Invited lecturers

The list of invited lecturers is updated here.

Book of abstracts 

The final overview of abstracts has been published. Please downloead it here (pdf.)

Poster presenters

You can download the list of poster presenters  here (pdf.)

Information to poster presenters

Please consult the poster presentations info page here.

Conference Venue

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen. Centrally situated on the city’s historic wharf of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Science Committee:

Eystein Jansen (Chair, NO)
Carlo Aall (NO)
Martin Drews (DK)
Trond Dokken(NO)
Tore Furevik(NO)
Inger Hansen-Bauer(NO)
Hege Hisdal (NO)
Grete Hovelsrud (NO)
Sirkku Juhola (FI)
Erik Wilhelm Kolstad (NO)
Lena Lindström (SE)
Jostein Sundet (NordForsk)
Svein Sundby (NO)
Åsa Borg Pedersen (NO)
Hans Von Storch (DE)

Local organizing committee:

Erik Sandquist (coordinator), Erik Kolstad, Eystein Jansen, Trond Dokken, Ragnhild Stolt-Nielsen


Erik Sandquist (

Eystein Jansen (

Press and media accreditation: Please contact Gudrun Sylte:

Earlier conferences

The conference was a follow-up to the highly successful conferences in Stockholm (2010) and Helsinki (2012) and Copenhagen (2014)


Bergen is ideal for enjoying the beauties of nature as well as culture- and city life. As the oldest port and first capital of Norway, the city is brimming with historical sites as well as modern delights.

bergensbilder.fisketorget-800pxnsp-633Fjords and mountains surround our city; a few minutes’ ride on the Fløibanen funicular will take you from the city centre to the top of Mt. Fløyen, while a cable car takes you to the summit of our highest mountain, Mt. Ulriken. Enjoy the views and the peace and quiet while gazing down at the city, or take hikes on nice mountain trails. Short and long fjord experiences are available from the city centre, and have given us the name, gateway to the fjords. Sample the delicacies on offer at the Fish Market, or spend hours among the fish, penguins and seals at Bergen Aquarium.

Bergen has a variety of activities to suit every interest. As historic trading harbour and the home to some of the great Viking kings of Norway, Bergen has a rich history which manifests itself in the many museums and cultural activities offered. Bryggen has become a symbol of our cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar images in all of Norway. For more information on the many activities and sites go to:[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section]