Understanding that few researchers have access to equally versatile public city laboratory, we have launched various outreach activities to make the Open UBI Oulu available to the international community.

  • We organize the annual International UBI Summer Schools to provide young academics with an opportunity to gain hands on experience on selected topics on ubicomp and urban informatics under the tutelage of senior academics.
  • The UBI Researcher in Residence Program invites other researchers to come to residency in Oulu to conduct research together with our researchers.
  • The UBI Remote Deployment Program allows researchers to remotely deploy their services on UBI infrastructure.
  • We hosted the 1st International UBI Challenge 2010-2011 for stimulating concrete research collaboration on urbancomp via an open challenge.

Our objective is to stimulate research collaboration on urban informatics in a very concrete manner and cultivate the open UBI Oulu into an international research hub on real-world urban computing.

It should be noted that the current scale of these outreach activities is constrained by our limited resources.