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1 Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT Martti Mäntylä Research Director

2 HIIT in a Nutshell Established in March 1999 Operational start August 1, 1999 Research Director Martti Mäntylä Director of Basic Research Unit Heikki Mannila Alliances: the largest Finnish ICT and media companies, international partners Operational model: strategic research programs, independently funded basic research unit, international projects, postgraduate education First programs started early 2000; presently 8 projects in progress with some 40 researchers 6 new projects submitted for 2002

3 Mission: to Focus on... Performing top-level advanced and basic research in such areas of information technology as deemed to be strategically important in the next 5-10 years Maintaining a close alliance with the leading ICT companies and partner research institutions nationally and worldwide Offering best possible infrastructure, tools, and facilities for the HIIT’s own and affiliated research groups Building new competences by attracting best talents through post-graduate education and international recruiting

4 Industrial Partners Manufacturers: Nokia, Ericsson Operators: Sonera, Elisa Content Providers: Alma Media, Sanoma-WSOY, Finnish Broadcasting Corp., Nordea Bank IT Companies: Tieto-Enator

5 Organisation Board Director Scientific Advisory Board Industrial Advisory Board Advanced Research Unit Digital Economy Director, Basic Research Unit Media Convergence Fuego Data Analysis Proactive Computing

6 Research Groups Data Analysis Group Mobile Computing Group User Experience Group From Data to Knowledge, UH Proactive Computing Group Complex System Computation Group Digital Economy Group Institute of Electronic Commerce, HSEBA Smart Products, UIAH

7 Advanved Research Unit Led by Director of HIIT Strategic planning assistance from Industrial Advisory Board Advanced research programmes combining resources of several groups from universities and industry (20–40 researchers/program) consisting of –A core project with long-term vision (3–5 years) –Shorter term (2–3 years) adjunct projects focusing on new products, services, and technologies –Funding mainly from industry and TEKES IPR provisions managed by standard project agreement developed jointly with the IAB

8 Basic Research Unit Led by Director of Basic Research in co-operation with the Scientific Advisory Board Focused research programme; public research, open source policy Senior researchers, post-docs, research groups Core funding from universities –University of Helsinki: at least 4 MFIM per year for 5 years 1.1.2001-31.12.2005; continuation TBD after a public scientific review –Helsinki University of Technology: TBD Additional funding sought from Academy, companies,...

9 Fuego: Future Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Focus: key applications and enabling technologies for future generation mobile and ubiquitous computing Between (2000-2002, 24 person-years) –User-centered product concept development for new services based on ubiquitous computing Sarcous (2000-2002, 14 py) –Terminal and access point software and service configuration, dynamic reconfiguration 2002: Core project, 1-2 adjunct projects –Fuego Core: Ubicomp middleware –UbiCast: Context management and adaptation –PETS: Adaptive personal Web

10 Raatikainen Fuego CORE Middleware for Mobile Wireless Internet SoneraNokia Elisa More Magic UCB/EECS Randy Katz Fuego 2002 UIAH Ind. design UH/Cogn. science Soininen Sarcous Mobile terminal s/w configuration Mäntylä Between New ubicomp services Sonera Alma Media Nokia Sonera Elisa Tirri Ubicast Predicting user activities Sanoma-WSOY Nokia? Sanoma-WSOY Tirri PETS Adaptive Personal Web Nokia Sonera

11 Media Convergence Focus: end-to-end service provision architecture for next generation content services MC Core (2000-2002, 12 py) –Content production and management XML Devices (2001-2003, 18 py) –XML based multimedia terminal software PAI (2000-2002, 13 py) –Personal adaptive interfaces 2002: 1-2 adjunct projects –Semantic Web –Digital TV –based content broadcast infrastructure –Content delivery infrastructure, caching, proxies

12 Media Convergence 2002 Vuorimaa, Ahonen-Myka, Puustjärvi Core Project Comet: Metadata & ontologies ACME: Automatic content management Tirri PAI Adaptive user interfaces ?? ICash Intelligent content caching Hyvönen Semantic Web Service catalogues, topic maps Vuorimaa XML Devices Light XML browser development Vuorimaa & Södergård OtaDTV Digital TV content broadcast VTT Inf. Tech.

13 Digital Economy Focus: theories, methods and tools for mobile electronic commerce and digital markets DE Preparation project (2000-2001, 3 py) –Program preparation, adjunct project planning Regulatory framework (2000-2002, 2 py) –User data rights management in location services MobileIPR (2000-2002, 12 py) –IPR and user rights management in mobile services STAMI (2001-2003, 14 py) –Content validity, personal privacy, attitudes 2002: Core: business models and their supporting infrastructures; 1-2 adjunct projects (P2P?)

14 Digital Economy 2002 Kemppinen & Mäntylä DE Core Structures of Digital Ecomomy Kemppinen NAVI Regulation Regulation of location services Mäntylä STAMI Security technology, personal privacy Främling P-to-P Digital Economy Kemppinen & Himanen Welfare of Nations Network society study UCB/ICSI Kemppinen MobileIPR DRM & business models UCB/SIMS

15 Deep Computing Focus: Grand challenge modelling and analysis problems in science and business Data modelling and analysis, high-end computing, search and optimisation, high-dimensional visualisation Deep modelling: predicting and data mining with very large (possibly on-line) data sets Deep optimisation: Computationally efficient optimisation of complex multivariate cost functions Deep view: Interfaces for understanding high- dimensional data Deep applications: computational biology, ubicomp

16 Milestones Preparation of the first research programs, Sept. 1999 Letter of Intent on offices at HTC Helsinki, Oct. 1999 Submission of first draft proposals, end of Oct. 1999 DE preparation project launch, January 2000 MC core project launch, June 2000 Fuego program launch, August 2000 DE/MobileIPR project launch at UCB, August 2000 HIIT-UCB Summer School on Future Telecomm Architectures, May-June 2001 Move to HTC offices, Sept. 2001 Basic Research Unit launch, Dec. 2001

17 High Tech Center Helsinki HIIT

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