Venue: Lecture hall 2, University of Lapland (Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi)

The Summer school is divided into five sessions where the themes will be discussed in cross-disciplinary way. The program includes keynote lectures, workshops, discussions and PhD and Master students have an excellent possibility to introduce their research by giving oral or poster presentations. The topics of each day have been decided, but at the moment the list of keynote speakers is partly tentative and to be confirmed separately.



The first day is reviewing the question of how information technology can support living of senior citizens. The keynotes will enlighten how senior citizens living environment at home can be developed more intelligent and how their quality of life could be improved. The workshop session covers student´s oral and poster presentations about the different kind of models.

9:00-10:00  Registration
10:00-10:30 Opening
Opening: Professor Tarja Orjasniemi, University of Lapland
Welcoming address: Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola, University of Lapland
Chair: Petri Pulli & Kari Pankkonen, University of Oulu

10:30-12:00 Keynotes:

10:30-11:15 "Smart Living Environment for Senior Citizens"
Professor Petri Pulli, University of Oulu

11:15-12:00 "PiTaSU - Universal touch interface"
Professor Goshiro Yamamoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-14:15 Keynotes:

13:00-13:30 "Evolving Welfare by using IT"
Lecturer Arja Kilpeläinen, University of Lapland
13:30-14:15 "Politics of Development in the Barents Region"
Research Professor Monica Tennberg, Arctic Center

14:15-14:35 Break
14:35-15:55 Oral Presentations:

14:35-14:55 "Ethical and Legal Consequence of these Medical Discoveries"
Denard Veshi, Università Carlo Cattaneo

14:55-15:15 "Context Aware Recommendation of Location-based Data"
Karol Waga, University of Eastern Finland

15:15-15:35 "Augmented Reality Teleprecence System for Senior Citizen"
Zeeshan Asghar, University of Oulu

15:35-15:55 "Computational Approaches to Visual attention for Usability and User Experience"
Hana Vrzakova, University of Eastern Finland

15:55-17:00 Poster Presentations: 

"Use of Workflow Technology in Smart Kitchen Environment"
Tomi Sarni, University of Oulu

"Context-aware adaptation process for Smart Kitchen Environment"
Yahui Li, University of Oulu

"Safety Navigation System"
Kang Wang, University of Oulu

"Remote-Guidance for Elderly Demented People"
Xiao Bin, University of Oulu


Technology is becoming more and more important in environmental issues. Monitoring of environment requires special measurements and the analysis of measured data requires computational methods. The keynote presentations are selected from Finnish and Russian Universities (University of Eastern Finland and from St Petersburg State University) and from the Technical Research center of Finland (VTT). Keynote presentations cover both academic and technology oriented research results. The workshop session in afternoon covers both oral and poster presentations from researchers in the field. Also MSc-students will present their studies related to themes.

9:00-9:15 Opening: 
Chair: Mika Huuhtanen, University of Oulu

9:15-11:50 Keynotes:

9:15-10:00 "Environmental Informatics"
Professor Mikko Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland 

10.00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:05"Digital Systems and Environment" 
Professor Evgeny I. Veremey, St. Petersburg University

11:05-11:50"Wireless environmental measurements"
Senior Scientist Klaus Känsälä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

11:50-13:00 Lunch break


13:00-13:50 "Introduction to Digital Processing World" (Demonstration)
Evgeny I. Veremey & Margarita Sotnikova, ST.Petersburg University

13:50-14:30 Oral Presentations:

13:50-14:10 "Water Supply Systems in Petrozavodsk, Russia and Oulu, Finland"
Anastasia Dupatova, University of Oulu

14:10-14:30 "Utilization of Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Information for Forest Analysis"
Paras Pant, University of Eastern Finland

14:30-14:50 Break

14:50-15:50 Posters Presentations:

"Perception of Forest Industry Companies towards Forest Certification in Russia"
Maxim Trishkin, University of Eastern Finland

"Spectral Images Compression Using PCA and Wavelet Transformations with Information Losses Control"
Artur Khromov, Saint Petersburg State University

"Content Popularity"
Liliya Rudko, University of Helsinki

"Forest Stand Segmentation from LIDAR Data Based on Mean Shift and Spectral Clustering"
Zhengzhe Wu, University of Eastern Finland

Wednesday 29.8.2012 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Research methodology is a very important issue when something is studied systematically and scientifically. There are several ways to perform a research study properly depending on the branch of science and methods used. These methods may vary a lot and some of them have also specific features. The lecturers will present an overview (keynote) and field specific methodologies as case studies covering interviews, field tests and modeling/experimental work. The output of the day will be beneficial for all the participating students as they get information on methods used in the different fields. Also, the multidisciplinary presentations may give the students new ideas to be adapted in their own researches and studies.

9:00-9:15 Opening: 
Chair: Tarja Orjasniemi, University of Lapland 

9:15-11:50 Keynotes: 

9:15-10:00 "Towards post-disciplinarity? Mixing methods and multi-disciplinary dialogue"
Professor Suvi Ronkainen, University of Lapland

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:05 "Methodologies in Modeling and Experimental Studies"
Professor Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu
Field related studies: Modeling/experimental work, Interview studies, Field experiments

11:05-11:50 "Quantitative Research Design. The Reason for Choice"
Docent Marina Kubyshkina, Northern (Arctic) Federal University 

11:50-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-  Cultural Programme in Rovaniemi

13:00-18:00 MCH Steering Group Meeting
Separate invitations, Venue: University of Lapland, room SS09

18:00-20:00 Meeting for BCBU and CBU Finnish working group members
Separate invitations, Venue: Sokos Hotel, Fransmanni, Donna-cabinet


The effect of place and environment are important for the health and wellbeing. However during the global processes in economics and livelihoods, many changes take place, e.g. the global comes to local especially seen in mining. What are these effects to the local people when environment and living conditions are in change?

9:00-9:15 Opening
Juhani Miettola & Annika Männikkö, University of Eastern Finland

9:15-11:50 Keynotes:

9:15-10:00 "Socio-cultural Environment and Well-being"
Professor Jussi Kauhanen, University of Eastern Finland 

10:20-11:05 "Challenges in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research" 
Senior research fellow Timo P. Karjalainen, University of Oulu

11:05-11:50 "Old Age Alcoholism as a Social Phenomen"
Professor Andrey Soloviev, Northern State Medical University

11:50-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-13:45 Keynote 

13:00-13:45 "Cross-Border Prostitution in the North"
Lecturer Pia Skaffari, University of Lapland 

13:45-14:25 Oral Presentations

13:45-14:05 "Co-design as a Method of Inclusion for Older Adults in Public Social and Health Care Services"
Marjo Outila, University of Lapland

14:05-14:25 "Social Determinants of Health in Well-Being"
Paul Pavitra, University of Eastern Finland

14:25-14:45 Break

14:45-15:30 Poster Presentations:

"Health Care Quality in Sparsely Populated Area: Health Care in Murmansk Region"
Maria Semenova, University of Eastern Finland

"Social Adaption of Orphans and Children without Paternal Support"
Irina Petuchova,, Petrozavodsk State University

18:30- Get together evening
The evening is great opportunity to get to know the other participants of the summer school in informal way.
Venue: University of Lapland LS20 and LS21, A-Wing, Ground floor



The ethical questions are even more important in the multidisciplinary research - they cover the whole field of research from the research questions to communication. During the day we will first about the research ethics in general/national level (Professor Riitta Keiski from University of Oulu and lecturer Lidia Kriulya from NArFU), and continue with two focused talks about the special questions in multidisciplinary health research (Professor Anna-Maija Pietilä, University of Eastern Finland) and social sciences (Professor Merja Laitinen, University of Lapland). In the afternoon we have workshop about the ethical aspects which have been noticed or discussed in participants own research work or master´s theses.

9:00- 9:15 Opening
Chair: Arja Rautio, University of Oulu & Mirva Lohiniva-Kerkelä, University of Lapland 

9:15-11:50 Keynotes

9:15-10:00 "Research Ethics in Finland"
Professor Riitta Keiski, University of Oulu 

10:20-11:05 "Research Ethics in Russia"
Lecturer Lidia Kriulya, Northern (Artic) Federal University

11:05-11:50 "Challenges in Multidisciplinary Health Research"
Professor Anna-Maija Pietilä, University of Eastern Finland

11:50-12:20 "Sensitive Topics in Social Work Research"
Professor Merja Laitinen, University of Lapland

12:20-13:20 Lunch break

13:20-15:00 Group work (LS20, LS21, SS22, SS23) 

15:00-15:45 Result of the group work (LS2)

15:45-16:15 Closing the Summer School