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  11th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory (SWAT)

July 2-4, 2008
Gothenburg, Sweden





New: You can find a map with all important SWAT locations here.
New: Some practical info regarding the social program can be found here.

Registration and payment

Please note that, as of June 2nd, you can no longer register using bank transfer (invoice).

To register using credit card please use the link below:


Last registration day: Friday, June 20th

Registration fees (in SEK)

  Early bird Late
Regular Student Regular Student
Conference 4100 3000 5500 4000

The SWAT conference fee for delegates includes

  • admission to the conference
  • a copy of the conference proceedings
  • daily coffee and lunches
  • City Hall reception and banquet dinner

An accompanying person can optionally register for

  • City Hall reception - free of charge
  • banquet ticket - additional cost of SEK 875

Please note that the fee for accompanying person does not include admission to the sessions.


Due to several events in Goteborg in the same time frame as the SWAT conference, it is very important that you make the hotel reservation early!

Scandic Opalen

The primary hosting hotel for SWAT 2008 attendants is the Scandic Opalen, where the conference will take place. SWAT attendees enjoy discounted room rates.

Single room: SEK 900 (EUR ~ 100)
Double room: SEK 1100 (EUR ~ 120)
Double room for single use: SEK 1000 (EUR ~110)
(breakfast and all service charges included)

Booking reference number: CHA290608

The number of rooms is limited and the hotel cannot guarantee bookings after the 20th of May. Please note that you cannot do your room reservation through the Scandic Opalen’s web page. The web page is only for individual/private bookings, not for groups. You can make your reservation either by: 

More information: www.scandichotels.com/Opalen

City Hotel

Single room: SEK 750 (EUR ~ 85)
Double room: SEK 995 (EUR ~ 110)
(breakfast and all service charges included)

Booking reference number: SWAT/CHALMERS

The number of rooms is limited and the hotel cannot guarantee bookings after the 20th of May. You can make your reservation either by:

More information: www.cityhotelgbg.se

SGS Apartments

As a budget alternative, we have reserved a block of rooms at SGS Apartments (Youth Hostel), intended primarily for student attendees. The hostel is situated within walking distance to the Scandic Opalen hotel (1.5 km). All the rooms are fully furnished and have a private bathroom. Rates include linen, towels and cleaning upon departure. No breakfast is provided, however a kitchen is available.

Single room: SEK 420 (EUR ~ 47)
Double room: SEK 540 (EUR ~ 60)

Booking reference number: 123213

You can make your reservation either by:

More information: www.sgsveckobostader.se

Other alternatives

The map below shows more lodging alternatives at central Gothenburg. You can also use the Official City Hotel Reservation Service.

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Message board

A message board has been created to help you find other participants to share with a hotel room or a taxi ride during the conference.:


General information

Climate and dress

The weather in July is mostly sunny and warm with the average temperature of 20-25°C (68-77° F). Bring light clothes and a woolen sweater as well. You may also need a light raincoat. Dress will be informal throughout the conference.

Currency and Credit cards

The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona, SEK. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
The exchange rate is (March 2008):
1 EUR = 9.45 SEK
1 USD = 6.10 SEK


Electricity in Sweden is 230 volt - European standard (two round pins).


The official language of SWAT 2008 is English. Simultaneous interpretation is not available.

Passport and visa

Sweden is a member of the Schengen Agreement. To find out if you need a visa for entry to Sweden, visit the Swedish Migration Board or contact the Swedish Embassy or a Swedish Consulate in your country. If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send a request by email to swat08@cse.chalmers.se.


Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badges during all the activities and social events during the conference.


Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee during the workshop and conference days.

Special diets

We can accommodate most dietary requirements if these are indicated to us upon booking.

Special needs

The Scandic Opalen Hotel, the City Hall and Långedrags Värdshus all welcome disabled delegates. The buildings have wheelchair access.

Social programme

Welcome Reception – The City Hall, Hosted by the City of Göteborg

Wednesday July 2, 19.00

Lord Mayor of Göteborg would like to welcome all delegates at a reception in the City Hall – Börsen.

Börsen (the Exchange) was build between 1844 and 1849 as a commodity exchange and meeting place for the merchants as well as banqueting rooms for the town authorities.

The house was rebuilt in the early 1900s to serve as a modern town hall for the fast growing Göteborg.



Conference dinner at Långedrags Värdshus

Thursday July 3, around 18.30

By a veteran tram at around 18.00, from the tram station outside the Opalen Hotel to Långedrags Värdshus by the sea.

Ringlinjen is a non-profit organisation which runs vintage trams in the city of Göteborg during the summer. Welcome to take a trip back in time and give yourself a sight into the public transportation of the last century.

Långedrags Värdshus is situated at the most beautiful area by the sea, close to the water with a fantastic view.