• 29.11.2005: The Centennary Fund of Helsingin Sanomat awards a grant to Vili Lehdonvirta

    Tue, 29.11.2005

    The Centennary Fund of Helsingin Sanomat awarded a one-year grant to Researcher Vili Lehdonvirta, M.Sc. (Tech.), for research on virtual consumerism carried out at Waseda University, Japan. Mr. Lehdonvirta's research forms a part of the larger Virtual consumerism research project currently under development at HIIT's Network Society research program. The project is concerned with the business, legal and societal impact of game items and other "virtual assets" that users perceive as possessing real value and trade for significant sums of money.

  • 24.11.2005: COMSOA project receives strategic TEKES funding

    Thu, 24.11.2005

    The National Technology Agency TEKES awarded two-year funding for the project Community Media and Service-Oriented Architecture (COMSOA), originally submitted to the call of strategic research projects in the ICT domain at end of June.

  • 21.11.2005: Martti Mäntylä receives IT distinction for 2005

    Mon, 21.11.2005

    The Finnish Information Technology Association ( gave Professor Martti Mäntylä its Information Technology Distinction for 2005 in recognition of his work in information technology and computer science both in Finland and internationally, and especially in bridging university research with R&D in information industry.

  • 18.11.2005: Context Cues project receives funding from Academy of Finland

    Fri, 18.11.2005

    The Academy of Finland has awarded HIIT a 4-year grant for the project Context Cues: Context data derived situation cues to support meaningful interactions. The project will apply a novel social psychological approach to situation cues in ubiquitous computing environments, how can they be used to make meaningful inferences, and how these inferences to provide a basis for socially meaningful, transparent and accountable action.

  • 8.11.2005: MoMUPE receives TEKES funding

    Tue, 08.11.2005

    TEKES has awarded two-year funding for the project Network of Mobile Context-Aware Applications and Games, aiming to create context-aware multi-user applications that can be run on any mobile phone. The applications are developed with the Multi-User Publishing Environment (MUPE), an open source application platform developed in Nokia Research Center. MUPE has been used successfully in many NRC and university projects, and this project continues this work.

  • 31.10.2005: IPCity project clears EU project negotiations

    Mon, 31.10.2005

    The contract negotiations on the EU IST integrated project Interaction and Presence in Urban Environments (IPCity) were succesfully concluded, and hence the project is expected to launch on 1.1.2006. The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer FIT; HIIT's User Experience Research Group is one of the eleven partners from five different countries in EU. Group's research goals include anticipating change in the ways people communicate with and through technological artefacts with a particular focus on interaction. The leader of HIIT's team in IPCity is Dr. Giulio Jacucci.

  • 18.10.2005: HIIT Board re-nominates HIIT directors

    Tue, 18.10.2005

    The Board of HIIT nominated Prof. Martti Mäntylä and Prof. Esko Ukkonen as the directors of the Advanced Research Unit and the Basic Research Unit of HIIT, respencively, for the term 1.1.2006-31.12.2008.

  • 14.9.2005: Outi Krause becomes chair of HIIT Board

    Wed, 14.09.2005

    HIIT Board elected professor, vice rector Outi Krause as the new chair of HIIT Board. Helsinki University of Technology had nominated her as a member of the  board from August 1, 2005, replacing Professor Mauri Airila, the former chairman of the board.

  • 31.8.2005: TKK receives donation from Technology Industries of Finland

    Wed, 31.08.2005

    The Centennary Fund of the Technology Industries of Finland has donated the Helsinki University of Technology 550 000 euros for a five-year research project on network society. The donation was published in an event held on 31.8.2005 at 9:30 where the chairman of the board of the fund, Dr. Matti Alahuhta, presented the donation to the rector of TKK, Prof. Matti Pursula.

  • 16.8.2005: FUGA project invited to EU contract negotiations

    Tue, 16.08.2005

    The project proposal FUGA - Fun of Gaming: Measuring the human experience of media enjoyment, submitted to the EU NEST - PATHFINDER call "Measuring the Impossible", has been invited to contract negotiations with the European Commission and is hence likely be launched in early 2006. The scientific coordinator of the project is Dr. Niklas Ravaja from the Center of Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) of the Helsinki School of Economics; HIIT will act as the administrative coordinator, in addition to participating in the research.