Thon Hotel Gyldenløve
Many people will be staying at Thon Hotel Gyldenløve, which is a nice hotel not too far from the conference site.
At the time of writing, you can book a room for 5 nights, Sunday 5.7. to Friday 10.7. on their web site for 2830 NOK. (Look for "Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2" when choosing the type of room!)
A good possibility to get a reasonable price for a hotel room, at least if you book early, is Hotels Combined. They offer a 10% rebate for university students and teachers (i.e. most of the people who will attend the conference) if you're willing to send them a fax with some proof of your status.
At the time of writing, 5 nights at Hotel Gyldenløve can be booked via hotelscombined.com for 3044 NOK, minus 10%, which makes 2739 NOK.
It is now no longer possible to reserve student accommodation!
We can offer student accommodation for 1500 NOK (about 170 EUR) for the whole week. Of course this does not include breakfast, etc., and you are living in flats with several rooms sharing a kitchen and bathroom, located in "Sogn Studentby". Hotels in Oslo are expensive, so if you have a tight budget this might be the thing for you. To make use of this offer, you have to
- Say so during the registration (either via Epay or via mail, see the registration page)
- send a mail saying you would like student accommodation to Espen Lian, elian (at) ifi.uio.no, and say from when to when you will need it
- do this not later than Sunday, 7 June
NEW: the price of 1500NOK is actually for two weeks, the week of the conference and the one before that. The room is available from Monday, 29 June to Sunday, 12 July. It is also possible to book an extra week after the conference, but for an additional 875 NOK. Please let us know if you're interested!
Travel and location
All of the places in the city centre mentioned in this text are marked on the Tableaux 2009 Google map.
From the airport to the Central Station
First you need to get to the city centre. This text describes how to get from Oslo international airport to Oslo Central Station. If you arrive Oslo by a different port getting to Oslo S. should be straight-forward. Oslo S. is situated in the dead centre of Oslo.
If you arrive by plane to the international airport in Oslo, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, the easiest way to get to the city centre and the Central Station Oslo S. is by the Airport Express Train. The Airport Express Train leaves approx. every 10 min. from the airport train terminal which is located in the far end of the airport, only 5 min. walk from the baggage claim. The fare costs NOK 170 one way. Use the ticket vending machines located in the train terminal area to avoid additional fees. You can also just swipe your credit card in the ticket stalls to the train terminal area. A student fare is NOK 85. To buy a student ticket you need to use a ticket vending machine. During regular hours there will be Airport Express Train personnel in the train terminal area to help you if necessary.
It is also possible to go by regular trains operated by the national railway company NSB which is cheaper, approx. NOK 100 for a regular fare. Get your ticket in the ticket booth in the train terminal area.
From the Central Station to Gyldenløve hotel or Kringsjå Studentby
To get to Gyldenløve hotel from the Central Station Oslo S. to take tram no. 11 or no. 19 direction Majorstuen from outside the railway station. Get off at the tram stop Rosenborg. The hotel is just a few metres up the road on the other side of the tram stop.
To get to Kringsjå Studentby from Oslo S. use the subway station at Oslo S., follow signs marked "T" to get there. Take subway no. 3 to Kringsjå. Kringsjå studentby and building "OMT 28", address "Olav M. Troviks vei 28" and where you will stay, is on the other side of the tracks. A poster will be put up on the subway station to guide you to where to go an pick up your key and find your room.
Buying a "week card" is the cheap and easy way to pay for public transportation for the entire duration of the conference. This card is valid for one person seven days on all regular public transportation in the city area, meaning buses, trams, subway and boats(!) travelling within the city area during daytime. (All locations mentioned on this page, except the airport, are located in the city area.) The week card costs NOK 200. The week card and other tickets, e.g. single fare tickets, are sold in most regular convenience stores, like "Narvesen" or "Seven Eleven". All tickets need to be stamped once and once only before they are used. Stamp machines are found on trams and when entering subway platforms. If you use a bus, you'll need to ask the bus driver to stamp the ticket.
If you prefer to go by taxi there is big taxi terminal at the central station. Follow the signs to get there. The vast majority of taxis are honest and clean -- and expensive!! Any taxi fare will at least cost you NOK 150.
From your accommodation to the conference
To get to the conference from Gyldenløve hotel walk to Majorstuen subway station and take subway no. 3, 4 or 5 to Blindern subway station. From here the conference area is just a minutes walk away. If you fancy walking, the conference area is approx. 30 min. walk from Gyldenløve hotel.
From Kringsjå Studentby take subway no. 3 to Blindern subway station and walk to the conference area.
To Brasserie France
On Monday there will be a dinner at the Brasserie France restaurant. To get there take a subway to Stortinget subway station. (Stortinget is the parliament building.) Any subway no. will do, they all go by this station as long as you go in the direction towards the city centre.
To Town hall
On Tuesday there will be a reception in Oslo town hall. Take the subway to Nationaltheateret subway station, any subway no. will do. From here walk towards the waterfront. The town hall is the big red-brick building overlooking the waterfront. Entrance is on the waterfront side.
If you choose to walk to Frognerparken after session 3, the easy way to get to town hall is by tram no. 12 direction Kjelsås. The tram leaves approx. every 10 min. right outside the main entrance to the park and takes you to the waterfront just by the town hall, tram stop Aker brygge.
How to get home again
To get to the Central Station and the airport, just follow the same route you came in the opposite direction. Train tickets to the Airport Express Train may be bought by the platform area. You'll need a valid ticket to get off the train and into the airport area. Train tickets to the regular train may be bought from the ticket booths or vending machines located in the middle of the Central Station.
- Tableaux 2009 Google map
- Oslo international airport
- Airport Express Train
- Trafikanten's public transportation planner mostly only in Norwegian.
Oslo is lovely during summer and has a lot of tourist sites to offer. You find a tourist information centre in Trafikanten just outside the Central Station.
- Visit Oslo is official web site for tourist information in Oslo.
- The Oslo card is "the easiest and most inexpensive way to experience Oslo! The Oslo Pass provides free travel on all public transport, free admission to museums and sights, free parking in all Oslo municipal car parks, discounts on car hire, ice skate hire, Tusenfryd Amusement Park etc." 1/2/3 days passes for NOK 220/320/410.
- Yr.no to check out the weather in Oslo.
- Currency Converter - OANDA, tailored for NOK and some of our participants' favourite currencies!
All rooms are equipped with projectors. There are stationary computers in each room running Microsoft Windows with Office 2003 software, as well as Acrobat Reader. We will have a number of USB memory sticks which can be used to transfer talks (preferably in PDF format) to these machines. We encourage presenters to do this during the breaks. It is also possible to connect your own laptops to the projectors, but please check for interoperability during the breaks!
If you prepare a presentation with Powerpoint 2007, you have to export it to 2003 format. The software will not read .pptx files.
All presentations of regular papers and system descriptions should be 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for discussions. Position papers should take 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussions.