Martin Žnidaršič
Department of Knowledge Technologies
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI - 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 3366

From 10th of June 2012 to 10th of June 2013 I'm at KU LEUVEN:

Martin Žnidaršič
Department of Computer Science
(Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence)
KU Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 200a
3001 Leuven

Phone: +32 16 3 27665


Decision support (systems and analysis) and machine learning. I am studying and developing methods for decision modelling under uncertainty and methods for data-based knowledge revision in hierarchical rule-based models of DEX methodology. The results of both methodological fields are put to practice mainly in environmental domains. Some of the developed methodology gets incorporated in a software tool proDEX, whereas applications and specific solutions are most often implemented as web applications.


Journal papers (selection):

  • Žnidaršič M., Bohanec M., Zupan B.: Modelling impacts of cropping systems: Demands and solutions for DEX methodology, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 189, Issue 3, 16 September 2008, Pages 594-608. (BibTeX entry) (Paper online at ScienceDirect)
  • Bohanec M., Cortet J., Griffiths B., Žnidaršič M., Debeljak M., Caul S., Thompson J., Krogh P. H.: A qualitative multi-attribute model for assessing the impact of cropping systems on soil quality. Pedobiologia, 2007, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 239-250.
  • Scatasta S., Wesseler J., Demont M., Bohanec M., Džeroski S., Žnidaršič M.: Multi-attribute modelling of economics and ecological impacts of agricultural innovations on cropping systems. Journal of systemics, cybernetics and informatics, 2007, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 52-59.
  • Žnidaršič M., Bohanec M., Zupan B.: proDEX - a DSS tool for environmental decision-making. Environ. model. softw., 2006, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1514-1516.
  • Žnidaršič M., Jakulin A., Džeroski S., and Kampichler C.: Automatic construction of concept hierarchies: The case of foliage-dwelling spiders; Ecological Modelling, Volume 191, Issue 1, pp 144-158, 2006. (BibTeX entry) (Paper online at ScienceDirect)
  • Žnidaršič M., Bohanec M.: Data-based revision of probability distributions in qualitative multi-attribute decision models. Intelligent Data Analysis, 9(2):159-174, 2005. (BibTeX entry)
  • Bohanec M., Džeroski S., Žnidaršič M., Messean A., Scatasta S., Wesseler J.: Multi-attribute modelling of economic and ecological impacts of cropping systems. Informatica (Ljublj.), 2004, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 387-392.

Conference papers (selection):

  • Žnidaršič, M., Bohanec, M.: Handling uncertainty in DEX methodology. Uncertainty and Robustness in Planning and Decision Making (URPDM 2010), Coimbra-Portugal. 15.-17.4.2010, Coimbra, 2010. [PDF]

  • Žnidaršič, M., Bohanec, M., Lavrač, N., Cestnik, B.: Project self-evaluation methodology : the healthreats project case study. Proc. Information Society IS 2009, Ljubljana, 85-88, 2009. [PDF]

  • Žnidaršič, M., Bohanec, M., Kok, E.J., Prins, T.W.: Qualitative risk assessment for adventitious presence of unauthorized genetically modified organisms. Proceedings of ISIT 2009, 1st International Conference on Information Society and Information Technologies, Novo mesto: Faculty of information studies. 12.-13.10.2009, Dolenjske Toplice, 7 p., 2009.

  • Bohanec, M., Žnidaršič, M.: Supporting decisions about the introduction of genetically modified crops. Colaborative decision making: Perspectives and challenges (eds. P. Zaraté, J.P. Belaud, G. Camillieri, F. Ravat), Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications 176, IOS Press, 404-415, 2008.

  • Žnidaršič M., Bohanec M., Zupan B.; "Higher-Order Uncertainty Approach to Revision of Probabilistic Qualitative Multi-Attribute Decision Models". IFIP International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support (CIDMDS 2006). London, England. June 28th - July 1st, 2006.

  • Žnidaršič M., Jakulin A., Džeroski S.; Automatic construction of concept hierarchies : the case of foliage-dwelling spiders. In: DŽEROSKI, Sašo (ed.), ŽENKO, Bernard (ed.), DEBELJAK, Marko (ed.). The Fourth International Workshop on Environmental Applications of Machine Learning (EAML 2004), Bled, Slovenia, September 27-October 1, 2004. Proceedings. Ljubljana: Jožef Stefan Institute, 2004, pp. 67-68.

  • Žnidaršič M., Bohanec M.; Revision of qualitative multi-attribute decision models. In: Conference proceedings : The 2004 IFIP International Conference on Decision Support Systems (DSS2004) Decision Support in an Uncertain and Complex World : Prato, Italy, 1st-3rd July 2004. [S.l.]: Monash University, 2004, pp. 881-888.

  • Bohanec M., Scatasta S., Džeroski S., Žnidaršič M.; Multi-attribute modeling of economic impacts of cropping systems. In: TRČEK, Denis (ed.), LIKAR, Borut (ed.), GROBELNIK, Marko (ed.), MLADENIĆ, Dunja (ed.), GAMS, Matjaž (ed.), BOHANEC, Marko (ed.). Zbornik C 7. mednarodne multi-konference Informacijska družba IS 2004, 9. do 15. oktober 2004, (Informacijska družba). Ljubljana: Institut "Jožef Stefan", 2004, pp. 91-94.

  • I recently reviewed for:

    • Information Processing and Management


  • FIRST : Large scale information extraction and integration infrastructure for supporting financial decision making.
    ( FP7 ICT-257928 ), 2010-2013.

  • e-LICO : An e-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Data Mining and Data-Intensive Sciences.
    ( FP7 ICT-231519 ), 2009-2012.

  • HEALTHREATS : Integrated decision support system for health threats and crises management.
    ( FP6 STREP 150107 ), 2007-2010.

  • Co-Extra : GM and non-GM supply chains: their CO-EXistence and TRAceability.
    ( FP6-FOOD-2005-7158 ), 2006-2009.

  • SIGMEA : Sustainable introduction of genetically modified crops into European agriculture.
    ( FP6-SSP1-2002-502981 ), 2004-2006.

  • ECOGEN : Soil ecological and economic evaluation of genetically modified crops.
    ( FP5-QLK5-2002-01666 ), 2003-2006.