UBISS 2014: Practical matters

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Location: University of Oulu Architecture campus at downtown Oulu, street address Rantakatu 2. Note! The opening seminar on Monday June 9 at 9:00 takes place at the Oulu City Library, Kaarlenväylä 3.

Language: English.

Credits: 5.0 ECTS (to be confirmed by the Postgraduate Study Committee of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Oulu).

Passing criteria: Please verify beforehand the passing criteria of postgraduate studies enforced by your home university. At some universities participation is sufficient for credits while some universities such as the University of Oulu require a final exam. The passing criteria for the students of the University of Oulu are as follows:

  • 1. Full participation in the selected workshop, including the 6th International Open Ubiquitous City Seminar 2014. If you are not able to attend in all six days, you should not apply and enroll to the summer school.
  • 2. Successful contribution to a project completed during the workshop (50% of grade).
  • 3. Passing the final exam based on a reading package selected by the instructor and the material presented during the workshop (50% of grade).

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all students who complete requirements 1 and 2, and pay their registration fee. This certificate of participation does not include the final grade.

A separate certificate of passing the summer school with a particular grade (grading scale is Fail, 1 (lowest passsing grade) .... 5 (highest passing grade)) will be awarded to all students who complete requirements 1, 2 and 3, and pay the registration fee.

Registration fee: 200 EUR (no accommodation) / 380 EUR (including accommodation for 8 nights at Nallikari Camping). The registration fee covers the workshop, the get together party, the dinner boat cruise, the school dinner and daily refreshments at the summer school site. Other daily meals are not included, as based on the previous summer schools students prefer to have meals of their own choosing.

Travel: Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. You should plan arriving at Oulu latest by 8:00 on Monday, June 9, 2014, and departing from Oulu earliest on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Flights to Oulu are provided by Finnair, Flybe, Norwegian and SAS.

Accommodation: We provide out of town students an opportunity to purchase low-cost accommodation for 8 nights (from Saturday June 7 15:00 till Sunday June 15 12:00) upon registration for 180 EUR. Students opting for this accommodation will lodge at the high quality holiday cottages of the 4-star Nallikari camping area. Up to 3 (small cottage) or 4 (large cottage) students will share a cottage, females and males in their separate cottages. Nallikari camping area is located at a very scenic environment next to the Nallikari beach.

Tourist information: The website of Oulu City Tourist Office provides comprehensive information on traveling and accommodation opportunities.

Nallikari beachCottages at Nallikari camping