Nordic Combinatorial Conference 2016

June 13–15 2016, Levi, Kittilä, Finland. Part of the NORCOM conference series.

The Nordic Combinatorial Conference (NORCOM) is a triennial scientific meeting covering the fields of combinatorics and discrete mathematics, interpreted broadly, with the arrangement rotated among the five Nordic countries. The conference is a venue for Nordic as well as foreign combinatorialists to get together and interact in a relaxed atmosphere. This time the participants will also be able to experience the midnight sun.

Plenary speakers

Download the conference poster!


Conference program: HTML, PDF
List of participants


The deadline for registration is May 6, 2016. The registration fee is 200 EUR and includes lunches from Monday to Wednesday, coffee/tea during breaks, and an excursion and banquet on Tuesday. The registration should be made individually for each person and paid with a credit card. Dietary requirements can also be reported. On-site registration is not possible. Participants with accompanying persons should tick the appropriate box when registering. Based on this, information about program for these persons will be provided via individual contacts.

If you wish to give a presentation, please see instructions on how to submit an abstract below. You may also participate without a presentation.

Please register here.


Please use this LaTeX template and submit the .tex file by sending an email to the organizers ( The (=one) primary Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) must be included. The length of the Abstract should be between 50 and 250 words. If there are several authors, list the speaker as the author and include the other authors at the end of the Abstract: "This is joint work with ….". Here is an example (.tex file) of a complete Abstract (Here is the compiled PDF).

The deadline for submitting an Abstract is April 20, 2016. All Abstracts that are relevant for the theme of the conference will be accepted.

Excursion & Banquet

Tuesday afternoon is reserved for an excursion and Tuesday evening for the conference banquet. There are two options for the excursion: a hike to a nearby fell or a bus tour to neighbouring villages. The choice will be made on site. If you plan to go hiking, remember to bring suitable clothes and shoes with you!

In the evening after the excursion there is a banquet, where the participants are served Lappish cuisine. Dietary requirements can be reported when registering.


Rooms have been reserved at the conference venue, Spa Hotel Levitunturi. The hotel has rooms in all categories between standard rooms and suites. Please make your booking here by May 12, 2016 to get the room at the conference rate.

There are many other hotels and cabins in the area. If you want to stay in another hotel, a bigger apartment, or in a cottage at Levi or you want to make changes to your reservation, you may contact Levi Tourist Information at Their web page also provides information about alternative accomodation.


Finland is a Schengen member state. You may need a visa for traveling to Finland. Information on requirements is available on the web page of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Kittilä airport

Kittilä Airport (IATA code: KTT) is the closest airport, about 15 kilometers from the conference center (Levi). Levi can be reached by an airport bus, by taxi, or by car (the car rental service desks are open only on pre-order). Here is some further information that hopefully helps in planning the trip. Book early!

In summertime, there is typically one daily flight arriving at Kittilä. At the moment of writing, the following relevant flights are scheduled from Helsinki (IATA code: HEL) to Kittilä and back:

Sunday, June 12: AY557: HEL 08:50 KTT 11:20
Wednesday, June 15: AY559: KTT 19:30 HEL 20:50
Thursday, June 16: AY557: KTT 13:30 HEL 14:55

Rovaniemi airport

The main airport in northern Finland, Rovaniemi Airport (IATA code: RVN), has many daily flights by several airlines (Finnair, Norwegian). The distance from Rovaniemi Airport to Levi is about 170 kilometers. From the airport, Rovaniemi bus station can be reached by an airport bus, and from the bus station there are several daily bus connections to Levi. Again, renting a car is an option, especially if you want to do some sightseeing.

There are several flights arriving at Rovaniemi Airport in the early evening of June 12, for example:

Sunday, June 12: D8124: HEL 15:55 RVN 17:15
Sunday, June 12: AY429: HEL 16:25 RVN 17:45

To make it possible for participants arriving on these flights to reach Levi on Sunday, there will be a coach going from Rovaniemi Airport directly to Levi at 18:30. This transportation should be booked by sending an email to the organizers ( by May 12, 2016.

Other options

In addition to flying there are also slow options like taking a (day or night) train through Finland to the stations of Kolari or Rovaniemi and continuing from there by bus. If you rent a car, note that there may be (and will be) reindeer on the roads.


The average daily high temperature in Kittilä in June is 16.2 °C and the average low is 6.8 °C.


NORCOM Steering committee

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following sponsors: