entrance hall features an interior meant to inspire, and, being so wonderfully illuminated, is used to present conference posters and photography exhibitions.


The Rectorship building  also has a multimedia hall and a large amphitheatre, equipped to offer guests with an opportunity to enjoy an exclusive atmosphere with a view of the University Park, the Danube and the Petrovaradin Fortess.


  • Arrival by Airplane

The closest airport to Novi Sad is Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla  (approx. 70km). At the moment there are no direct connections from Belgrade Airport to the city of Novi Sad. For your safe trip please book in advance a transfer to/from Novi Sad. We strongly advise you not to take a taxi at the airport without previous arrangement.

For booking the transfer from  the airport to Novi Sad, you may contact the following travel agencies:

HELIGON   (~50 euros per car (1-4 passengers), cash only, the agency  will offer you to share a car with other participants, if possible)

KI-KI  (~8000 din per car (1-4 passengers), cash only)

  • Arrival by Bus

If travelling by bus you will arrive at the main bus terminal.The easiest way to get to the Faculty of Technical Sciences is by taxi, or you can catch bus line number 4. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is about 200m from the bus stop.

  • Arrival by Train

Look at  Serbian Railways, and their timetable. The new “COKO” train requires half an hour to an hour to reach Novi Sad.

If travelling by train you will arrive at the Main Railway Station. In front (north) of the railway station there are a taxi area, and a bus station. The simplest way to get to the Faculty of Technical Sciences from the Main Railway Station would be to catch bus number 4 in front of the railway station, which will take you to the Faculty. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is about 200m from there.

Public Transportation

Novi Sad has its blue buses. Here is the map of their routes:

Most of the numbered buses in dark blue squares will lead you to the city center. Just ask the driver or a fellow passenger for the needed information.The following link provides you with the bus schedule: 


Address of the dormitory

Studentski dom „Evropa”

Ćirila i Metodija 11, 21000 Novi Sad

Tel.: 00381-21/637-1377 

How to arrive from the main bus station (MAS) to the student dormitory (EK)?

Take the bus numbered 7A or 11A, images bellow for more details.

How to arrive from the dormitory to the Campus?

Take the bus numbered 9A or 11A, images bellow for more details.

You can buy the tickets at the bus driver (front entrance of the bus), the price of a ticket is 65 RSD (~0,5 EUR, but they online accept RSD) and is valid for one ride.

There is a bus about every 15-20 minutes.


Private Transportation

Our taxis are not expensive. A ride within the city limits will cost you around 3 to 4 euros. We advise you to pay attention when looking for and taking a taxi. ALWAYS ask the taxi driver for the approximate amount of money you will need to pay for the ride in order to avoid extra costs.

You can just order one via or just locate one near the bus/train station or the city centre. Here are the names and phone numbers of some of them:

  • Delta: 00 381 21 553 333
  • Vojvodjanski: 00 381 21 522 333
  • SOS taxi: 00 381 21 450 400
  • Crveni taxi: 00 381 21 44 55 77
  • Vip: 00 381 21 444 000

Useful Info

Mobile networks

Serbia has 3 mobile phone operators – Telekom Srbija (mt:s), Telenor and VIP. You can buy SIM cards at almost every kiosk. They cost around 350 dinars (around 3 euros) and you usually get 200 dinars of credit which is a better (cheaper) option than using roaming service. You can also consider using VoIP services.

Dialling (or Area) Codes

Phone code for Serbia is +381 (or 00381). Code for Belgrade is (0)11 and for Novi Sad (0)21. For international calls from Serbia dial “00” + “code of the desired country” + “code for the city”. You can find codes for other cities in Serbia and additional information here: Dialling (or Area) codes for other countries can be found on the following link:


There is wi-fi at almost every café (just ask for the password) and at certain places around the city. The Campus has access to the eduroam wifi.

Banks, Post Offices and Shops

On weekdays, banks are usually open from 8.00 am to 5.00 or 7.00 pm.

Post offices are open from 8.00 am to 1.00, 2.00 and some to 5.00 pm (the main post office till 7.00 pm). On Saturday they are open from 8.00 am to 1.00 or 2.00 pm, while on Sunday most of them are closed.

Grocery stores are open daily from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm, including Saturday, while on Sunday they are open from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm, while some work till midnight. There are those which are open 24-7, the closes ones to the dorm being at the Car Lazar boulevard.

Markets are open every day from 08.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Money (Credit Cards)

International credit cards – Visa, Mastercard and Diners are accepted in most shops, airline companies, hotels and restaurants.

ATM abound at the city center, but please bear in mind that if you take out dinars, the bank will charge a small transactional fee.

Medical Care

On working days, pharmacies are open from 8.00 am till 9.00 pm, while on Saturdays they work from 8.00 am till 3.00 pm. There are also pharmacies on duty which work round the clock. Below, you can find the list of some of these pharmacies with their addresses:

  • Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 7 (pharmacy “Bulevar”)
  • Trg mladenaca 7 (pharmacy “Eskular”)
  • Narodnog fronta 10 (pharmacy “Liman”)
  • Sentandrejski put 100 (pharmacy “Klisa”).

Medical centres and hospitals on duty are working nonstop. Locations of these are:

  • Zmaj Ognjena Vuka 19
  • Njegoševa 32
  • Hajduk Veljkova 1 (Clinical Centre of Vojvodina)

Important Phone Numbers

Police: 192

Fire service: 193

Ambulance: 194

Road assistance (AMSS): 1987

Railway station Novi Sad: (+381) 21 443 200

Bus station Novi Sad: (+381) 21 444 896; (+381) 21 446 699; 0901 111 021