Conference Venue

Agora (in Greek) = a market or a meeting place

Agora is a cooperative network for multi-disciplinary research situated in central Finland in the city of Jyväskylä. Agora emphasizes a multi-disciplinary, human-centered approach to information technology and to the future knowledge society, where research, education and enterprise are integrated into one functional whole.

Agora, P.O. Box 35, FIN 40014 University of Jyväskylä


Travel Information

Finland is commonly considered a safe country and easily accessible from all over the world. Several international airlines have regular flights to Helsinki the capital of the country. There are also some flights from Europe to Tampere. Our Conference city Jyväskylä is located about 275 km north of Helsinki and about 150 km north-east of Tampere. A convenient way is also to take a ferry from Stockholm, Sweden either to Helsinki or Turku (Åbo). Jyväskylä is very easy to reach by plane from Helsinki and train and bus both from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. The flight from Helsinki takes ca. 40 minutes, and the train from Helsinki or Turku ca. 3 hours. By bus you reach Jyväskylä from Helsinki or Turku in about 4 hours. For schedules and more details we advise you to look at the following web links.

Finnish airline:


Passenger railway network:


Bus travel services:



Transport Connections to/from Jyväskylä airport can be reached here:



The maps of conference area.
(Univercity campus, Agora building)

The city map.
(Jyväskylä, Finland)


The standard of hotels in Finland is high. Double rooms have either double beds or twin beds and all hotel rooms have a shower or bath. A buffet breakfast is included in the room rates and the hotel restaurants are prepared to accommodate special dietary requests. Most hotels have sauna facilities available to hotel guests free of charge in the mornings or evenings.

The Conference Secretariat has pre-booked accommodation in the hotels listed below (Conference Hotels). The rates given below (including breakfast and VAT) have been negotiated only for reservations made through the Secretariat while registering to the Conference.

We recommend that you book your accommodation through our registration protocol. A written confirmation of your reservation will then be included in your confirmation letter. For final room confirmation the hotels require your credit card number.

Conference Hotels: Recommended for reservation (via the registration page)

Hotel Alba
(closest to conference venue)
Ahlmaninkatu 4


Includes restaurant and bar. Hotel is located on a lake on the Mattilanniemi University Campus only 200 meters from the Conference Venue.
  Room rate (person/night)
  Single room 77 euros
  Double room 48 euros


Sokos Hotel Alexandra
Hannikaisenkatu 35


Includes 2 restaurants and disco. Hotel is located in the city centre, opposite to the Public Transport Interchange, ca. 2 km from the Mattilanniemi Campus area.
  Room rate (person/night)
economy rate  
  Single room 93 euros
  Double room 58 euros
standard rate  
  Single room 113 euros
  Double room 67 euros


Hotel reservations will only be confirmed if the registration fee of the Conference and the credit card number to be given to the hotel are received by the last day or registration.

Other Accommodation Opportunities:

Hotelli Milton
Hannikaisenkatu 29


Phone: +35814 3377 900
Fax: +35814 631 927


Väinönkatu 3


Phone: +358(0)14 653 211
Fax: +358(0)14 653 299


Vapaudenkatu 73


Phone: +358 14 330 3000
Fax: +358 14 330 2211