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Best Practices on Deployment of Monitoring Technologies and Services

01/01/2013 00:00 - 01/01/2013 00:00  


The Workshop will be held on 12–13 September 2013 at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Address: KCL Auditorium of VTT, Tekniikantie 2, 02150 Espoo, Finland. The seminar is hosted by Finnish Transport Agency.

The primary aim of the workshop will be to share knowledge about traffic and road weather monitoring technologies and services, and to make it possible for the participants to exchange views and experiences with monitoring systems. The emphasis will be on sharing experiences of the technical performance, benefits and costs as well as good and bad practices in deployment. In 2013, an additional aim is to discuss the monitoring solutions required by the deployment of the priority action ‘c’ of the ITS Directive. Professionals working with monitoring issues and executive decision makers are the primary target groups. 

Through participation you will:
- learn about the best practices on deployment of monitoring technologies and services
- get into contact with other people with the possibility to exchange views and experiences
- stimulate the discussions among experts
- be able to receive answers to your own problems and issues related to monitoring




All workshop participants (including speakers) should register to the workshop via website by August 10, 2013 (link to registration page here). The workshop venue can only accommodate 64 people. Therefore we can only accept 64 first registrations.
The workshop registration fee is 120 EUR (including VAT). The fee includes workshop premises and facilities, coffee breaks, 2 lunches and 1 dinner but excludes transportation to the dinner (use of public transport recommended).  Cancellations are free of charge until 10 August, 2013.

The workshop venue can be easily reached by public transport from e.g. Helsinki city centre or from the hotel at dinner venue. Journey planner ( guides you from your hotel writing the address of the workshop venue (Tekniikantie 2, Espoo) to the TO field and the address of your hotel to the FROM field. Journey planner can be used also for planning of walking or bicycle trips.
You need to buy regional ticket ‘Seutulippu’ to travel between Helsinki and Espoo. The bus ticket can be bought from bus driver (4.50 €, with cash only).
Another alternative is to try HSL’s Kutsuplus service which provides a new kind of on-demand bus service in Helsinki region. See for more information.

There are several well-located hotels. Below some suggestions:
- Radisson Blu Hotel in Otaniemi, Espoo: (1.2 km walking distance to the workshop venue)
- Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden in Tapiola, Espoo: (1.2 km walking distance to the workshop venue)
- Hilton Kalastajatorppa in Helsinki: (at workshop dinner venue, 3.7 km from the workshop venue)
- Any hotel in Helsinki city centre: (approximately 9 km from the workshop venue, check journey planner for your connections)