ISPASS 2016 will take place at Clarion Hotel Gillet, centrally located in Uppsala.
Clarion Hotel Gillet
Dragarbrunnsgatan 23
75320 Uppsala ,
Phone: +46 18 68 18
Fax: +46 18 68 18 18

The Hotel has blocked off rooms at a discounted rate (single room, 1295 SEK/night incl. taxes, WiFi and Breakfast) available for reservations no later than March 18. Discounted romms can only be reserved via Email or a direct phone call.
To make a reservation, send the following Email to :

Dear Sir or Madam,
Please make a reservation for my stay at Clarion Hotel Gillet in Uppsala in
conjunction with the ISPASS 2016 conference (reference code 111323).
Arrival: 2016-04-XX
Departure: 2016-04-YY
Best Regards,
N. N.

You may also want to call them and leave your credit card number to guarantee a late arrival...


Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden with a population of about 200,000 located 70km north of Stockholm. It has two universities, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala University, and hosts more than 45,000 university students. Uppsala is also the religious and historic center of Sweden.

Uppsala University was founded 1477. The university museum (Gustavianum) is well a worth a visit. It contains the "anatomical theatre" built in 1600's, where the lymph system was discovered. The museum also has some of Celsius' prototype thermometers. Interestingly, Celsius' his first thermometer scales had water boiling at 0 °C and ice melting at 100 °C. Celsius reversed the scale after feedback from his professor colleagues (Lesson: Listen to your peers!). It also contains the notebook of students of the class of 77' (that is: 1477) that can tell us what was taught and discussed at a university back then.

Uppsala has Sweden's oldest botanical gardens, the Garden of Carl von Linne who laid the foundations for the modern Latin biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. His professorial residence is situated in the garden (the status of a professor was a bit different then. . .).

Uppsala also has the largest cathedral in Scandinavia and one of Sweden's most famous locations of Viking artifacts at "Old Uppsala" and its museum 4km north of Uppsala.

Uppsala is 20 minutes away from Stockholm-Arlanda international airport (ARN) and 40 minutes from Stockholm itself (by train).

In April, the weather I Sweden is hard to predict. The daytime temperature will most likely be around 10 °C , but could be anywhere from -5 °C to +20 °C. Uppsala's latitude of 69 degrees (about the same as Anchorage) does give you a bit more sunlight than you probably are used to in April. Come back in June for the full experience.

Uppsala University and the IT Department

Uppsala University is Scandinavia's oldest university with over 40,000 students, 600 full professors, and an additional 2,800 teaching and research personnel. Eight Nobel laureates have been connected with the University. Most of these prizes have gone to scientists in the fields of physics and chemistry.

The Department of Information Technology hosts a broad range of research activities in computer science, scientific computing, automated control, signal processing, and other related areas. The department has about 250 employees, of which about 100 are PhD students and about 100 faculties, including 30 full professors.

Travel to Uppsala

Uppsala is located 40 minutes (by train) north of Stockholm. Uppsala can be reached from three airports in the area. Stockholm/Bromma, Stockholm/Västerås, and Stockholm/Arlanda. Stockholm Arlanda is the largest and most convenient airport.

Arrival at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport

Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport (ARN) is located between Uppsala and Stockholm, 36 km south of Uppsala.

Bus 801 stops right outside the terminal buildings and stops in central Uppsala a 5 min walk away from the conference hotel. It runs once every hour between 1 a.m and 4 a.m, and twice every hour between 4 a.m and 1 a.m. The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs SEK 100 (approximately EUR 11). You can buy the ticket with credit card on the bus (AmEx and Diners are not accepted). You cannot pay the ticket cash on the bus. There are vending machines at Arlanda airport terminals 2, 4 and 5 where you can buy a one way ticket for the bus. Credit card only. There is a small reduction of the price if you buy it from the vending machine in advance of the journey, compared to buying the ticket on board the bus. (SEK 90 appr EUR 10) ("Flygbussarna" connects Arlanda and Stockholm city. It is not recommended to go to Stockholm to reach Uppsala from Arlanda.)

Trains leave Arlanda for Uppsala Central Station directly from Sky City.

-Journey time: 15-20 minutes.

-Cost: 90-185 SEK (approximately EUR 10-19) if ticket is purchased in advance.

-Ticket Desk: SJ Resebutik/Travel Office, in Sky City (next to Terminal 5).

On-line Bus and Train schedule:

Enter the following text in the fields:

From: "Arlanda (Terminal 5)"

To: "Uppsala Centralstation/Resec (Buss)"

Taxis leave from outside the arrival hall.

-We recommend that you use one of the major Uppsala Taxi companies, for example Uppsala Taxi or Taxi Kurir.

-Journey time: about 30 minutes

-Cost: about SEK 500 (approx. EUR 50). Ask the driver for a fixed price ("fast pris") in advance. You can pay by credit card or by cash.

-You can make an advance reservation with Uppsala Taxi: +46 18 100 000 or with Taxi Kurir, Uppsala: +46 18 123456. You can ask for a driver to be waiting for you in the arrival hall.

General information


Swedish is a Germanic language, closely related the Norwegian and Danish. Most Swedes are also fluent in English.

Local Currency

The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. Exchange rates may vary. To the first order, there are 8.5 SEK to a U.S. dollar, i.e., eight krona and 50 öre to a dollar.

Electricity In Sweden

The electrical voltage used is 220/230V and the outlets are the same as in most European countries (France, Germany, Italy,...)