Practical Information

 

Balcony


The balcony is a multipurpose area located on Level 5 of the conference venue. Wireless internet will be available in the area. It will also be equipped with power sockets, tables and chairs. Therefore, it can serve as a working station but also as a place for informal discussions.

 

Bar


The bar is located on Level 5 of the conference venue and will be open every day except Wednesday from 12.00 until 18:00 serving wine, beer, snacks and coffee. From the bar the delegates can enjoy the splendid view of the City Hall and the bay of Lake Mälaren (Riddarfjärden).

 

Certificate of attendance


A certificate of attendance will be given to registered participants on request at our registration desks.

 

Conference dinner


The conference dinner will take place on level 4 of the venue. Starting from 19.45, you will be served a glass of sparkling wine in the entrance area M1 and can mingle with your colleagues until 20.15 when the first course will be served in the dining hall at A1. Please remember to bring your banquet ticket which will be collected at the entrance. After the dinner a bar will be opened in the dining area and you will be able to enjoy time with your colleagues until 01.00 am. Business-casual attire is suggested.

 

Electricity


The electrical current in Sweden is 230 V/50 Hz. Round, European style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.

 

Excursion


There will be no organized excursion, individual sightseeing tours are recommended. Highlights include the Vasa maritime museum displaying the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged and the Skansen open air museum and zoo illustrating the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era over a 300,000 m² area (For more information see Sightseeing and the Stockholm’s guide enclosed in the conference bags. For any questions please address our information desk).

 

Exhibition


In parallel with the poster sessions a small exhibition will take place. Our exhibitors consist of MDC Vacuum, Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group, Cambridge University Press and European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA).

 

Information desk


The information desk will be located next to the main entrance and will be open daily. Dedicated personnel will be happy to answer your questions related to the city, tourist activities and practical information.

 

Internet


Wireless internet will be available in Levels 3,4,5. SSID: EPSICPP. Security key: waterfront

 

LOC


For any questions related to the conference you can address the LOC members, wearing characteristic blue badges, as well as visit the LOC room (Room 32, Level 3). Please note that for tourist information you should address our dedicated Information desk.

 

Lunch


The central location of the venue allows you to optimize the 1h 10m lunch breaks and enjoy lunch in the restaurants around (please address the relevant map for details).

 

Maps


Maps will be provided in the participant’s package including a city map, a map with lunch places around the venue and the routes to the City Hall (Monday reception) and some suggested Wednesday afternoon activities. For additional information please address our information desk.

 

Nightlife


For suggestions regarding night clubs, bars and special dining experiences please address the recommendations in the booklet “THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM” available at the registration and information desks as well as in the PDF file on the memory stick in your participant package.

 

Parking


A limited on-site parking service is available. Parking is also available in the vicinity of the congress centre. Nearby parking:

  • Kungsbron, Östra Järnvägsgatan 21 (600 metres from Stockholm Waterfont).
  • Norra Bantorget, Torsgatan 1/Östra Järnvägsgatan 35 (800 metres from Stockholm Waterfront).
  • Gallerian, Regeringsgatan 15 & 20/Herkulesgatan 16 (900 metres from Stockholm Waterfront).
  • Norr Mälarstrand 2-80 (1200 metres from Stockholm Waterfront)

See parking facilities in Stockholm here (in swedish).

 

Posters


The poster board dimensions will be 110 cm (h) x 120 cm (w). With ample space available in the poster area, the boards will be greatly separated giving you and your colleagues plenty of room for discussions. A chair will be placed next to each poster. Next to a few poster boards (in designated areas) electricity will be provided via extension cords. To mount your posters to the board you can use both pins and velcro band, not adhesive pads.

Authors can put up their posters starting at 08:00 the same morning and are expected to remove them at the end of the session. Posters left behind will be disposed of.

 

Poster Prizes


During the poster session, two poster prize competitions will be running: (i) The Plasma Physics & Controlled Fusion / European Physical Society (PPCF/EPS) Student Poster Prize with up to four prizes of €200 each awarded to the winning posters. (ii) The Itoh Project Prize in Plasma Turbulence with the winner having the chance for an expenses paid visit to Kyushu University, Japan, for one week, including flights and living expenses.

 

Presentations


Presentation media: only electronic files will be accepted for oral presentations. Overhead projectors for transparencies will not be provided. File formats: files may be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint format or Adobe Portable Document Format (it is recommended though that they are prepared in both formats).

Each conference hall will be equipped with a laptop running Windows 7 Professsional with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Adobe Acrobat X Pro available.

Please bring your files on a USB memory stick and upload it on the PC of your corresponding conference session at least one day before your presentation. A LOC member (one present in each room) will assist you. You can test your presentation in the LOC Room (Room 32, Level 3). Speakers with an oral presentation on Monday are requested to come to the conference centre on Sunday afternoon to copy their presentations.

 

Printing


In urgent cases only we will be able to assist you. Please address LOC in Room 32, Level 3.

 

Reception


The reception is organized at Stockholm’s City Hall, home to the annual Nobel prize banquet, and is hosted by the City of Stockholm. It will start at 18:30 sharply. Please remember to bring your tickets. The Hall is in walking distance from the venue; please address our enclosed map for the route. Business-casual attire is suggested.

 

Registration


Registration will be open on the 1 July between 16:00 and 19:00. Thereafter it will be open daily from 07:30- 17:30 pm. The registration desk is next to the main entrance.

 

Restaurants


For exclusive dining as well for cafes and lunch places please address the recommendations in the booklet “THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM” available at the registration and information desks as well as in the PDF file on the memory stick in your participant’s package.

 

Shopping


The larger and oldest department store in Stockholm, NK (Nordic Company), at Hamngatan 18-20, founded in 1902 with ambition to be a “commercial and cultural theater”, offers a unique shopping experience and covers major Swedish and International designer brands, for details see “THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM”.

Numerous shops with Swedish and Scandinavian designers from clothing to famous colorful glass can be found on two major shopping streets; Biblioteksgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan .

 

Sightseeing


Below are some suggested highlights.

Gamla stan is the old town of Stockholm and is within walking distance from the conference venue. The town dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture As well as being home to the Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum, and the Riddarholm church, Gamla stan also boasts Sweden’s baroque Royal Palace, built in the 18th century. The area has Stockholm’s widest ranges of restaurants, tourist shops, studios and museums.

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården, near the center of Stockholm. The museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. The main hall contains the ship itself and various exhibits related to the archaeological findings of the ships and early 17th century Sweden.

Skansen is the first open air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården, near the center of Stockholm. It illustrates the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era. Skansen attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. The many exhibits over the 300,000 m² site include a full replica of an average 19th-century town, in which craftsmen in traditional dress demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. There is also an open-air zoo containing a wide range of Scandinavian wild animals (including bisons, brown bears, red foxes, reindeers, wolves, and wolverines) as well as some non-Scandinavian animals due to their popularity.

The Stockholm archipelago is the largest archipelago of Sweden. The archipelago extends from Stockholm roughly 60 kilometers to the east. There are approximately 30,000 islands and islets. Excursions and cruises are organized daily. Visitors can enjoy 3 hour archipelago tours or short excursions to the closest islands. After a short 50 min trip Vaxholm can be reached, an idyllic archipelago town with many well-preserved wooden houses from the turn of the last century or Grinda, a charming island, just over an hour away by the fastest boat.

 

Taxi host


With the conference dinner area available until 01.00, in order to facilitate the delegates a taxi host has been booked from 23.00 until 01.00.

 

Wardrobe


During the conference a wardrobe will be available on level 4. The wardrobe will be manned during the conference dinner (Thursday from 19:00 until 01:00) and on Friday (whole day). All other times the wardrobe will be available but unattended.

 

Water


Numerous water stations will be located on each level.

 

Working Stations


A large number of tables with chairs and power sockets will be available on the balcony (Level 5) and in addition a few more on the poster session area (Level 4).

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