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:
Senate Square, Cathedral, Market Square and Hall, Sederholm House, Sofiankatu Street Museum, Uspenski Cathedral, many restaurants and cafeterias, City Tourist Office, Esplanade Park.
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.
UAI and COLT technical sessionsAfter Wednesday, all conference activities will take place in the Porthania building at Yliopistonkatu 3. On Wednesday, the registration desk will be open in the Main Building until 18:00 when the welcoming reception starts. On Thursday-Saturday the desk will be located in the lobby of Porthania, and it will open every morning at 8:00. More information can be found in the program leaflet.
COLT and UAI joint banquet
The joint banquet of COLT and UAI will be held at Valkoinen Sali, "the White Hall" (Aleksanterinkatu 16-18) on Friday 11th July, 2008 at 20:00-23:00.
The grand facilities of Valkoinen Sali are located in the
middle of the historical heart of Helsinki. The beautiful and bright
rooms in this elegant building are perfect for an evening banquette.