The conference will be held at the Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland.

Joensuu is a vibrant and growing regional center, which has a great deal to offer: the Karelian lifestyle, a city center with a multiplicity of services, and the Pielisjoki River flowing through it with its many possibilities. The urban lifestyle and quiet rural areas live side by side in Joensuu. All at once Joensuu is a high-tech center, a thriving rock music city (Ilosaari rock festival in July), the Karelian marketplace, and the silence of the wilderness, all along the border.