Monthly Archives: January 2016


Aalto ARTS

In English:

Friday 29 January at noon
E-hall, Otakaari 1, Otaniemi campus

Architect, MFA Marianna Heikinheimo
Architecture and Technology: Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium

Opponent: Dr Antonello Alici, Università Politecnica delle Marche.
Custos: Professor Kimmo Lapintie Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture.

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Lisätietoja suomeksi


Thursday 4 February at noon
Media Centre Lume, Sampo-hall, Arabia campus

MA Riitta Tammi
Engaging with Media in the Fragmented Media Environment. Using multiple methods to discover elements of media engagement

Opponent: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Associate Professor, University of Tartu.
Custos: Professor Merja Salo, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Media.

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Lisätietoja suomeksi

Tilaisuudet suomen kielellä:

Torstai 28.1. klo 12
Mediakeskus Lume, Sampo-sali, Arabia

VTM Kirsi Rinne
Investigating Doctoral Studies in Two Finnish Art Universities

Vastaväittäjä: varadekaani, MuT Tuire Kuusi Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia
Kustos: professori Juha Varto Aalto-yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu, taiteen laitos


Perjantai 12.2. klo 12
Mediakeskus Lume, Sampo-sali, Arabia

DI Pekka Luukkola
Laadun taika

Vastaväittäjä: FT Leena Saraste
Kustos: Prof. Merja Salo


4th Conference on Arts-based Research and Artistic Research 28.-30.6

4th Conference on Arts-based Research and Artistic Research

June 28-30, 2016, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

The themes of previous conferences range from intersections between arts and research to addressing what is considered artistic or arts-based research. The gatherings have helped develop vocabulary and concepts of arts-based and artistic research for researchers and students from all over the globe, and created a community of scholars interested in artistic or arts-based research and writing.

The theme of the 4th conference is:

 Rethinking arts-based and artistic research,

and global/local communities

Conference presenters and participants will engage with the question, “What is the relationship between arts-based and artistic research and communities?”  Topics may include arts-based and artistic research, and

  •   Diasporic movements and nation states or non-nation-states
  •   Belonging/not belonging to communities
  •   Voluntary or forced minority status
  •   Entrepreneurship, tourist industry, and local communities
  •   Diversified communities of scholarship

Website and proposal submission:

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Tavin or

Dr. Anniina Suominen


CALL FOR PAPERS ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)


ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)

Special Issue on End User Development 
for the Internet of Things 


Special Issue Editors
Panos Markopoulos (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Jeffrey Nichols (Google)
Fabio Paternò (CNR-ISTI)
Volkmar Pipek (University of Siegen)

Deadline for Submissions: March 22, 2016

The advent of massively interconnected objects, devices, and sensors — commonly referred to as the Internet of Things — raises equally massive challenges regarding the interfaces that will allow end-users to manage the complexity of such systems and to exploit the opportunities such technologies open up. 

A promising approach, known as End-User Development, empowers end users to define and tailor the functions of their systems in order to satisfy their personal, local, and often task-specific needs. In the context of the Internet of Things, and the diverse tools and methodologies now available to support the design of interactive systems, the field of End-User Development finds itself at a critical juncture of growth and wide impact, as the need to support personal, context specific, and emergent needs largely exceeds what is known from more conventional interactive systems.

This special issue will publish compelling papers exploring metaphors, interfaces, and development strategies for supporting users in customization and personalization of the Internet of Things. Contributions may take the form of studies, methodologies, or system implementations that explore context-dependent or application-specific behaviors of networked objects. Likewise, contributions that reflect on or take issue with the appropriateness of End-User Development as a strategy to face these challenges are welcome.

Possible topics include: 

The key topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Empowerment of end-users to understand, configure, personalize, and control Internet of Things applications
  • Design methods and approaches for end-users specific to the Internet of Things
  • Domain specific tools, architectures, and authoring environments for supporting end-user development
  • Contextual factors promoting end-user development practices
  • Social computing approaches for end-user development of Internet of Things ecologies
  • Novel methodologies for evaluating emerging end-user interactions with the Internet of Things

Submit to: 

Author Guidelines: 

Special Issue Timeline:

  • Submission due: March 22, 2016 (Earlier submissions are encouraged.)
  • Reviews due: April 30, 2016
  • Notification to authors: May 15, 2016
  • Revised version due: July 15, 2016
  • Special issue published: Late 2016

For the complete Call-for-Papers visit:

CONTACT: Contact the special issue editors at with any questions.