Date: August 28 - 31, 2001
All sessions will be held in Espoo, Otaniemi
at the Helsinki University of Technology,
main building. The address is:
See the Otaniemi
Campus area map
English will be used for all presentations and printed matter.
No interpretation service will be provided.
Pietarinkatu 11B40, FIN-00140 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 6926 949 Fax: +358 9 6926 970
Passport and visa
Finland is a member of the European Union and visas are not required
for citizens of EU-countries and many other countries.
A valid passport is required. Participants requiring a visa
for entry to Finland are strongly advised to make their
application in their home country at least three months before
intended date of travel.
For more information, please contact your nearest embassy
or consulate of Finland or consult your travel agency.
The climate is rather favorable. Summer is warm and beautiful.
The average daytime temperature in August is about 15 C.
Current weather forecast
Currency exchange and credit cards
Only Finnish Marks (FIM) are acceptable at regular stores and
One USD equals approximately 7 FIM and one EURO approximately 5,95 FIM.
You can obtain Finnish Marks at foreign exchange banks and
other authorized money exchanges or at automatic teller machines using
Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for banks at the Helsinki International Airport. Foreign exchange agencies for example "Forex" in the city center are open on weekdays.
Most Finnish services accept major credit cards.
However, smaller shops tend to prefer cash.
Current Exchange rates
The electric current in Finland is 220V (50 Hz).
Plugs and sockets are the same as in the Continental
countries of the European Union.
British and American participants need plug
adapters for electrical appliances.
The conference organizers cannot accept liability for personal
injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging
to conference participants (or their accompanying persons),
either during or as a result of the conference.
Please check the validity of your own insurance.
The time in Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich mean time (GMT).