Seminar on Image Sensing and Processing research, development and applications

The IEEE Finland Section and the IOP Finland Chapter invites you to a seminar on Image Sensing and Processing research, development and applications. The program is:

The seminar will take place from 10:00 to 16:10 on Friday 20th September 2019 at Aalto University, Room 2190, Micronova Building, Tietotie 3, Espoo. Everyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend. Admission is: free of charge for students, € 25 for all other participants. Please register in advance via this link.

Program and further information: pdf

IEEE Nordic SYP meeting on cruise ship Symphony (Stockholm to Helsinki)

The IEEE Nordic Student and Young Professional (SYP) Congress is a bi-annual event promoting cooperation and sharing of ideas between the Nordic student branches, young professionals and women in engineering affinity groups and chapters. This will be 3rd edition of the event. The previous two congresses have been organized in Stockholm, Sweden (2015) and Vilnius, Lithuania (2017).

This event gives an unique opportunity to grow global networks and to get new ideas! We expect to see at least 50 Young Professionals and Students during the weekend from all around Region 8. The program includes interesting IEEE presentations, workshops and team building activities.

The SYP is going to be focused on sustainability and the role that young professionals and students will play in trying to engineer smarter, more efficient solutions in the future.

Flyer: PDF

Further details and registration: here

Event Description and Cost: here

IEEE Distinguished Lecture on Communications: Orthogonal Complementary Coded Code Hopping Multiple Access

On 13 August 2018, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Hsiao-Hwa Chen has given a Lecture about Orthogonal Complementary Coded Code Hopping Multiple Access in VTT, Espoo.  This lecture was free for all IEEE members and coffee was served.


Code hopping multiple access (CHMA) is a newly emerging multiple access technique with its potential to offer a high security and elastic capacity. Unfortunately, orthogonality amongst user signals in existing CHMA schemes can be preserved only in synchronous channels under an assumption that neither multipath interference (MI) nor multiple access interference (MAI) exists. Exploiting their ideal orthogonality, we apply orthogonal complementary codes to CHMA systems to overcome the problems with existing CHMA schemes. In particular, we will show that the application of orthogonal complementary codes can significantly improve the performance of a CHMA system due to its unique collision resistant capability. The properties and the performance of the proposed system are analyzed for both uplink and downlink applications, where the system may suffer MI and MAI simultaneously. Simulation results show that the complementary coded CHMA can provide a high capacity and a robust performance.


Hsiao-Hwa Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from Zhejiang University, China, and a PhD degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1982, 1985 and 1991, respectively. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications. He served as the general chair, TPC chair and symposium chair for many major international conferences. He served or is serving as an Editor or/and Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal ( He is the recipient of the best paper award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and a recipient of IEEE Radio Communications Committee Outstanding Service Award in 2008. He received prestigious IEEE 2016 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in September 2016. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications from 2012 Feb to 2015 June, and an elected Member at Large of IEEE ComSoc from 2013-2016. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.

The physics and mathematics of signal propagation mechanism in cellular wireless communication system



Speaker: Prof. Tapan Sarkar, Syracuse University, US (12.8., Espoo, Finland)


The objective of this short course is to introduce a new physics based visualization of the Electromagnetic wave propagation mechanism in cellular wireless communication systems. We also illustrate from a mathematical point of view that an electromagnetic macro model can accurately predict the dominant component of the propagation path loss in a cellular wireless communication. The reason a macro model can provide accurate results that agree with experiments is because the trees, buildings, and other man made obstacles contribute second order effects to the propagation path loss as the dominant component is the free space propagation of the signal and the effect of the Earth over which the signal is propagating. It is demonstrated using both measurements and an analytical theoretical model that the propagation path loss inside a cellular communication cell is first about 30 dB per decade of distance and later on, usually outside the cell, it is about 40 dB per decade of distance between the transmitter and the receiver irrespective of their heights from the ground. This implies that the electric field decays first at a rate of ρ─1.5 inside the cell and later on, usually outside the cell, as ρ─2, where ρ stands for the distance between the transmitter and the receiver. It will also be illustrated that the so called slow fading is due to the interference between the direct wave and the ground wave as introduced by Sommerfeld over a hundred years ago. All these statements can be derived from the approximate integration of the Sommerfeld integrals using a modified path for the steepest descent method and also using an accurate purely numerical methodology. An optical analog model will be presented based on the image theory developed by Van der Pol to illustrate the mechanism of radio wave propagation in a cellular wireless communication system where the path loss is 30 dB per decade or the field decays as ρ─1.5. This macro model is used to refine the experimental data collection system for the propagation path loss and it is also illustrated how the antenna tilt both mechanical and electrical can be incorporated in the macro model to predict the propagation path loss. Finally, an observation is made on how to further improve the propagation mechanism by observing the second channel from the mobile to the base station. Numerical and Experimental data will reveal that the proposed methodology is a much better way to deploy base station antennas.



Invitation to the 24th European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) in Helsinki, Finland


Invitation to the 24th European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) in Helsinki, Finland

Dear Colleagues,

The 24th edition of the European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016), co-sponsored by EUGIN, Nordic
Institute of Navigation, and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, will be held at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland during May 30-June 2, 2016.

The conference focus will be on innovations in positioning, navigation, and timing technologies and applications for land, sea, and air. Topic areas include GNSS positioning, indoor and urban navigation, and position-based applications. Special topics include navigation challenges in the Arctic and positioning solutions using geospatial big-data and in intelligent transportation. Furthermore, it promises to be a unique networking event for all participants from academia, the public sector, and industry.

In this edition of ENC, the welcome keynotes will be presented by Ms. Anne Berner, Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr.  Matthias Petschke, Director for European Satellite Navigation Programmes, European Commission, and Ms. Tiina Tuurnala, Deputy Director General, Finnish Transport Agency. The technical keynotes will be given by Dr. Jari Syrjärinne, HERE Ltd., and Prof. Gérard Lachapelle, University of Calgary, and the closing keynote by Prof. John Raquet, Air Force Institute of Technology. The conference will feature also technical presentations, panels, posters and an industry exhibition. The social programme of ENC 2016 will showcase some unique sights that Helsinki has to offer, including the ice-breaker evening onboard an actual ice-breaker vessel Urho, and performances b Finnish Kantele musician.

The program is now available at Registration is open. Registration options include fees for the whole conference as well as for individual days.

Looking forward to your participation at the conference and welcoming you to Helsinki!

Best regards,
Prof. Heidi Kuusniemi, General Chair,
Dr. Laura Ruotsalainen, Technical Chair,
Dr. Sarang Thombre, Program Chair,

ENC 2016 Conference Office
Confedent International Ltd.

Call for Participation: 19th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT




19th Conference of Open Innovations

Association FRUCT

Jyväskylä, Finland, 7-11 November 2016


FRUCT is the largest regional cooperation framework in form of open innovations between academia and industry. FRUCT conferences are attended by the representatives of more than 25 FRUCT member universities from Russia, Finland, Denmark, India, Italy, Ukraine, industrial experts from EMC2, MariaDB, Intel, Jolla, Nokia, Skolkovo and a number of guests from other companies and universities.

The conference is an R&D forum for the most active students, academic experts, industrial researchers and influential representatives of business and government. The conference invites the world-class academic and industrial researchers to give lectures on the most relevant topics, provides an opportunity for student teams to present progress and results of their R&D projects, meet new interesting people and form new R&D teams. The conference program consists of 3 to 5 intensive (½ or full day) trainings on the most promising technologies, plus 3 days of the main conference.

We warmly welcome all university research teams to participate in the conference, present your research and join the FRUCT Association. IEEE members and representatives of Russian and Finnish universities are entitled to large discounts. Registration to the conference is open at


List of conference topics

·      Location Based Services, Navigation, Logistics management, e-Tourism solutions

·      Mobile Healthcare, e-Health solutions, Wellbeing, Fitness, Automated diagnostics

·      IoT, Smart Spaces, Future services: Proactivity, Context Analysis, Data Mining and Big Data services

·      Cross-platform software, innovative mobile services, new approaches to application design, innovative UX


·      Smart Systems and embedded networks

·      Energy efficient design & peripherals integration

·      Mobile security, personal and business privacy

·      Modern network architectures, Air interfaces and protocols, Emerging wireless technologies

·      Mobile multimedia, video services and solutions

·      Communications Systems Integration and       Modeling


Call for papers

Depending on the type and maturity level please submit your work into one of the following 3 categories:


  1. Full paper (min 6 pages, max 12 pages), OR
  2. Short paper (min 200 words, max 5 pages)


Submission deadline: 30 September 2016

Notification of acceptance: 21 October 2016                            Camera-ready deadline: 28 October 2016

  1. Poster / Demo proposal: submission deadline: 31 October 2016, or can be an extension to the paper

Please follow paper templates that you can find at



All submitted Full Papers will be peer reviewed by the technical committee. Accepted Full papers and Extended abstracts will be published in the proceeding of FRUCT conference (ISSN 2305-7254). All accepted Full Papers will be published in IEEE Xplore (Scopus indexed), plus selected papers will be recommended for CPCI indexing (Web of Science) and for publication in the International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems.



Paper templates, conference news and other relevant details are available at If you get some questions that are not covered at the conference web page, feel free to send email to


The 2nd Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar was successfully held on 28.11.2014 at Aalto University, organized by the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. After drawing both academic and industrial interests in the first seminar last year, this year the main theme was on national robotics roadmap, which attracted near 100 registration (and over 60 participants) from 41 organizations, including 23 companies and key players such as TEKES, Suomen Robotiikkayhdistys ry, FIMA, VTT etc..

The morning session focused on keynote talks, by Olli Venta of VTT, Juhani Lempiäinen of Deltatron Oy, Outi Töytäri of THL, Juha Backman of MTT and Iina Aaltonen of VTT. During the lunch break, the seminar had an interactive session for demonstrations, exhibition and posters from industry and academia. The seminar then continued in the afternoon, where the participants were grouped in specific topics on manufacturing robots, autonomous machines, health and well-being robots, agriculture robots, to identify the opportunities and the focus areas of the national robotics roadmap. The group work results were summarized in the end of the seminar.

The standing officers of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society organizing the event are Ville Kyrki, chair, Lasse Eriksson, vice chair, Quan Zhou, secretary, and Tapio Pahikkala, treasurer. Ville Kyrki was responsible of the program, and Quan Zhou was responsible of the local organization.