Upcoming events

HWTS 2011, 11 - 13 May 2011

Preliminary Program Released
International Workshop on Health and Well-being Technologies and Services for Elderly (HWTS 2011) Held in conjunction with 6th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2011) Oulu, Finland, 11-13 May 2010.

This workshop is a peer-review event which will provide a platform to present new and innovative services and technologies that will be specifically useful for care of elderly persons with physical or mental health problems, social isolation or other factors that affect quality of life and increase dependency on supervised care. Our aim is to bring together researchers, experts and practitioners from academia, industry, private sector and health institutions to stimulate research discussions, share experiences with policy makers and to investigate novel economical aspects of the wellbeing and healthcare sector.

In technology side we strive to address especially ubiquitous computing and diversity of communication that links directly to the technical topics of GPC 2011. For instance, machine-to-machine communications and cloud computing are good examples of technologies, when adapted effectively, improving significantly care services especially for independent-living elderly persons.

In service side we address topics that relate to ethics, culture, behavioral sciences, and psychology that manifest for instance in user centric design of rapidly developing social media services as well as in personalized health / well-being environments using new sensor and networking technologies.

Important dates

Mar 20 2011        Submission of papers
Apr 11 2011        Notification to authors
Apr 18 2011        Early registration ends
May 11 2011       The HWTS workshop
Jun 10 2011        Camera-ready papers due

Past events

UBI-HEALTH'10, 31 May - 2 June 2010

International Workshop on Ubiquitous Healthcare and Welfare Services and Supporting Technologies (UBI-HEALTH’10) provides state-of-the-art forum for the latest services, technologies and researches in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) assisted healthcare and well-being.

Participants include clinicians, hospital administrators, IT professionals, researchers, educators, solutions vendors, device manufacturers, system designers, integrators and consultants. UBI-HEALTH’10 is also important international forum for e-Health associated cooperative bodies such as ITU, WHO and APEC, particularly for Ubiquitous Healthcare Initiative for Ageing Societies. In addition to the technical papers to be selected by the Technical Program Committee, the program will include distinguish keynote speakers focusing on burning topics of eHealth. The overviews of ongoing projects and future predictions are also of interests. Note that UBI-HEALTH’10 is arranged concurrently with Shanghai World Expo 2010 that allows conference visitors to enjoy both events!

Important dates

Paper Submission: 22 March 2010 (500-1000 words abstract or full-length paper maximum of 5 pages)
Acceptance Notification: 30 April 2010
Camera-ready paper: 14 May 2010

MOTIVE Workshop on Ubiquitous Health and Public Safety Services

A joint Academy of Finland MOTIVE program workshop organized by UBI-SERV (User-centric Design of Ubiquitous Welfare and Safety Services and Supporting Technologies for China and Finland) and THEWS (Trusted eHealth and eWelfare Information Space)projects, joined by PSC (Pervasive Service Computing).


Iiro Jantunen, Timo Korhonen, Pekka Ruotsalainen


3rd February 2010 at Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Espoo, Finland.


OASIS 1st International Conference, 4-5 November 2009

UBI-SERV took part in the 1st International Conference of  EU FP7 Integrated Project OASIS in Florence, Italy, 4-5 November, 2009. UBI-SERV presentation was at Session A3 Healthy Ageing.

UBI-SERV Start-up Workshop, 19 May 2009

Organizing committee

Iiro Jantunen, Mika Husso, Jyri Hämäläinen, Timo Korhonen, Edward Mutafungwa, Xirui Wang, Zhong Zheng.


Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Automation, Otakaari 5, Espoo.


UBI-SERV Start-up Workshop 19.5.2009

MOTIVE Workshop, 12-13 May 2009


Kansallisali, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki

UBI-SERV presentation time 13th May, 11.30 PM

Hyvinvointi- ja turvapalveluiden sekä niitä tukevien ubi-teknologioiden käyttäjäkeskeinen
suunnittelu Kiinaan ja Suomeen
Dosentti Timo korhonen, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

S-72.2510 Tietoliikennepalveluiden käyttäjäkeskeinen suunnittelu

Course arranged Spring 2009.