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ICNA-STA Scientific Conference 2023

About the conerence

Within the framework of the project “Enhancing Research Culture in Higher Education in Kosovo (ResearchCult)”, supported by Erasmus +, with funds from the European Union, the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” is organizing the “International Conference on New Achievements in Science, Technology and Arts” – ICNA-STA”. The conference is co-organized with a number of local and international universities and higher education institutions. It intends to bring together the international and Kosovar academic staff, researchers, students, businesses and other local and international stakeholders aiming to share their scientific experiences, best practices and steer up cooperation in related fields.

In addition, the conference attempts to create a friendly environment where multinational researchers community arrays from different fields can use interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to link the research with economic development. Through plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, the participants will have the possibility to exchange opinions, introduce ideas and practical knowledge, which will be an opportunity, especially for young colleagues.

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the Conference, it is our great pleasure to invite all professors, researchers and scholars to submit abstracts and attend the “International Conference on New Achievements in Science, Technology and Arts” – ICNA-STA”, which will take place from 4th – 5th May 2023, in Prishtina, Kosova.


Format of the event:

The two-day event will consist of:

  • plenary sessions
  • thematic sessions
  • poster presentations


The conference is anticipated to be held through the physical presence.

The language of the conference will be English.


Important dates

Call published: 15/12/ 2022

Abstract submission: 15/03/2023 (postponed)

Notification of acceptance of abstract: within 15 days from the submission date

Poster presentation submission: 15/03/2023

 Final registration on the conference (for oral presentation and poster presentation): 30/03/2023 (postponed)

Keynote speakers

Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman, Technion, Haifa – Israel, and ISU, Ames, Iowa – USA

Prof. Andrew Collins, University of Oslo, Norway

Prof. Mária Dusinšká, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway

A.Prof. Johannes  Novak, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna,  Austria

Dr. Igor Belic, Institute for Forensics and Information Technology (iFIT), Slovenia

Dr Eleanor Pritchard, FHEA. Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford, UK

Organizing Committee

Chair of the Conference

Avni Hajdari, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Co-Chairs of the Conference

Bujar GallopeniInternational Business College Mitrovica

Sefer Avdiaj, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”


Names and Surname     –    Institution

Adelina Rakaj – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Aferdita Berisha Shaqiri – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Agron Bajraktari – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Agron Hajdari – International Business College Mitrovica

Alma Shehu Lokaj – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Argjira Juniku-Shkololli – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Arta Basha Jakupi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Avni Berisha – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Bekim Sejdiu – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Besim Gollopeni – University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”

Bujar Pira – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Davor Ljubas – University of Zagreb

Dhuartë Hyseni – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Driton Sylqa – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Dukagjin Leka – University Kadri Zeka Gjilan

Ercan Canhasi – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Florent Bunjaku – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Hasim Rushiti – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Iliya Kereziev – University of National and World Economy

Irena Žmak – University of Zagreb

Izer Maksuti – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Jehona Shkodra – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Jeton Raja – University Fehmi Agani Gjakova

Luljeta Plakolli-Kasumi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Milote Sadiku – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Mirsade Osmani – University “Isa Boletini” in Mitrovica

Monika Sabeva – University of National and World Economy

Nol Krasniqi – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Rilind Obertinca – University Fehmi Agani Gjakova

Rrahim Sejdiu – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Shaban Buza – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Shemsi Morina – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Sindorela Doli – University Fehmi Agani Gjakova

Suada Ajdarpasic – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Suada Dzogovic – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Theranda Beqiri – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Vjosa Hajdari – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Vlora Berisha – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Xhevdet Thaqi – University Kadri Zeka Gjilan

Zijadin Guri – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Zirije Hasani –  University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Scientific Committee

Names and Surname   –   Institution

Adnan Jashari, South East European University

Afrim Gjelaj – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Agon Koka – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Albana Milaimi – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Albulena Blakaj – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Aleko Miho, University of Tirana

Alma Shehu Lokaj – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Alush Musaj – University “Isa Boletini” in Mitrovica

Antigona Hasani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Antigona Ukehaxhaj – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Arbana Kadriu, South East European University

Arben Haziri – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Arbnor Pajaziti – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Ardrit Gashi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Armand Krasniqi – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Armend Shabani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Armond Daci – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Arta Xhambazi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Avdulla Alija – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Bardh Rugova – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Bardhok Bashota – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Bardhyl Dauti – State University of Tetova

Bashkim Nurboja – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Behxhet Gaxhiqi – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Behxhet Mustafa – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Behxhet Shala – University “Isa Boletini” in Mitrovica

Besim Gollopeni – University “Isa Boletini” in Mitrovica

Besim Halilajdhe – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Besnik Krasniqi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Bujar Pira – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Bujar Gallopeni – International Business College Mitrovica

Burim Neziri – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Dafina Bytyqi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Diana Kopeva – University of National and World Economy

Driton Shabani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Eda Vula – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Elsa Vula – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Elvana Podvorica – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Ekrem Gjokaj – International Business College Mitrovica

Emin Neziraj – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Fadil Mamuti – State University of Tetova

Fakije Zejnullahu – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Fatmir Mehmeti – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Faton Hoxha – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Ferdi Kamberi – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Fiorenza Deriu – Sapienza University of Rome

Fisnik Morina – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Flamur Salihu – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Florim Gallopeni – IREDS Institute

Florina Jerliu – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Florinda Imeri – State University of Tetova

Gabrijela Velickovic – International Business College Mitrovica

Gentiana Muhaxheri – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Hëna Maloku – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Hyrije Abazi Alili, South East European University

Ilir Gllareva – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Ilirjana Islami – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Jelena Djokic – International Business College Mitrovica

Jelena Stanojevic – International Business College Mitrovica

Jeton Shatri – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
Juljan Kraja – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Kurtesh Sherifi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Kushtrim Braha – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Laura Kusari – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Lidija Ćurković – University of Zagreb

Lulzim Millaku – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Lulzim Zeneli – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Majlinda Gjelaj – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Maria Peneva – University of National and World Economy

Medina Braha – International Business College Mitrovica

Melinda Mula – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Mentor Alishani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Mersiha Kalac Kacamakovic – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Mihone Kerolli Mustafa – International Business College Mitrovica

Mimoza Hyseni Spahija – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Naim Baftiu – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Naser Kabashi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Nazli Tyfekci – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Nina Deliu – Sapienza University of Rome

Pasquale Pavone – Pisa University of S. Anna

Qamil Kabashi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Qerkin Berisha – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Raffaella Gallo – Sapienza University of Rome

Rine Limani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Romana Matanovac-Vuckovic –  University of Zagreb

Rrahim Sejdiu – University of Applied Sciences Ferizaj

Rrahman Paçarizi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Rreze Gecaj – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Sahmedin Sali – State University of Tetova

Shefki Shterbani – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Sheruze Osmani-Ballazhi –  State University of Tetova

Teuta Abrashi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Teuta Jashari Kajtazi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Valentin Toçi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Vehbi Miftari – University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”

Veland Ramadani, South East European University

Vera Kopsaj – Sapienza University of Rome

Visar Morina – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Vjollca Dibra – University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”

Vjollca Krasniqi – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Zamira Shatri – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Zana Limani – University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Zeqir Hashani – University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”

Conference Thematic Topics

The Scope of the ICNA-STA Conference

The conference is organized as a multidisciplinary international conference, in the following scientific disciplines but not limited to, thus enabling wide participation of researchers.


1. Natural & Environmental Sciences  

1.1. Environmental analysis, sustainability and development

1.2. Applied ecology

1.3. Air pollution, water, soil and waste management

1.4. Socioeconomics & environmental management

1.5. Applied chemistry/physics


2. Agricultural Production and Food Safety

2.1. Agricultural production

2.2. Food quality and safety

2.3. Biotechnology and food technology

2.4. Plant pathology

2.5. Horticulture

2.6. Veterinary sciences


3. Medical/Health Sciences

3.1. Medical sciences

3.2. Health sciences

3.3. Nutrition sciences

3.4. Pharmaceutical studies

3.5.Dental studies

3.6. Other medical & healthcare studies


4. Education Sciences

4.1. Adult and continuing education

4.2. E-learning

4.3. Early childhood education

4.4. Primary and secondary education

4.5. Curriculum development

4.6. Educational psychology

4.7. Reforms in education

4.8. Inclusion in education


5. Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing

5.1. Changing business world

5.2. Finance in the digital area

5.3. Risk management

5.4. Human resource management

5.5. Leadership challenges and opportunities

5.6. Future proofing business and career

5.7. Tourism Development.

5.8. Sustainable Tourism Developmentt4


6. Information technology and communication

6.1. Communications model

6.2. Digitalization and data communications and processing

6.3 Computer-communication networks

6.4. Information and communication technology


7. Technology & Engineering

7.1. Applied technological sciences

7.2. Architecture and engineering

7.3. Energy

7.4. Modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems

7.5. Materials and mechanical engineering


8. Social Sciences and Human Rights

8.1. Psychological and behavioral studies

8.2. Developmental psychology

8.3. Social work and welfare states

8.4. Political and public administration sciences

8.5. International relations, European studies

8.6. Ethnology and Anthropology

8.7. Legal studies

8.8. Human rigs and gender issues

8.9. Marriage, family and education

8.10. Culture, Arts, Public Sphere and Communication

8.11. Migration and Diaspora

8.12. Ethnic Relations, Nationalism, Human Rights

8.13. Stereotypes and prejudices: xenophobia & racism


9. Philological Sciences and Arts

9.1. Linguistic studies

9.2. Culture and Literature studies

9.3. Innovation in Language Teaching

9.4. Philosophy of art


10. Intellectual Property Protection in the Metaverse and AI

10.1. Protecting IP in virtual reality

10.2. AI and IP Law

10.3. Blockchain and IP Protection

10.4. IP in the gaming industry

10.5. AI-generated content and IP rights

10.6. Smart contracts and IP protection

10.7. Ethical considerations in IP protection for AI and virtual reality

10.8. Data privacy and IP in the metaverse

10.9. International IP laws and the metaverse



Registration for the Conference

This is the form for registration to the ICNA-STA Scientific Conference 2023.

Registration form

For abstracts with more than one author, only presenting author should be registered at the conference, and he/she will get the presentation certificate.

The colleagues who do not present but like to attend the conference, they should be registered as passive participants and will not get any certificate.

The authors who got confirmation of the abstract acceptance can be registered now, while others can be registered the latest one week after acceptance of the abstract.

Conference Program



The program includes the schedule for plenary presentations, thematic oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Plenary presentations: will take place on May 4th afternoon and May 5th in the morning. Among our distinguished keynote speakers, Prof. Dan Shechtman, a Nobel Prize Laureate, will present on May 5th.

Oral presentations: the thematic oral presentations sessions will take place on May 5th, with 15 minutes allocated for each presentation (10 minutes for the presentation, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session). We kindly request you to upload your presentation in PPT format by April 30th, 2023, using the conference platform.

The poster presentation session will also be held on May 5th from 12:00 to 13:30h (combined with lunch). During this session, each poster-presenting author must stand in front of her/his respective poster to present and discuss their work with interested colleagues. Please prepare your posters according to the instructions provided on the conference webpage, and bring a printed version of your poster(s) to the conference venue.

Once again, thank you for your valuable contributions. We look forward to meeting you soon at the University of Prishtina.


Abstract submission

Please use the following Google Form to submit your Abstract as well as information:

Google Form link

Note: Please note that in order to submit your abstract you have to be signed in to a Google Account (Gmail). If you do not have a Google Account, you can create one by linking your current email addresses to a new Account.

Create a new Google Account: Link

Link an existing email to a new Google Account: Link

Abstract Preparation Guidelines

Abstracts will be submitted until 01 March 2023. Abstracts will be peer reviewed against formatting criteria. Notification of acceptance of abstract: within 15 days of the submission date.

Formatting your abstract

Download the Abstract Design Template here and carefully follow the formatting guidelines. Abstracts that do not follow the formatting guidelines will be returned for editing.

Abstract has to be submitted in English language.

**Note: To download the file after opening the google drive view, click on File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx).

Book of Abstracts

The accepted abstract will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts after the participant is registered for conference. The conference abstract book, will be distributed to the participants at the conference desk, along with other conference materials.

Book of Abstracts



Poster presentation

Poster submission

Please use the following Google Form to submit your Poster as well as information:

Google Form link

Note: Please note that in order to submit your poster you have to be signed in to a Google Account (Gmail). If you do not have a Google Account, you can create one by linking your current email addresses to a new Account.

Create a new Google Account: Link

Link an existing email to a new Google Account: Link

Poster Preparation Guidelines

Posters will be accepted until 15 March 2023. Posters will be peer reviewed against formatting criteria. Notification of acceptance of poster: within 10 days of the submission date.

Formatting your poster

To keep good legibility of the poster, a maximum size of 70 cm wide and 100 cm high is recommended. The text and illustrations should be large enough to read from a distance of one meter. The poster boards will be numbered by the organizers. The number of your poster can be found in the Conference Program. Upon acceptance, the posters are expected to be printed by author(s) themselves based on criteria published.

Download the Poster Design Template and follow the formatting guidelines.

Posters to be submitted in: English.

Important Notice

Each accepted poster presentation should be accompanied by one registration.

Supporting scientific journals

To be posted soon!


ResearchCult Erasmus + Project


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Secretariat & Contact information


 Fitim Seferi, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Blerta Dibrani, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Hajrullah Hajrullahu, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina

Flamur Abazaj, International Business College Mitrovica

Damir Gashi, International Business College Mitrovica


For abstract and poster presentation submission, and registration through website of conference:



Phone: +383 38 247 069 ex. 103

Organizing partners