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Conference Address

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Valhallavägen 1
Campus Gräsvik
37179 Karlskrona

Tel: +46 455 385000
Fax:+46 455 385057


If you stay at a hotel in Karlskrona, please contact the hotel regarding parking facilities in the vicinity. See this information on the shuttle service and public transport from the hotels to the conference venue. We recommend you to park your car at the hotel.

There are limited capabilities to park at the conference venue. Please contact the reception (A-Building, see maps) to receive a temporary parking permit.

Contact Persons

Anna Eriksson
Tel: +46 455 385670

Lina Berglind
Tel: +46 708 545100

Registration Desk and Dates

The conference registration desk is in A-Building (see map) and will be open at the following times:

  • Monday, August 25, 7:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 - 18:30
  • Thursday, August 28, 8:00 - 18:30
  • Friday, August 29, 8:00 - 18:30

On Sunday, August 24, a registration desk will be open at Scandic Hotel, 18:00 - 22:00.

Participation Identification

RE'14 enforces a strict badge policy. Badges shall be worn at all times during the conference.

Internet Access

Personal login instructions for access to the Wi-Fi at BTH and city center can be found in the conference bags. Note that EDUROAM works at BTH and in the city center.


Lunches are served from 12:00 to 13:30 in J-Building, ground floor.

Morning- and Afternoon Breaks

Swedish "fika" will be served daily in J-Building, ground floor. Morning break from 10:00 to 10:30 and afternoon break from 15:00 to 15:30.


You can borrow bicycles in A-Building, the BTH reception. A "first come, first served" policy is followed.


In Karlskrona with surroundings you can eat well with the sea as a backdrop. Many of the restaurants are situated around the big square, Stortorget (see this map). Try the local delicacies while you are in Karlskrona. The potato dumplings, called "Kroppkaka" in Swedish, herring sandwiches or a roasted rye bun called "rågskorpa", are examples of local food.

Nivå - International food

Just next to the big square, this steakhouse has a variety of light, well-priced dishes (nachos, burgers, salads), as well as robust meals from the grill. It's also a popular evening bar.

Scandic Hotel - International food

The hotel restaurant has an inviting and warm atmosphere with art and design in mind. The kitchen offers tasty and well cooked food.

2 Rum & Kök - European food

Step into a restaurant like no other with its 18th century atmosphere, clearly influenced by Karlskrona's maritime history. It is small but welcoming, and offers a gastronomic experience in a class of its own. Fondue specialist.

Sjörök - European

Nice restaurant at Skeppsbrokajen with a seaview.

Skeppgossen - Swedish

The restaurant is located at the Naval Museum and has a lovely terrace where you can both see and hear the lapping of waves. Always Swedish dishes on the menu and the "Blekinge-buffet".

Lisas Sjökrog - Seafood

The floating restaurant! Right there among all the boats in the central guest harbor lies Lisas Sjökrog. The restaurant specializes in fish & shell fish.

Nya Skafferiet - Deli

Listed by White Guide - they serve pie and a delicacy buffet for lunch. There is also a shop with delicacies from all over the world.

Royal Thai - International food

Offers a nice buffet during lunchtime and a lot of different Thai-food in the evening.

Montmatre - International food

Pizzeria and restaurant in the citycenter.

Stars And Stripes - Sportsbar

Sportbar in modern style that shows sport from leagues worldwide. The menu is largely based on US tradition: large steaks and hamburgers.

Glassiärens Glassbar - Ice cream

The queues at this legendary ice-cream bar are matched by the enormous serves. Piled high in a waffle cone, the two-flavor option is almost a dinner.

Phone Numbers of Taxi Companies

There are several taxi companies in Karlskrona. Below is the contact information for some of them. A taxi ride between Ronneby Airport and Karlskrona City costs about 420 SEK.

  • Taxi Kurir Karlskrona, +46 455 81 000
  • Zon Taxi, +46 455 230 50
  • Karlskrona Taxi, +46 455 191 00
  • GP Taxi, +46 455 410 00


Sweden uses Northern European electrical standards (50hz/220-240volts).


Recommended pharmacy is Kronans Apotek in the city centre, close by the pedestrian street. Address: Landbrogatan 4, Karlskrona, Phone +46 77-161 26 12.

Basic pharmacy supplies, such as painkillers, are available at most grocery stores.

Emergency Numbers / Emergency Ward

112 is the emergency number that you can call from a landline or mobile phone anywhere in Sweden. Thenumber 114 14 can be used to call the nearest police agency in case of a non-emergency.

Call 112 if you need immediate help.

Call 112 if you or somebody in your vicinity falls ill or has a serious accident.

National Telephone Number for Health Care Advice

1177 is a national telephone number for health care advice. You can call it 24 hours a day. The operators are nurses who answer your questions, assess your need for care, give you advice and refer you to the right care center if needed.

Emergency Ward

Blekingesjukhuset, Akutvägen, 371 85 Karlskrona, Phone +46 455- 73 10 00

Open 24-7, all weekdays.


We offer RE'14 participants special activity packages to get the chance to explore Blekinge and the famous Naval City Karlskrona.


Swedish is the official language of Sweden but almost all Swedes speak English (over 90% of the population by some estimates). Even so, it is always helpful to be able to understand a few basic Swedish words.

  • Yes = Ja
  • No = Nej
  • Thank you = Tack (såmycket)
  • Please = Snälla
  • Excuse me = Ursäktamig
  • Hello / Good Day = Hej / God dag
  • Goodbye = Hejdå / Adjö

Some basic Swedish lessions:

Swedish culture:

Money and Payments


The Swedish Krona is most often represented either as SEK (preceding the number) or simply kr (following the amount). One Swedish Krona (SEK 1) equals 100 öre. Coins come in denominations of 1 SEK, 5 SEK, 10 SEK, and notes come in denomination of 20 SEK, 50 SEK, 100 SEK, 500 SEK, 1000 SEK.


Bankomat (the Swedish name for ATMs) can be found in Karlskrona city centre, at the pedestrian street and close to the big square, Stortorget.

Credit and Debit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diners Club and American Express credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden. However, on local buses you can only pay with cash.

Nature Areas

The Swedes have a unique system of allemansrätten, or Right of Public Access, which basically means that everyone has the freedom to roam the countryside as they please as long as the nature is not disturbed or destroyed. Among other things, this allows you to pretty much walk in any forest or swim in any lake.

Post Office

Post offices are often integrated into various shops, like grocery stores, kiosks, gas stations and so on. The opening hours therefore differ according to the specific store, but hours are usually 9:00 - 18:00, Monday - Friday. To find a post office, look for the blue postal sign. Many hotels, bookstores and tourist centers also sell stamps.

Wine, Beer and Spirits

Aside from bars, restaurants and some hotels, wine, spirits and strong beers (i.e., over 3.5% alcohol) are only sold at state liquor stores called Systembolaget. In Karlskronasystembolaget is situated in Wachtmeistershopping mall. Opening hours are 10:00-18:00 Monday-Friday, 10:00-13:00 on Saturdays.


It is perfectly safe to drink water from the tap in Sweden.


Swedish summers are generally sunny with only occasional rainfall. The average temperature for August is 20°C (68°F) in Karlskrona.