Venue & Travel

ICDL-EPIROB 2019 will be held in the heart of Oslo, Norway at Ingeniørenes hus møtesenter (Engineer’s House Conference Centre).

About Oslo

Oslo is the centre of Norway as the seat of government but also as the economic and cultural capital. While Oslo is a small city (population of less than 1M in the urban area), it is home to a rich history, an active technology research and startup environment, vibrant theatre and music cultural events, and easy access to Norway’s beautiful natural environment.

More information about Oslo is available at the Visit Oslo web page. We look forward to offering a social program in connection with the conference that will allow attendees to experience a taste of Oslo’s culture, architecture, nature and cuisine.

Climate

Although Norway is famous for its winter weather, ICDL-EPIROB will take place in August (late summer) when the average daily high temperature is likely to be between 15-25 degrees celsius. However, weather can be anything from sunshine to cold and rainy. So be prepared. In Norway, there is no bad weather, there might only be bad clothing.

About Ingeniørenes hus

Ingeniørenes hus møtesenter located in central Oslo within an easy walk of National Theatre metro and train station, numerous accomodation options, and the exciting Aker Brygge pier, home of stylish museums and restaurants.

Image appears courtesy of VISITOSLO/Tord Baklund

Visa

Remember to consider early if you need to apply for a visa. See a list of countries not needing visa here. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us (General Chair, Jim Torresen jimtoer@ifi.uio.no ) to get an invitation letter from the organizing committee. Please provide affiliation information and documentation of an accepted paper or paid registration fee when requesting a visa letter.

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels close to the conference venue. We recommend to book early and to compare prices on a few online booking websites (e.g., booking.com, expedia, hrs, hotels.com) as prices can vary. Many tourists visit Norway at the time of the conference so booking early is expected to give the best rates. Please also check tripadvisor etc for user experiences with the different hotels.

We have negotiated special rates for ICDL-Epirob 2019 attendees at the following hotels in walking distance from the venue (limited number of rooms in each hotel):

Thon Hotel Europa (NOK 1067 for single room). Booking link. Valid until 1 July.

Thon Hotel Cecil (NOK 1317 for single room). Booking link. Valid until 1 July.

Please note that we can not guarantee that these rates are lower than what you can found through other booking sites.

For budget accommodation/hostels, there are a number of options:

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Power and Connectors in Norway

Norway uses the Europlug Type C & F (Schuko) connectors and 230V, 50Hz mains power, so you might need a travel adapter if coming from outside of Europe.