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17th FRUCT Conference: Call for Participation

IEEE  IEEE ComSoc EMC   Yaroslavl State University   ITMO University

The 17th conference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT will be held in Yaroslavl, Russia, on 20-24 April 2015

Overview of FRUCT

FRUCT is the largest regional cooperation framework between academia and industry in form of open innovations. FRUCT conferences are attended by the representatives of 25 FRUCT member universities from Russia, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Ukraine, India, industrial experts from Qt community, EMC, EIT ICT Labs, Nokia Siemens Networks and a number of guests from other companies and universities.
The conference is an R&D forum for the most active students, academic experts, industrial researchers and influential representatives of business and government. The conference invites the world-class academic and industrial researchers to give lectures on the most relevant topics, provides an opportunity for student teams to present progress and results of their R&D projects, meet new interesting people and form new R&D teams. The conference program consists of 3 to 5 intensive (½ or full day) trainings on the most promising technologies, plus 3 days of the main conference.
Traditionally FRUCT conferences pay a lot of attention to development of the Open Source principles and support the corresponding activities and communities. The conference is targeted to discuss the current status and scenarios for future development of mobile Linux platform. Development on Qt is another key topic of the conference. To increase awareness on these topics, we organizing mobile Linux and Qt trainings within the conference scope. Also the conference demo session will include a lot of demos done on mobile Linux and Qt. The conference is supported by the local mobile Linux community and we welcome all mobile Linux and Qt developers to attend this event.
FRUCT warmly welcome all university research teams to participate in the conference, present your research and join the FRUCT Program. Thanks to our sponsors, all FRUCT and IEEE member participants can enjoy free of charge registration to the event, but the online registration must be done by everyone before the conference.

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.

Call for papers and presentations

You can select one of the following 3 types of submissions:
- Full papers (min 6 pages and up to 12 pages), extended deadline March 13, 2015;
- Extended abstracts (min 200 words, max 5 pages), extended deadline March 13, 2015;
- Poster or demo summary (min 200 words, max 5 pages), by April 10, 2015.

Please note that one person can be a coauthor of at maximum 3 submissions of all types. Submit.

Conference dates: 20 - 24 Apr 2015
Conference location: Yaroslavl, Russia
Extended abstract submission deadline: 13 Mar 2015
Extended Full Paper Submission deadline: 13 Mar 2015
Notification of acceptance date: 20 Mar 2015 (27 Mar 2015 for papers submited after 06 March)
Camera-ready submission deadline: 03 Apr 2015

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the Technical Committee. Please follow provided paper templates: MS Word or LaTeXPlease note that all Full Paper submissions shall have at least 6 full pages and the last page cannot contain only Acknowledgments and References (at least some text of the main paper, e.g., part of Conclusions, shall be on page 6).

The list of the conference focus topics is provided below (we welcome you to propose new challenging R&D topics):

  • Location Based Services, Navigation, Logistics management, e-Tourism solutions
  • Mobile Healthcare, Wellbeing, Automated diagnostics, Fitness, e-Health solutions
  • Future services: Proactivity, IoT, Smart Spaces, Context Analysis, Big Data and data mining
  • Energy efficient design of sensors, integration of peripherals
  • Cross-platform software, innovative mobile services, new approaches to application design, innovative UX
  • Smart Systems, Inter-device connectivity, embedded networks
  • Mobile device security, management of personal and business privacy
  • Modern network architectures, Emerging wireless technologies, Air interfaces and protocols
  • Mobile multimedia and video services and solutions

All conference papers and abstracts will be published in FRUCT proceeding. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Published full papers will be submitted for indexing by Scopus and Web of Science and the best papers will be recommended to publication in journals.


Chair of the local organizing committee: Ilya Paramonov
Conference secretary: Andrey Vasilyev
All general questions about FRUCT conference please send to info<at>