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Smart e-Tourism seminar

You are warmly welcome to participate in an interactive discussion with academic researchers and tourism business representatives from both Oulu and Russian Karelia regions. The seminar is held on October 28-30, 2014 organized by the team of FRUCT Oy, Petrozavodsk State University, Center for Internet Excellence (University of Oulu), Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Sciences and Tourist Information Centre of the Republic of Karelia.

The seminar is free of charge and open for participation. Registration is mandatory and open till 23.10.2014 at https://fruct.org/registration.

The seminar provides great opportunity to foster dialogue and mutual knowledge between academic researchers and tourism business representatives from Russia and Finland. The seminar aims to create a platform for exchanging experiences of using perspective approaches and latest information technologies for the development of e-Tourism services.  “Natural wealth of Karelia", “Intelligent Mobile Tourist Guide (TAIS)”, and “3D Virtual Kizhi Island” are some of the e-Tourism solutions developed in the Smart e-Tourism project to increase regional tourism attractiveness. 

The seminar program consists of presentations given by invited academic and industrial experts, round table discussion and training on Geo2Tag open source platform. The seminar program is concluded by demo section organized in cooperation with the 16th FRUCT conference.

The seminar will be held in co-location with the 16th FRUCT conference, so the seminar participants are welcome to take part in all events of the 16th FRUCT conference.

Collaboration between Petrozavodsk State University and partners: FRUCT Oy, Center for Internet Excellence (University of Oulu), St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Sciences, and Tourist Information Centre of the Republic of Karelia has been enhanced by Karelia ENPI CBC Programme. The seminar is a part of implementation of cross-border cooperation project co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland; project KA322 Development of cross-border e-tourism framework for the programme region (Smart e-Tourism). Looking forward to see you at seminar on e-Tourism in Karelia and Oulu Region!

Program of the e-Tourism seminar

The first draft of seminar program is available for download.

ENPI Karelia CBC

The seminar is supported by Karelia ENPI programme KA-322 project co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.