General information

Congress venue

The Fourth European Congress of Mathematics, 4ECM, will be held between June 27 and July 2, 2004 at Aula Magna. Aula Magna is located on the Frescati campus of Stockholm University. It is easily reached from the central Stockholm, both by public transportation and by car. The address is: Stockholm University, Frescativägen 10, SE-106 91  Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please visit the website.

The Registration/Information Desk is located in the entrance of Aula Magna.

The registration desk will be open

Sunday June 27 14.30-18.00
Monday June 28 08.00-17.00
Tuesday June 29 08.00-17.00
Wednesday June 30 08.00-17.00
Thursday July 1 08.00-15.00
Friday July 2 08.00-19.00

Travel to and in Stockholm

Transportation to the Aula Magna (Stockholm University) from the city of Stockholm:

By subway: take the Red Line towards Mörby Centrum, subway stop "Universitetet".

By bus: Take any of the bus lines # 40, 540 or 670, bus stop Universitetet.

If you arrive by car, there is ample parking behind the South Houses complex

Transportation from Stockholm Arlanda Airport:

Arlanda Airport is located 42 kilometres from the city of Stockholm.

Bus: From Arlanda Airport there is a direct bus to the City Terminal in Stockholm. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs SEK 89, one-way (September 2003). The bus leaves every 15 minutes from Arlanda Airport.

From the city terminal i.e the central station, you may then take the underground ´s "red line" towards Mörby Centrum.

Train: the "Arlanda Express" is the train that links Arlanda Airport with Stockholm Central Station. The train leaves every 15 minutes from Arlanda Airport and takes only 20 minutes, SEK 180, one-way (September 2003).

Taxi: We recommend you to use a taxi company with a set price, and to ask for the price before entering the taxi. The trip to the city should cost no more that approx. SEK 400 (March 2004).


General Information A-Z

Banking and Exchange facilities

Banks are generally open from 09.30 to 15.00 Monday through Friday, although many banks in the city close later. All banks are closed at weekends and on public holidays. Automatic tellers are widely accessible. You will find currency exchange facilities at FOREX, located in the City Terminal, open from 09.00 to 21.00 hrs on weekdays and 08.00 to 16.00 hrs on Saturdays and at the Stockholm Central Station, open 08.00 to 21.00 hrs daily.


Hotel check-in time is 15.00 hrs or later. Check-out time is 12.00 noon. Please indicate on the registration form, if you will be arriving after 22.00 hrs.

Credit Cards

Commonly accepted credit cards in hotels, restaurants and shops and on Congress registration are American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Master Card and Eurocard. Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.

Climate & Temperature

During the month of June, the weather is mostly sunny and pleasant and temperature is around 20°C. For updated information on climate and weather please visit the website www.stockholmtown.com


The monetary unit in Sweden is one krona (plural "kronor", symbol "SEK") and equals 100 öre. Bank notes are printed in values of 20, 50, 100, 1000 and 10000 kronor. The approximate exchange rate as of June 2004 is: EURO = 10,8       SEK 100 = USD 13,2


The standard voltage in Sweden is 220 volts. Most hotels provide 110-volt outlets for shavers.


Exhibitors from publishers, mathematical societies and companies are located on two floors in connection to the hall Aula Magna.

4ecm shop

The 4ecm shop is located at the congress venue Aula Magna. Souvenir articles will be sold at appealing prices including t-shirts, cups and mouse pads.

Information regarding:

  • Accomodation, Exhibition, Registration and Payment: Please contact the Stockholm Convention Bureau, 4ECM, P.O. Box 6911, SE-102 39 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone +46 8 5465 1500, Fax +46 8 5465 1599, E-mail: confirmation@stocon.se

  • Scientific programme: Please contact Ari Laptev, Chairman of the 4ECM Organizing committee, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone +46 8 790 6244, Fax +46 8 723 1788, e-mail: 4ecm@math.kth.se


Neither the 4ECM Congress' Organizing Committee or the Stockholm Convention Bureau (StoCon) accept any liability for personal injuries sustained , or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress. Registration fees do not include insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take an insurance policy of your choice as you register for the congress and book your travel. The insurance should be purchased in your country of origin.


The official language of the 4ECM Congress is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be made.


Morning and afternoon coffee as well as your lunch on June 28 is all included in the registration fee. For remaining lunches you may book and pay the appropriate fee when you register and on the same registration form.

Mobile Telephones

Please be aware that mobile telephones must be switched off during all sessions

Official Airline

The Star Alliance Members are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 4ECM.
To obtain details and conditions on Star AllianceTM Conventions Plus discounts and participating airlines, please contact your local Star Alliance Member and quote the following Event Code SK001S4. When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration on proof of attendance and ensure that the Event Code is listed on your ticket.
For further information about Star Alliance Members please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus
Participating airlines for this event: SAS, Air Canada, ANA, Austrian Airlines, bmi, Lauda Air, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Thai Airways International, United, Varig

On-Site Registration

On site registration will be accepted, but availability of hotel accommodation and participation in the social events at that time may be severely limited. On-site registration will proceed in ´first come-first served´ manner.

Payment of Grants

Grant holders entitled to receiving support for travel expenses are asked to come to the Cashier Desk at the Registration/Information desk with their passport or identity card during opening hours. Grants covering registration fees or accomodation will be handled directly by the organizers.

Poster Exhibition

A poster exhibition will take place in room Mezzanine and Spelbomskan at the Aula Magna between Monday, June 28 to Friday, July 2. Please note the posters will be displayed during half a day.

4ECM Proceedings

The proceedings of the 4ecm will be published in two volumes by EMS Publishing House. These volumes are offered to 4ecm participants at the special price of SEK 720. Order forms will be available at the information desk and the EMS Publishing House booth.

Smoking Policy

The 4ECM Congress smoking policy is that there will be no smoking at any time inside the congress venue. Smoking is banned in most public places in Stockholm, on public transport, in stores etc. Trains and restaurants etc. have designated areas for smokers. Hotels offer special rooms for non-smokers. Please indicate your request on the registration form.

Tax-free Shopping

Visitors from countries outside the European Union are able to reclaim VAT on goods purchased in tax-free shops when leaving the country, either at the airport or at the border. The items may not be used whilst in Sweden and they must be exported within seven days of purchase. Look for the tax-free sign in shops and remember to ask for the VAT reclaim form at purchase.


Sweden is in Central European Time Zone (CET). Like most states in Europe, Summer (daylight-saving) time is observed in Sweden, where the time is shifted forward by one hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).


Service is always included in the bill at restaurants and in the taxi fares. A tip may be given at your discretion.

Tourist Information

For tourist information on Stockholm and Sweden, please visit the website: www.stockholmtown.com or contact the Tourist Center on the lower level of the Cultural Center/Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 1. Open Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00 hrs and Sat-Sun 10.00-16.00 hrs. Telephone: +46 8 789 24 90. Fax: +46 8 789 2491. E-mail: info@svb.stockholm.se

Other websites for information on Sweden and Stockholm:

www.nobel.se The Nobel Prize Archives
www.stockholm.se Information about Stockholm
www.sverigeturism.se What to see and where to stay in Stockholm
www.visit-sweden.com Sweden's official website for tourism and travel info
Travel Card

Each participant will receive a travel card (SL-card) for the period of the Congress, which is valid for bus, underground and commuter train service in greater Stockholm. Please note that the travel card is not valid on the Arlanda Express train, or the airport buses to/from Stockholm and the Arlanda Airport. The SL travel card will be handed out upon registration.


Delegates requiring a visa for entry to Sweden are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel. In case of doubt, please contact your nearest Swedish Embassy, Consulate or travel agency for more information. Those who do not fly directly to Sweden please note that you may need a transit visa for some countries in order to continue your travel.


Volonteer students can be identified by the yellow 4ecm t-shirt.

Social Program


Welcome Reception at Aula Magna
Sunday June 27, at 18.00 hrs

A welcome Reception will be held on the congress premises of Aula Magna, where delegates will  have a chance to meet colleagues and exhibitors. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Included in the registration fee for delegates and accompanying persons, however pre-reservations necessary.


EMS Publishing House Reception
Monday June 28, at 18.30 hrs at KTH, Teknikringen 34, Stockholm

The reception is offered by the EMS Publishing House. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The travel-card (SL-card) can be utilized for the subway to Tekniska Högskolan, entrance Tekniska Högskolan. The building is located approximately 250 meters north of the station. Please follow the signs!


City Hall buffet dinner
Tuesday June 29, at 19.00 hrs at Stockholm City Hall

Situated on the beautiful waterfront of Riddarfjärden in central Stockholm, the Stockholm City Hall is the perfect setting for such an elaborate night. The dinner will take place in the Blue Hall, where the famous Nobel Prize festivities take place every year on December 10. Designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg in a national romatic style, the Stockholm City Hall was completed in 1923 and has since become the symbol of Stockholm.
The City of Stockholm is hosting this dinner. Please bring your invitation card.



City Tour and Historical Stockholm
Thursday July 1, at 14.00-17.00 hrs

Departure by bus from Aula Magna, for a guided highlight tour of Stockholm. You will discover that Stockholm is built on islands connected by numerous bridges, all of which have their own specific characteristics. The tour will take you to the most interesting parts of the city including the City Center, The Old Town Gamla Stan, where Stockholm in 2002 celebrated its 750 year jubilee, a stop will be made on Fjällgatan overlooking the Baltic and situated on the largest of the 14 islands. We will pass by the Stockholm City Hall, known for its beautiful banquet halls. The Nobel Festivities are held here yearly. On the bus tour you will not only learn about Stockholm's history and culture but you will also get information about shopping, restaurants and current events etc.

After this guided highlight tour of Stockholm, we will make a visit to Djurgården Island and the Vasa Museum, featuring a war ship built in the 17th century planned to take part in the Thirty Years- War. The Vasa sank however on her maiden voyage while still in harbour and was soon forgotten. Rediscovered in the 20th century, found and raised, she is a beauty still displaying its 700 sculptures, once gilded and multicoloured.
Price SEK 295 (inkl. VAT). Pre-reservations necessary. Minimum 25 persons.


City Tour and Royal Canal
Thursday July 1, at 14.00-17.00 hrs

This is the combination tour that shows you the whole of Stockholm. We departure by bus from Aula Magna, for a guided tour of Stockholm. You will discover that Stockholm is built on islands connected by numerous bridges, all of which have their own  characteristics. The tour will take you to the most interesting parts of the city including the City Center, The Old Town Gamla Stan, where Stockholm in 2002 celebrated its 750 year jubilee, a stop will be made on Fjällgatan overlooking the Baltic and situated on the largest of the 14 islands. We will pass by the Stockholm City Hall, known for its beautiful banquet halls. The Nobel Festivities are held here yearly. On the bus tour you will not only learn about Stockholm's history and culture but you will also get information about shopping, restaurants and current events etc.

After one and a half hour, we transfer to a sightseeing-boat to sail around the royal park of Djurgården and past the most inner archipelago islands. The boat trip is guided through headphones in various languages.
Price SEK 325 (inkl. VAT). Pre-reservations necessary. Minimum 25 persons.


Old Town Walk and visit to the Nobel Museum
Thursday July 1, at 14.00-17.00 hrs

The island Gamla Stan (the Old Town) is the original heart of the ancient city of Stockholm and is subsequently the city's oldest and most historical area. Amazingly, the island has escaped the winds of change and thus most of its medieval layout and character remain intact. A wander through the narrow, cobbled streets, breathing in the historical atmosphere and spirit of this particularly fascinating Stockholm island, will give you a clear notion of what life must have been like there centuries ago. Throughout the walk, your guide will also relate old stories and legends of Gamla Stan whilst showing you the charming coffee shops, built cleverly into the old cellar-vaults, plus the antique shops and art galleries of today.

The Nobel Foundation commemorates the centenary of the Nobel Prize with a Centennial Exhibition. The Exhibition is on view at the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Stortorget in Gamla Stan.
"What is creativity and how can creative activity best be encouraged? Which is more important to the creative process: the individual or the environment?" The Centennial Exhibition examines these questions by presenting selected Laureates and milieus from the 100-year history of the Nobel Prize.
Price SEK 320 (inkl. VAT). Pre-reservations necessary. Minimum 25 persons. The tour initiates from Aula Magna.

Art Tour
Thursday July 1, at 14.00-17.00 hrs

This tour, which initiates at Aula Magna, takes you to two special museums in Stockholm. Millesgården (The Garden of Milles) on Lidingö, the beautiful residential island immediately outside Stockholm city, was the home of the famous sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955). The artist's most important and inspiring works are displayed here. Many of his works are mounted on pillars outdoors - the sky providing a natural backdrop. These beautiful garden terraces also afford a magnificent view over the inlet to Stockholm from the Baltic.
Like most artists, Milles was a collector. His art collection is unique to Sweden and contains works from ancient Rome and Greece and from European Medieval and Renaissance art. These are also on display at Millesgården.

Across the water, on the island of Djurgården, lies Waldemarsudde, the former home of Prince Eugen, known as the "Painter Prince". Waldemarsudde was bequeathed to the nation on the Prince's death in  1947. Here you can see another fine art collection, with the majority of works from the nineteenth centruy, including over a hundred paintings by Prince Eugen himself. Not surprisingly, Waldemarsudde lies in a breathtaking spot fit for a Prince! The house and magnificent gardens are themselves well worth a visit.
Price SEK 320 (inkl. VAT). Pre-reservations necessary. Minimum 25 persons. The tour initiates from Aula Magna.


Cancellations can be made until 1 (one) week prior to the tour. Cancellations made within this limit will be fully refunded. Later cancellations will not be refunded. Stockholm Convention Bureau, StoCon, reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum number of participants is not met. Such cancellations are fully refunded.