Useful to know



The Program will consist of keynote lectures (45 minutes), invited lectures (30 min), presentations (20 min), and minisymposia on specific topics.


The official language of the Conference is English.


For cancellations received before June 1, a refund (with a deduction of 300 FIM / 55 € for handling and bank charges) of the registration fees will be made. No refund can be guaranteed after this date.


Registered accompanying persons are welcome to take part in the social program of the Conference.

Jyväskylä offers good facilities for sports (swimming, tennis, squash, sauna). Information can be obtained from Jyväskylä Regional Tourist Services, tel. +358 14 624 903 or 624 904, URL:


Finland is easily accessible from all over the world. Several international airlines have regular flights to Helsinki, the national capital. The City of Jyväskylä is located about 270 km north of Helsinki, in the heart of the Finnish lake area. Jyväskylä can be reached from Helsinki through several daily connections by plane, train, and bus. Approximate journey times from Helsinki to Jyväskylä are: air 40 min, train 3.5 hours, and bus 4.5 hours. There are also direct bus connections between Jyväskylä and Helsinki Airport. There is as well flight connection from Stockholm to Jyväskylä. See the following websites: Finnair:, Finnish Railways: and Matkahuolto (buses):

Taxis can be obtained by telephone (see telephone directory under Taksi), picked up at taxi-stations or flagged down on the move. All taxis have an illuminated yellow sign taksi/taxi: When the sign is lit the taxi is vacant. Receipts can be obtained on request.


Participants are responsible for arranging medical insurance for themselves, for the duration of their stay in Finland.

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