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Dave Raggett
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Dr. Dave Raggett

TUT W3C Web Technology Day: Web of Things

November 5, 2014, Sokos Hotel Torni, Tampere, 9:30-12

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 W3C Web of Things event took place at the MindTrek 2014 Media Festival.

General MindTrek opening.

Experts attending the Web of Things session (at the panel), from the left: Bjoern Stockleben (Magdeburg-Stendal), Dave Raggett (W3C), Juha-Pekka Soininen (VTT), Andrei Lobov (TUT), Niko Siltala (TUT), and Esko Turunen (TUT).

The Web of Things event took successfully place on November 5, 2014 at Sokos Hotel Torni, Tampere, Finland. During the morning, more than 40 people participated in the event.

The event included two keynote presentations and a panel discussion:

You may find an interview of Dr. Dave Raggett in the Aamulehti newspaper, "Älypuhelimeen ladattavista sovelluksista tulee riesa" (by Mikko Pulliainen).

We wish to warmly thank our keynote speakers Dr. Dave Raggett (W3C) and Prof. Juha-Pekka Soininen (VTT), our invited expert speakers, and the active audience for lively discussions.

Special thanks to the MindTrek organization and especially to Ms. Sinikka Tierna for the opportunity and the practical support in organizing 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 Web of Things (WoT) abstracts the Internet of things with respect to Web technologies and services. This provides the easy-to-access Open Web Platform for (integrating) several kinds of novel application areas, ranging from health and sports applications to the Industrial Internet. (See the Web of Things interest group charter.)

The Web of Things session at MindTrek includes keynotes from W3C and VTT, and introduces the basic concepts, standards, and provides an informed view of the current state of affairs. The session is organized by W3C Finnish Office, hosted by Tampere University of Technology, Department of Mathematics.

The keynote speakers are Dave Raggett and Juha-Pekka Soininen.


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

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

Latest update on 2014-11-10