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TUT W3C Web Technology Day: Location and Positioning

September 11, 2013, Hotel Scandic City, Tampere

The event is now happily over; thank you all for making it happen!

This event home page is updated with brief notes, pictures, and presentations from the event.

Brief Report from the Day

The event took successfully place on September 11, 2013 at Hotel Scandic City, Tampere, Finland. During the afternoon, some 40 people participated in the event.

The event included nine presentations with discussions. These triggered many questions and comments from the audience and other experts, including:

We wish to warmly thank our keynote speakers Mr. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C) and Mr. Manuel Toledo López (GMV), and our invited expert speakers. Special thanks to the MULTI-POS consortium for the opportunity to organize the event.

We look forward meeting you (again) in the future events!

On the behalf of the organizers,
Adj.Prof. Ossi Nykänen

Introduction to the (Past) Day

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) promotes "One Web" that is available on any device. W3C’s Mobile Web helps ensure the best user experience on mobile devices, taking into account device capabilities, location, and other context information.

The W3C Finnish Office and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) organise a technology and science symposium on September 11, 2013 that presents the state of the art development and research around Mobile Web, related to location and positioning.

The program includes two keynotes. The first keynote is given by the distinguished W3C expert, W3C Mobile Web Initiative Activity Lead Dominique Hazaël-Massieux. The second keynote is given by the acknowledged industry leader, Head of GNSS Applications Technologies Division, Manuel Toledo López, from the GMV GNSS Business Unit. The program also includes invited expert presentations on various research and technology topics.

The event is open and free of charge. Recommended background knowledge includes rudimentary understanding of Web technologies, science, or engineering disciplines.

Venue and Program

The symposium starts September 11, 2013, at 12:30, at Hotel Scandic City, Hämeenkatu 1, Tampere. (Visit the venue on Google Maps.)

12:30 - 12:40 Welcome & Brief Introduction by Adj.Prof. Ossi Nykänen

12:40 - 13:20 Web and Locaton, Keynote by Mr. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C Mobile Web Initiative Activity Lead at W3C

13:20 - 14:00 The Future of Positioning: Opportunities and Challenges, Keynote by Mr. Manuel Toledo López, Head of GNSS Applications Technologies at GMV

14:00 - 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 - 14:45 Wireless self-localization of ad-hoc arrays using audio by Dr. Pasi Pertilä, Dept. of Signal Processing, TUT

14:45 - 15:00 "Locating assets at the factory" by Dr. Andrei Lobov, Dept. of Production Engineering, TUT

15:00 - 15:15 Dr. Minna Lanz, Dept. of Production Engineering in collaboratorion with Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation, TUT

15:15 - 15:30 Applications for Inertial Sensors by Dr. Jussi Collin, Dept. of Pervasive Computing, TUT

15:30 - 15:45 Location Data Analysis at ASE by Dr. Mikko Laurikkala, Dept. of Automation Science and Engineering, TUT

15:45 - 16:00 New interaction paradigms for ambient media by Prof. Artur Lugmayr, Dept. of Business Information Management and Logistics, TUT

16:00 Closing words, the day ends


Chair of the event is Adjunct Professor Ossi Nykänen (, TUT & the W3C Finnish Office.

The event is organised in association with the MULTI-POS - Multitechnology Positioning Professionals Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). The main objectives of the network are: to bridge the gap between the lower technology layer and the upper application layer involved in wireless mobile positioning and navigation, to create novel methods, technologies and business models for the future location-enabled wireless devices, and to create a community of researchers capable of exploiting synergies and complementarities between various fields in involved in location and navigation, such as engineering, social sciences, and business world.

A related W3C MULTI-POS Community Group exists, bridging the W3C community and the MULTI-POS Marie Curie Initial Training Network.

The TUT stakeholder units include the Department of Mathematics, Department of Signal processing, Department of Production Engineering, Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation, Department of Pervasive Computing, Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Department of Automation Science and Engineering, and Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Latest update on 2013-09-17