The Vo Architectural Middleware Planning (VAMP) Workshop will be held in the CSC Offices in Espoo on 30 September and 1 October 2013. CSC is located in Keilaniemi, 10 km west of the Helsinki City Centre.

Venue address:

Life Science Center
Keilaranta 14
Keilaniemi, Espoo

A google map showing the venue, bus stops and hotels is available.

Getting there:

You can get to CSC by bus from Helsinki railway station or the main bus station in Kamppi. Buses 194 and 195 from Elielinaukio, platform 36 (railway station), exit stop Otaniemenristi. Busses 102 (platform 41) and 103 (platform 42) from Kamppi bus station (Buses to Espoo), exit stop Miestenmetsä. (102T and 103T also go to CSC, but take a longer route)

A "Regional Ticket" costs €4.50 and can be bought from the machines at the bus terminal, or with cash only, from the driver.

Detailed timetables and routes from the Journey Planner

Airport to the city

There are three alternatives to get from the airport to the centre:

  • Finnair airport bus, €6.30, 30 mins (Timetable)
  • Bus line 615, €4.50 (Regional Ticket), 35 mins (Timetable)
  • Taxi, €45-50, 30 mins

Getting around Helsinki and going from Helsinki to Espoo

Buss ticket info

Participants need a regional ticket for travelling to the venue (the meeting is in Espoo). Regional ticket fares 12 eur/ 24h, 18eur/48h. Tickets can be bought easiest from R-kioskis.

Social Events:

On Monday evening, we will be having a dinner cruise leaving from the city centre. The boat will leave at 7pm promptly in order to have the benefit of the last of the daylight. The google map shows the location of the boat, called "Doris II".

On Tuesday evening there will be drinks and finger food at the venue sponsored by REFEDS with entertainment provided by CSC. Delegates are free to make their own dinner plans.

On Wednesday evening there is a meal for registered participants at FIM4R / REFEDS sponsored by CSC. The venue is restuarant OLO in the city centre and shown on the google map.

Recommended Hotels:

The closest hotel is Radisson Blu Espoo, which is in a walking distance (500m)

Another hotel close to the venue (1,8 km) is Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden.

Other hotels are in the downtown Helsinki, with a frequent bus connection to the venue (12-18 min travel time). Following hotels are near the Kamppi bus terminal (the buses leave there):

Scandic Simonkenttä

Radisson Blu Royal

Sokos hotel Presidentti

Sokos hotel Vaakuna

Scandic hotel Marski

Holiday Inn Helsinki West (Close to a bus stop to the venue)

Many of the hotels in the city centre are in a walking distance from the Kamppi bus terminal or next to the metro which brings you there.