21.04.2014 - 25.04.2014 | St. Petersburg

15th Conference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT

The 15th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT (FRUCT15) was held in the beautiful town of St. Petersburg (Russia) on April 21-25, 2014. FRUCT conference has a long and positive history of pioneering and has been running long-term cross-border cooperation between Russia and Finland. This year for the first time the conference has been hosted by two top regional technical universities National University ITMO and St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University “LETI”. This time the conference was attended by 123 persons representing 7 countries, and more than 20% representation of industry.

impression from FRUCT 15 conference | © Andrey Vasilev
Impression from the FRUCT conference | © Andrey Vasilev

According to the FRUCT tradition the conference program consisted of trainings (3), a workshop (1) and scientific sessions (9) plus a special demo section combined with the conference social event. In addition to the support of our hosts, the conference wants to thank FRUCT Oy for running practical arrangements, and financial support of ENPI Karelia CBC Programme 2007-2013 projects KA-322 and KA-432, Nokia and Samsung.

impression from FRUCT 15 conference | © Andrey Vasilev
Impression from the FRUCT conference | © Andrey Vasilev

Traditionally FRUCT conferences are free of charge events targeted at professionals of academia and industry, most active students and entrepreneurs. The conference provides opportunities to present and discuss ideas and results of research and development in various forms, including the  presentation of work in progress, the presentation of mature research based on Full Paper submission and demos. All Full Papers are checked against formal criteria on quality of research, paper length, structure, format, etc. All submissions that formally fulfill requirements of Full Paper are reviewed by at least 3 expert peer reviews.

impression from FRUCT 15 conference | © Andrey Vasilev
Impression from the FRUCT conference | © Andrey Vasilev

The 15th FRUCT conference is technically sponsored by IEEE and accepted Full Papers are recommended for indexing by Scopus and WoS. In addition FRUCT is publishing own proceedings (ISSN 2305-7254) that contain also publication of Work in Progress. The total number of submissions to the 15th FRUCT conference was 46, out of which 20 papers were accepted as Full Papers, i.e., the conference acceptance rate was 43%. The conference also kicked-off a few new projects and a consortium for EIT ICT Labs application.

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