If the COVID-19 situation allows, the conference will be held as an in-person event. Virtual sessions will be organized for those participants having travel issues or willing to present their papers virtually.

We will keep monitoring official recommendations and guidelines, and will take all necessary measures during the event to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

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Welcome to Finland!

We warmly welcome you to Helsinki, Espoo and the Finnish Capital Region.

Practical information about Helsinki and Finland


Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, and also its most important political, educational, financial, cultural and research center. It is the northernmost capital of an EU member state, and the Helsinki metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen) is the world’s northernmost metro area with over one million people.

Helsinki is a compact and functional city. There is an extensive network of public transports that works well, walking and cycling paths throughout, and no big traffic jams. Helsinki is modern, safe, friendly and interesting. With its majestic shoreline, archipelago, parks and forests, it is one of the few capitals in the world where nature is always close, even in the heart of the city!


Espoo is the second largest city in Finland. Although it doesn’t have a traditional city center, it has several local centers. The area of Otaniemi is home to a thriving science community, which includes Aalto University, numerous startups, and organizations such as VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland). Several major companies are also based there, including Nokia, HMD Global, Tieto, KONE, Neste Oil, Fortum, Orion Corporation, Outokumpu, video game developers Rovio and Remedy Entertainment.

Similarly to Helsinki, nature is always close by in Espoo. For a taste of the Finnish nature during your visit, we highly recommend you a trip to the Nuuksio National Park, located in northwestern Espoo.