Oslo opera house ACM/IEEE 13th International Conference on Model Driven
                Engineering Languages and Systems;
                Oslo, Norway; October 3-8, 2010 ACM IEEE

Ifi University of Oslo

esito The Research Council of Norway

Social Program

Monday, Oct 4 at 18:00: Viking Ship Reception

In the 9th, 10th, and 11th century, the vikings traveled in their beautiful ships from Scandinavia across the Atlantic to North America, on the Russian rivers to the Black Sea, and into the Mediterranean as far as Istanbul. The ships were also used for burials, and about 100 years ago three buried ships were discovered, remarkably well preserved. They are now in display in the Viking Ship museum.


The reception program includes transport to the museum, admission and a guided tour, as well as some entertainment, wine, and canapés.


To better preserve the ships, the museum is kept rather cool―warm clothing is adviced.


The Viking Ship Museum is located on the beautiful Bygdøy peninsula about 5 km from the city center.


Buses will leave from outside the conference building at~17:30; the buses will return from the museum at 20:00, arriving at the congress centre about half an hour later.


This reception costs NOK 300 per person. Order your tickets when you register for the conference or the satellite events.

Wednesday, Oct 6 at 18:30 sharp: City Hall Reception

Oslo city hall was built 1931‒50. Apart from housing city administration, it was designed to be a showcase of Norwegian art and craft, using Norwegian artists and artisans as well as Norwegian raw materials.

During our reception, we will be welcomed by the mayor of Oslo (or his representative) and be treated with light refreshments and a tour of the building.


Oslo City Hall lies on the waterfront in the city center (see the map).


As the city hall is only a 10‒15 minutes easy walk from the conference center, no transport is arranged. You may want to take streetcar/tram line 12 from Brugata to Rådhusplassen (fare is NOK 26, but NOK 40 when bought from the driver).


Since the reception starts at 18:30 sharp, you should plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before.


As we are guests of the city of Oslo, there is no charge for this reception. Please request a ticket when you register.

Thursday, Oct 7 at 20:00: Banquet

In 1624, the old medieval (mostly wooden) city of Oslo burned down and a new renaissance city was built beneath Akershus castle. In this area which is now Oslo's old town, Gamle Logen (The Old Lodge) was constructed in 1836‒39 as a masonic meeting place and concert hall. Today, it is used for concerts because of the excellent acoustics as well as for banquets.

Our banquet includes an excellent meal, musical entertainment and Richard Soley as banquet speaker.


Gamle Logen can be found just beside Akershus castle in downtown Oslo, see the map.


Gamle Logen is only 10‒15 minutes from the conference center when walking, so no transport is arranged. You may want to take streetcar/tram line 12 or 13 from Brugata to Kongens gate (fare is NOK 26, but NOK 40 when bought from the driver).


One admission ticket to the banquet is included in the conference fee (except for students); additional tickets cost NOK 1040. You may order additional tickets when you register for the conference.

Last updated Sunday, 03-Oct-2010 13:40:47 CEST by models2010@ifi.uio.no.


  • January 24, 2011
    The conference proceedings are now available online as Springer LNCS 6394 and 6395.
  • October 20, 2010
    If you were unable to attend, the three keynote presentations are now available.
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    You can now admire the photographs taken during the conference.

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