High-speed Image Based Experimental Modal Analysis & Open Source Tools

Summer School

We are pleased to announce that the hands-on summer school on open source code for structural dynamics and highs-speed image based experimental modal analysis will take place in July 2019.
A maximum of 20 attendees will be accepted (first-come, first-serve basis).

Preliminary program

  1. Monday, day 1: Introduction to Python & numerical methods Intro to Python, Systems of linear equations, interpolation, approximation, nonlinear equations, differentiation, integration, differential equations 4h of lectures, 4h of hands-on work
    Evening: Welcome beer in Ljubljana center.

  2. Tuesday, day 2: Signal/image processing and experimental setup Basics of signal and image processing within the Python ecosystem 2h of lectures, 6h of hands-on work (3h in the experimental lab)
    Evening: Free.

  3. Wednesday, day 3: Image based modal analysis Basics of the experimental modal analysis in the Python ecosystem, image based modal identification 3h of lectures, 6h of hands-on work (2h in the experimental lab)
    Evening: Organised dinner (free of charge).

  4. Thursday, day 4: Collaboration on open source projects Repositories, Github, package preparation, tests, continuous integration, package distribution 3h of lectures, 5h of hands-on work
    Evening: Free.

Target audience

PhD or final year MSc students working in the field of structural dynamics.

What to expect

An essential part of the school will be the real experimental work and the real coding; we have computers ready if you would not like to use your own.

All attendees will get the complete source code of the summer school. After finishing the course you will be able to perform EMA with a high-speed camera (experiment & numerical analysis).

The course language is English.

Attendees will also get a certificate of attendance.

Prior knowledge

The summer school will heavily depend on the programming language Python. Basic knowledge of Python is expected. The users of Matlab should be able to quickly catch up.

Important dates

Some important dates to keep in mind:

Summer school fee

The summer-school fee is 650€, the early-bird fee is 550€ (not including tax). Fee includes refreshments during breaks.


You can apply by filling in the following registration form.


Ljubljana's Student Hall of Residence offers an affordable accommodation option during summer. All dormitories are within walking distance or a short bus ride to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, where the Summer school will take place. Please, find more information below:
Location Approximate price (per night, single room) Contact info
Ljubljana Student Hall of Residence 23 € contact Ms. Vidic Damijana at turizem@stud-dom-lj.si

There are also multiple other accomodation options near the Summer school location. Here are some hotels within walking distance:
Location Approximate price (per night, single room) Booking link / Contact info
Penzion Pod Lipo 64 € Booking
Hotel Center 91 € Booking
Allegro Hotel 93 € Booking
City Hotel Ljubljana 102 € Booking

For those who prefer staying in hostels, here are some good options near Ljubljana's historic centre:
Location Approximate price (per night, bed in shared room) Booking link / Contact info
Turn Hostel 28 € Booking
Kva Hostel 32 € Booking
Hostel Tresor 67 € (twin room) Booking

Useful links

For participants who wish to stay in Ljubljana a little longer and see more of Slovenia, here are some useful links:

Source: www.slovenia.info

Relevant Scientific References

For scientific articles on image based EMA, please see our web site, especially papers:

Selected open source references


For further information please contact us at janko.slavic@fs.uni-lj.si
Summer school instructors

Janko Slavič, PhD

  +386 1 4771 226
jankoslavic     jankoslavic    

Miha Boltežar, PhD

  +386 1 4771 608

Domen Gorjup, PhD Student

  +386 1 4771 228

Klemen Zaletelj, PhD Student

  +386 1 4771 228