ICML, UAI and COLT 2008 Conference Venue
All three conferences will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus, in the main building and in Porthania.
The main building is located at Fabianinkatu 33. It spans the whole block between Aleksanterinkatu/ Yliopistonkatu and Fabianinkatu/ Unioninkatu. The empire part towards Unioninkatu was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel and completed in 1832. In 1937, the university was expanded with a classicistic part designed by J. S. Sirén. There is a student restaurant and a separate cafeteria in the building. (Google map)
The Porthania building is located at Yliopistonkatu 3. It is a modernist building, designed by Aarne Ervi and completed in 1957. Porthania underwent a complete renovation during 2004-2006. There is a combined student restaurant/cafeteria and a book shop in the building. (Google map)
Important places to visit nearby:
ICML/UAI/COLT joint receptionThe rector of University of Helsinki will host a joint reception for all ICML, UAI and COLT delegates on Wednesday, July 9, at 18:00-20:00 in the university main building.
The ICML banquet will be held on 7 July at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Suomenlinna is a major monument of military architecture. The construction of the sea fortress on the islands just off Helsinki in the middle of the 18th century was the most extensive building project during Swedish rule. When it was complete, its military shipyard was one of the biggest dry docks in the world and centres of know-how at that time. At the end of Swedish rule the fortress was being compared with the maritime fortifications at Gibraltar.
If you miss the boat or want to leave early, there are ferries that leave regularly to and from the island. You can also call a boat taxi.
- Suomenlinna map (Restaurant Walhalla is no. 7 on the map, and the boat stop is no. 32)
- Ferry timetable (for the ferry that goes closest to the restaurant; there are also other ferry routes)
- Interactive aerial photo