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8th FRUCT conference: general information

8th Conference of Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications (FRUCT) Program will be held in Lappeenranta, Finland, 9-12 November 2010.


The FRUCT Program is one of the largest regional academia-to-industry and university-to-university cooperation frameworks. The conferences are attended by the representatives of over 15 FRUCT universities from Russia, Finland and Denmark, and industrial experts from Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Symbian Foundation, a number of guests from other companies and universities.

The conference is a forum for the most active students, a chance to meet colleagues from industrial research and learn more about the FRUCT initiative. The conference provides an opportunity for student teams to present progress and results of their ongoing R&D projects and attend lectures given by the top academic and industrial experts. Traditionally the conference program consists of 1.5-2 days of intensive training for the hottest technologies and 2.5-3 days of the conference presentations.

We warmly welcome all university research teams to participate in the conference, present your research and joint the FRUCT Program. Participation is free, but requires pre-registration. This call for participation is also available in PDF format.

Background and motivation

The distinctive feature of modern IT and Telecommunications industries is in dramatic shortening of the period when technology remains commercially viable. On the one hand, this is due to the competition between key market players that are pushing all manufacturers to accelerate innovations; on the other hand, this is due to technological progress speed up caused by the growing expansion of intellectual resource invested into R&D and design activities. This trend is an important call and challenge for the leading educational and research institutions around the globe. In the FRUCT we believe that it is crucial to combine forces of EU and Russia to follow up the competition in adopting university education to the new industrial trends. The first step is to strength a bridge between Russian and Finnish academic worlds, increase visibility of involved research teams and set direct personal contacts between academic and industrial experts. For more information about the FRUCT program please visit

Call for papers and presentations

Please submit your full papers (paper templates: TEX, MS Word) or "presentation only" (based on 150-500 words abstract) proposals before September 27, 2010 (extended till October 8, 2010). Please note that papers and presentation only reports have to be done in line with the provided template for the paper header and paper body (for the full paper submissions). The FRUCT papers should be at least 2 full pages and the maximum length is 12 pages. The recommended size is 4-6 pages. The list of the conference focus topics is provided below, but you also welcome to propose new challenging R&D subjects:

●  Open source solutions, development and maintenance of mobile OSS MeeGo
●  Smart spaces, new use cases for well known devices, integration of peripherals
●  Inter-device connectivity, embedded networks, hardware/software co-design
●  Software and services for mobile devices, design of future applications and UIs
●  Technology proofing, modeling, verification and validation, testing techniques
●  Security for mobile devices, management of personal and business privacy
●  Design and optimization of emerging wireless network technologies
●  Energy management, new sources of energy, green technologies
●  Modern network architectures, air interfaces and protocols
●  Mobile multimedia and video services and solutions


Chair of the local organizing committee: Pekka Jappinen
Secretaries of the organizing committee: Marina Turenko and Alexandra Reyss
All general questions about FRUCT conference please send to info<at>