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IMPORTANT DATESEuroHaptics 2012
June 12-15, 2012
February 19, 2012:
All submissions due
April 2, 2012:
Notifications for acceptance
April 16, 2012:
Camera-ready papers due
April 20, 2012:
Early registration deadline
June 12, 2012:
June 13-15, 2012:
The main conference
INVITED SPEAKERSClick here to see invited speakers.
CONFERENCE PHOTOSClick here to see photos.
Arriving to Finland and other useful Last minute information (PDF).
You can also fly to Helsinki and take an airport bus to Tampere. It may be worth checking if a connecting flight to Tampere might make sense, but often not. The bus might be easier, faster and cheaper. The buses go from the Helsinki airport to Tampere about every hour. The timetables are at http://www.expressbus.fi/timetables-and-tickets, and the fare is about 25€. The trip takes about 2.5 hours. Sometimes you may have to change to a connecting bus soon after the airport, but that takes just some minutes and the driver takes care of your luggage. Some buses are direct, especially in the evening.
One option from Helsinki airport is to take a taxi or a local bus 61 to Tikkurila (frequent buses, travel time 20-30 min) and then a train (www.vr.fi) to Tampere, which may be faster sometimes. The Tampere railway station is on the main street Hämeenkatu, and several hotels are near the main street.
Here you can search different transportation methods.
NOTE! The city will be heavily booked during the conference, as there are many big events at the same time! For example, there will be thousands of artists attending the Finnish-Estonian Dance Festival, Tanssipidot 2012.
Thus, make your hotel booking as early as possible!
Each participant makes their reservation directly to the hotel. For Hotel Rosendahl, use the booking code "BEUR120612" (valid for web registrations too); for all other hotels, mention "EUROHAPTICS" to get the conference contract price (valid for registration made by phone or by email). Please also note the deadline for making reservations, the date varies between hotels (see above).
There is also a plenty of choice of hotels in the city (within 2 km from the venue).
There is a lot to see and experience in Tampere. For full listing, print your own brochures here or at Visit Tampere Tourist Information, Railway station, Rautatienkatu 25 A, 33100 Tampere, Finland. tel. +358 3 5656 6800
You can check the local weather report at FMI, http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/weather/Tampere.
The sun will set about 23:10, but it does not really get dark at all. If you want to see the actual mid-night sun, you can take a train from Tampere to Rovaniemi, or even further north to Kolari or Kemijärvi. Alternatively you can catch a flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi or Kittilä.
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