Printable programme from here.

Tuesday 6th of February 2018    

Capital-Training (only in English) in Lahti (Salpaus, Svinhufvudinkatu 6 G, 15110 Lahti​) at 11.30-14.30. Please read more from here and inform your self to the training here

Technical tour at 15.00 to Lahti Southern Ring Roads Big Room. Buss transfer from Travel Centre at 15.00 and From the City market Square 15.10. Sign up to the technical tour in the seminar registration.

Reception by the City of Lahti at 19.00 (Salpausselänkatu 8, 15110 Lahti). Sign up to the reception in the seminar registration.


Wednesday 7th of February 2018    

Welcome - Morning coffee at 9.00-9.30                                                          

Digitalization at 9.30-12.00

Aurora Borealis – The Arctic Intelligent Test Ecosystem Finnish Transport Agency and Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Digitalization Improves Winter Maintenance, Riitta Annala, Project Manager, (Solita Oy), Co-author Ismo Kohonen, Maintenance Procurement Specialist, (Finnish Transport Agency)

Digitalization Renews Delivering Road Maintenance Oiva HuuskonenDevelopment Manager, Lic.Sc (tech.), (Destia Oy), Markku Tervo, Unit Manager, (Northern Purchasing Area, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) and Lauri KettunenProfessor, (University of Jyväskylä, COB Jalonne Ltd.)

Collecting Weather Information by Mobile Road Condition Monitors Taisto Haavasoja, CEO, Ph.D., (Teconer Ltd.)

Real Time Videos and Computer Vision - Savings in Road Maintenance without Quality Loss Markus Melander CEO, M. Sc., (Vionice Ltd.) Co-author: Ilari Pihlajisto, Senior developer, (Vionice Ltd.)

Towards Industrial IoT in Winter Road Maintenance Johan Odelius Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.,(Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), Umair Najeeb (The Arctic University of Norway) Virve Karsisto Researcher, M.Sc., Ph.D student (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

Lunch and Exhibition at 12.00-13.00

Maintenance at 13.00 -15.00

Winter Maintenance and the Annual Costs of Pavements Timo Saarenketo CEO, D.Sc. (Tech.), Adj.Prof., (Roadscanners Group)

Modern Methods of Accurate Snow Removal – Effects on Driving Experience Rauno Kuusela Quality Manager, (Destia Oy), co-author: Janne Mäkipää, (Arctic Machine Ltd.)

Passive Snow Control on High-Speed Roads Daria Korneeva, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in engineering science, (Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University MADI) Co-author: Ushakov Victor, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, Professor, head of road construction and maintenance department (Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University MADI)

OptiDrifT - Optimizing Winter and Spring Street Maintenance for Improved Air Quality, Accessibility and Safety Mats Gustafsson, Researcher, Ph.D., (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI )

New Approaches to Protect Soil and Water Resources During Winter Maintenance of Roads Iryna Voloshyna or  Dr. Valerii Vyrozhemskyi, (Shulgin State Road Research Institute,  Ukraine)

Patching Potholes with New Geopolymer Materials Minna Sarkkinen, Researcher, D.Sc.(Tech.), (Kajaani University if Applied Sciences)

Coffee Break and Exhibition at 15.00-15.30

Contracts at 15.30 -16.30

PBMC-model in Road Maintenance Contracts Tuomo Ratia, Maintenance Coordinator, B. E., (Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Southeast Finland), Timo Paavilainen, Manager, (YIT Ltd.)

Effective Road Maintenance Monitoring Meelis Toome, Chief Specialist at Road Maintenance Department, (Estonian Road Administration)

Alliance Contracting in Maintenance Project Anna Tienvieri Maintenance Engineer, M.Sc., (City of Helsinki)



Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Reseach Centre of Finland, Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas "Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Maintenance of Infrastructures"

Meteorologist Kerttu Kotakorpi "Changes in Weather Conditions and Predicting Weather Conditions in the Future"

GET TOGETHER EVENT in the Exhibition hall   at 17.45-20.00                                                                                           

Thursday 8th of February 2018    Seminar programme day 2   


The Future Elements of Successful Winter Maintenance Iiro Lehtonen, Managing Director, LL.M, MBA, (Transport and Logistics SKAL)

Heavy-duty Vehicle Driver´s Perspective into Winter Maintenance Mika Venäläinen Transport Coordinator, B.Sc., (Transport Company Ilmari Lehtonen Ltd.)

Driver Monitoring and Traffic Safety during Winter – Case Lahti Mikko Markkula, Managing Director, LL.M., (Koiviston Auto Ltd.)

Maintenance Contracts – Safety with New and Traditional Methods Juha Jääskelä, CEO, (Arctic Machine Ltd.)

After Market Siping of Truck Tires - Does it Give More Traction and Safety? Bård Nonstad, Senior Principal Engineer, M.Sc., (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)

Demonstrations at 11.00-12.00

Lunch and Exhibition at 12.00-13.00

CYCLING NETWORK at 13.00-14.30

Main Bicycle Lanes: Joint Winter Maintenance Contract with Three Road Keepers Kai Mäenpää, Maintenance Manager, (City of Oulu)

Bicycle Path Surface Wetness - a Very Different Matter than Street and Road Surface Wetness Göran Blomqvist, Researcher, Ph.D., (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute). Co-authors are Anna Niska and Ida Järlskog (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)

Nordic Experiences of Salt Use for Winter Maintenance of Bicycle Paths Anna Niska, Research Leader, Ph.D., (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI), Katja Rekilä, Engineer, M.Sc., (Norwegian Public Roads Administration NPRA), Tine Damkjær, Engineer, B.Sc., (Danish Road Directorate),

Developing Winter Maintenance of the Bicycle Paths Tuomas Lautaniemi Maintenance Engineer, (City of Helsinki)

Hot Topic and farewell at 14.30-15.00


Simultaneous interpretation (Finnish-English-Russian) will be provided in the seminar.