WG 14 N 1893
Logistics info for WG14 meeting April 13-17, 2015
Cisco Systems invite you to our office at Lysaker, Norway, just
outside of Oslo. At this innovation center we are about 400
world-class engineers focusing on developing telepresence products and
collaboration solutions. C and C++ are the main programming languages
Mon April 13, 2015, 09:00 - 16:30 (optional dinner at 17:30)
Tue April 14, 2015, 09:00 - 16:30 (reception at University of Oslo)
Wed April 15, 2015, 09:00 - 16:30 (optional dinner at 17:30)
Thu April 16, 2015, 09:00 - 16:30
Fri April 17, 2015, 09:00 - 12:00
Philip Pedersens vei 1
1366 Lysaker, NORWAY
+47 67 125 125
Site info: www.cisco.com/web/NO/about/lysaker
Minister of Knowledge / C programmer
mobile: +47 90093309
Feel free to contact me for any type of issues, including complicated
details in the C standard :-)
Wireless internet will be available. Copying and printing available
Refreshments will be available during the meeting. Lunch will be
served in the nearby canteen.
On Monday and Wednesday there will be an option to eat dinner in our
Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo
would like to invite the WG14 committee for a reception at the
university on Tuesday evening. More details to follow.
The recommended hotel for the event is:
THON HOTEL EUROPA, St Olavs gate 31, 0166 Oslo
Phone: +47 23 25 63 00
Thon Hotel Europe is cheap, but decent, hotel very conveniently
located in the center of Oslo. Clean, nice staff, close to public
transport, restaurants and places to visit. If you want to book a
room, please contact the hotel by email and mention WG14/18296724 in
the subject line. 20 rooms have been reserved for this event, and if
you book before March 23 you will get a special rate (starting at NOK
925 for a single room). Breakfast and free wifi included. You are
unlikely to find a better deal.
Alternative hotels nearby that you might want to consider are:
www.radissonblu.com/scandinaviahotel-oslo (from NOK 1595 per night)
www.grand.no (from NOK 1745 per night)
The recommended airport is Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL). This is the
main airport used by most major airlines flying to Norway. There is a
very convenient airport train service
(flytoget.no). If you
are staying at Thon Hotel Europa, you want to take the train to
Nationaltheatret station and walk 10 minuts from there. If you have
much to carry, take train to Oslo S station and then a taxi to the
hotel. Important: Do *not* take taxi from the airport!
Some budget airlines are also flying into Rygge Airport and Torp
Airport. From these small airports you will typically take a bus
to/from the center of Oslo.
Public transportation is excellent in Oslo
and reliable service to all/most places of interest. A prepaid
travelcard and relevant timetables will be made available to you.
It is strongly recommended that you do *not* rent a car. The center
of Oslo is deliberately designed to make you constantly regret that
you chose a car instead of public transportation.
It is easy to get a taxi in Oslo, but they are expensive and beware
that there are a few rougue taxi companies operating. Oslo Taxi
(02323), Norgestaxi (08000), and Asker&Bærum Taxi (06710) have a
There are many good restaurants in Oslo, in partiular around Karl
Johans Gate and also at Aker Brygge. The hotel also serve food.
Here are five restaurants to consider:
and finally, if you want something cheaper, while unusual and
interesting, you might want to consider:
Places to visit in Oslo:
More info: visitoslo.com
Weather in Oslo:
The average temperatures of the month is around 5 degrees celsius,
it might still be ice in the streets here in Oslo. While minus
degrees and snow is possible, extreme weather conditions are not
common in April. Good shoes, a thick sweater and a wind jacket will
keep you warm.
Weather statistics for Oslo: www.yr.no/place/Norway/Oslo/Oslo/Oslo/statistics.html
NOK (100 NOK ~ 15 USD ~ 12 Euro) is is the only currency accepted,
but cards can be used nearly everywhere. There are many ATM
machines, and you can often also withdraw extra money when paying
for something else.
Document updated: November 25, 2014 17:59