Welcome to the Joint Summer School in Information Science (JoSSIS)

Created by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR) in Switzerland, the University of Zadar (UNIZD) in Croatia, and the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland in Austria, JoSSIS offers exciting educational, research and networking opportunities for all students. Whether you’re interested in information science or want to expand your knowledge, JoSSIS has something for you.

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire you in a fun and open-minded learning environment. Plus, you’ll have the chance to network and participate in fun sports activities with other students. And did we mention that it all takes place in beautiful Zadar, Croatia, one of the most stunning cities on the Adriatic coast?

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! Join us in Zadar from August 26th to September 6th, 2024.

Best of all, JoSSIS courses are free to participants from our three partnering institutions! You’ll be responsible for personal costs like travel, accommodation, and food, but with everything we have to offer, it’s worth it.

JoSSIS 2024 courses and lecturers

Course 01: AI Chatbots

In this course, you will learn the basics of chatbots and how they work with artificial intelligence. You will understand how chatbots can have and understand human-like conversations and how they are used in different industries.

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh is a Full Professor of Data Science and Natural Language Processing at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen. With a background in computer science from the University of Ulm and information science from the University of Konstanz, Prof. Handschuh earned his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where his thesis was conducted in collaboration with Stanford University as part of the DARPA DAML project. After completing his PhD, Prof. Handschuh spent eight years leading the Knowledge Discovery Unit …

Course 02: Web based Game Design

How to create a game for a web browser? A large number of game development platforms are available. One of them is Unity, with which games can be created for various media platforms, such as smartphone, computer, web browser, and more. In this course, a web game is designed and created using Unity …

Patrizia Sailer

Patrizia Sailer

Patrizia Sailer received her master’s degree in Cloud Computing Engineering in 2021 from FH Burgenland, while doing research in the department on “Cloud, Cyber Physical Systems and Security” at Forschung Burgenland. In 2023, she was able to get a second master’s degree in the field of “Business Information Systems”. Her interest in Game Development was raised during her bachelor studies at FH Joanneum Kapfenberg, while she was on a semester abroad at TU Dublin in 2019. Since 2022, she has been an established member of the FH Burgenland, where she teaches in the Department of Information Technology.

Course 03: TBA

Stay tuned! The topic and lecturer for our third course will be announced shortly.


Summer School in Information Science is a joint effort of three institutions from Austria, Croatia and Switzerland.

FH Burgenland