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Experiments in the Digital 'Engineering City Oulu' [chapter]

Lech Krzanik, Minna Mäkäräinen
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper outlines results of feasibility experiments with new functions for a local version of the digital city, performed under a collective name 'Engineering City Oulu' (ECO).  ...  We investigated design and implementation options supporting engineering services in the digital city. The options were oriented towards local needs and potentials of the Oulu economic area.  ...  We also thank City of Oulu, Computer Services Centre, for providing digital city information.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-46422-0_12 fatcat:halspuhhejckpo5n7rcx53id5m

Characterizing 3D City Modeling Projects: Towards a Harmonized Interoperable System

Arttu Julin, Kaisa Jaalama, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Matti Pouke, Johanna Ylipulli, Matti Vaaja, Juha Hyyppä, Hannu Hyyppä
2018 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
We present a study of 3D city modeling focusing on the six largest cities in Finland.  ...  In order to deal with contradiction and to support the development of future 3D city models, characteristics of different operational cultures in 3D city modeling are presented, and a concept for harmonizing  ...  Acknowledgments: This research project was supported by the Academy of Finland, the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (CoE-LaSR) (No. 272195, 307362), "Competence-Based Growth Through Integrated  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi7020055 fatcat:3yr4wosmqresbh7kzb2ryqjuzu

Human interfaces for civic and urban engagement

Simo Hosio, Jorge Goncalves, Vassilis Kostakos, Keith Cheverst, Yvonne Rogers
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication - UbiComp '13 Adjunct  
Essentially, citizens can be empowered to be heard and engage the city better through the use of modern technology.  ...  How should citizens and communities interact with and in their city?  ...  The organizing committee has a strong background in urban and social computing, conducting and evaluating longitudinal field trials in authentic environments, and organizing experience.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2494091.2495993 dblp:conf/huc/HosioGKCR13 fatcat:6jxbyy4dpzbarfrxxejxxx5zsa

Browser based 3D for the built environment

Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Hannu Hyyppä, Matti Kurkela, Matti T Vaaja, Tuulia Puustinen, Kaisa Jaalama, Arttu Julin, Matti Pouke, Antero Kukko, Tuomas Turppa, Lingli Zhu, Timo Ojala (+1 others)
2018 Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research  
Several technical solutions exist for creating online systems that facilitate the study of 3D models in the context of the built environment.  ...  To obtain first-hand experience, we experiment with an online 3D application development platform.  ...  The authors are grateful to the Academy of Finland for their support of the Center of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (CoE-LaSR; 272195) and the Strategic Research Council project "Competence Based  ... 
doi:10.30672/njsr.67846 fatcat:dipasfbz2rcuxihgk2cfivs44y

VR Application for Technology Education in a Public Library

Harri Holappa, Johanna Ylipulli, Sami Rautiainen, Ilya Minyaev, Matti Pouke, Timo Ojala
2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - MUM 2018  
The primary application offered at the VR point is called Virtual Library, a VR application developed specifically for the Oulu City Library.  ...  In this video paper we report on our experiences of deploying a VR point at a public library for the purpose of educating library patrons on VR technology.  ...  the City of Oulu under the Six City Strategy program, and the COMBAT project (293389) funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3282894.3289719 dblp:conf/mum/HolappaYRMPO18 fatcat:2mdao2nyw5abpoq6mxabzwxr5i

Multipurpose Interactive Public Displays in the Wild: Three Years Later

Timo Ojala, Vassilis Kostakos, Hannu Kukka, Tommi Heikkinen, Tomas Linden, Marko Jurmu, Simo Hosio, Fabio Kruger, Daniele Zanni
2012 Computer  
interactive services, provided by us, the City of Oulu, private businesses and nongovernment organizations, and creative communities.  ...  UBI HOTSPOTS As Figure 1 shows, our outdoor hotspots are doublesided displays along walkways in the heart of the city and in the market area.  ...  City of Oulu, and the UBI (UrBan Interactions) consortium.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2012.115 fatcat:i2cebyn3vfaw5knm2xv4tvqquu

Implementation of a Virtual Reality Interface for a Public Library

Ilya Minyaev, Matti Pouke, Johanna Ylipulli, Timo Ojala
2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - MUM 2018  
The prototype is publicly available at the Oulu City Library.  ...  The application utilizes consumer VR hardware and Unreal Engine to provide an immersive virtual interface to a physical library and its selected services, as well as browsing of literature content in aesthetic  ...  the City of Oulu under the Six City Strategy program, and the COMBAT project (293389) funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3282894.3289718 dblp:conf/mum/MinyaevPYO18 fatcat:tbua3du2o5dwzefxoiz5ji5c5u

Experiences inside the Ubiquitous Oulu Smart City

Felipe Gil-Castineira, Enrique Costa-Montenegro, Francisco Gonzalez-Castano, Cristina López-Bravo, Timo Ojala, Raja Bose
2011 Computer  
testbed, a real smart-city environment located in Oulu, Finland.  ...  Published by the IEEE Computer Society 0018-9162/11/$26.00 © 2011 IEEE computing researchers the opportunity to implement and evaluate innovative applications and services for the Open Ubiquitous Oulu  ...  Timo Ojala is a professor of computer engineering and director of the MediaTeam Oulu research group in the Computer Science and Engineering Laboratory at the University of Oulu, Finland.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2011.132 fatcat:wbn5jip77jal7jbyjawbttnzbi

From cyberpunk to calm urban computing: Exploring the role of technology in the future cityscape

Hannu Kukka, Anna Luusua, Johanna Ylipulli, Tiina Suopajärvi, Vassilis Kostakos, Timo Ojala
2014 Technological forecasting & social change  
Consequently, we were able to explore the current use of technologies in the city and project their possible future use.  ...  In this paper we will present studies aimed at uncovering the attitudes, needs, and expectations people have towards novel types of urban computing technologies deployed in a city.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Academy of Finland, the City of Oulu, and the UBI (Urban Interactions) consortium.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.07.015 fatcat:k7lumrbuejdvnfggimw6fkkl2q

Open Urban Computing Testbed [chapter]

Timo Ojala, Hannu Kukka, Tommi Heikkinen, Tomas Lindén, Marko Jurmu, Fabio Kruger, Szymon Sasin, Simo Hosio, Pauli Närhi
2011 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
We present a unique urban computing testbed for studying the utilization of ubiquitous computing technology in the public urban space of a city center.  ...  We demonstrate the applicability and benefits of the testbed in evaluating technology pilots and prototyping new ubiquitous services in real-world urban setting.  ...  The authors are grateful for the financial support of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, the European Regional Development Fund, the City of Oulu and the Urban Interactions consortium  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_35 fatcat:2fljxejcnvc6vjx3lvfm5afscy

Fully Integrated Wireless Elastic Wearable Systems for Health Monitoring Applications

Mohammad H. Behfar, Donato Di Vito, Arttu Korhonen, Dung Nguyen, Belal Mostafa Amin, Timo Kurkela, Markus Tuomikoski, Matti Mantysalo
2021 IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology  
In such a complex system assembly, FEM simulation not only provides insights on the overall electromechanical performance of the device, but also facilitates localization of the failure points which are  ...  Advances in flexible and hybrid electronics promote increasing demands for wearable sensors in personal health, monitoring, and diagnostic medical gadgets.  ...  Dung (Daniel) Nguyen received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree in computer science and  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcpmt.2021.3082647 fatcat:26wsjeaglra3hnzrkogqv7ltau

A Framework for Capturing Creativity in Digital Fabrication

Georgi V. Georgiev, Iván Sánchez Milara, Denzil Ferreira
2017 The Design Journal  
The proposed framework can improve creative results and experiences of all stakeholders in the making process in the FabLab, and provide easy customization of the FabLab training for different audiences  ...  Digital fabrication laboratories (FabLabs) influence how we think, ideate, do, make, and create.  ...  Acknowledgements: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE), the European Commission (Grant 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI), and Marie  ... 
doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352870 fatcat:sc4v3fpssvh27o5viajoggf3qi

Traffic in the Smart City: Exploring City-Wide Sensing for Traffic Control Center Augmentation

Vassilis Kostakos, Timo Ojala, Tomi Juntunen
2013 IEEE Internet Computing  
Here, the authors investigate how ubiquitous traffic sensing technologies and techniques can be incorporated with conventional traffic control and monitoring practices in the city of Oulu, Finland.  ...  In collaboration with the city's traffic control center and traffic planners, they exploit inductive magnetic sensing and Wi-Fi scanning across the city center, and develop tools to assist traffic operators  ...  Kostakos is a professor of computer engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mic.2013.83 fatcat:fslevq7txrb4xl25napxom7zea

Experiences with smart city traffic pilot

Susanna Pirttikangas, Ekaterina Gilman, Xiang Su, Teemu Leppanen, Anja Keskinarkaus, Mika Rautiainen, Mikko Pyykkonen, Jukka Riekki
2016 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)  
The infrastructure built in the City of Oulu provides rich information about the city environment and objects moving in it.  ...  Based on this experience, we present in this article requirements for data-intensive smart city services.  ...  We would also want to thank the City of Oulu, Oulu Energy, Centria, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Aalto University and University of Tampere.  ... 
doi:10.1109/bigdata.2016.7840741 dblp:conf/bigdataconf/PirttikangasGSL16 fatcat:j3lxwf7rtvdabmn4ca77lqfh34

Stakeholder value propositions on open community testbed of interactive public displays

Ville Valkama, Timo Ojala
2011 Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems - MEDES '11  
Our findings also emphasize the importance of communication in creating and nurturing these perceived value propositions.  ...  Our short-term objective is to enhance the current business model that generates revenue for covering the operational expenses of the tested.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, the European Regional Development Fund, the City of Oulu, and the UBI  ... 
doi:10.1145/2077489.2077509 dblp:conf/medes/ValkamaO11 fatcat:nyi7qlphxndlpmiyvccjudo3uq
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