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The conference is arranged in the Dipoli Congress Centre, located in Otaniemi, a small district of Espoo in the capital area of Finland. Otaniemi is one of the largest campus areas in Finland, incorporating most of the Aalto University, former Helsinki University of Technology. There are also various research centers, such as MIKES, Centre for Metrology and Accreditation, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and small innovative companies located in the area.

The map below shows the important locations you should know of.

How to get here?

For most of you, it is most convenient to get here with an airplane. The closest airport is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport located about 20 km from Otaniemi.

A taxi from the Airport to Otaniemi costs around €40 and takes 25 minutes. Taxis are available outside the terminal.

You can also take a bus through the centre of Helsinki or the Airport Taxi.

Public transportation

Public transportation works extremely well. Information about ticket types and prices is available in here: How to use public transport. To travel from the Airport to the centre of Helsinki or to Espoo you need a 'regional ticket' costing €4.50. You can buy it from the driver.

If you know your location and destination addresses, you can plan your trip using Journey Planner. Addresses worth noting:

  • Airport: Airport, Vantaa
  • Dipoli Congress Centre: Otakaari 24, Espoo
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Otaniemi: Otaranta 2, Espoo
  • Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden: Tapionaukio 3, Espoo
  • Hostel Academica: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki
  • MIKES: Tekniikantie 1, Espoo
  • Aalto, Metrology Research Institute: Otakaari 5 A, Espoo

Practical information

In a nutshell:

  • Currency is Euro (€) and you can change them in banks, hotel reception and Forex. Banks and Forex are available at the Airport and in Tapiola.
  • Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Diners) work practically everywhere including taxis but excluding buses.
  • Electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz, with Schuko CEE 7/4 sockets.
  • No tipping necessary or expected
  • Tap water is safe and good, that is what we drink. It is also what you get in restaurant if you order water
  • Practically everybody speaks English. One thing worth noting however: People may forget such words as sorry, please, excuse me without meaning any harm. They are not much used in Finnish language so they just do not come naturally.
  • This is FINLAND - Things you should and shouldn't know
  • The Official Travel Site of Finland
  • For sightseeing and tours, see Helsinki Expert
  • Espoo - Official Visitor's Guide


If you need an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee for applying a Visa to Finland, please first check the Finnish embassy in your country about what information is required. Then contact with the information required to be included in the letter.