European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference 2019 co-hosted by UBICOMP

The 2019 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2019) took place on the 26th and 27th of November, at the University of Oulu Finland, and was co-hosted by general chairs Dr. Panos Kostakos and Dr. Mourad Oussalah, from UBICOMP and CMVS research units, respectively. EISIC, the Premier European Conference on Counterterrorism and… Continue reading

CUTLER project releases concept video

CUTLER,  a Research and Innovation Action project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, has released its concept video.  CUTLER’s goal is to harvest the rich basis of data offered by the existing infrastructures for sensing the environment, the society and the economic activity, to build the data mining… Continue reading

Distinguished Paper Award – Ubicomp 2019

Paper’s authors receive the Distinguished Paper Award, at Ubicomp 2019 (from left to right: Vassilis Kostakos, Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Niels van Berkel (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Aku Visuri (University of Oulu, Finland).   Our paper entitled “Assisted Medication Management in Elderly Care Using Miniaturised Near-Infrared Spectroscopy”, by Klakegg et al.… Continue reading

PRINCE project Kick-off Meeting

The European and Development Program Management Office (EDPD) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection in Athens, Greece organized the inaugural meeting of project PRINCE – Preparedness & Response for CBRN-E INCidEnts,  which took place on May 27, 2019. The project involves the development of new methods for the prevention, investigation,… Continue reading

PRINCE Project attends toxic gas mass casualty field trial organised by the TOXI-Triage project in Mikkeli, Finland

PRINCE project PI Panos Kostakos, at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, attended the gas attack exercise on the Mikkeli market on the 22nd May 2019. Part of the H2020 TOXI-Triage project, the field trial tested, amongst other features, a respiratory gas analyser and a device for detecting toxic chemicals and… Continue reading

 ABIDI: Context-aware and Veracious Big Data Analytics for Industrial IoT

Project title: ABIDI -Context-aware and Veracious Big Data Analytics for Industrial IoT Timespan: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2022 Description: Industry’s transition to the digital world has already reaped benefits such as fully automated processes and cost savings and has paved the way for novel services and business models. However, the challenges of data-driven… Continue reading

5GEAR- 5G Edge computing Enhanced Augmented Reality

Project title: 5GEAR- 5G Edge computing enhanced Augmented Reality (Decision No. 319669) Timespan: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021 Description: Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) is gaining popularity due to the wide adoption of mobile and wearable devices and is one of the future applications targeted by 5G. MAR applications can thus augment the physical world with… Continue reading

10th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference co-hosted by UBICOMP

The Centre for Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP) and the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS) will host the 10thEuropean Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference. November 26-27, 2019, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland The European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) is Europe’s premier conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics.… Continue reading

PRINCE- Preparedness Response for CBRNE INCidEnts

  Project title: PRINCE- Preparedness Response for CBRNE INCidEnts Timespan: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021 Description: Financed by the EU Horizon 2020 Internal Security Fund -Police Action Grant, PRINCE project (ID: 815362) gathers 16 partners from five European member states, from Universities, to Companies, Government Agencies, and other organisations to tackle the challenges… Continue reading

Ubicomp participates in Winter School on Transnational Organised Crime -United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria

The recently concluded Winter School on Transnational Organised Crime held in Vienna between January 13th and 24th, 2019, invited scholars and practitioners from different disciplines to examine a range of cross-cutting issues relating to laws, theory and research methods on organised crime, cyber-enabled crime, corruption and terrorism. The ten-day programme… Continue reading

IT/IoT Business Creation

Project title: Cross Border Business Opportunities Creation Empowered by Modern IT and IoT Technologies (IT/IoT Business Creation- KA4033) Timespan: 30.10.2018-  30.10.2020 Description:  The IT/IoT Business Creation project plans to solve the problem of technological, business and environmental sustainability of aqua-culture (AC) SMEs in Republic of Karelia (Karelia) and Finland by… Continue reading

Reboot Finland IoT Factory

Reboot Finland IoT Factory (Reboot IoT) is the new corporate and research ecosystem project funded by Business Finland, in collaboration with ABB, GE Healthcare, Nokia and Ponsse. The R&D activities are supported by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, under the coordination of Marko Jurvansuu, the Åbo Akademi and the University… Continue reading

UBICOMP is recruiting 2 part-time research assistants- Project STOP

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing ( is recruiting 2 part-time Research Assistants to work on Academy of Finland project STOP. DescriptionThe positions are available at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu (, and the successful candidates will work within the Community Instrumentation and Awareness Group, under the scope of project STOP (, financed by… Continue reading

Call for Papers, European Review of Organised Crime- Deadline 15 January 2018

Special Issue: Fighting Organised Crime with Big Data and Smart Cities. The Internet accumulates new knowledge at volumes that prevent close reading. This trend is chiefly attributable to the rapid growth of new technologies, coupled with the development of a crowdsourcing culture, tools, and business practices. Open massive online databases… Continue reading

Applications for enrolling to Fab Academy 2018 in Fab Lab Oulu are now open!

  Fab Academy  is a 5-month training program taking place from mid-January to June where  students will learn how to envision, prototype and document their ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools in a program conducted by Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms. During the program a student will acquire… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Creativity, Innovation & Digital Fabrication for Business and Education – Boosting the Oulu Ecosystem

The Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, the INTERACT Research Group and the Martti Ahtisaari Institute at the University of Oulu are organising a seminar entitled: “Creativity, Innovation & Digital Fabrication for Business and Education – Boosting the Oulu Ecosystem”, to take place on the 15 of November 2017, from 09:00-16:00 in Linnanmaa Campus… Continue reading

International Workshop on Smart Sensing Systems IWSSS’17

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing is organising the Second International Workshop on Smart Sensing Systems (IWSSS’17) which will take place on the 7th-8th August, at TellUs Stage. IWSSS’17 will count with the participation of more than 20 international researchers from Europe and Asia. Prestigious keynote speakers include Professor Pierre Maret from the University of Jean… Continue reading

Best paper award – AmI 2017

Our paper entitled Exploring the Use of Ambient WiFi Signals to Find Vacant Houses has received the Best Paper Award at the 2017 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things, that took place in Málaga, Spain, between April 26th and 28th 2017 (  You can access the full paper at:, or  find it in… Continue reading

Natural Language Processing Research seminar – Bridging the Gap Across Faculties

Welcome to the “Natural Language Processing  (NLP) Research Seminar- Bridging the Gap Across Faculties”, organised by Dr. Mourad Oussalah,  Center for Ubiquitous Computing, Faculty of ITEE,  to take place on the 31st of March, at Tellus Stage, starting at 12:10. Registration:  ; Registration deadline: 29th March.   Programme 12:10 – 12:30 – Introduction (concept & objectives) and brief Round Table… Continue reading