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18th FRUCT Conference: Practical Information

ITMO University  ITMO Technopark        IEEE IEEE ComSoc   EMC

The 18th conference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT provides an unmatched collaboration and education forum for all matters Finnish-Russian technological and educational cooperation in ICT. The conference brings together the best and brightest that the Regional communities have to offer, including core developers, administrators, end users, business executives, and operations experts - the best technical talent and the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the community.

The conference is targeted to scale up cross-border cooperation between ICT experts and mobile developers from Russian and Finland. The conference program consists of 5 full working days. The first 2 days are reserved for trainings and intensive courses.

The main conference program starts on April 20th and continue for 3 days. The program consists of invited lectures provided by industrial and academic experts, community presentations selected from the open call and demos given by the regional groups, invited FRUCT teams and selected from the open call. The key priority of this conference is community development so a lot of attention will be given to creation of cozy environment and possibilities for social interaction.

We warmly welcome you to take part in the conference, use this opportunity to your research finding and development results, find new friends and partners, and help in development of the regional ICT research and education ecosystem. All FRUCT and IEEE members can enjoy free registration to the event. 

Venue and transporation

The conference will be held at the main building of National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).

Address: St. Petersburg, Vasilievskiy island, Birzhevaya liniya, 14 (15 minutes walk from Vasileostrovskaya or Sportivnaya subway stations).

We recommend you to use Tourist Assistant — TAIS — a mobile tourist guide for Android devices. Based on your current location, it provides recommendations about places of interest around. You can see your location in the map, browse information about attraction around, check photos, current weather and create path to place of interest. The information is aggregated from Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikitravel, Panoramio. During FRUCT conference TAIS will allow participants to easily find way to the locations of the main conference. In the main screen please select one of main attractions “FRUCT 18th Conference”. When the user selects one of the attractions he/she can open map and see path from current location to the FRUCT 18 th conference place.