Self-Provisioned Services

This team researches messaging-based services designed for millions of users. The core research question is how service concepts and technologies can scale up without a prohibitive increase in investment.

Currently the team is focused on distributed, document-flow based services for networked user communities.

Research topics

  • Enabling service creation by prosumers
  • Viral distribution
  • Self-provisioning
  • Mass customization
  • Cloud computing


White paper
Lähteenmäki, M., Ahtinen, A., Immonen, O., Malu, C., Mäkelä, K., Saarinen, P.J., Tarkiainen, M. and Uusitalo, S., Mobile Workforce Services Opportunity, November 20, 2006 (pdf)


van Gurp, J.; Karhinen, A.; and Bosch, J., 'Mobile Service Oriented Architectures (MOSOA)'. Proceedings of the 6th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems, Athens, Greece, June 14-16, 2006

Jalava, T. and Nurminen, J.K., 'Mobile phone as an inspections tool - Experiences with a service for field force', Proceedings of 21st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Workshops (AINAW'07), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, May 21-23, 2007.

Honkala, M., Koskimies, O. and Laine, M., 'Connecting XForms to Databases - An Extension to the XForms Markup Language', 2007 W3C Workshop on Declarative Models of Distributed Web Applications, Dublin, Ireland, June 5-6, 2007. (pdf)

Karhinen, A.; Koskimies, O. and Nurminen, J.K., 'Experiences in Applying a Mobile Service Platform across Different Business Domains', Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2007), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, June 12-16, 2007.

Haveri, M.; Virtanen, J.; Blom, J.; Tarkiainen, M. and Häkkilä, J., 'mCell: Platform Independent Communication Tool for Small Groups', Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI2007 ), Singapore, September 9-12, 2007.

Kangasharju, J. and Koskimies, O., 'Using Bit-Efficient XML to Optimize Data Transfer of XForms-Based Mobile Services', To appear in Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2008), Barcelona, Spain, June 12-16, 2008.

Karhinen, A. and Savolainen, J., 'Matching Service Requirements to Empirical Capability Models in Service-Oriented Architectures', to appear in Proceedings of 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Turku, Finland, July 28 - August 1, 2008



Mikko Tarkiainen, Team Leader

Team Members

Otso Alanko | Anssi Karhinen | Oskari Koskimies | Tanja Vuoksimaa | Turkka Äijälä