Travel information

How to reach Skövde

Skövde can be reached by air, train, and car. Skövde city is situated on the railway line between the two main cities of Sweden, Gothenburg and Stockholm.

As June is a vacation period in Sweden we recommend that you book your train tickets early in advance.

Arriving by air to Gothenburg

1. If you arrive by air to Landvetter airport, take the airport shuttle to the Nils Eriksson terminal (last stop for the airport coach). You can also use the SJ web site to make a reservation for a trip from Landvetter airport (From "Landvetter flygplats") to Skövde (To "Skövde Central"). If you arrive by air to Gothenburg City airport, take the corresponding shuttle to the Nils Eriksson terminal.

2. The Nils Eriksson terminal is adjacent to the main railway station ("Göteborg Central"). From there, take the train to Skövde.

3. In Skövde there are taxis outside the station that will take you to the hotel just outside the city centre (if no taxi is available at the station, phone numbers to taxi compaines are listed below).

Arriving by air to Stockholm

1. If you arrive at Arlanda airport, take Arlanda Express from the airport to Stockholm central station. You can also use the SJ web site to make a reservation for a trip from Arlanda airport (From "Arlanda Central") to Skövde (To "Skövde Central"). Please note that there are different stations inside Arlanda airport. Long distance trains depart from "Arlanda Central", whereas Arlanda Express trains depart from "Arlanda Norra Station" and "Arlanda Södra Station".

2. From Stockholm central station, take the train to Skövde. The time table for the fast X2000 train can be found here.

3. In Skövde there are taxis outside the station that will take you to the hotel just outside the city centre (if no taxi is available at the station, phone numbers to taxi compaines are listed below).

Travel links:

  • SJ (all long distance trains including X2000 speed train)
  • Resplus.se all trains and buses to Skövde (e.g. search from "Landvetter flygplats" to "Skövde C")
  • Västtrafik (local trains and buses)
  • Flygbussarna(Airport Coaches)
  • Arlanda Express(Train from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm)
  • Taxi service in Skövde is available at the train station or by calling one of the following Taxi services:
    Taxi Kurir +46-(0)500-49 49 49 Taxi Skövde +46-(0)500-41 65 00 Taxi Skaraborg +46 (0)500-41 12 00 City taxi +46-(0)70-34 16 906
  • It is also possible to rent a car at Landvetter airport in Gothenburg and go by car to Skövde. We recommend that you make your reservation in advance. The distance from Landvetter airport to Skövde is 146 kilometers. From Arlanda, the distance to Skövde is approximately 355 kilometers. This link (unfortunately in Swedish) gives a map for the road from Landvetter airport to the conference hotel in Skövde.
  • Nationals in the majority of countries outside the EU require a visa to visit Sweden. Please consult the Swedish Migration Board web site for more information.
Please contact the organisers for further information.

Conference Venue

The OSS 2009 conference will be held at First Hotel Billingehus, Skövde, Sweden. Room reservations will be handled via registration for the OSS 2009 conference (as we have made a block reservation for rooms). Registration for the conference and reservation for accommodation will be handled via registration for the OSS 2009 conference. The hotel is situated on the mountain of Billingen, and the Hotel restaurant offers sweeping views across the plains of Västergötland.

Contacting the organizers

For additional information about the local organisation of the OSS 2009 conference in Skövde:

Organising Chair OSS 2009
Dr. Björn Lundell
University of Skövde
P.O. Box 408
SE-541 28 SKÖVDE
Sweden
email: oss2009@his.se
phone: +46 (0)500 - 448319

Event Coordinator for OSS 2009
Pernilla Klingspor
University of Skövde
P.O. Box 408
SE-541 28 SKÖVDE
Sweden
email: oss2009@his.se
phone: +46 (0)500 - 448700

University of Skövde

The University of Skövde is a relatively young university, offering a range of subjects traditionally taught at universities as well as unique study programmes in a large number of fields. Many of our programmes combine several fields of study and the result is something quite new and exciting.

For example, in the autumn 2008 we started a new 3-year (B.Sc.) study programme "Open Source - Systems Developer", which is the only one focused on Open Source in Sweden.

News

  • April 17th, 2009

    Additional information about the tutorial has been added.

  • March 31st, 2009

    The program has been added to the menu.

  • March 20th, 2009

    The US National Science Foundation will support travel and attendance for a diverse group of US PhD students to participate in the international doctoral consortium at the OSS2009 conference. For further information, please contact Prof. Kevin Crowston

  • February 25th, 2009

    Added new abstracts and titles for keynotes

  • February 5th, 2009

    Added a link to registration page

  • January 20th, 2009

    The review and submission pages have been moved to a better equipped server at Syracuse. Please contact the webmaster if there are any problems with submitting reviews.

  • January 15th, 2009

    Added a new section about the OSS2009 Workshops

  • November 30th, 2008

    Added a flyer and bios for each of the two keynote speakers

  • November 3rd, 2008

    Updated information on travel and conference venue to include estimate of cost for participation.

  • October 20th, 2008

    Submission link added to author kit page

  • October 10th, 2008

    Updated author kit with information from Springer

  • August 26th, 2008

    Call for papers published