09:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 Opening the Forest & Photonics 2018
Director Marc Palahí, The European Forest Institute
10:15 Keynotes

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 analys, 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

Keynote: Forestry 4.0 transforming the forest biomass supply chain in Canada
Associate Professor Forest & Wildfire Operations, Director of Forest Operations Program Dominik Röser, University of British Columbia (UBC)

  • Assessing tree quality and health using terrestrial point clouds, Mikko Vastaranta, UEF
  • Measuring Intra-Seasonal Tree-Height Growth Using Drones, Jan Dempewolf, GeoKestrel GmbH, Germany

15:15 Drone Demo and Coffee break

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
  • Canada´s forest sector - big forests in need of big data, Tim Caldecott, BC Provincial Leader, FP Innovations

17:25 Evening program and Matchmaking

20:00 Finnish Cuisine buffet with live music and networking


10.00 Sensing and imaging

  • Future Possibilities of Machine Vision, Matti Okkonen, VTT
  • Optical Fiber Sensors for Efficient Industrial Processes and Waste Management, 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
  • Lidar optics - some applications, Jyrki Huttunen, Oplatek Group
  • 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.
- Virtual Forest VR (Oculus Rift)
- Tools for buiding trees and undergrowth assets for Virtual Forest

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