13th DAAAM International Doctoral School, 2024

Encouraged by the huge success of the first twelve DAAAM International Doctoral School events, we are proudly announcing the 13th DAAAM International Doctoral School – Virtual Online Edition which will be organised as virtual lectures within the frame of advanced topics for invited doctoral students.

Time & Location
21st – 25th, October, 2024, Virtual

Preliminary Program
Final Program will be announced on 20th October, 2024

Registration deadline
Deadline for 1st Call: 2024-08-01

Step 1: Apply for DAAAM Membership 2024
If you want to take a part in any of DAAAM activities during DAAAM Week 2024, you must complete the DAAAM Membership 2024 registration procedure:

DAAAM Membership


Step 2: Register for the 13th DAAAM Doctoral School
Complete the registration form for the 13th DAAAM International Doctoral School. Shortly after you register, we will contact you personally for further instructions.:

Doctoral School Registration


DAAAM International Vienna / University of Mostar – Universitas Studiorum Mostariensis / Vienna University of Technology / Moscow State Technological University „Stankin“ / International Academy of Engineering – Central European Branch / Synergy Network

Co organizers (Tentative list)
Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects – ÖIAV 1848 / Riga Technical University / Baltic State Technical University / Far Eastern Federal University / International Academy of Engineering / Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas / Russian Academy of Engineering / Russian Academy of Sciences, KIAM / Russian State University for Humanities / Tallinn University of Technology / Tokyo University / University of Cadiz / University of Nagoya / University of Novi Sad /FSB -University of Zagreb / Russian Academy of Engineering – Intelligent Robotronics Center / University of Iowa / University of Ulsan / Vienna University of Technology / The National Research University Higher School of Economics.


  • Candidate must be a doctoral (PhD) student in engineering
  • Candidate must be an author of a paper at DAAAM-2024
  • Candidate must virtually present the paper at the conference
  • Candidate must pay the conference fee
  • Candidate has to provide at least one letter of recommendation for the International Doctoral School from the doctoral supervisor or expert in the field

Successful participants will receive their individual Diploma and a Diploma Supplement at the end of the Doctoral School from the University of Mostar and DAAAM International. Diploma includes 4 ECTS credit points and will be signed by Rector of the University of Mostar, President of DAAAM International and representatives of all universities and institutions who are co-organizers of the 12th International Doctoral School. The list of students’ contributions including presentations and exams as well as list of all involved professors and their contribution will be listed.

The success of mankind’s civilization is based on science and technology. The main mega-trend in science is specialization which can be expressed with words “to know more and more about less and less”. Augmentation of complexity is the dominating trend in the development of technology. This trend directly increases fragility and decrease robustness of modern machines and systems. Modern society is closely connected and very dependent on modern technology. All machines and technologies are developed by engineers, but the role and influence of engineers in the development of the society is continuously decreasing. This process was supported by education of engineers which is focused on narrow technical specialization excluding historical contest, scientific and academic space and state of modern society.

Aim and Focus
Our civilization is a technology based civilization. Increasing of complexity and decreasing of robustness are two typical development trends of modern technology. Only high level engineers with deep understanding and creativity are able to develop modern sophistical technical products and technologies. Doctoral studies are highest level of education of engineers. This is based on specialization and focus on small fields. The results are specialists (“Fachidiot”) as excellent engineers. Modern society needs additional competences from engineers:

  • Person with critical orientation in the historical context of development of science and technology
  • Person within the scientific and academic space
  • Personalities with character and ethics
  • International networking as an individual and as a part of a team
  • Close cooperation with industry
  • Development of characteristics and abilities of engineers for knowledge based society
  • Philosophy of technology, developing scenarios and trends
  • Philosophical approach for engineers
  • Others

International doctoral school will use following working forms: lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, coaching, privatisimus, practical skills and critical discussions.

Program and scheduling
All selected candidates and professors will personally get a detailed program and scheduling.

International Doctoral School Professors (Tentative list!)

  • Bielic Toni, University of Zadar
  • Bleicher Friedrich, Vienna University of Technology
  • Celar Stipe, University of Split
  • Cosic Ilija, University of Novi Sad
  • Covic Dragan, University of Mostar
  • Drstvensek Igor, University of Maribor
  • Durakbasa Numan, Vienna University of Technology
  • Filaretov Vladimir, Far Eastern Federal University
  • Grabenweger Johannes
  • Gusev Boris, President, Russian Academy of Engineering
  • Jerbic Bojan, University of Zagreb
  • Katalinic Branko, Vienna University of Technology
  • Krasic Petar, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • Kusiak Andrew, University of Iowa
  • Kuvshinov Sergei, Russian State University for Humanities
  • Marcos Mariano, University of Cadiz
  • Otto Tauno, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Park Hong-Seok, University of Ulsan
  • Poduraev Yuri, Moscow State Technological University Stankin
  • Pryaninchnikov Valentin, Russian Academy of Sciences, KAIM
  • Sikic Zoran, University of Zadar
  • Stazhkov Sergej, Baltic State Technical University
  • Stopper Markus
  • Takakuva Soemon, University of Nagoya
  • Torims Toms, Riga Technical University
  • Udiljak Toma, University of Zagreb
  • Uglesic Ante, University of Zadar, Rector

Founding Charter
22 Institutions agreed to found permanent International Network for Support of Doctoral Students under the name “DAAAM International Doctoral School”. This network is open for new members. If your organization is interested in these activities you are welcome to join us. 1st Version of Founding Charter was signed on 26th October 2012.

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