Introduction to Computer and Information Science

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to make the students familiar to the basic knowledge of creation and storage of digital content and databases. This course will enable students to apply the acquired knowledge to relevant practical situations in the field. In this way, students will be able to master the digital resources and documents.


The knowledge of mathematics, physics, especially in the field of numerical formations and mathematical functions, drawing diagrams and charts.


Basic knowledge of digital resource & document management:
◦ Introduction to informatics
◦ Digital content creation
◦ Digital storage
◦ Digital document classification
◦ Introduction to databases
◦ Digital sources
◦ Digital resource management
◦ Content management systems
◦ Open digital content
◦ Digital multimedia contents
◦ Privacy and digital rights
◦ Basics of searching digital documents
Use of tools for computer-based data and text processing and data and text analysis
Use of Internet as a source of information

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand and use:
• essential concepts of information science
• different types of application software
• internet sources



  • Chapman, N. P., Chapman, J. (2011) Digital multimedia. Chichester : J. Wiley & Sons. Catalogue E-version


  • Coughlin, T. M. (2008). Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide. Burlington: Elsevier. E-version
  • Harvey, R. (2010). Digital Curation: A How-To-Do-It Manual. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. E-version
  • Hoffer, J. A., Ramesh, V., Topi, H. (2016). Modern Database Management. New Jersey : Pearson Education. E-version
  • Information Standards Quarterly Spring 2010 | vol 22 | issue 2 | ISSN 1041-0031, E-version
  • Gradišar, M., Jaklič, J., Turk, T. (2012). Osnove poslovne informatike. Ljubljana: Ekonomska fakulteta. Catalogue
  • Handouts issued during lectures


Successfully performed final written exam and regular knowledge assessment with homework, midterm exams and project work. Positive grade in the regular work is required for admittance to the final written exam. Homework and project work is required to evaluate the ability of using computational tools in the field of digital resource and document management. The final written exam assesses the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of information science, the understanding of structure and operation of digital resources and the understanding of document management. 40% regular konwledge assessment and 60% final written exam.

Lecturer's references

Dr. Imre Cikajlo, is adjunct professor of electrical engineering (rank of full professor) received his PhD degree in robotics and electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2003. From 2003 until 2004 he was a post-doc fellow at the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan and in 2007 a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Currently he is a Senior Research Associate at the University rehabilitation institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia and an Adjunct Full Professor at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Prof. Cikajlo took part in several EU-FP7 projects (GENTLE/S, MIMICS, CORBYS), H2020 (PD_manager) and startup (MindMyths Ltd.) and company supported projects (Gorenje). He published more than 50 journal papers, altogether more than 100 papers, book chapters and books and holds a patent in EU and USA. In 2000 he received the Prešeren Award from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research interests include human motion analysis and synthesis, biomechanics, integration of sensory information, control of machine and human movements and rehabilitation robotics. Currently he is involved in the development of rehabilitation devices and procedures that may be used in clinical and/or home environment through application of telerehabilitation techniques and introduction of virtual reality in rehabilitation. He is also a member of ISVR, IFMBE and IEEE.

Selected bibliography
• CIKAJLO, Imre, PETERLIN-POTISK, Karmen. Advantages of using 3D virtual reality based training in persons with Parkinson's disease : a parallel study. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, ISSN 1743-0003, 2019, vol. 16, str- 1-14, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2720617],
• CIKAJLO, Imre, ČIŽMAN ŠTABA, Urša, VRHOVAC, Suzana, LARKIN, Frances, RODDY, Mark. A cloud-based virtual reality app for a novel telemindfulness service : rationale, design and feasibility evaluation. JMIR research protocols, ISSN 1929-0748, Jun. 2017, vol. 6, iss. 6, str. e108, ilustr., doi: 10.2196/resprot.6849. [COBISS.SI-ID 2348905]
• GORŠIČ, Maja, CIKAJLO, Imre, NOVAK, Domen. Competitive and cooperative arm rehabilitation games played by a patient and unimpaired person : effects on motivation and exercise intensity. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, ISSN 1743-0003, 2017, vol. 14, ilustr., doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0231-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 2311785],
• KRPIČ, Andrej, SAVANOVIĆ, Arso, CIKAJLO, Imre. Telerehabilitation : remote multimedia-supported assistance and mobile monitoring of balance training outcomes can facilitate the clinical staff's effort. International journal of rehabilitation research, ISSN 0342-5282. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 36, no. 2, str. 162-171, doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32835dd63b. [COBISS.SI-ID 1671017],
• KAWANISHI, Tsutomu, KANOH, Shin'ichiro, CIKAJLO, Imre, FUTAMI, Ryoko. Development of EMG-driven type lower limb FES control system. Denshi Jäohäo Tsäushin Gakkai gijutsu kenkyäu häokoku, ISSN 0913-5685, 2004, vol. 104, no. 429, str. 57-60. [COBISS.SI-ID 644457]

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