The 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

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The city of Trondheim, population 180.000, is located in the middle of Norway. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with some 23.000 students and 3000 employees in scientific positions, the research institute Sintef with more than 2000 employees from 65 countries, and an ecosystems of knowledge intensive companies, make Trondheim one of the main Nordic centres of innovation, research and development.

Please look at Visit Norway if you would like to combine your conference with a remarkable tour to the fjords or north to the midnight sun.

Conference Venue

PROFES2016 will be held at the Scandic Nidelven  in the lovely area of Nidelva river bank.


Trondheim is served by rail, bus, boat (Coastal Steamer) and air from major cities in Norway and Europe. The city of Trondheim maintains a comprehensive description of how to get to Trondheim. There are direct international flights from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London and some other locations in Europe. However, Oslo is the main hub with more than 30 daily flights to Trondheim. Carriers: Norwegian , SAS  (Star Alliance), KLM and Widerøe.

We recommend you to use a shuttle bus from and to Trondheim Airport Værnes: Flybussen and Værnes Ekspressen. Flybussen operates every 10 minutes. The driving time between the airport and the city is about 45 minutes. The shuttle busses are lined up in the street just outside the arrival terminal. Tickets can be purchased on the bus (most credit cards are accepted). The shuttle busses pass by most major hotels in the city, including Scandic Nidelven. Ask the driver for guidance when you purchase your ticket.
All hotels in the city center are within walking distance to the NTNU, Gløshaugen campus. From downtown, the main bus is otherwise AtB Bus number 5 (direction Dragvoll/Lohove, bus stop: Gløshaugen Nord). When you are at the NTNU campus, we recommend you use MazeMap to find your way.


We recommend you to stay at Scandic Nidelven hotel – Trondheim. It is the main location of the conference and we have negotiated special prices for the participants.

Visa information

For those participants who need a visa to visit Norway, please note that you are responsible for their own visa applications. Useful information can be found on the official website of Norwegian Immigration Office . An invitation letter is available upon request.

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