October 10 @ 09:00 - October 11 @ 15:00Free
Venue: Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Break Sokos Hotel Koli – Yläkolintie 39, 83960 Koli National Park, Finland
Digitalization and new technologies change the forest industry. Already fourth time arranged Forest&Photonics 2018 is for the industry, academia, developers, and specialists. New technology solutions, opportunities, and challenges for forestry are presented in the following categories: Drones & Big Data, Robotics & Automation and Photonics Technologies for Biorefineries.
Forest&Photonics is a unique event that brings together the forestry and technology experts to network, collaborates and share their challenges, opportunities, and solutions for industry. This event is for forestry and technology companies, researchers, business developers, and specialists. Now already fourth time arranged Forest&Photonics has become the internationally significant event for professionals of these fields.
The international speakers from five countries together with the latest technology development companies and universities from Finland are leading the discussion by providing interesting insights into the forest- and technology industry.
Please, remember to make your registration here. Forest&Photonics is free of charge when registering not later than 9th of September 2018.
Forest&Photonics is all about
- Top presentations & raw data – Case examples from industry
- Creating a new collaboration between forestry & photonics industry
- To share the solutions, opportunities, and challenges
Forest&Photonics 2017 feedback
- 93 % found new potential co-operation partner
- 89 % are going to participate next year
- 97 % recommend Forest & Photonics
PROGRAM – WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2018
09:45 Registration and coffee
10:00 Opening the Forest & Photonics 2018 (TBA)
Bioeconomy, cleantech, circular economy, Program Director Sari Tasa, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland,
Virtual Forest, Head of Innovation and Product Development, Jussi Jalasjoki, Stora Enso Forest
11:30 Lunch break and demonstrators (check in to rooms)
12:30 Drones in Forestry
Status, latest news, test areas in Finland, collaboration with European counterparties, hot topics in drone area, Timo Lind, Arctic Drone Labs
Next generation drones and AI related to Big Data analysis, Henri Klemmer, Hepta Group
How Drones Change Forest Planning, Ismo Hippi, Mosaic Mill & Jussi Rasinmäki, Simosol
13:30 Coffee break and demonstrators (check in to rooms)
14:00 Big Data for Forestry
Improving Plant Safety and Efficiency by Using Autonomous Drones, Jukka-Pekka Toivonen, Rumble Tools
Assessing tree quality and health using terrestrial point clouds, Mikko Vastaranta, UEF
Detecting windthrows with satellite data, Jan Dempewolf, University of Maryland, the Department of Geographical Sciences, USA
15:00 Coffee break and demonstrators (check in to rooms)
16.00 Tools for Decision Making in Forestry
Use of open data in operative decision making in forestry field operations, Vesa Leppänen, Arbonaut
Growing Needs for Accurate Road Data to Secure the Wood Logistics, Pirjo Venäläinen, Metsäteho
Augmented Reality (AR) – through Head Up Display’s – to off highway vehicles and machines, Esteban Arboix, Optea
17:00 Evening program and Matchmaking
20:00 Finnish Cuisine buffet with live music and networking
PROGRAM – THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018
10.00 Sensing and imaging
Future Possibilities of Machine Vision, Matti Okkonen, VTT
Optical Fiber Sensors for Efficient Forest Waste-Managements, Alejandro Dominguez-Lopez, InPhoTech
Disrupting environmental monitoring, Aleksandra Karimaa, Gasera
11:30 Lunch break and demonstrators
12.30 Lidars and autonomous driving
Towards Automated Driving, Matti Kutila, VTT
3D LIDAR sensors for robotics, autonomous vehicles and UAVs, Sergey Sedykh, Vlabor Photonics
Applications of lidar imagers in automated forestry and agriculture machinery, Santiago Royo, Beamagine
13.30 Coffee and demonstrators
14.00 Photonics for Biorefineries
Measuring and monitoring difficult or invisible processes in the industry, forestry and energy sectors, Patrick Ottoson, Radar Bolaget
Hyperspectral imaging from seedlings to forest, and sawn goods, Jouni Jussila, Specim
Predicting Product Quality by Utilizing Imaging Measurements, Soft Sensors and Modeling, Joni Hattuniemi, Valmet Automations
15:00 Summary and conclusion of the F&P 2018
– Announcing the Forest&Photonics 2019
15:30 The bus leaves to Joensuu Airport
Demo presentation during the event in 10th and 11th.
Joensuu Science Park Ltd. reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
Forest&Photonics is free of charge when registering not later than 9th of September 2018. Please, remember to make your registration here. For more information, please contact Juha Purmonen, firstname.lastname@example.org or call +358503543832. Also follow us on Twitter @forestphotonics or our website www.tiedepuisto.fi/fp.