University of Belgrade, Faculty of organizational sciences

Department for e-business


Department of e-business is involved in implementing a number of projects with different areas of industry, public institutions, educational and scientific institutions. This page shows significant projects implemented in the areas of application of modern technology in business, education and scientific research.

CEEPUS - Network for advancing interdisciplinary cybersecurity research

CEEPUS is the short form for Central European Exchange Program for University Studies and is a multilateral University exchange program in the extended Danube region based on an international Agreement.

The main objective of the proposed CEEPUS Network for advancing interdisciplinary cybersecurity research) is to address common challenges of integrated cybersecurity that extend beyond national borders and individual domains. This is done by building strong institutional and personal relationships between network members.

Partners in this CEEPUS network are:

Network coordinator at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences is  prof. dr Marijana Despotović-Zrakić.

FON participates in Erasmus+ project “D-PBL: advancing project-based learning into the Digital Era” 

The project-based learning (PBL) is a type of learning where students acquire the necessary knowledge through solving open problems and participating in real projects. The approach implies working in groups, developing both technical and communication skills, excelling in creative and critical thinking. The method of learning when solving a specific problem requires students to conclude important properties and characteristics based on the literature they choose, through hands-on experience. It has been shown that this way of solving problems and discussing solutions leads to the concrete adoption of knowledge that becomes long-term, because that knowledge has already been applied in practice, on a given problem.

Erasmus+ project “D-PBL: advancing project-based learning into the Digital Era”, financed within the KA2 programme for cooperation partnerships in higher education, aims to combine digital teaching-learning with project-based learning, applied in an international context. D-PBL promotes outcomes-oriented learning while integrating transdisciplinary approaches with innovative pedagogical practices. The objectives of the D-PBL project are grounded on three dimensions: give sense to the technical skills by providing a real context to the learning path, give effective business-useful digital competencies, and integrate students in real multi-national teams.

Application of computer technology in experimental solid state physics

E-Lab Projects

The aim of the project is application of computer technology in experimental solid state physics is the development of computer and telecommunications infrastructure for modeling and simulation of physical processes in the planning and execution of laboratory experiments for Multidisciplinary Research of the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, as well as processing and dissemination of results. Hardware and software infrastructure for scientific research, modeling and simulation , control experiments, data acquisition and data processing was designed based on the concept of cloud computing.

By using cloud computing to provide a scalable IT capacity in the form of services delivered over the Internet. The project is planned to be part of computing infrastructure “cloud” in Simulation Lab of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, part in the Laboratory for Multidisciplinary Research, Institute of Physics, and partin the Institute of Nuclear Sciences. The connection between the parts of the cloud is designed to deploy over existing fiber infrastructure Academic Network of Serbia speed 1Gb per second.

Experiments will be performed in the environment of the set relating to the study of the behavior of the newly synthesized material in the biomaterial and high pressures, its thermal properties, the influence of the adverse effects of the environment on the biomaterials, and the communication between the objects of biological plant origin.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and is implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Physics in Belgrade. The project manager is MarijanaDespotovic – Zrakić, associate professor of E-business of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.

Distance education for developing and implementation of Internet Business Plan

Distance Learning E-Lab

The main objective of the project was to help create a framework for the operation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the Internet by raising the level of knowledge required for entrepreneurs to create Internet business plan and implementation of business on the Internet.

The main purpose of the project was the development of a training course in the field of making Internet business plan and implementation of the training methods of distance learning. The main activities of the project were: preparation of materials for the course (preparation of materials for e-education); implementation of virtual classrooms (using a course management system Moodle ); promotion of the course using various means of advertising, the Internet, etc; select participants on the basis of belonging to the target group; realization rate for the group of 100 (one hundred) participants; evaluation of the course on the basis of the data together the course of implementation.

Target groups that the project was intended were entrepreneurs who established small and medium enterprises, managers of existing small/medium-sized businesses who want to take the Internet business and the unemployed who need to be trained to be able to hire the companies that have or are introducing Internet business.

Introducing the GPS system in Taxi service of Belgrade

GPS Systems - E-Lab

The aim of the development and implementation of the project “Introduction of GPS system in taxi service of Belgrade” was to provide new solutions services in public transport in the city of Belgrade based on modern technological advances, a taxi association services for business improvement. A number of improvements and benefits is intendedwith system improvements – increasing the efficiency of taxi services, reducing waiting times, shortening travel time, improving system calls, disable stealing passengers increase driver safety, better distribution of jobs and encouraging trust.

The implementation of planned improvements is projected through the introduction of new and modern dispatch system, based on the monitoring of taxis using GPS satellite systems and modern systems for the transmission of digital data.

statistical applications for monitoring developments in the field services

Statistical Applications - E-Lab

Within the project it was implemented electronic service that allows improvement of the system for monitoring trends in the service sector. Realized web application and supporting database are linked to all relevant actors in the sector of services into a single information system, enabling quick and easy access to priority data, insights into trends in service industries based on archived data and networking of all relevant entities. Users of advanced statistical applications are Ministry of Trade and Services of the Republic of Serbia, other ministries and interested parts (citizens, companies).

System is implemented as a multi-layered client-server architecture. Due to the distributed environment, it was selected service oriented software architecture that is based on XML web service. Within the project, there is special emphasis on system security, protection of communications and  possibility of recovery through continuous data archiving, and defined recovery plans of database.

Developed application software contains a tool for searching aggregated official statistics, a tool for searching data collected in an ad-hoc research and tool for searching databases of companies that provide non-financial business services.

Making IT Trade system of Republic of Serbia

Trade Commerce - E-Lab

Within the project, it was developed statistical application for tracking trends in trade sector. Implemented web application and supporting database are linked to all relevant actors in trade sector in unique information system, enabling quick and easy access to priority data, insights into trends in trading activity on the basis of archived data and networking of all relevant entities. Users of advanced statistical applications are Ministry of Trade and Services of the Republic of Serbia, other ministries and interested parts (citizens, companies).

Developed application represents a software tool for searching database of statistical indicators in field of trade. In database, there are relevant data to Institute of Statistics, which can be assigned to Ministry of Trade in accordance with the Law on Statistics. It’s possible to search for retail and wholesale, as well as indicators of trade development with this application.

Improvement software components and quality of data in the statistical business register Republic of Serbia

Statistics Institute - E-Lab

Statistical Business Register was introduced in Republic Institute for Statistics in accordance with the definitions and standards of the EU in 2005. as a common framework for all economic statistics. During the use of the registry, users have had objections to timeliness of data, lack of “comfort” use,  lack of specific procedures and methodologies, inadequate user interface and more.

In accordance with these requirements, goal of the project was modernization of the Statistical Business Register by improving software components and data quality, as well as implementation of EU standards through forming a unique address system for conducting statistical surveys. Special attention is given to the establishment of the protection, integrity and availability of confidential data.

Implemented software solution facilitates informatic linking and use of data, as well as integration of all data which Republic Institute for Statistics has taken from administrative sources and which are refered to the statistical unit of the entity (both individual and aggregated data). New software solution supports structural analysis of complex and related businesses (profiling). It is initialed a number of changes and it has been implemented web interfaces for searching and updating data and perform administrative tasks.

Other projects

  • Project information subsystem City social fund construction land
  • Project Information System National Register of Internet Domain Names
  • Project technical information system of the Oil Industry of Serbia – Novi Sad refinery
  • The information system of the Ministry of Science and Technology
  • The concept of information system of state authorities of Montenegro
  • Presentation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the Internet
  • The operational design of computer networks Belgrade Power Plants
  • Development of information systems for the City of Belgrade
  • Development of a network of business and technological information of Republic of Serbia
  • Information system companies Belgrade Power Plants