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4.6.-5.6. Oulu, Finland

Congress on China-Finland Intelligent IoT

Welcome

In China and Finland, the Internet of Things has been widely used in such fields as military, transportation, manufacturing industry, agriculture, environmental monitoring, construction, medical care, and space and ocean exploration. The two countries have great potential for cooperation in the depth and breadth of IoT development and application.

In order to promote Sino-Finnish R&D on IoT technology application and complement each other, the Finnish SuperIoT Alliance, Realmax Academy and Z-IoT Alliance are organizing this 2018 Finland-China Congress on Intelligent IoT, together with other multi-parties, such as University of Oulu, VTT, BusinessOulu, etc. Congress on China-Finland Intelligent IoT 2018 is planned to enhance the awareness and understanding of the business environment, helping companies to present and exhibit their products, explore business opportunities in their target sector and to personalize contacts.

On behalf of this congress committee, we sincerely and warmly invite IoT-relevant High-Tech bureau, Academia, Enterprise to participate.

Executive

congress chair

Pekka Jokitalo

Director,

Finland SuperIoT

alliance

Program Chair

Hang Si

CEO, Realmax Oy,

Finland President,

Realmax Academy

Program Chair

Zhengwei Wang

Director,

Z-IoT alliance

General chair

Dr. Jiehan Zhou

University of Oulu

Info

Venue: Saalasti Hall, University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Oulu, Finland

Contact:

Pekka Jokitalo, pekka.jokitalo@oulu.fi

Jiehan Zhou, jiehan.zhou@oulu.fi, 0403229295, wechat: george44699

Hang Si, hang.si@realmax.fi

Organizers: SuperIoT, Realmax Academy, Z-IoT, China-Finland IoT innovation center

Co-Organizers: BusinessFinland, BusinessOulu, FIIF, International Office of Jiangsu Provincial Association of Science and Technology, Oulu University, City of Oulu, VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland), RK - Conferences and Courses

 

Oulu

The city of Oulu is located in Northern Finland approximately 550 kilometres north of Helsinki, by the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of the Oulu River, which is an ancient trading site. The city was founded in 1605 by King Carl IX of Sweden and has been a provincial capital since 1776. The name Oulu comes from a word in the Saami language meaning floodwater. Oulu has been the capital of Oulu province since 1776. From being a town known for tar and salmon, Oulu has evolved into a growing modern center of competence Oulu has a population of approximately 140,000, making it the sixth largest city in Finland. What sets Oulu apart from other Finnish cities is its youthful age structure: there is a constant influx of students and job applicants, and nativity has always been high in the region.

Up to the end of the 19th century, Oulu was a significant center of the wood tar trade. Tar was exported throughout Europe, where it was used mainly for waterproofing wooden ships. In the 1860s Oulu had the largest fleet of merchant ships of any Finnish city.

Today, Oulu is considered one of the most significant centers of competence in Northern Europe. A remarkable amount of high technology know-how, especially in the field of mobile communication, has concentrated in the area. The City of Oulu, the Capital of Northern Scandinavia, is the community of 140 000 people. It combines Northern hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology. The Oulu Region also has a lively cultural climate.

Today Oulu is internationally known as a city of technology. Cooperation between enterprises, research, education and public organizations has produced significant results. Today Oulu is a major center of competence in the field of high technology, particularly IT and wellness technology.

For more information about what to do, see and enjoy in Oulu please visit the City of Oulu website and the website of the Oulu city tourist office.

Climate: Oulu has a subarctic climate Dfc with cold, snowy winters and short, warm summers. Average annual temperature is 2.7 °C (36.9 °F). The average annual precipitation is 477 mm (18.78 in) falling 105 days per year, mostly in late summer and fall.
http://www.oulu.climatemps.com/

 

Keynote Speakers

Jiangning Chen

Head of Baosteel & Siemens Go to Industry 4.0 Project (Metal) in Siemens Corporation Technology

Subject:

From Industry 4.0 practice with Baowu steel & Siemens to Made in China 2025

Zhengwei Wang

President of Z-park Internet of Things Industry Alliance

Pasi Leipälä

CEO, Haltian Ltd

Peter Feiring

Regional Manager Finland & Baltics,

Tele2 IoT

Subject:

IoT development and Future

Subject:

Massive scale IoT-Solution development and deployment

Subject:

IoT is all about partnerships

Sponsored by

We are looking for more sponsors!

 

Programme

Participating companies

 

Registration

Instructions for registration and payment

Kindly first read the instructions and conditions given below.

Reservations will be handled on a “first come – first served” basis. Please note that it is not possible to save data in the registration form, and that registration and payment must be completed in one session. Therefore, please ensure that you are ready to make your payment immediately upon completion of the registration form.

Personal data

The personal information you provide when you register for the event will be used by the hosting organization in connection with the administration of the event and may be shared with the service providers when necessary. Your name, affiliation and email may be published in the official delegate list. Please contact the RK – Conferences and Courses should you wish it to be removed, rlkortesluoma(at)gmail.com

If you have any questions concerning the registration form or procedure, please contact:RK – Conferences and Courses by e-mail at rlkortesluoma@gmail.com or by telephone: +358 (0)40 5200606.

Congress Fees

Fee (until 15.05.2018) 400€ (VAT 0%)

No possibility to pay on-site.

Congress fee includes:

• Admission to the conference

• Bus transportation between hotel Radisson Blu and University of Oulu for 2 days (for Chinese participants only)

• Conference materials

• Conference lunches and refreshments

• Event services at the venue

• City of Oulu Reception at City hall on Monday

• Cocktail dinner at the University of Oulu on Tuesday

• Post Congress Tour to Arctic Circle (for Chinese participants only)

Please note that the costs for travel, accommodation and insurances are not included in the fees.

RK – Conferences and courses will confirm the participation upon receiving the registration and payments. No participation confirmation letters will be sent before the payments have been received.

Payment of conference fees

The conference fee should be fully paid in Euro by credit card at the same time with your registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Credit card payments are processed via an SSL secured credit card payment link after the on-line registration form.

Cancellation and refund policy

Kindly note that all cancellations and/or changes to registration must be made in writing to RK – Conferences and Courses e-mail: rlkortesluoma(at)gmail.com

If a cancellation for the participation is received by 15th May, the event fee will be refunded with the exception of a handling fee of 100 EUR. No refunds of the conference fee for cancellations or changes received after 15th May, 2018.

Registration can be transferred to someone else from the same organization. An administration fee of 100 EUR will be charged for the change.

In a case of no-show, there will be no refund of the conference fee.

Insurance: The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained for loss of, or damage to property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the congress. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.

Cancellation of the Congress

In the case that the congress cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the conference organizers (force majeure) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the conference organizers, the congress organizers cannot be held liable by attendees for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, or financial losses.

Under these circumstances, the congress organizers will reimburse the congress fee to the attendee after deducting costs already incurred for money transfers. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used.

Contact Information

If you have any questions concerning registration, accommodation, travel etc., please contact: RK – Conference and Courses by e-mail at rlkortesluoma@gmail.com

If you have any questions concerning the congress program, send e-mail to pekka.jokitalo(at)oulu.fi, jiehan.zhou(at)oulu. fi

Registration has ended

 

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu offers a deducted congress price

Allotment code: VTT/YO

Room type: Standard Room

Number of rooms: 50 standard single/double rooms for each day

Room rate: 122€ / single room / night

142€ / double room / night

Extra bed: 20€ / night

Room rates include: Super Breakfast (buffet), use of saunas, swimming pool and gym.

Free WiFi accessible to our guests in all hotel rooms and public areas

Cutoff date: Any rooms not used will be released automatically at 8:00 pm on 30.4.2018. After this date we can not guarantee rooms.

Resevations are done directly with Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu

Phone: +358 (0) 20 1234 730

Email: sales.oulu@radissonblu.com

Attendees take care of reservations, payment and guarantee of room themselves

 

Participating companies & organizations

Hilla ecosystems:

Other Finnish organizations

Participating organizations

Hilla ecosystems:

Other Finnish organizations

 

Visa Application

Please include:

Any citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the Finland must first obtain a non-immigrant visa for temporary stay for persons who want to enter the Finland temporarily for business to attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference.

Conference participants who need an official invitation letter for VISA application should send their requests to: jiehan.zhou@oulu.fi

  • Last/Family Name:

  • First Name:

  • Gender:

  • Date of Birth:

  • University/Company:

  • Passport Number:

  • Country of Issue:

  • Complete Mailing Address: (For Applicants needing original letter)

An electronic copy (pdf) of a signed invitation letter will be sent to the requester via e-mail, unless you request for the original to be mailed to you.

Getting to Oulu

By Air
The quickest way to get to Oulu is by air. Oulu airport is the second busiest in Finland, with flights from Helsinki arriving throughout the day. The operators between Helsinki and Oulu are Finnair and Norwegian.
The airport is located approximately 15 kilometers from the city. Bus number 19 bus runs between the airport and Oulu town centre. The route is Linnanmaa – Oulu centre – Oulunsalo – Airport. The bus runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and once an hour on Saturdays and Sundays, stopping on request at all bus stops along the way. The journey costs approximately 5€. Taxi to the city costs approximately 30-35€.

The following companies fly to Oulu either directly or via Helsinki:
Norwegian Airlines: http://www.norwegian.com
Finnair: http://www.finnair.com

By Train
The railway station in Oulu is located in the city centre, and there are many connections to a number of Finnish cities. Travelling to Oulu from Helsinki takes just under 6 hours on the Pendolino trains and approximately 7 hours on the InterCity. Tickets cost approximately € 150 (return). You can buy tickets from VR’s website, from railway stations, from retailers or from train conductors.

The Finnish Railways http://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

 

By car
From neighboring countries (Norway, Sweden and Russia) it’s possible to come to Finland by using own or rented car. From Sweden and Norway you can cross the border anywhere if you don’t have anything to toll. From Russia you have to cross the border at official crossing place and you need to have valid passport and visa to enter Finland.

Oulu is well connected within the Finnish road network and can be easily reached by car. Most of the major car rental agencies are represented in Finland. From Helsinki to Oulu you get easiest by choosing main road 4. Speed limits vary from 50km/h to 120km/h.
Some car rental agencies:

Autoeurope http://www.autoeurope.eu/

Europcar  http://en.europcar.fi/
 

You can also arrive by bus:
http://www.expressbus.fi/en/home

 

Local transportation:
Information of the local bus routes: http://www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi/english

Busses number 1, 2, 3 and 8 drive from the center to the university. The busses leave from the Oulu Cathedral every fifth minute and the drive to the university lasts about 26 minutes.

You can order a taxi from number +358 600 30081. The closest taxi stop is University of Oulu, taxi stand 2.

About the University

The University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto in Finnish) http://www.oulu.fi/english/ was founded in 1958. It has six faculties with a total of approximately 17,000 students and 3,000 staff, making it the second largest university in Finland. The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The fields of Information Technology; Biosciences and Health; Cultural Identity and Interaction; and Environment, Natural Resources and Materials have been defined as special research focus areas. The University of Oulu also cooperates closely with industry and commerce and has connections with hundreds of international research and educational institutions.

Conference Venue

The university is located 20 minutes from the center of Oulu. You can find information for visitors here

You can find the university on the map of Oulu http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/41098

The China-Finland congress on IoT will be held in the main building of the University of Oulu (University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus  Saalasti Hall http://www.oulu.fi/sites/default/files/content/Kartta_Linnanmaa_Map_A3_14.pdf

 

For your convenience, inside the university building there will be signs to help you find session rooms, places for coffee breaks, lunches and other facilities.

 

Equipment

The presentation room is equipped with a PC, data projector and speakers. The PCs run Windows XP and are equipped with a DVD-ROM drive, USB port, Microsoft Office package, Internet connection and media player software supporting common audio and video file formats.

Using your own laptop with the data projector should also be possible. There will be technical support personnel to help if needed. If you require additional equipment or specific software, please let us know well in advance.

It is always a good idea to have a backup copy of your presentation in case things go wrong.

There is also a free WLAN network, panOULU, available at the university as well as in the city center and at the airport. For more information, see: www.panoulu.net

There is a free recharging station for mobile phones at the university main hall. The station is suitable for various mobile phone brands: Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and SonyEricsson.

 

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