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  • 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.

  • 17.9.2002: HIIT portfolio seminar 2002 held

    Tue, 17.09.2002

    HIIT arranged a seminar describing its planned research portfolio for 2003, prepared for the coming national and European calls.

  • 1.8.2002: EVIUS project receives TEKES funding

    Thu, 01.08.2002

    TEKES awarded funding for the project EVIUS: European Virtual Testbed for Location Based Ubiquitous Services. The objective of the project is to prepare and launch the follow-up research program for the national program NAVI – Personal Navigation (2000-2002). A major aim of the follow-up program is to establish a European network of test sites for developing and studying next generation location-enhanced mobile digital services. Dr. Martti Mäntylä leads the project, and Mikko Kontiainen acts as the project manager.

  • 28.6.2002: HIIT launches its Publications and Reports series

    Fri, 28.06.2002

    WWW pages for HIIT’s electronic publications were published. HIIT Publications is intended for longer research reports originating from HIIT authors; conference and workshop proceedings held in connection with HIIT activities; project documentation; and other material as may be deemed appropriate. It will also appear in printed form. The HIIT Technical Reports series is intended for rapid dissemination of articles and papers by HIIT authors submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • 13.6.2002: Dr. Patrik Floréen nominated as Research Coordinator

    Thu, 13.06.2002

    The Board of HIIT appointed Dr. Patrik Floréen as the Research Coordinator of HIIT for the 3-year period of August 1, 2002 through July 31, 2005. In addition to conducting independent research, his activities will mainly be targeted to coordinating international research, particularly EU-funded activities, covering both the Advanced Research and the Basic Research units of HIIT.

  • 7.6.2002: HIIT submits five Expressions of Interest to EU

    Fri, 07.06.2002

    HIIT submitted five Expressions of Interest in response to the call of the European Commission on suggestions of topics to be included in its Sixth Framework Programme. In addition, HIIT joined several other EoI’s submitted by its European partners.

  • 4.-7.6.2002: The 2nd HIIT-UCB Summer School held

    Tue, 04.06.2002

    The second HIIT-UCB Summer School was held in University of California at Berkeley, with professors Kimmo Raatikainen and Randy Katz chairing the event.

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