Colloquium info

Colloquium venue

The colloquium venue is located in the Porthania Building of the University of Helsinki (Yliopistonkatu 3).
CLMPS 2015 is organized in the Main Building of the City Center Campus (Fabianinkatu 33), 50 metres from the venue of Logic Colloquium 2015.

A map of the colloquium venue.

Accessibility of the facilities: all colloquium rooms in the Porthania Building are accessible by wheel chair. Also the social program receptions, lunch and break facilities and the congress dinner restaurant are accessible by wheel chair.

LC 2015: Instructions for speakers

The durations of talks at LC 2015

- Contributed talks: 20 minutes (incl. discussion)
- Plenary and tutorial lectures: 60 minutes (including discussion)
- Special session lectures: 45 minutes (including discussion)

All conference rooms are equipped with PC’s and projectors to enable a slide show. Whiteboards and flip charts are also available. The congress rooms do not have slide changers so if you wish to use one, remember to bring your own.

The speakers are advised to upload their power point presentations during breaks onto the conference room computers if they wish to use power point

If speakers use their own computers, they are asked to check during the breaks that they can successfully connect the computer to the projector. USB sticks and VGA / HDMI adapters for mac can be rented at the registration desk or from the building managers (if available).

Please note that Prezi presentations can only by shown by using the internet browser of the conference room PC.

The conference room PC’s do not run Skype.

The conference assistants will visit all session rooms before the sessions start and they will help you with downloading your presentation before the session.

If you wish to use handouts, please print out your copies in advance before coming to Helsinki! There is also a print shop (Unigrafia, Vuorikatu 3) open Monday- Friday 8.30-16.00, 50 metres from the colloquium venue.

LC 2015: Information for chairs

The durations of talks at LC 2015

- Contributed talks: 20 minutes (incl. discussion)
- Plenary and tutorial lectures: 60 minutes (including discussion)
- Special session lectures: 45 minutes (including discussion)

Rules for chairing contributed talk sessions:

1. All contributed talks are allotted 20 minutes in total  (including discussion). Please note that few sessions might have open slots, but even for these sessions, presentations should follow the 20-minute format (presentations based on contributed papers should not exceed the maximum time of 20 minutes under any circumstances).

2. The order of presentation within sessions should always follow the order published on the congress program. This will allow people to move between papers during sessions and prevents them from missing the presentations they wish to hear.

3. In case of cancellations and no shows that happen on site, the chairs are advised to keep a 20-minute break in place of the cancelled presentation. It is of vital importance that chairs take these breaks so that people who change between sessions do not miss presentations that they wish to hear!

4. If you are chairing a session in which you are also a speaker, please ask one of the other speakers of the session to chair your presentation when it is your time to present.

5. The conference assistants will visit all session rooms before the sessions start and inform you if there are any cancellations in your session. The assistants will also bring water for the speakers and provide technical assistance. If you encounter any problems during the sessions, please contact the conference assistants, building managers (phone number +358 2941 22561) or registration desk (phone number +358 50 5268764).

6. The speakers are advised to upload their presentations during breaks onto the conference room computers. If speakers use their own computers, they are asked to check during the breaks that they can successfully connect the computer to the projector. USB sticks and VGA / HDMI adapters for mac can be rented at the registration desk (if available).

7. Chairs are kindly asked to remind the members of audience to take all coffee cups and serving plates back to the catering table when they leave the session room. The catering tables are located outside the session rooms.

Registration and information

You will find the conference registration and information desk on the ground floor of the new side of Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33). If you have registered online for LC 2015, you should come and pick your conference material from the Porthania registration desk.

The registration desk accepts ONLY CASH PAYMENTS. If you need to pay your registration fee or some other conference services by cash, please bring with you the exact sum.

The registration and information desk will be in your service

Monday :        8:30 – 17:00
Tuesday:        8:45 – 18:15
Wednesday:  8:45 – 18:30
Thursday:       8:45 – 14:30
Friday:            8:45 – 18:15
Saturday:       8:45 – 16:00
Registration desk phone number: +358 50 5268764.

Contact information

On all practical matters, please contact the CLMPS 2015 Congress Secretaries, Ms. Päivi Seppälä and Ms. Ilona Nevalainen: lc-2015@helsinki.fi.

Chair of the local organising committee: Jouko Väänänen, jouko.vaananen@helsinki.fi.

Social Media

The social media hashtag for the colloquium is #lc2015.

The facebook group “CLMPS / LC 2015” is meant for the conference participants to organize their own unofficial collegial meetings before, during and after the conference days. The facebook group can also be used to present questions to the local organizing committee and to share conference photos and useful links.