New study: Semantic networks for enhancement of creativity

Human creativity generates novel ideas to solve real-world problems. This thereby grants us the power to transform the surrounding world and extend our human attributes beyond what is currently possible. Creative ideas are not just new and unexpected, but are also successful in providing solutions that are useful, efficient and...

Special session on Data-driven Smart Cities (DASC 2018) within The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Data (SmartData-2018)

Today, cities play a crucial role as the engines of the economy and centres of connectivity, knowledge, and services1. Based on the estimation from the United Nations, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 20502. Therefore, being the centres of growth and innovation, cities need to...

CARE: A Context-Aware Sensor System for Elderly Care (1-year report)

CARE is an assistive healthcare platform developed by the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu. The platform consists of a innovative sensor infrastructure that collects contextual data from nursing environments using the AWARE framework. By applying state of the art machine learning algorithms, the data is converted into...

Amorphis 360 Experience via Virtual Reality featured in Kaleva

Our research on Virtual Reality (VR) is featured in today’s edition of Kaleva. On the 23rd of September 2017, internationally acclaimed Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, streamed its 360 Experience concert live, as a 360° video. Simultaneously, almost 30 test subjects took part in the University of Oulu’s distance concert...

UBICOMP in Industry Summit 2017

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing participates in the Industry Summit 2017,  between the 5-6th of October, at the Oulu City Theater. Ubicomp Researcher Toni Alatalo will be presenting some of the research results from the 6Aika AIA-  Open Innovation Platform of Six City Strategy project (A70202) funded by the ERDF...

Creative Design Thinking Workshop

Welcome to the “Creative Design Thinking Workshop”, to take place on the 3rd of October 2017 (Tue), from 14:00-16:00, at FabLab Oulu. The workshop will introduce some brainstorming and explore iterations and rapid prototyping techniques to boost creative design thinking, emphasizing on creation of meaning, empathy, and experiences. The event is...
The speed and security of future 5G applications are enhanced through artificial intelligence

The speed and security of future 5G applications are enhanced through artificial intelligence

Professor Jukka Riekki‘s research team at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, has received significant funding (500, 000 eur) to investigate the new possibilities offered by edge computing enhanced by artificial intelligence. The project will focus on the development of new technologies and applications around the 5G network, in which low...
Horizon 2020 project CUTLER: Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency

Horizon 2020 project CUTLER: Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing has joined project CUTLER- Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency, financed by the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under the Societal Challenges Pilar, and in response to call Co-Creation-06-2017: Policy-development in the age of big data: data-driven policy-making, policy-modelling and policy-implementation. CUTLER’s...
STOP: Sentient Tracking Of Parkinson’s – funded by the Academy of Finland ICT 2023 programme

STOP: Sentient Tracking Of Parkinson’s – funded by the Academy of Finland ICT 2023 programme

Adjunct Professor Denzil Ferreira, at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing has been awarded funding from the Academy of Finland’s ICT 2023 programme, for project STOP: Sentient Tracking Of Parkinson’s. About STOP: Effective monitoring of patients is technically challenging with wearables due to: 1) battery life is limited to a few hours...
Simple Smart Sensor – S3 funded by TEKES TUTLI

Simple Smart Sensor – S3 funded by TEKES TUTLI

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing has joined project S3- Simple Smart Sensor, financed by TEKES’ “New knowledge and Business from Research Ideas Programme – TUTLI” 2017 call. Nowadays, people are concerned and curious about the conditions of their surrounding environment. As an example, people are seeking for more information about...
CARE: Context-awareness for Elderly Care

CARE: Context-awareness for Elderly Care

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing was awarded one of the highly competitive Academy of Finland Key Funding grants, CARE: Context-awareness for Elderly Care. This project reutilises the AWARE framework within the domain of elderly care. Globally, society is ageing at a fast pace, with the population aged 60 and over,...
IoT traffic modeling and its influence on carrier networks

IoT traffic modeling and its influence on carrier networks

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing is funded by Huawei for researching IoT traffic modeling and its influence on carrier networks. IoT connects devices producing massive heterogeneous data, introducing applications with different traffic patterns and requirements for the Internet. In this project, we explore characteristics of traffic of big IoT data...
Human-Smartphone Interaction towards Personality and Usage Effects

Human-Smartphone Interaction towards Personality and Usage Effects

This project is carried out by Wuhan University, Central China Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University, Shandong Technology and Business University, Aalto University and University of Oulu. This project mainly focus on: Phone users’ personality and their phone usage patterns; Effects related to phone usage patterns; Data analysis techniques of phone...
How much is your smartphone battery really worth?

How much is your smartphone battery really worth?

Just how much do consumers value the battery life on their smartphones? Battery life on mobile devices is a growing concern for consumers and manufacturers, and manufacturers are currently engaged in a heated battle for providing the best battery life on their devices. Yet, very little work has actually attempted...
Road surface condition monitoring using buses

Road surface condition monitoring using buses

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing in collaboration with the Oulu bus company Oubus Oy and the Finnish Meteorological Institute have begun co-operation in Data to Intelligence project on the collection of environmental data. A road condition sensor has been retrofitted onto one of the buses operating between Puolivälinkangas and Saarela, and expected to collect data during December...