• CALLAS EU project clears negotiations, will launch on 1.11.2006

    Fri, 08.09.2006

    8 Sep 2006 - The negotiations with the European Commission on the project Conveying Affectiveness in Leading-edge Living Adaptive Systems (CALLAS) were concluded succesfully, and the project will launch on 1.11.2006. The chief aim of the project is to advance the state-of-the-art in Multimodal Affective Interfaces by developing i) new emotional models that will be able to take into account a comprehensive user experience in digital arts and entertainment applications and ii) new modality-processing techniques to capture (and elicit) these new emotional categories.

  • Virtual economy site opened

    Wed, 06.09.2006

    6 Sep 2006 - HIIT opened a collaborative site aiming to link researchers interested in "virtual property", an emerging field linking games research and experimental economy. The intention to create a "hub" around the theme, increasing the visibility and impact of the research. For more information, please contact Vili Lehdonvirta.

  • Prof. Esko Ukkonen's and Prof. Samuel Kaski's groups join HIIT

    Mon, 28.08.2006

    28 Aug 2006 - In its inaugural meeting, the newly established HIIT Steering Group decided to accept two new research groups into HIIT: the Computational Biology group led by prof. Esko Ukkonen from University of Helsinki and the Statistical Machine Learning and Bioinformatics group led by prof. Samuel Kaski from the Helsinki University of Technology. The work of Prof. Ukkonen's group will mainly be focused on HIIT's Algorithmic Data Analysis (ADA) programme, while prof.

  • Nordunet3 funds NordicHIP project

    Mon, 22.05.2006

    22 May 2006 - The Nordunet3 Programme has accepted the project proposal NordicHIP, submitted in response to the programme's October 2005 call. NordicHIP is a joint project by the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), HIIT and the TML laboratory at TKK. Its objective is to deepen the collaboration in research and development of Host Identity Protocol (HIP) and related Internet infrastructure components between the participants.

  • P2P Fusion clears EU negotiation, will launch in June

    Fri, 19.05.2006

    19 May 2006 - The project Peer-to-peer Fusion (P2P Fusion) concluded its negotiations successfully and will be launched in the beginning of June, 2006. The project addresses the current difficulties in the legal creative reuse of audio and video media in the Internet environment. It aims to create an open, accessible, legal and economically efficient environment for creative audiovisual cultural activities that can also be based on the work of others and materials from cultural institutions, through built-in, easy-to-use support for suitable licensing schemes.

  • Sasu Tarkoma's doctoral thesis defence

    Sat, 29.04.2006

    29 Apr 2006 - HIIT researcher Sasu Tarkoma defended his doctoral thesis Efficient Content-based Routing, Mobility-aware Topologies, and Temporal Subspace Matching in the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki. The opponent was Professor Luís Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa and the custos Professor Kimmo Raatikainen.

  • Jukka Kemppinen receives award from TeliaSonera Finland Foundation

    Fri, 21.04.2006

    21 Apr 2006 - The Research and Training Foundation of TeliaSonera Finland Oyj has granted an award for merit of EUR 10,000 to Professor Jukka Kemppinen. Professor Kemppinen serves as Professor of Business Law at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Principal Scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Docent of Jurisprudence at Helsinki University Faculty of Law, and Docent of History of Civilizations at Turku University.

  • FUGA EU project launch

    Sat, 01.04.2006

    1 Apr 2006 - The project FUGA - The fun of gaming: Measuring the human experience of media enjoyment was submitted to the NEST programme of the 6th Framework Programme of EU. After clearing technical evaluation and contract negotiations, the project was launched in April, 2006. The main objective of FUGA is to create novel methods and improve existing measures in order to examine how the different dimensions of Computer Game Experience can be assessed comprehensively with high temporal resolution.

  • TEKES awards funding for Trustworthy Internet project

    Wed, 15.03.2006

    15 Mar 2006 - TEKES has granted three-year funding 2006-2008 to establish an excellence group "Trustworthy Internet" at the HIIT, the Telecommunications and Multimedia Laboratory (TML) at TKK, and the Computer Science Department (TKTL) at UH. The project is one of the four strategic research projects of national GIGA programme that receive 100% TEKES funding. The main objective of the project is to investigate overlay networks for building and managing trust relationships between service providers and customers over networks.

  • Olli Pitkänen's doctoral thesis defence

    Fri, 03.03.2006

    3 Mar 2006 - HIIT researcher Olli Pitkänen defended his doctoral thesis Legal Challenges to Future Information Businesses in the public dissertation at the Helsinki University of Technology. The opponents were Professors Olli Martikainen and Jukka Mähönen and the custos Professor Martti Mäntylä.