Academia-to-Industry Competence Incubator

Open Innovations Association FRUCT

15th FRUCT conference: Call for Participation

The 15th conference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT will be held in St.-Petersburg, Russia, on 21-25 April 2014. This project is co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

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 Samsung, Nokia, 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 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

Submit your full papers (min 6 pages and up to 12 pages) and extended abstracts (min 200 words, max 5 pages) for project in progress and poster/demo by February 28**, 2014**. The acceptance notification deadline is March 15, 2014. Deadline for camera-ready submission is March 31, 2014. Deadline for demo presentations is March 31, 2014.

Please note that FRUCT publishing only papers that successfully passed the review procedure and were presented at the conference. If authors ignore reviewers’ comments or don’t show at the conference their paper is automatically rejected. Moreover, authors of the accepted papers, which were not presented at the conference (without proper cancellation notification or presentation of force majeure reasons for non show-up) will lose right for free of charge registration to all FRUCT events in the future.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the Technical Committee. Please follow provided paper templates: MS Word or LaTeX. Ignoring template could be a reason for technical disqualification of your paper.

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

  • Mobile-Health, fitness and medical mobile solutions
  • Open source cross-platform development, Mobile Linux
  • Cross-platform development and improvement of Qt platform 
  • Embedded networks and efficient architectures of mobile devices
  • Internet of things, smart spaces, smart systems, context analysis and data mining 
  • Technology proofing, modeling, verification, validation, testing techniques 
  • Smart grids, energy management and alternative sources, green technologies 
  • Software and services for mobile devices, future applications design, UIs 
  • Mobile device security, management of personal and business privacy 
  • Design and optimization of emerging wireless network technologies 
  • Energy efficient design of sensors, integration of peripherals 
  • Modern network architectures, air interfaces and protocols 
  • Inter-device connectivity, embedded networks, co-design 
  • Mobile multimedia and video  services and solutions

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.


Chair of the local organizing committee: Dmitry Mouromtsev
Conference secretary: Ekaterina Balandina

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