Current Events

October 27-30, 2014. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data,

In recent years, “Big Data” has become a new ubiquitous term. Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately society itself. The IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014 (IEEE BigData 2014) provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in Big Data Research, Development, and Application.

We solicit high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) in any aspect of Big Data with emphasis on 5Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Value and Veracity): big data science and foundations, big data infrastructure, big data management, big data searching and mining, big data privacy/security, and big data applications.

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Date & Time: October 27-30, 2014.
Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave) Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
November 11, 2014. Researchers' Breakfast @ Service Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
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Presentations:

ENGAGING WITH MEDIA: MAGAZINES AND EVERYDAY MEDIA PRACTICES
Riitta Perälä
Deparment of Media
School of Arts, Design and Architecture


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Date & Time: November 11, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Service Factory, Aalto School of Business, C-wing, 3rd floor (Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki)
November 12, 2014. Aalto Service Factory Networking Evening,

Come to hear and discuss interesting research done at Aalto University and to network with the Aalto service researchers as well as other practitioners who share your interest in services!
  • - The evening focuses on the service research done by Aalto Service Factory sponsored research groups.
  • - Fear not; the event does not have a single Powerpoint presentation. The research groups have prepared a poster showcasing their research. You can to stop by any interesting posters and discuss it first hand with the researchers.
  • - Posters will be in English. Discussion, however, you can do in Finnish or English.
  • - Wine and salad will be served.
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 12, 17:00 – 19.00
Place: Aalto School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, bottom floor cafeteria Rafla in the main building
Registration: Please register here for the event. Aalto Service Factory sponsored research groups in 2014 are:
  • - Aalto Apps & Os – open innovation ecosystem for Aalto community
  • - Aalto LAB Mexico
  • - Aalto Smart Parking Service Group
  • - CT_Commons – A Citizen Toolkit as Urban Commons
  • - Open Service Innovation Observatory (OSIO)
  • - Perceived value of music services
  • - SERMO – Service Modularity Enabling New Innovations, Supply Chain Sustainability and New Service Structures
  • - Service Design With And For Citizens (with&for)
  • - Talking buildings
Learn more about the research groups HERE>>>

For more information, please contact:
Minna-Kaarina Forssén Esko Penttinen
Business Collaboration Manager Research Manager
050-407 1430 040-575 4520
minna-kaarina.forssen[at]aalto.fi esko.penttinen[at]aalto.fi

November 12, 2014. Digi Breakfast on Digital Consumer Service,

The Digi Breakfasts are arranged by the Digi Platform which is Aalto's new means of collaboration in the field of ICT and digitalisation, to maximize Aalto's internal synergies in a non-exclusive manner, and to increase Aalto's external visibility. The Digi Breakfast meetings will help to find themes into which Aalto's resources could be directed in the field of digitalization.

Tentative agenda:

8:00 Breakfast
8:10 Opening, Professors Virpi Tuunainen and Matti Rossi (Aalto BIZ)
8:20 Service research and business co-operation at Aalto Service Factory
8:35 Implementing digital transformation, Elina Piispanen
8:50 Internet-of-People, Jyrki Koskinen (IBM)
9:05 Open data and services, Matti Rossi (Aalto BIZ)
9:20 Wrap-up
9:30 Next steps at Aalto. End of event

Please register here>>> (by November 3)

Date & Time: November 12, 2014. 8:00 - 9:30
Place: Hall G111-G112, Chydenia building, Aalto University Töölö campus (Runeberginkatu 22-24, Helsinki)
November 27, 2014. OSIO Digital Activism Seminar,

The goal of this seminar is to gather the researchers and practitioners of digital activism to discuss the current state and future directions of citizen activism in the digital world.

The keynotes are researchers studying activism and real activists, such as the creator of Tor network, Jacob Appelbaum. The question of national security dealing with underground troll activism will be one of the issues we are going to address.

To conclude there is a panel discussion to learn how this multi-faceted phenomenon should be studied and approached: - is digital activism a technology issue, or - a cultural or sociological issue, - or should it be understood from all of these perspectives.

Preliminary agenda:
13.00 – 13.10 Introduction. Matti Rossi & Juho Lindman
13.10 – 13.50 Keynote: Digital Activism at Amnesty International. Sirkka Jarvenpaa & Lisen Selander
13.50 – 14.30 Hactivism and Politics. Otso Kivekäs
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee
15.00 – 15.40 Keynote: Network surveillance and activisim - how to fight back. Jacob Appelbaum
15.40 – 16.20 National security and social media officers. James Mashiri
16.20 – 17:00 Hactivism and Activism. Veikko Eranti
17.00 – 17.30 Open discussion and refreshments

The event is organized by Aalto Service Factory thematic group - Open Service and Innovation Observatory (OSIO)

Date & Time: November 27, 2014. 13:00-17:30
Place: Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo (Töölönkatu 51, Helsinki)
December 9, 2014. Researchers' Breakfast @ Media Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
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Presentations:

DESIGNERS BENEFITING THEIR INTUITIVE THINKING
Asta Raami
Deparment of Media
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

WORK IN PROGRESS: DESIGNING FOR FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICES
Helena Sustar
Department of Design
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Date & Time: December 9, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135, Helsinki)
January 13, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Design Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
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Presentations:

TBA

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Date & Time: January 13, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo)
January 15-16, 2015. 6th International Seminar on Service Modularity: Architecture, Platforms and Interfaces,

The 6th International Seminar on - Service Modularity, Architecture Platforms and Interfaces - will be held on January 15-16, 2015 at Aalto’s Töölö campus, in downtown Helsinki. The aim of the seminar is to foster discussions on service modularity and related research topics beyond disciplinary boundaries. We warmly welcome all scholars who are interested in the development and application of modular principles and practices in services.

The seminar is open to researchers interested in this research area and seeking to develop their research papers. As the topic is nascent and evolving, presentations and discussions on all different viewpoints related to service modularity are welcome. Doctoral students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to submit a paper. One of the objectives is to support doctoral students with their research by providing the opportunity to get feedback from senior researchers.

The seminar is free of charge. However, the participants are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation and other living expenses. Details for accommodation and information on how to get to the venue will be provided when the paper acceptance process has been completed.

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Date & Time: January 15-16, 2015
Place: Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki

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Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen
Director
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Coordinator
+358 50 371 3485
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Minna-Kaarina Forssén
Business Collaboration Manager
+358 50 407 1430
minna-kaarina.forssen(at)aalto.fi

Esko Penttinen
Research Manager
+358 40 575 4520
esko.penttinen(at)aalto.fi

Mikko Heiskala
Education Manager
+358 50 387 8152
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Katja Soini
Academic Community Manager
+358 50 374 4830
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