General Information Para98




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    On-site Registration:

    On-site registration will take place on Sunday, June 14 for tutorials and on Monday, June 15 for the PARA98 workshop from 08.00 a.m.

    Conference Fees

    The tutorial fee covers tutorial handouts, lunch and coffee during breaks.

    The workshop fee covers workshop material, workshop proceedings (book published by Springer Verlag), three lunches, coffee during breaks, welcome reception and workshop banquet.

    Fee in SEK University affiliation Industry affiliation
        Early registration Late registration Early registration Late registration
    Tutorial 1,500 2,000 2,000 2,500
    Workshop 2,700 3,500 3,500 4,300

    The deadline for the early registration fee is Monday May 18, 1998. This deadline will be strictly observed and the early registration fee applies only if the payment has been received by this date.

    Link to registration form.


    The Conference Secretariat can offer participants hotel rooms at a special congress discount price. Rooms will be booked on a first come first served basis. If nothing else is stated, breakfast is included in the prices. Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

    Uman Home Hotel

    Uman Home Hotel is situated in downtown Umeå close to the River Ume. The main building is an old medical officers villa with a cosy and pleasent atmosphere. The prices also include afternoon coffee, an evening sandwich, newspapers, jogging overall, a cold draught beer after a sauna bath etc. The hotel has 89 rooms and a total of 178 beds.

    Prices:	        Price per night (sun, mon, tue, wed, thu) 
           	        Single room 850 
           	        Double room 1050
                    Weekend price per night (fri, sat)
           	        Single room 545 
                    Double room 745
    Address:        Storgatan 52
                    S-903 26 Umeå, Sweden
    Phone number: 	+46(0)90-127220
    Umeå Plaza Hotel

    Umeå Plaza Hotel is located in the centre of Umeå, between a pedestrianized street and the River Ume in the heart of the city. Right at the top, on the 14th floor, there is a most stylish sauna with a wonderful view of the city. The hotel has 196 rooms. V&R is a fine dining-room that alternate local specialities with classic international dishes. For more details (in Swedish) about Umeå Plaza Hotel, see the Plaza Homepage.

    Prices:        Single room per night 815 
                   Double room per night 1015
    Address:       Storgatan 40, Box 3133
                   S-903 04 Umeå, Sweden               
    Phone number:  +46(0)90-177000 
    Hotel Björken

    Hotel Björken is located nearby the conference location (300m). The hotel has 246 nice rooms and offers besides the reduced prices (see below) a unit price for 4 up to 7 nights to a total cost of 2000 SEK. In the unit price alternative, the level of room service is slightly reduced, for example, the room is cleaned and the sheets changed just once a week.

    Prices:         Price per night (sun, mon, tue, wed, thu)
                    Single room 535
                    Double room 780
                    Weekend price per night (fri, sat)
                    Single room 385
                    Double room 520
    Address:        Patientvägen 1
                    S-907 46 Umeå, Sweden
    Phone number:   +46(0)90-108700

    Link to hotel reservation.

    Confirmation of hotel reservations

    You will receive a confirmation of your hotel reservation with complete information about the hotel name and address. When you receive the confirmation (hotel voucher), please check that it shows the correct arrival and departure dates. The hotel voucher must be presented to the hotel registration desk on arrival. Any changes in your hotel reservation prior to the workshop must be addressed to the Conference Secretariat.

    Notice, that in all cases (except for the Hotel Björken unit price alternative) the cost for accommodation is paid directly to the hotel. For the Hotel Björken unit price alternative the cost (2000 SEK) must be paid after confirmation (from the Conference Secretariat) and in advance to Umeå University.

    Conference Secretariat

    Conference Secretariat before and after the Conference:

    Conference Secretariat during the Conference, June 14-17, 1998:

    • Sunday, June 14: 08.00 - 17.00
    • Monday, June 15: 08.00 - 18.00
    • Tuesday, June 16: 08.30 - 17.00
    • Wednesday, June 17: 08.30 - 18.00

    Transportation to Umeå

    The easiest way to travel to Umeå is via Stockholm Arlanda, the main international airport in Sweden (650km south of Umeå). The domestic flights from Stockholm Arlanda to Umeå (<1h) are serviced by SAS and Braathens. Some of the SAS flights are operated by Falcon Air. To get the best price ask for an Apex ticket for the complete flight including the domestic part in Sweden. To get the lowest fare for the domestic flights you normally have to travel from Stockholm on Saturday June 13. Alternatively, your international travel must include a Saturday night. It is also possible to go by night train from Stokholm to Umeå (> 10 h).

    A bus service from Umeå Airport to the University (nearby Hotel Björken) via Umeå downtown is available with all flights, the fare is SEK 30. Taxi fare from the airport to the city centre hotels will be approx. SEK 100, and from the airport to Hotel Björken approx. SEK 125. Ask for a unit price for the travel from Umeå airport to your hotel.

    Transportation between hotels and conference site

    There are public bus transportations between downtown (Vasaplan) and university campus (busnumbers - saturday and sunday: "61 Carlshöjd", "68 Östra Ersboda", "69 Västra Ersboda" monday to friday: "1 Carlshem, "5 Tomtebo", "6 Västra Ersboda", "7 Västra Ersboda", "8 Carlshem", "9 Nydalahöjd"), and of course taxi services. A refreshing walk between downtown hotels and MIT-huset at campus takes approximately 25-30 minutes. It is a 5 minutes walk from Hotel Björken to the conference cite.


    Practical Information


    Official Conference language is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

    Weather and Dress

    In June, the weather is usually warm, 15°-20° C, while evenings may require a jacket or a light coat. At this time of the year Umeå offers more than 22 hours of sunshine per day! Come and enjoy it!

    Visa Requirements

    Participants coming from outside Europe and Scandinavia are advised to contact the nearest Swedish consulate or embassy in due time.

    Liability and Insurance:

    Neither the organizers nor the Conference Secretariat are able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage to persons or properties during the conference. Participants are therefore kindly requested to take out their own personal insurances.

    Tourist information about Umeå.

    Tourist information about Sweden.

Updated: 2024-06-15, 11:05