ECCWS Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECCWS 2018 Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Department of Informatics, University of Oslo,
Ole-Johan Dahl’s House,
Gaustadalléen 23b, 0373 Oslo, Norway, ph.: +47 22852410

Conference Location

University Information

The University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811 as the first in Norway. Located mainly on Blindern Campus in Oslo, UiO is also home to the Viking Ship Museum, the Historical Museum and the Natural History Museum, a Main Library with 3.6 million holdings and a wide range of associated units and centres.

UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

ECCWS 2018 takes place in Ole-Johan Dahl’s House (OJD House), a new and very modern building which is the home of UiO’s Department of Informatics (IFI).

OJD House lies adjacent to Forskningsparken T-train station and tramway stop. The North-end entrance is through the revolving doors in the passage through the building. The main entrance to OJD House is at the South-end facing the square next to the Oslo Science Park.


The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [NUPI] is a leading centre for research on international issues in areas of particular relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. NUPI generates research-based insights to the Norwegian public as well as to wider international audiences, and are committed to excellence, relevance and credibility in all our work. NUPI has three main pillars of research and expertise: security and risk, growth and development, and international order and governance. The Security and Risk pillar covers traditional security and defence policy and peace operations, as well as other aspects of risk in Norwegian foreign policy such as cybersecurity..

NUPI undertakes basic as well as applied research and advisory services, always striving for sound, theory-informed foundations in our work. A central principle is interdisciplinary collaboration, within the institute and with other institutions in Norway and abroad.  NUPIU aims to be relevant both for professionals in international politics and for the general public in Norway. NUPI’s researchers participate actively in the public debate in their fields of expertise and make frequent appearances in the media.

International scholars from around the world regularly attend NUPI as guest researchers or visiting fellows. NUPI is an important forum for discussion and debate in Norway and internationally, and organizes frequent meetings and events – lectures, seminars, and conferences. NUPU research outcomes are made available in a wide range of publications, most of which are accessible on NUPI’s website.

NUPI was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 1959. The institute is a state body under the Ministry of Education and Research, but operates independently as a non-political institution in all its professional activities. Main sources of funding for research at NUPI are the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Support also comes from private companies and international funding sources, such as the EU.

Local Information

Located by the fjord, and surrounded by forests, hills and lakes, Norway's capital Oslo is for many an undiscovered gem of natural beauty. It's also a cultural city, with several world-class art museums, and an increasingly impressive architectural landscape – best-seen in the redeveloped waterfront area, home to the city's striking opera house, and in the skyscraper-studded district colloquially known as the Barcode.

Walking from the striking Oslo City Hall where the Nobel peace prices are awarded, a stroll along the Aker Brygge docklands is the way to enjoy beautiful views of the fjord and of the Akershus Castle, and lets you sit down for a drink or a meal at one of the many terrace restaurants and cafés.

Visitors to Oslo can see 1000-year old authentic Viking ships, learn about the invention of skis at the ski museum under the majestic Holmenkollen ski jump, take a walk through the world famous sculpture park of Vigeland, walk on the roof of the Opera House on the waterfront, visit art museums boasting classical and modern art, and be impressed by the world famous painting ‘Scream’ by Edward Munch.

Throw in some great bars, cosy cafes and excellent restaurants, as well as a large and visible immigrant community who add their own colourful touches to the city, and the result is a thoroughly attractive place to begin your Norwegian adventure.

Getting to ECCWS

The tramway and T-train stop is Forskninsparken station (Science Park Station) adjacent to the North-end of OJD House. A Ticket costs NOK 33 (EUR 4), the gray vending machines take credit cards

From central Oslo to OJD House you can go by T-train, line 4 or 5 westbound from Oslo Central Station, from Stortinget (Parliament) Station or from Nationaltheatret Station, and then get off at Forskningsparken station. From central Oslo you can also ride the blue tramway line 17 or 18 to Forskningsparken station.

Conference Accommodation

We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ECCWS is Smarthotel Oslo. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.

To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ECCWS 2018 Oslo, Norway are shown on this google map: