Jari Veijalainen

jari_twikiPostal address:
Prof. Dr. Jari Veijalainen
University of Jyväskylä,
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
P.O.Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

  • Street address: Mattilanniemi 2, Agora-building, 5th floor
  • Email: veijalai@cs.jyu.fi
  • Tel (office): (+358 400) 248127)
  • Tel (mobile): (+358 50) 5635270
  • Fax (office): (+358 14) 2603011 

Jari Veijalainen is working as a full professor at the department since August 1996. On Nov. 17, 1999 he was nominated to a permanent full professor position by the University of Jyvaskyla. He was elected to become the head of the department starting August 2, 1999, a position held by him also during fall 1997. During 2004-2005 he was heading the Information Technology Research Institute at University of Jyvaskyla. He is also a Docent in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, Finland since May 1996. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1978) and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1983) from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Dr.-Ing. degree in Computer Science (1989) from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His previous positions include permanent and visiting teaching and research positions at the University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland 1980-1985), Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH (Berlin, Germany 1985-1987), GMD-FOKUS (Berlin, Germany 1988), GMD-IPSI (Darmstadt, Germany 1992), VTT (Espoo, Finland, 1989-1997), Fraunhofer-Institut FIT (Sankt Augustin, Germany 2000-2001), Waseda University, GITI (Tokyo, Japan 2003), and University of Potsdam, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany (2005-2006).

Dr. Veijalainen has taken part in EU-financed multidatabase projects (MAP761 and MAP761B) in Germany during the eighties as a researcher. From April 1994 to July 1996 he has been a member of the steering committee and a chief researcher in ESPRIT III Basic Research project TransCoop (EP8012). During 1990-1996 he has been also a Finnish representative in the COST 14 Management Committee "Coordination Technologies". During 2004-2006 he was a member of the steering committee of EU FP6 project “Adaptive Services Grid” (ASG) (see asg-platform.org).

During 1995-1996 he has been a guest editor of International Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical Engineering and Communications, Special issue on Telecommunication and Databases, and in 2001-2002 a Guest Editor for ACM MONET, Special Issue on Security in Mobile Computing Environments. He also was a guest editor of International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), Special Issue on Mobile Services and Ontologies in 2008. He was a Member of the Editorial Board of the VLDB Journal 2002-2007, and a member of the Editorial Board of Wireless Networks (WINE) 2002-2010. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of IJWET (www.inderscience.com/ijwet) and IJMIS (www.inderscience.com/ijmis).  He has served on tens of international program committees, among them VLDB'96, VLDB'01, ICDE'01, ICDE´06, ICDE’07, ICCCN’02-05,’07 and refereed papers for major journals and conferences including IEEE Data Engineering, Very Large Databases, IEEE Data&Knowledge Engineering, VLDB Journal,  ACM Transactions on Databases, and ACM Monet. Between 1995-2002 he has evaluated projects and project proposals for the European Commission.

He has published one book and is a co-editor in another book. In all, he has published tens of scientific conference and journal papers and several chapters in scientific monographs.

Dr. Veijalainen is a voting member of ACM, and a member of IEEE  and the Finnish Information Processing Association.

His research interests include heterogeneous transaction management, transaction models and mechanisms for computer supported co-operative work, workflow systems and electronic commerce systems, formal modeling, mobile computing, software engineering, mobile multimedia data management, social media analysis, and Internet of Things.

His hobbies include biking, forestry, philosophy, as well as diverse music.

Major publications

Frank Eliassen., Jari Veijalainen, Language Support for Multi-database Transactions in a Cooperative, Autonomous Environment. Proc. TENCON 87, 1987 IEEE Region 10 Conference "Computers and Communication Technology Toward 2000", August 25-28, 1987 Seoul. IEEE 87CH2423-2, Vol. 1, pp. 277-281.

Jari Veijalainen, Transaction Concepts in Autonomous Database Environments. (Ph.D. thesis). GMD-Bericht Nr. 183, ISBN 3-486-21596-5. R. Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich, Germany, April 1990.

Antoni Wolski, Jari Veijalainen. 2PC Agent Method: Achieving Serializability in Presence of Failures in a Heterogeneous Multidatabase. Proc. IEEE PARBASE-90 Conf. (Miami Beach, 7-9 March, 1990), IEEE Computer Society Press, USA, 1990, pp. 321 - 330

Harri Laine, Jari Veijalainen, Antoni Wolski (eds.), Relational Databases - The Basic Concepts and Vocabulary. Report A-18, ISBN 951-762-148-5, Tietotekniikan kehittämiskeskus ry, Helsinki, Finland, Oct. 1990. (Consists of an English-Finnish vocabulary with about 100 pairs of terms with definitions and of three introductory chapters into central relational concepts, the latter in Finnish).

Jari Veijalainen, Antoni Wolski, Prepare and Commit Certification for Decentralized Transaction Management in Rigorous Heterogeneous Multidatabases. Proc.of 8th IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Engineering, Febr. 3-7, 1992, pp. 470-479.

Jari Veijalainen, Issues in Open EDI. Proceedings of the Second Intl. Conference on Systems Integration (ICSI'92), Morristown, NJ, June 15-18, 1992. P.Ng, C. Ramamoorthy, L.Seifert, R.Yeh (eds), IEEE CS Press, pp. 401-412.

Jari Veijalainen, Frank Eliassen, Bernhard Holtkamp: The S-transaction Model. Chapter 12 in: Ahmed Elmagarmid (ed.): Database Transaction Models for Advanced Database Applications. Morgan-Kaufmann Publishers, San Mateo, USA 1992.

Jari Veijalainen, Heterogeneous Multilevel Transaction Management with Multiple Subtransactions. Proc. of DEXA'93 (V.Marik, J. Lazinsky,R.Wagner, eds), LNCS Nr. 720, Springer Verlag 1993, pp. 181-188.

Juha Puustjärvi, Henry Tirri, Jari Veijalainen, Reusability and Modularity in Transactional Workflows. Information Systems, Special Issue on Information Systems Engineering (revised from CAiSE'96 paper; April/May 1997), pp. 101-120.

Rolf de By, Wolfgang Klas, Jari Veijalainen (eds), Transaction Management Support for Cooperative Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers,December 1997. (see TransCoop book for details and ordering information).

Jian Tang, Jari Veijalainen, Enforcement of Inter-task Dependencies in Workflows; Characterization and Paradigm. International Journal on Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS),Vol. 7(1998), No. 1, pp. 19-53.

Jari Veijalainen, Antoni Wolski, Transaction-based Recovery. Chapter 11 in: A.Elmagarmid, M. Rusinkiewicz and A. Sheth (eds.), Management of Heterogeneous and Autonomous Database Systems, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, CA, USA, October 1998, pp. 301-350. (Access http://www.mkp.com and search for ISBN 1-55860-216-X for details and ordering information).

Jari Veijalainen, Eetu Ojanen, Managing Compressed Multimedia Data in a Memory Hierarchy: Fundamental Issues and Basic Solutions. SPIE International Symposium on Voice, Video and Data Communications, Conference 3527 "Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems III", Nov. 2-4, 1998, Boston, USA. SPIE Proc. Vol 3527, pp. 372- 383.

Jian Tang, Jari Veijalainen, Using Fragmentation to Enhance Reliability in Workflow Systems. Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science (Transactions of the SDPS), Vol. 3, No.2 (June 1999), pp. 33-48.

Jari Veijalainen, Transactions in Mobile Electronic Commerce. In: Gunter Saake, Kerstin Schwarz, Can Türker (eds.), Transactions and Database Dynamics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Nr. 1773, Springer Verlag, Berlin, December 1999, pp. 208- 229.

Jari Veijalainen, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, Electronic Commerce Transactions in Mobile Computing Environment. Qun Jin, Jie Li, Nan Zhang, Jingde Cheng, Clement Yu, Shoichi Nogushi (eds), Proc. of IS2000 Conference, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, Japan, Nov. 5-8, 2000, pp. 37-45. (Best Paper Award).

Jari Veijalainen, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, Electronic Commerce Transactions in a Mobile Computing Environment. In Q.Jin, J. Li, N. Zhang, J. Cheng, C. Yu, S. Noguchi (eds) Enabling Society with Information Technology. Springer Verlag (Tokyo 1/2002), ISBN 4-431-70327-6, pp. 131-140.

Kirsi Virrantaus, Jari Veijalainen, Jouni Markkula, Artem Katasonov, Artem Garmash, Henry Tirri, Vagan Terziyan, Developing GIS-supported Location-based Services. A paper in First International Workshop on Web Geographical Information Systems WGIS01; in T. Ozsu, H.-J. Schek, K. Tanaka, C. Claramunt, W. Winiwater, Y. Kambayashi, Y Zhang (eds.) Proc. of “WISE 2001”, 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, 3 - 6 December, 2001, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 423-432.

Jari Veijalainen, Jouni Markkula, Some Limits for Revenue Generation of Mobile Network Operators. Tokyo Mobile Round Table conference, May 30.-31, 2002 Tokyo, Japan. (CD).

Jari Veijalainen, Mathias Weske, Modeling Static Aspects of Mobile Electronic Commerce Environments. Chapter 7 in Advances in Mobile Commerce Technologies, Lim Ee Peng, Keng Siau (eds.), IDEA Group Publishing, 2002, pp. 137-170.

Birgitta K\ouml; nig-Ries, Kia Makki, S.A.M. Makki, Charles Perkins, Niki Pissinou, Peter Reiher, Peter Scheuermann, Jari Veijalainen, Alexander Wolf, Ouri Wolfson. Research Direction for Developing an Infrastructure for Mobile & Wireless Systems: Consensus Report of the NSF Workshop held on October 15, 2001 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In: Developing an Infrastructure for Mobile and Wireless Systems; Koenig-Ries, B.,Makki, K., Makki, S.A.M., Pissinou, N., Scheuermann, P., (Eds.) NSF Workshop IMWS 2001, October 15, 2001, Revised Papers. Springer Verlag LNCS Vol. 2538, Dec. 2002, pp. 1-37.

Jari Veijalainen and Tom Gross, Mobile Wireless Interfaces; in Search for the Limits. In: Developing an Infrastructure for Mobile and Wireless Systems; König-Ries, B.,Makki, K., Makki, S.A.M., Pissinou, N., Scheuermann, P., (Eds.) NSF Workshop IMWS 2001, Scottsdale, AZ, October 15, 2001, Revised Papers. Springer Verlag LNCS Vol. 2538, Dec. 2002, pp. 153-163.

Jian Tang, Vagan Terziyan, and Jari Veijalainen, Distributed PIN Verification Scheme for Improving Security of Mobile Devices. ACM MONET, Special Issue on Security in Mobile Computing Environments, Vol 8, Nr. 2 (April 2003), pp. 159-175. see www.kluweronline.com/issn/1383-469X


Jian Tang, Ada Waichee Fu, Jari Veijalainen: Supporting Dispute Handling in E-Commerce Transactions, a Framework and Related Methodologies. Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 4 (2004), pp. 393–413.


Jari Veijalainen, Eetu Ojanen, Mohammad Aminul Haq, Ville-Pekka Vahteala, Mitsuji Matsumoto. Energy consumption tradeoffs for compressed wireless data at a mobile terminal. IEICE Transactions, Special Issue on Multimedia Communications, Vol.E87-B, No.5, pp. 1123-1130.


Jari Veijalainen and Mathias Weske: Surveying Mobile Commerce Environments. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Volume I-III". ISBN: 1-59140-553-X; Idea Group Publishing, 2005.


Oleksiy Mazhelis, Jouni Markkula, Jari Veijalainen, An integrated identity verification system for mobile terminals. Information Management & Computer Security, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Vol. 13, Nr. 5 (Dec. 2005), pp. 367 – 378.


Artem Katasonov, Jari Veijalainen, Markku Sakkinen, Content quality assessment and acceptance testing in location-based services. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (JPCC), Vol.2(2006), Nr.1. pp. 15-34.


Jari Veijalainen, Eleni Berki, Jari Lehmonen, Pasi Moisanen, Implementing a New International Paper Mill Efficiency Standard - Using Computational Correctness Criteria to Model and Verify Timed Events. In G. Eleftherakis (Ed.), Proc. of the 2nd South-East European Workshop on Formal Methods (SEEFM05), 18-19 Nov., 2005 in Ohrid, (ISBN 960-87869-8-3), South-East European Research Centre (SEERC), Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2006, pp. 27-43.


Jari Veijalainen,Vagan Terziyan, Henry Tirri, Transaction Management for M-Commerce at a Mobile Terminal. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 5(2006), 3(Autumn), pp. 229-245.


Jari Veijalainen, Sergiy Nikitin, Ville Törmälä, Ontology-based Semantic Web

Service platform in Mobile Environments. Mobile Ontologies Workshop, May 9, 2006, Nara Japan. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06). Accessible through IEEE Xplore.


Jari Veijalainen, Mathias Weske, Reference Architecture for a Semantic Service

Provisioning Platform. Proc. of the IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies,

Applications, and Services (WTAS 2006), July 17-19, 2006 Calgary, Alberta, Canada, pp. 36-43.

Jari Veijalainen, Autonomy, Heterogeneity, Trust, Security, and Privacy in Mobile P2P Environments.  International Journal of Security and Its Applications, Vol.1. No.1, July 2007, pp. 57-72.

Jari Veijalainen, Mobile Ontologies; Concept, Development, Usage, and Business Potential. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Special Issue on Mobile Services and Ontologies 4(1) (Feb. 2008), pp. 20-34.

Christoph Bussler, Birgitta König-Ries, Dumitru Roman, Jari Veijalainen. Mobile Services and Ontologies: An overview. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Special Issue on Mobile Services and Ontologies 4(1) (Feb. 2008), pp. 10-19.

Mirja Pulkkinen, Jari Veijalainen, Insights from Operator Interviews. In Pasi Tyrväinen, Oleksiy Mazhelis (eds.), Vertical Software Industry Evolution. Physica-Verlag/Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2009, pp. 55-66.


Jari Veijalainen, Waseem Rehmat, Mobile communities in developing countries. Proc. Of RoSoC-M Workshop, held in conjunction with MDM 2010, Kansas City; May 23, 2010. Accessible through IEEE Xplore as part of MDM 2010 proceedings. DOI: 10.1109/MDM.2010.62, pp. 314-319


Alexander Semenov, Jari Veijalainen, Jorma Kyppö, Analyzing the presence of school-shooting related communities at social media sites. International Journal of Multimedia Security and Assurance (IJMIS), Vol. 1, Nr. 3 (Jan./Feb. 2011).


Jari Veijalainen, Veikko Hara, Architectural choices for mHealth services in Finland and Cameroon, Proc. of HiMOA workshop, June 6, 2011, Held in conjunction with 12th Mobile Data Management Conference (MDM 2011) in Luleå, Sweden. Accessible through IEEE Xplore as part of MDM 2011 Proceedings, Vol 2, DOI 10.1109/MDM.2011.32.


Jari Veijalainen, Veikko Hara, Towards Next Generation System Architecture for Emergency Services, Tai-hoon Kim, Hojjat Adeli, Rosslin John Robles and Maricel Balitanas (eds). Proc. of Information and Security Assurance conference, Aug. 16-18, 2011, Brno, Tzech Republic. Springer Verlag, CCIS Vol. 200,  pp. 185-199. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23141-42011


Alexander Semenov, Jari Veijalainen, Alexander Boukhanovsky, A generic Architecture for a Social Network Monitoring and Analysis System. Proc. of NBIS 2011, Sept. 3-7, Tirana, Albania. IEEE CS, pp. 178-185. Accessible through IEEE Xplore. DOI 10.1109/NBiS.2011.52.




TKO L72 Hajautetut tietokannat - Distributed Databases (Fall 1996)

TJT L32 Ohjelmistotuotanto; Software production (in Finnish; together with prof. Pasi Koikkalainen; Spring 1997)

TJT L59 Multimediatietokannat - Multimedia Database Systems (Spring 1998, Spring 2002).

CSI1 Introduction to Mobile Computing (Summer School 1998).
TJT L60 Mobile Computing (Spring 1999).

Seminar "Data Management for Mobile Computing" (Spring 1999) at Univ. of Helsinki, Dept. of Computer Science.

TJT L60 Mobile Computing (Spring 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2003).

TJTSS72 Hajautetut tietokannat ,Distributed Databases (Spring 2007).


ITKS540 Introduction to Mobile Technology and Business (Autumn 2007-Autumn 2012). Description see
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MOBILE TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS — Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä


TJTST26 Multimedia databases; The course introduces to the main issues in multimedia data management (Spring 2010).


TJTST19 Databases and Data Mining (together with prof. Seppo Puuronen); this is an advanced course in database technology and data mining (Spring 2009, Spring 2012).


TJTSS70 Cloud Computing. The course discusses various technical and organizational aspects of cloud computing (Spring 2011).


TJTSD66 Advanced Topics in Social Media; Multidisciplinary course on social media research (together with many colleagues

from different departments of the University of Jyväskylä; Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014)


Other presentation material

On Convergence; A lecture give at Jyvaskyla Labor Office on Feb. 18, 1999 for local SME companies. On (Digital) Convergence (33 MS Powerpoint-97 transparencies: in Finnish)

Autonomy issues in Virtual Enterprises; A panel presentation at IEEE RIDE Workshop in Sydney, Australia, March 23, 1999. Virtual Enterprises; Autonomy Issues (13 MS Powerpoint-97 transparencies)

Transactions in mobile electronic commerce; Invited talk at the workshop "Transactions and Database Dynamics" (TDD'99) in Dagstuhl, Germany Sept. 27, 1999. Transactions in mobile electronic commerce (107 MS Powerpoint-97 transparencies)

On Digital Convergence (in Finnish). The inauguration lecture given at Univ. of Jyväskylä on April 12, 2000. Inauguration talk (34 Powerpoint transparencies; in Finnish)

Current projects

Internet of Things (IoT). A national SHOK administered by TIVIT Oy and funded by TEKES, industry, and research institutions (2012-2015).

Social media analysis:

MineSocMed 1.9.2013-31.8.2017 funded by the Academy of Finland.

Also visit the home page of the  SOMEA research group.


Terminated projects

Adaptive Services Grid (ASG) is an Integrated Project financed partially by the European Commission. I was working mostly for this during the academic year 2005-2006 in Germany (2004-2007)

Paperikoneen tehokkuuden arviointi (PATEA). In this project we developed a system architecture for the new efficiency calculation standard for paper mills (2004-2005).

Multimedia, electronic commerce and transactional services for mobile computing (Multimeetmobile) (1999-2001).

Electronic Virtual Communities (EviCo) (1998-2000).

Last update: August 19, 2013.