News

  • 1.6.2003: Mobile Content Communities TEKES project launches

    Sun, 01.06.2003

    The Mobile Content Communities project was launched. The project investigates communities that create and distribute digital content amongst themselves, with special emphasis on mobile game communities.

  • 26.-28.5.2003: HIIT Retreat 2003 held

    Mon, 26.05.2003

    HIIT arranged the HIIT Retreat in the Sjökulla Education Centre. The objective of the meeting was to offer an opportunity for representatives from industry to interact with HIIT senior researchers and to get a comprehensive view of HIIT's research and future plans.

  • 31.3.2003: HIIT submits four proposals to TEKES' Fenix programme

    Mon, 31.03.2003

    HIIT submitted four consortium-type project proposals to the newly started Fenix program of TEKES:

    The project Search-ina-Box (SIB) is intended to form a central part of the next-generation Internet search research area at HIIT. It studies especially topic-specific search engines for intranets.

    The project Mobile Content Communities investigates communities that create and distribute digital content amongst themselves, with special emphasis on mobile game communities.

  • 11.3.2003: MobileIPR workshop CFP published

    Tue, 11.03.2003

    The call for papers of the First International Mobile IPR Workshop: Rights Management of Information Products on the Mobile Internet was published. HIIT will organize the workshop on August 27 - 28, 2003. Professor Hal Varian (UC Berkeley, USA) will give a keynote speech.

  • 7.2.2003: PDIS project receives TEKES funding

    Fri, 07.02.2003

    TEKES awarded first-year funding for the project Personal Distributed Information Store that studies a synchronization-based peer-to-peer infrastructure for storage of lightweight structured data such as calendar entries and other PIM data. Dr. Ken Rimey leads the project; the partners are Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, Innofactor and Creanor Movial.

  • 9.12.2002: Anu Kankainen's doctoral dissertation

    Thu, 19.12.2002

    Anu Kankainen, HIIT researcher in the Between project, defended successfully her doctoral thesis Thinking Model and Tools for Understanding User Experience Related to Information Appliance Product Concepts in a public defence at the Helsinki University of Technology. Her doctorate is the first earned from work largely conducted at HIIT.

  • 11.11.2002: PROSE project receives funding from Academy of Finland

    Mon, 11.11.2002

    The Academy of Finland awarded 4-year funding for the project Scalable Probabilistic Methods for Next Generation Internet Search Engines (PROSE) by professor Henry Tirri of the University of Helsinki and HIIT.

    The project forms the core technical and methodological activity of a larger research effort aimed at creating a next-generation distributed Internet search engine that provides greatly enhanced service in comparison with the present state-of-the-art. See the Next Generation Search page for more information.

  • 31.10.2002: HIIT submits three proposals to TEKES' NETS programme

    Thu, 31.10.2002

    HIIT submitted three new project proposals to the NETS program of TEKES:

    The project Personal Distributed Information Store studies a synchronization-based peer-to-peer infrastructure for storage of lightweight structured data.

    The project Zenith: Horizontal Service Management aims to develop a service platform for next-generation heterogeneous, distributed, multi-channel digital services on the basis of semantic service models and directories.

  • 14.10.2002: Academy of Finland funds three HIIT proposals in PROACT programme

    Mon, 14.10.2002

    The Academy of Finland awarded funding for three projects with HIIT research groups in the Proactive Computing program.

  • 26.9.2002: Berkeley Center for the Information Society opened

    Thu, 26.09.2002

    The opening ceremony of the Berkeley Center for the Information Society was held at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, hosted by Prof. Nelson Morgan, Director of ICSI and Dr. Pekka Himanen, Director of the Center. To honour the occasion, Jukka Valtasaari, the Finnish Ambassador to the US, decorated the Chairman of the Center’s Research Board, Prof. Manuel Castells. HIIT’s The Welfare of Nations project will be one of the first research activities associated with the new Center.

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