Information and venue


IST 2024 is hosted by the University of Oslo, in collaboration with SINTEF,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the INTRANSIT and NTRANS research centres and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

The information on this page will be made available continuously, so please check back for the latest updates.

Questions can be sent to 

The programme will be avaliable closer to the conference.

We are currently working on the registration details. This will be available soon. 

Conference registration opens April 1st and closes June 1st.   

The presenting author for each submission will need to have registered for the conference and have uploaded a final submission by  May 15th.

We are working to make the conference as affordable as possible, and you may expect a conference fee of around 250/300 euros for the main conference event.

Scholars with very limited travel grants, and particularly scholars from the global south, can apply to have the conference fee waived and can also apply for a travel grant from the STRN. The presenting author of an abstract that has been accepted to the conference may be eligible. Further information will be published on the conference webpage in March and the application deadline will be in late March. 


The conference takes place at the campus of the University of Oslo. The venue for the conference is the main university library, Georg Sverdrups house (Address: Moltke Moes vei 39, 0851 Oslo). See more information under “Venues” below. 


Digital participation

The conference is an in-person conference. We are looking into having some sessions in digital formats, but it will not be possible to participate digitally in all parts of the program. 



You can find information on the main venue below. Further questions can be directed to 

Information on Georg Sverdrups house:

  • Parking: Disabled parking spaces by Sophus Lies auditorium. The spaces are not signposted.
  • Entrance: The main entrance faces westward and leads to the lobby and library reception desk. The side entrance faces north and leads to the coffee shop  and café on the second floor. Both entrances have revolving doors and no thresholds.
  • Lifts: Eight lifts. Three personell lifts which run to six floors. Measurements: 123 x 132 cm and 124 x 187 cm.
  • Doors: Entrance through some of the doors will require assistance due to non-standard door widths or high thresholds.
  • Toilets: 12 accessible toilets located in the basement, first, second, third and fourth floor.
  • Lecture rooms:
    • Induction loops in auditorium 1 and 2.
    • Auditorium 1 has accessible seating on the upper row and in front of the first row. The lower part of the auditorium is accessible through the corridor linking the lobby and the auditorium.
  • Rest room: In the basement.
Main venue: The University Library

The conference will be held on the Blindern campus of the University of Oslo. The main venue will be Georg Sverdrups hus which houses the main university library.

Blindern is located on the western outskirts of the Oslo city centre and reachable from the city centre by the metro lines 4 and 5 to the station Blindern or the tram lines 17 and 18 to Universitetet Blindern.

Early career/welcome day

16th of June. More information will be available soon.

Conference dinner

Information will be avaliable soon.

History of the Blindern campus

Construction of the Blindern campus started in the 1930s, and construction of its main buildings went on until the 1960s. You do not have to love Brutalist architecture to love Blindern campus, but it helps! The campus is at its most green and beautiful in June when we convene for the IST conference 2024 in Oslo, and so a stroll along the campus pathways is highly recommended.

The IST conference recommends the following hotels in Oslo: 

Citybox Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown Oslo, is just a short walk away from the Jernbanetorget subway and tram stations. For those heading to Blindern campus, tram lines 17 and 18 (towards Rikshospitalet), which will get you there in approximately 15 minutes, are readily accessible. Alternatively, subway lines 4 and 5 (direction West) offer a quick 8-minute journey to reach the campus.

Citibox Hotel Oslo offers participants a 13% discount code for rooms booked through the hotel’s own webpages. The code is valid for the period 16 to 19 June 2024.  The discount code is: IST2024.

Anker Hostel is a budget-friendly accommodation located in the vibrant Grünerløkka neighborhood. The hostel is situated within walking distance of Jernbanetorget subway stop. Additionally, there is a tram stop right outside the hostel, providing easy access to line 17 and 18, which will take you to Blindern campus in approximately 20 minutes.

Smarthotel enjoys a prime location in the Tullinløkka neighborhood, near the iconic National Theatre and the Royal castle. To reach Blindern campus, you can take a short stroll to the “Nasjonaltheatret” subway station and board subway lines 4 and 5, which will transport you to the campus in just 5 minutes. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located near the Tullinløkka tram stop, where lines 17 and 18 (towards Rikshospitalet) will whisk you to Blindern campus in approximately 11 minutes.

Hotel Bondeheimen is located near the main street Karl Johan, the Parliament, and the Royal castle. You will find trams and the metro in close proximity to the hotel. To reach Blindern campus, you can subway lines 4 and 5 (direction West) from subway stop Stortinget or tram lines 17 and 18 (towards Rikshospitalet) from tram stop Tinghuset.

Thon Hotel Storo is located north of the city centre in the Nydalen neighborhood. The hotel is in walking distance to the subway stop Nydalen. The subway ride from Nydalen to Blindern campus is only about 4 minutes. Nydalen also has tram and subway connections to the city centre.  

Other options can be found through sites like and AirBnB. 


Important dates
  • Early Career Researcher Welcome day: 16th of June 2024
  • Main conference: 17th to 19th of June 2024
  • Early Career Researcher Paper Development Workshop: 20th of June 2024 
  • Submission of abstracts: 20th of February 2024 (main conference), 28th of February 2024 (ECR Paper Development Workshop)
  • Conference registration opens April 1st and closes June 1st.  
  • The presenting author for each submission will need to have registered for the conference and have uploaded a final submission by May 15th.
  • Full papers must be submitted by June 1st. 
Organisation committee

Taran Thune, University of Oslo
Allan Dahl Andersen, University of Oslo
Kejia Yang, University of Oslo
Amir Mirzadeh Phirouzabadi, University of Oslo
Hilde Nykamp, University of Oslo
Markus Bugge, University of Oslo
Tuukka Mäkitie, Sintef Digital
Markus Steen, Sintef Digital
Lars Coenen, Western Norway University of Applied Science
Tomas Skjølsvold, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Gisle Solbu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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