• 16.7.2004: Mobilife EU project contract signed

    Fri, 16.07.2004

    The contract for the FP6/IST integrated project Mobilife was signed by the representatives of the European Commission. The key objective of Mobilife is to bring advances in mobile applications and services based on the evolving capabilities of 3G systems and beyond. Coordinated by Nokia, the project will be carried out by a consortium of 22 organisations from 9 EU countries, with total EU funding of up to 9.7 million €. Both units of HIIT participate in the project, focusing on user research and context sensitivity. The project will commence on 1.9.2004.

  • 1.7.2004: RISE project funded by TEKES

    Thu, 01.07.2004

    The National Technology Agency (TEKES) awarded funding for the project RISE: Rich Semantic Media for Personal and Professional Users. The project is coordinated by VTT Information Technology; HIIT's Digital Content Communities Group participates in the project led by Dr. Marko Turpeinen. Industrial partners of the project are SanomaWSOY, Alma Media and Yleisradio.

  • 23.6.2004: Wireless Festival CELTIC project receives TEKES funding

    Wed, 23.06.2004

    The National Technology Agency TEKES awarded first-year funding for the project E!3187 CELTIC Db - Wireless Woodstock Services in Finland. Professor Martti Mäntylä will lead the project which forms a part of the international Wireless Festival Eureka/CELTIC project led by Ericsson Research, Sweden. TeliaSonera Finland also participates in the project that focuses on user-centric, economic, and technical issues related to providing digital services tailored for large-scale events.

  • 8.6.2004: Dynamos TEKES project funded

    Tue, 08.06.2004

    The National Technology Agency (TEKES) decided to fund the project Dynamos: Dynamic Composition and Sharing of Context-aware Mobile Services coordinated by VTT Information Technology. HIIT's Mobile Computing Group participates in the project. The industrial partners include ICT Turku, Suunto and TeliaSonera Finland. Professor Kimmo Raatikainen leads HIIT's part of the work.

  • 8.6.2004: President of Finland Tarja Halonen visits HIIT

    Tue, 08.06.2004

    The President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, visited HIIT. A seminar covering a selection of HIIT's research topics with special societal relevance was arranged. [picture]

  • 25.3.2004: Muppet project receives first-year funding from TEKES

    Thu, 25.03.2004

    The National Technology Agency TEKES awarded first-year funding for the project Muppet: Managing Privacy and Trust in P2P Communication. Professor Martti Mäntylä will lead the project. Its industrial partners are Nokia, Ericsson, Finnish Broadcasting Corporation and Leiki Oy. The project will focus in trust and reputation management especially in mobile P2P systems.

  • 8.3.2004: MuseoSuomi - Museum Finland semantic portal opened

    Mon, 08.03.2004

    The semantic portal - Finnish Museum on the Semantic Web was presented and its pilot version was opened on the public web at the National Museum in Helsinki. The portal is a result of a research and development project carried out at Helsinki University Computer Science Department and HIIT. More information at project's website.

  • 9.2.2004: Grant received from Academy of Finland for computational grid

    Mon, 09.02.2004

    The Academy of Finland awarded HIIT a grant of 50,000€ from its Infrastructure Program 2004 for the acquisition of a grid-type computational server, mainly needed for research in probabilistic modelling in the Complex System Computation Group led by professor Henry Tirri. The computational server will find immediate use in Next Generation Search project cluster of HIIT, but is likely to be used also in other research acvitities of HIIT involving intensive computation.

  • 21.-23.1.2004: ALVIS EU project kick-off

    Wed, 21.01.2004

    The kick-off meeting of the project ALVIS: Superpeer Semantic Search Engine was held in Paris. The 3-year project is funded by the European Union in the IST priority the 6th Framework Program; it was originally submitted in the first call of the IST priority. The project belongs to the Future Search cluster of projects, all aimed at building a next-generation Internet search engine. HIIT coordinates the joint research effort involving nine partners from Europe and also Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. ALVIS is led by professor Henry Tirri.

  • 31.10.2003: Academy of Finland funds the DRAMA project

    Fri, 31.10.2003

    The Academy of Finland awarded 4-year funding for the project DRAMA: Scenario Methods for User Centric Product Concept Development from its Industrial Design Programme. The project will study how the methods of narrative theatre can be applied to study interactively scenarios embodying the use of technology in a future setting. It will be executed in co-operation with the dramaturgy unit of the Stadia Polytechnic. The project will be led by professor Martti Mäntylä.