Current Events

September 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.
More information>>>

Presentations:

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

“I HEAR VOICES” AUGMENTING AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES BY INCLUDING IMMIGRANTS IN REMIX PRACTICES
Mariana Salgado
Department of Media
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: September 9, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135, Helsinki)
September 9th, 2014, Helsinki CityJam 2014, Pasilan Studiot, Helsinki,

Helsinki CityJam is an open event where the participants will be jamming new innovative services for the elderly in an intensive one day service design workshop. Aalto Service Factory is one of the organisers.

More info (in Finnish) and how to register (DL 3.9.) here>>>

Date & Time: September 9, 2014. 9:00-17:00
Place: Pasilan Studiot (Radiokatu 5A, 00230 Helsinki)
September 11-13, 2014. 24th Annual RESER Conference,

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will host the annual RESER conference of 2014 in Helsinki. RESER conference is a multidisciplinary forum, where researchers in economics, geography, sociology, management, marketing and many other disciplines meet to share the latest advances in research on services. The doctoral colloquium related to the conference will be hosted by Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Aalto University.

The conference main theme, "Services and New Societal Challenges: Innovation for Sustainable Growth and Welfare", highlights that services are embedded in the development of the present society. Service sectors and activities form an increasing share of today’s economies, and the success of new technologies creates and needs services. Solutions to the biggest societal challenges require systemic innovations, but also these innovations often manifest themselves as new or improved services.

The six main themes for the conference will be:

1. Social innovations and system innovations in services
2. Tackling the ‘unknown’: towards more agile innovation processes in services
3. Co-creation of value as the basis for business models
4. New service opportunities provided by technological development
5. Services internationalization and ‘glocalization’: the new geography of services
6. Services and innovation in developing economies (track supported by REDLAS)

Stay tuned for more information from the conference website.

Date & Time: September 11-13, 2014
Place: Finlandia Hall (Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland)
September 26, 2014. Meeting the Media Training for Professors and Researchers,

Do you know how to be an expert in Media?
Do you need more confidence in meeting the journalists?

The one-day training is led by an experienced TV and radio journalist Nicklas Wancke who knows how you can get your message across as an interviewee and what kind of tactics journalists use. The day includes both theory and practice.

Programme of the day:

9.00 Introduction to media training

Journalistic principles and practices
• Media now - What kind of things and questions we should be prepared for?
• What does the media expect from Aalto University and its experts?

Meeting the journalist
• How to succeed in different interviews
• Being an expert in Media
• Do’s and don'ts
• What should you bear in mind when being interviewed in English as opposed to being interviewed by the Finnish media

Practice and feedback: live panel discussion on TV

12.00--13.00 Lunch Break

Meeting the media in challenging interviews
• Your rights and obligations as an interviewee
• How to survive under pressure
• Strengthening the message

Practice and feedback: TV-interview

16.00 End of training

Nicklas Wancke is an experienced TV and radio journalist. He works for Yle, Finland's national public service broadcasting company. Since 2006 he has been one of the key journalists at Yle Aamu-TV (Yle Morning TV). Before that he worked for Yle Radio Finland and the English-language Yle News. Mr Wancke has conducted thousands of live interviews. He has interviewed politicians, scientists, researchers, actors, pop stars and athletes.

"Meeting the media" is aimed at Aalto professors and researchers. The number of participants is limited.
Enroll here>>>

Date & Time: September 26, 2014. 9:00-16:00
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135 A, Helsinki, Finland)

For more information please contact:
Producer Leena Närekangas
tel. 050 342 7114
email. leena.narekangas[at]aalto.fi
http://mediafactory.aalto.fi

The training is done in collaboration with the Management Institute of Finland - MIF and it is part of the media training programme for professors and researchers by Aalto Communications, Aalto Service Factory and Aalto Media Factory
October 8, 2014. #tiede tykkäämistaloudessa,

Reliability and openness are main principles of science. Citizens on the other hand demand open and quick information which can be easily shared and received through social media. Science raises an interest and evokes participation to the public discussion about scientific issues. University professors and researchers are expected to disseminate the latest findings of their research work in public forums.

#tiede tykkäämistaloudessa presents a Finnish dialog about publicity of science by a science reporter, researchers and experts of Aalto University. The event is free of charge and intended for professors, researchers and everybody sharing an interest to scientific communication.

Please note that this event will be held in Finnish.
For more information and event schedule, please visit here>>> (in Finnish)

Date & Time: October 8, 2014. 12:30-15:30
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150, Espoo)
October 14, 2014. 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.
More information>>>

Presentations:

TBA

More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: October 14, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo)
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.

More information>>>

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.
More information>>>

Presentations:

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


More information about the presentations>>>

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)
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.
More information>>>

Presentations:

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


More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: December 9, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135, Helsinki)
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.

More information>>> (PDF)

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

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