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Vladan Devedzic

University of Belgrade 
FON - School of Business Administration 
Department of Information Systems and Technologies 
POB 52 
Jove Ilica 154, 11000 Belgrade 
Phone: +381-11-3950853
Fax:     +381-11-3950874


Bio Sketch

Vladan Devedzic is a Professor of software engineering at the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, FON - School of Business Administration, University of Belgrade. His major long-term professional goal is a continuous effort to bring close together the ideas from the broad fields of artificial intelligence and software engineering. To this end, his current professional efforts and research interests are oriented towards practical engineering aspects of developing intelligent educational systems on the Web. He also actively participates to several ongoing international and national research projects.


  • 1995 - PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia)
  • 1988 - MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia)
  • 1982 - BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia)

Professional experience

  • 1995-present - Department of Information Systems and Technologies, FON - School of Business Administration, University of Belgrade, Serbia (current position: Professor of software engineering)
  • 2002 - Department of Computer Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (sabbatical - Erskine Fellow Visitor)
  • 1985-1995 - "Mihailo Pupin" Institute, Belgrade, Serbia (Research Scientist, then Senior Research Scientist, and finally Sceintific Advisor in the field of intelligent systems)
  • 1982-1985 - Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Vinca, Belgrade, Serbia (Research Scientist in the fields of microcomputer systems and data communication)

Research interests

Knowledge modeling, ontologies, intelligent reasoning techniques, Semantic Web, software engineering, and application of artificial intelligence to education and healthcare.

Recent publications

The list below is updated about once a year. For a more up-to-date version, please see here.

    • D. Gasevic, D. Djuric, V. Devedzic, "Model Driven Engineering and Ontology Development", 2nd ed., Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2009. (ISBN: 978-3-642-00281-6) (book info)
    • V. Devedzic, "Semantic Web and Education", Monograph, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2006. (ISBN: 0-387-35416-6) (book info)
    • D. Gasevic, D. Djuric, V. Devedzic, "Model Driven Architecture and Ontology Development", Monograph, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2006. (ISBN-10: 3-540-32180-2; ISBN-13: 978-3-540-32180-4) (book info)
    • Z. Sevarac, V. Devedzic, J. Jovanovic, "Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Pedagogical Recommender", Expert Systems With Applications, Vol.39, No.10, 2012, pp. 9797-9806, ISSN 0957-4174. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.174
    • D. Đurić, V. Devedžić, "Incorporating the Ontology Paradigm Into Software Engineering: Enhancing Domain-Driven Programming in Clojure/Java", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp 1-13, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCC.2011.2140316 (Access through IEEE Xplore)
    • V. Devedzic, S.R. Milenkovic, "Teaching Agile Software Development: A Case Study", IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol.54, No.2, 2011, pp. 273-278. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2010.2052104 (PDF)
    • D. Djuric, V. Devedzic, "Magic Potion: Incorporating New Development Paradigms through Metaprogramming", IEEE Software, Vol.27, No.5, 2010, pp. 38-44, DOI: 10.1109/MS.2010.90 (draft, PDF)
    • M. Devedzic, V. Devedzic, "Imagine: Using New Web Technologies in Demography", Social Science Computer Review, Vol.28, No.2, 2010, pp. 206-231, DOI: 10.1177/0894439309332661 (PDF)
    • J. Jovanovic, D. Gasevic, C. Brooks, V. Devedzic, M. Hatala, T. Eap, G. Richards, "Using Semantic Web Technologies to Analyze Learning Content", IEEE Internet Computing, Vol.11, No.5, September/October 2007, pp. 45-53. (PDF)
    • V. Devedzic, J. Jovanovic, D. Gasevic, "The Pragmatics of Current eLearning Standards", IEEE Internet Computing, Vol.11, No.2, May/June 2007, pp. 16-24. (draft, PDF)
    • D. Djuric, V. Devedzic, D. Gasevic, "Adopting Software Engineering Trends in AI", IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol.22, No.1, 2007, pp. 59-66. (PDF)

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Recent projects

  • INCOMING - Interdisciplinary Curricula in Computing to Meet Labor Market Needs (2012-2015)
    A 3-year international project funded by the TEMPUS IV programme of the European Union (proj. No. 530155-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-EE-TEMPUS-JPCR). It is a Joint Project / Curricular Reform (JPCR) project with the objective to initiate capacity building for interdisciplinary studies at universities in Serbia, to be offered both in English and in Serbian, at all three levels of study (BSc, MSc, PhD), and in at least one of the following three modes of study: face-to-face mode, distance learning, and blended mode.
  • DL@WEB - Enhancing the Quality of Distance Learning at Western Balkan Higher Education Institutions   (2010-2013)
    A 3-year international project, funded by TEMPUS agency (project SM 511126-2010), with the objective to improve the quality and relevance of distance learning (DL) at Western Balkan higher education institutions. This implies easier inclusion of partner country institutions into European Higher Education Area through improvement, development and implementation of accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for quality assurance (QA) of DL study programs at national system levels in Western Balkan countries.
    A 3-year international ICT project, funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (project No. 231590). It is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). The project objective is to develop intelligent technologies to support learning and knowledge-building activities in an Intelligent Learning Extended Organization (IntelLEO).
  • OP4L - Online Presence for Learning (2010-2012)
    A 2-year international project, funded by the European Commission within its SEE-ERA.NET PLUS program (project ERA 115/01), with the objective to provide support for advanced, context-aware Learning Process Management (LPM) within Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) as the increasingly important paradigm in online education. The project relies on using Social Semantic Web technologies to generate recommendations for learners, based on their current learning contexts and the state of online presence of members of their social graphs (i.e., network of online connections).

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