Workshop venue

The workshop is planned to be organized at the Särkisaari camping center. It is located on the Särkisaari island on the lake Päijänne. The total area, i.e., 17 acres of the island, is connected to the land by a bridge. Jämsä is the closest city to Särkisaari island with a of approximately 18 kms. The disctance from the island to the center of Jyväskylä is approximately 52 kms. The beautiful nature, comfortable and modern conference and banqueting facilities are excellent for the event. The main building of the camping was designed by architect Antti Eskelinen in 1978. The lakeside sauna was completed in 1993-2001.

Transportation will be arranged by the organizers both from Jämsä and Jyväskylä. The costs for the transfers to the camping sight and back is included to the registration fee.

Accomodation costs for shared rooms including full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are 290 EUR and must be paid by the participants.

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Jyväskylä, Dynamic City in the Heart of Finland

Jyväskylä is a dynamic and lively city, which on the basis of its specializations promotes itself as the Human Technology City. The City of Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in Finland with 1378.000 residents. It is famous for its achievements in science and technology, its high-quality cultural activities and beautiful natural environment. Jyväskylä is also a very youthful city with around 47.000 students during the academic year.

Jyväskylä is a university city. It hosts one of the largest Finnish multidisciplinary universities with a total of six faculties. University of Jyväskylä is a well-known international scientific center where students and scientists from all parts of the world work in a friendly and thoughts supporting atmosphere.

Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä

The Faculty of Information Technology is the first and largest IT faculty in Finland. Information Systems Science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967. The IT Faculty at University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest university level IT research units in Finland (second when measured by PhD degrees in 2016). The main areas of research at the faculty are:

  • Computational Sciences: Tuomo Rossi (Raino Mäkinen, international co-operation Sergey Repin)
  • Software and Telecommunication Technology: Timo Hämäläinen (Tapani Ristaniemi)
  • Information Systems: Mikko Siponen (Tuure Tuunanen)
  • Cognitive Science and Educational Technology: Tommi Kärkkäinen (Pertti Saariluoma)
The research of Cyber Security and Computational thinking and decision-making crosscut all areas presented above.


Jyväskylä city has a local airport connected with Helsinki airport by several flights a day.

The biggest international airport is situated in Helsinki, Vantaa. There are several flights daily from Helsinki to Jyväskylä and vice versa. Flights are operated chiefly by the national carrier Finnair. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 35 minutes and the drive from the airport to the centre of Jyväskylä roughly 20 minutes. Taxi to the airport has to be reserved beforehand from number +3581006900 (Jytaksi).

The nearest international airport is situated in Tampere, 2 hours drive from Jyväskylä. SAS and Blue1 have three daily connections to Stockholm and two to Copenhagen. Ryanair has four connections to Bremen, Milan, Dublin, Frankfurt, and London each week.

How to reach Jyväskylä?

The Jyväskylä Region can be reached easily by road, rail and air. Jyväskylä forms a crossroads for Finland's main highways, which has helped it become an increasingly important centre for road transport.

There are daily flights from the capital city Helsinki to Jyväskylä. Using the fast train, the journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä can be accomplished in 3.5 hours. The train connections are excellent; there are approximately 18 daily connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä. There is also a simple connection by bus just in front of the Helsinki-Vantaa airport terminal to Jyväskylä. This connection may require a change of bus.

Finland can be reached also by superior-standard ferries from Germany, Sweden and Estonia. The ferries arrive either in Helsinki or Turku, from where there are good connections to Jyväskylä by train.

How to reach Jämsä?

Using the fast trains, Jämsä can be reached from Helsinki by 3 hours, and from Jyväskylä by the same line on 30 mins. Since Jämsä is on the way to Jyväskylä, there are plenty connections per day.