The meetings will be held in the SIS facilities in the heart of Stockholm city, just five minutes walk from the subway ”Slussen” and about 30 minutes walk from the central station.
The facilities are fully equipped with modern means of Communications.
There are many different hotels located around SIS. We suggest you book rooms in advance. View hotel suggestions
We recommend the following hotels:
Scandic Malmen Hotel: To book hotel accommodation at Scandic Malmen, please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +46 8 517 347 13 before April 25th 2012, and mention booking code: ISOSC4SIS12 to get an agreed upon rate. (Superior room: for single use, SEK 1590 and for double use: SEK 1690).
Nordic Sea Hotel: To book hotel accommodation at Nordic Sea, please go to the website Nordic Sea Hotel, fill in the form and enter the booking code: SIS to get an agreed upon rate. (Standard single room: SEK 1495. Double room: For single use, SEK 1695 and for double use, SEK 1895).
Conference Fee/Registration Date
The Conference fee is SEK 6 000 (Early registration is required before April 22, 2012). The meeting registration date is from 2012-02-15 until 2012-04-22.
SC 4 Industry day 2012
The SIS Technical Committé SIS/TK 280 Product and process data will organize an “industry day” on Wednesday 13th June, 2012 with a focus on manufacturing standards and Life Cycle Standards. The industry day fee is SEK 2 000. The meeting registration date is from 2012-02-15 until 2012-04-25.
SC 4 Meetings Programme
SC 4 Industry Day Programme
There will be a social event on Wednesday 13th, at 18:00. It includes: dinner - 3 courses meal, drinks and entertainment. The cost of the evening is SEK 700.
Stockholm's main airport, Arlanda Airport, is located 45 km north of the city center.
Information in English about the airport: Arlanda Airport, Stockholm
By Fast train - Arlanda Express. The train station is situated under terminals 2/3/4 and 5. Departures every 15 minutes, with a travelling time of 20 minutes to the Central Station. The fare is SEK 260. Weekends two persons can travel together for SEK 280. From the Central Station, about a 30 minutes walk will take you to SIS.
By Bus - Buses leave both the international and domestic terminals every 10 to 15 minutes and arrive at the city terminal (City Terminalen) at Klarabergsviadukten, next to the Central Railway Station. The trip costs SEK 99. Read more
By Taxi - Taxi fares in Stockholm begin at about 40 kronor, and the taximeter then adds about 11 kronor per kilometer, depending on what time it is. See below for typical fares. Read more
Passport and Visas
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden. Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the meeting, should contact Hikmet Hussain, email@example.com
Public transport by Metro, buses and commuter trains in the Stockholm area is operated by SL. Metro entrances are marked with a big blue "T" on a circular white sign. Prepaid tickets can be purchased in advance, for instance at the Central station or at Slussen close to SIS.
More information in English: http://sl.se
Banks are generally opened between 09:00 and 15:00 on weekdays. Some banks in central Stockholm are open from 09:00 to 17:00. Shops are generally opened between 10:00 and 18:00 or later on weekdays and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
The weather in June is usually sunny with temperatures at approximately 20-25°C. On 10 June the sun will rise at 03.33 and set at 22:01.
Currency /Credit cards
The official currency is Swedish Krona (SEK).
Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. It is advisable to carry an identity card or any form of photo identification.
Electrical current in Sweden is 230 V/50Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.
First Aid and medical assistance
In case of emergency (Police, Fire brigade and Ambulance) dial 112.
Mobile Cell Phones
Sweden operates standard GSM-based and UMTS (3G) cell phone systems.
Central European Time = GMT + 2 hour (Daylight saving time March - October)
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a population of 9 million people and covers an area of 449 964 square kilometres, making it the third largest country in Western Europe, after France and Spain.
Read more on www.sweden.se
Stockholm, the capital of the kingdom of Sweden, is situated on the islands and shores of Saltsjön bay of the Baltic Sea and the freshwater lake Mälaren. It is a truly international city, set in a landscape of extensive lakes and forests. Including the suburbs, the population of Stockholm is approximately 1,4 million.
About 4 000 years ago, Stone Age fishermen and hunters lived in the archipelago of which Stadsholmen was one of many small islands. At this period in time the land area looked very different because of the land rising out of the water at a rate of around 50 cm per century. The land is, even today, trying to recover from the thick ice cap of the latest ice age. During a few hundred years of expansion around the middle of the Iron Age the farming country that still exists around Stockholm came into being. Permanent settlements in the Stockholm area took place only when the gradual rise of the land level had created areas suitable for farming and grazing. Stockholm was founded in the 13th century on the island of Stadsholmen, which is now known as Gamla Stan (the Old Town). The first surviving record in which the name Stockholm appears is a letter of safe conduct dated 1252.
During the Middle Ages, the dominant building in Stockholm was the Royal castle. There are still remains of parts of the medieval castle, built into the north wing of the present Royal palace. The Old Town grew up on the high ground of Stadsholmen, surrounded by city walls. The blocks of the Old Town are large and irregular, the streets are narrow and the buildings are closely packed. This very charming, medieval part of the city is just a short walk away from the meeting venue and is well worth a visit.
The Stockholm archipelago is one of the world's most spectacular and while it may seem practically infinite, it actually consists of some 24 000 islands, islets and rocks. The archipelago starts right in the middle of Stockholm and stretches for about 60 km into the Baltic Sea
SIS, SWEDISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE
Sankt Paulsgatan 6
SE-118 80 STOCKHOLM
Phone: +46 8 555 521 94
Contact person: Mr Hikmet Hussain, firstname.lastname@example.org