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Previous conferences:
Merkurjev dan 1999 (slo)
Merkurjev dan 2000 (slo)
Merkurjev dan 2001 (slo)
Merkur Day 2002

Merkur Day 2003

Merkur Day 2004

Merkur Day 2005

Merkur Day 2006

Merkur Library

Conference History

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the first undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) were offered at the University of Maribor.  An EDI Laboratory, established in 1991, supported and expanded development of these degrees. The prototypes developed served as a vehicle for testing business applications based on the latest eCommerce technology.

Several prototypes became a core of applications developed in Slovene business or government organizations.  Students, who have graduated in the area of Electronic Data Interchange or eCommerce, often were hired as project managers with a responsibility for eCommerce implementation within those organizations.  Some graduates also serve on the Council for eCommerce Center established in 1995 at the University of Maribor.

Knowledge and experience is exceptionally important to new generations of university students.  That is why it is useful to gather knowledge collected through the degrees to share with students at other universities.  It is also useful to present innovative ideas to organizations that have implemented eCommerce or that need eCommerce business solutions.

In the early 1990s, student theses and prototypes occasionally appeared at meetings of organizations’ represented in Slovenia’s eCommerce Project.  The experience proved to be an important way to allow young eCommerce experts opportunities to meet with mentors to exchange ideas and achievements, to establish contacts, and to encourage further collaboration. Implementation of inter-organizational systems proved to be very important and contributions from undergraduate and graduate students were both feasible and useful.

In the spring of 1999, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor initiated an annual student event, supported by Merkur, Trade and Services designated as Merkur Day. The first University of Maribor student eCommerce Conference, in September of that year, presented the proceedings in Slovene language.  At the 2000 Merkur Day, the University of Ljubljana students also participated.  In 2001, Croatia’s University of Zagreb students joined the group.  A Merkur day 2002 the student from Austria participated with his diploma presentation. The 2003 Merkur Day involved universities in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, and Slovenia. 

English is working language of the conference.

Conference Objectives
Experiences exchange.
Discussion forum on integrated projects (supply chain, business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-government relationships).
Stimulation to undergraduate and graduate students in eCommerce research;
Stimulation to collaboration between undergraduate and graduate students;
Expansion of connections between students with organizations.
Expansion of connections between universities.
Conference Participants
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in eCommerce.
Students preparing undergraduate diplomas or master thesis in eCommerce.
Professors mentoring students preparing diplomas or master thesis in eCommerce.
Representatives of organizations interested in innovative students’ achievements in eCommerce.
eCommerce technology providers.

Last updated: 25-sep-2007