Registration to the Winter Road Congress international seminar is open!

You will find seminar programme from below, here (as pdf) and also from the internet schedule.

Please make your seminar registration online using the registration form from here. When entering the registration form, please choose your language (English) from top right corner. Lecturer, please use the registration link (provided by personal email) for your registration.

Winter Road Congress Seminar Program

Tuesday 11.2.2020

Excursion at 14.30 to the Traffic Management Centre in Tampere on Tuesday 11.2.2020 at 14.30

Reception by the City of Tampere in the evening

Wednesday 12.2.2020

08.30 Seminar registration and coffee

9.30 Welcoming words

9.40 International comparisons of road maintenance and management

New guidelines for winter maintenance in Finland, Otto Kärki, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Comparison of winter maintenance requirements in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Janis Kastanovski, Latvian State Roads

Technology of winter road maintenance in Russia, Anna Klimentova, Association of Winter Road Maintenance

Setting credible speed limits – case studies from all over the world, Jaakko Klang, Centre for Economic
Development, Transport and the Environment in Southwest of Finland

11.00 Lunch and exhibition

12.00 Steps of automation and utilization of information

Automation of road traffic in snowy and icy conditions, Ilkka Kotilainen, Traficom

The Development of autonomous road maintenance, Petteri Tervamäki, Arctic Machine Ltd

Street cleaning 4.0 - towards CO2 neutral and energy-efficient sweeping, Antti Nikkanen, Snowek Ltd

Mobile laser scanning, quality control and accurate road geometry, Heiska Nina, Nordic Geo Center Ltd

Enhanced mobile friction measurement on highway 4, Mikko Malmivuo, Innomikko Ltd

How does road weather information support decision making in Estonia, Puust Märt, Teede Tehnokeskus AS

Nationwide road state service from vehicle cameras and mobile sensors, Markus Melander, Vaisala Ltd

14.20 Coffee

15.00 Reputation, Road users & Contracts

On cooperation of the Road Administration with the media in order to give winter road maintenance a positive reputation, Diana Lorents, Estonian Road Administration

Utilizing customer feedback to maintain and develop the road network – case winter road maintenance, Katariina Korteoja, Traffic Customer Service in Finland

The importance of cooperation and its construction in a new road management contract model: case Kuusamo contract, Ilkka Nissilä, YIT Suomi Oy, Joona Peltoniemi, Centre for Economic
Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland

Alliance contract model in routine maintenance in the city of Turku, Rauno Kuusela, Destia Ltd, Mari Helin, the city of Turku, Mikko Kuusisto, Destia Ltd

Role and responsibility of a subcontractor, Jani Sihvonen, Puuppolan Konepalvelu Ltd

17.00 Keynote: The potential of digital twins in road maintenance, Idar Kirkhorn, Trimble, Mats Bayard, Triona and Joe Forren, Nye Veier, Norja

18.00 Get together in the Exhibition hall

Thursday 13.2.2020

9.00 Morning coffee

9.20 Winter Cycling & Maintenance

The year-round potential of bike-sharing – a comparison of 50 station-based systems worldwide, Martti Tulenheimo, Finnish Cyclists’ Federation

Ground frost on salted bike- and pedestrian paths, Katja Skille, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Operating guidelines and salt instructions for sweep-salting of cycleways, Anna Niska, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Use of warm-wetted sanding on walkways and cycle paths, Nonstad Bård, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

10.40 Moving to the demonstration display area behind the exhibition center

11.00 Demonstrations

11.00-13.00 Lunch and exhibition

13.00 Road maintenance & management

New contract model for road maintenance in Finland, Magnus Nygård, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Digitalization enabling better situational awareness for road maintenance, Janne Miettinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Seppo Kaarto, Destia Ltd

Real-time weather information as part of winter bike route management, Antti Hirvonen, Kuntotekniikka

Involving maintenance in the future development of the transport system, Oskari Kaupinmäki, Marek Salermo and Tuomas Lautaniemi, The city of Helsinki

Data to Knowledge and Actions, Lauri Kettunen, Jalonne Ltd

14.50 Final closing words

15.00 Farewell

All rights to changes in the program are reserved.


Early bird price 580 e +24% VAT available until 24th of January 2020.
(Finnish Road association members early bird price 520 e+24% VAT until 24th of January 2020. Registration for members from here.)
After 24th of January 2020 the price is 720 e+ 24% VAT.