IEEE Finland Section

Jt. Chapter, COM19/IT12

Communications & Information Theory everywhere, even in the middle of nowhere

Chapter Meetings

  • Technical meeting at Tuesday, April 28, at 13:15-14, room TS127, University of Oulu. Professor Visa Koivunen, Aalto University, will talk about "Analyzing Large Scale Data: Robust and Sparse Signal Processing". Come listen and discuss with Visa. This is a IEEE distinguished lecturer talk by the signal processing society FI chapter.
  • Techical meeting at Monday, March 30 2015, at 14:15-16, room TF 104, university of Oulu. Prof. Alister Burr, University of York UK, will talk about "Linear physical layer network coding for multihop wireless networks" and
    Prof. Jan Sykora, Czech Technical University in Prague will talk about "Doubly-Greedy Stage Scheduling Algorithm and Hierarchical Network Transfer Function for Half-duplex WPNC Networks". The event is jointly organized with the Infotech Oulu, see more details here.
  • Technical meeting at Wednesday, March 18 2015, at 10-11, room TS128, University of Oulu. Dr Iqbal Hussain, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, will talk about "Error Floor Analysis of LT Codes over the Additive White Gaussian Noise Channel". The event is jointly organized with the Infotech Oulu, see more details here.
  • Technical meeting at Friday, Jan 30 2015, at 14:15-15, room TS128, Universty of Oulu (Tietotalo). Professor Henk Wymeersch from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden will talk about "Accuracy and delay: a fundamental trade-off in indoor positioning". The event is jointly organized with the Infotech Oulu, see more details here.
  • Technical and admin meeting at 12th of December 2013, time: 13-16, room: TS126, place: University of Oulu (Tietotalo). Agenda: Meeting will start by a talk by Seppo Yrjölä, NSN. He will talk about a spectrum sharing mechanism recently adopted in the EU level and demonstrated here in Finland: "World 1st on air Licensed Shared Access (LSA) trial with Finnish ecosystem - a facilitator for harmonized access to 2.3 GHz mobile spectrum in Europe".
    Further meeting agenda includes i) discussions about travel grant applications sent in summer (this is really late but we will do it anyway), ii) proposals for chapter activities like DLT. We will use Microsoft Office Live Meeting for this event such that outsiders can also join.
  • Technical meeting, 2013, September 6, 10:15-11:00, room TS101, University of Oulu Dr Mark Reed, Australian National University, Adj. Researcher UNSW, Canberra, Senior Lecturer "Heterogeneous Networks and Self Organising Networks : New Results and Future Challenges"
  • Technical meeting, 2013, August 22, Thursday 10:00-11:00, room TS128, University of Oulu Kasun Hemachandra - visiting doctoral student from University of Alberta, Canada - talks about "Performance Analysis and Novel Designs for Multi-cell Wireless Relay Networks" and at Monday 26th (same place & time) Madushanka Soysa - visiting doctoral student from University of California, San Diego - talks about "Receiver processing techniques in FBMC"
  • Technical meeting, 2013, May 21, Tuesday 14:00-15:00, room TS107, University of Oulu. Dr. Chathuranga Weeraddana, Automatic Control Lab, KTH -The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden talsks about "On the application of optimization methods for secured multiparty computations" and "Optimizing Client Association in 60 GHz Wireless Access Networks"
  • Technical & Management meeting, 2012, December 17, Monday 9:00-11:00, room TS407, University of Oulu. At the beginning Camilla Hollanti talks 1 hour about IT research in Aalto titled "Number theory meets reliable fading channel communications". Welcome.
  • Technical meeting, November 22, 2012, 15:15-16:00, room TS128, University of Oulu. Prof. Jens Zander, The Royal Institute of Technology, will keep a lecture titled "Will is scale - on the commercial feasibility of secondary spectrum access".
  • Technical & Management meeting, May 16, 2012, 9:00-11:00, room TS407, University of Oulu.
  • At the beginning, Harri Saarnisaari talks about "symbol and frequency synchronization in packet radio systems".

Chapter Events

  • The chapter is supporting SMARTCOM 2016 workshop to be organized in Oulu May 16-17. This joint effort between Japan and Finland is a place to present new ideas without formal papers. The workshop precedes the European Wireless conference.
  • The chapter is supporting European Wireless conference to be organized in Oulu May 18-20.Towards 5G we go.
  • The chapter is supporting ICMCIS 2016 to be organized in Brussels May 23-24. This is a military radio and information systems oriented conference. <--
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Chapter DLT

  • DLT talks June 1st and 3rd 2015 in Helsinki and Oulu Professor Zhu Han, University of Houston, will keep two DLT lectures in Finland.
    The first lecture is titled "Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid". It will be in Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Otakaari 5, lecture hall S2, June 1st, 14:15-15
    The second lecture is titled "Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Networks". It will be in VTT Oulu, Seminar room, 9:30-11:30AM, June 3rd, 9:30-11:30.
    The third lecture is titled "Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Communication and Networks". It will in University of Oulu, TS126, June 3rd, 14:00-15.
    The tour is organized together with United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Section Ireland and UK chapters. The other talks will be in Queen's University Belfast, Trinity College Duplin and University of Essex.
  • DLT talk at 28th of January 2014, room TS101 time 9:00 am. The speaker is Prof. Kenneth R. Foster. The title of the talk is "What Makes Medical Technology Work". The tour is organized together with Chalmers, KTH and Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTI) (all Sweden). The event is started by another talk titled "Space-Time Spectrum Sharing in Future Wireless Networks" given by Professor Alhussein Abouzeid who is visiting Oulu.

Chapter News

  • 8.4.14

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  • 12.12.13

    Only two grants were given due to lack of applications. It was decided that the remaining two awards will be used to support young researchers (members) traveling an IT event ISIT the year 2014 (

  • 18.12.12

    It was decided that the award will be used to support young researchers traveling an IT event ISIT the year 2013. Four equal travel grants will be given. ISIT will be organized at Istanbul, July 7-12. Paper deadline is Jan 27. See for more details about the event. More details about the grants will be announced later.

  • 24.09.12

    Nomination for young researcher award of COMSOC at Europe has been announced, see here for details.

  • 27.08.12

    IEEE Information Theory (IT) society selected our chapter as the chapter of the year 2012. The ceremony was held during the ISIT symposium, July 1-6, Cambridge, MA, USA. Our representative there was Camilla Hollanti from University of Turku. More about the award can be found here .


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About this page

This is the home page of the IEEE Finland Section Communications and Information Theory Joint Societies Chapter.

History of the Chapter

The communications chapter was established at 1995 at University of Oulu. The joint Chapter was established at 2011. Certifigate

Chapter Officers

  • Chair: Harri Saarnisaari

    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, e-mail: harri.saarnisaari(at)

  • Vice chair: Marian Codreanu

    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, e-mail: marian.codreanu(at)

  • Past chair: Harri Saarnisaari

    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu

  • Secretary and web pages: Chair