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15th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics

The 15th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics (SSC15) will take place in Naantali, Finland, 19-22 June 2017.

The SSC conferences form a significant part of chemometrics in Scandinavia. They are biannual and rotate amongst the Nordic countries - with the exception of SSC14 in Sardinia. This is the fourth time the conference is held in Finland.

Registration is now closed.

The programme is now avaiable for download here.

The book of abstracts is now avaiable for download here. Please, note that the book abstracts will not be available in a printed form.

Updated timetable and programme available.

Poster and flash presentation instructions are now available here.

We are pleased to announce that the programme and timetable for the SSC15 is now available.

N.B. the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 17 March 2017

We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers.

Conference information

In the SSC15 both theory and applications of chemometrics will be presented and discussed. Our invited speakers have themes on multiblock methods, metabolomics, process chemometrics and environmental and ecological statistics.

The organizing committee welcomes you to Naantali - the sunshine town! Here you can take city sightseeing or enjoy nature or cruise in the archipelago... Naantali has it all.

Our venue, Naantali Spa Hotel, is ranked the best hotel in Finland for its services. We wish you all scientifically rewarding and socially enjoyable days in Naantali!


Synergy conference in Scandinavia
The 18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS2017) will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark) just before SSC15, 11-15 June 2017.



Local Organising Committee

  • Veli-Matti Taavitsainen, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (chairman)
  • Tarja Rajalahti Kvalheim, Førde Health Trust, Norway (secretary)
  • Pekka Teppola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Kirill Filianin, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Juho Jalava, ProfMath Oy, Finland
  • Benoit Espinola, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Scientific Committee

  • Veli-Matti Taavitsainen, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (chairman)
  • Pekka Teppola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Rasmus Bro, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Åsmund Rinnan, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Olav M. Kvalheim, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Harald Martens, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Torbjörn Lundstedt, Acureomics AB, Sweden
  • Johan Trygg, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Beata Walczak, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Johan Westerhuis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Federico Marini, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  • Anna De Juan, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Barry M. Wise, Eigenvector Research, U.S.A.


Naantali Spa

The venue is a six-time winner of Mercuri International’s prestigious Conference Hotel of the Year award, Naantali Spa Hotel.
For guests staying at the Spa hotel the use of the sauna and pool complex is free of charge. The spa has several pools, each offering a different bathing experience - in case you need to relax in between the scientific sessions!
Naantali is located in the southwest corner of Finland and can be easily reached from Turku airport or Turku harbour. Naantali and the surrounding archipelago offer lots of activities for visitors of all ages. Here you can find e.g. Moomin World, the Old Town, and the president's summer house Kultaranta with its beautiful garden.



Main building

  • 251 rooms, the majority of which are spacious 32m² rooms and the rest 20m²
  • 9 Superior suites/apartments, some of which are complete with private sauna
  • 3 Moomin Story rooms

Naantali Spa Residence

  • 40 Superior rooms
How to book



Saunas and pools

  • Two Turkish and four Finnish saunas
  • Two Roman whirlpool baths
  • Two recreational pools with massaging water jets and air jets
  • Warm year-round outdoor pool

Treatment services

  • Nearly 100 different beauty and spa treatments
  • Hairdresser and barber
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A wide variety of choices

  • Le Soleil – à la carte and buffet restaurant
  • Thai Garden – authentic and award-winning Thai food
  • Tammikellari – a cosy restaurant for the whole family
  • Paviljonki – an entertainment restaurant
  • Lobby bar – a cocktail bar in the lobby
  • Cafe Roma – a lobby café
  • Naantalin Kaivohuone – a trendy and laid-back dining and late-night summer restaurant by the harbour in Naantali Old Town
  • Rantaravintola – a seaside summer restaurant next door to Kaivohuone
  • Wine cellar for tastings and courses
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Travel information

Finding your way to Naantali

This information is copied from Visit Naantali.

Naantali is just a thirty minute drive away from Turku. If you're coming by car take the E-18 road from Helsinki, highway 9 from Tampere and highway 8 from Pori, which all have exits to Naantali. Or first make your way to Turku by air, sea, train or bus and continue from there to Naantali.

Buses from Turku to Naantali

You can reach Naantali direct from the Turku market square on: timetables for lines 6 and 7 at On the same website you will also find timetables for buses N2 from Naantali to Merimasku and N4 from Naantali to Rymättylä.


Tel.: +358 2 10 041

Turku Airport

Tel.: +358 20 708 4717

When travelling locally, bus number 1 runs from the airport to Turku market square, where you can catch buses 6 and 7 to Naantali. Timetables for bus line 1 are available at

Turku railway station

Turku is easily accessible by train. Train timetables and ticket prices: tel. +358 600 41 900 (EUR 1.99 per answered call + local network rates),

Arriving by sea

Finnlines operates a direct line from Kapellskär in Sweden and Långnäs in Åland to the Port of Naantali.

You can travel to the Port of Turku from Sweden on ships operated by Viking Line and Tallink Silja. When travelling locally, bus number 1 runs from the harbour to Turku market square, where you can catch buses 6 and 7 to Naantali.

In summer, Steamship s/s Ukkopekka runs between Turku-Naantali-Turku twice daily.

Invited speakers

We are pleased to announce that the following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

Programme at a glance

Programme at a glance


The registration to the SSC15 is now closed.

Book your accommodation here.

In case of questions regarding the registration contact the conference secretariat.

Registration fees

Full conference delegates:

The registration fee for conference delegates includes scientific program, coffees, lunches, dinners (get-together, Thai-evening and conference banquet) and a boat trip.

For accompanying persons we offer two alternatives:

The registration is binding. Make sure that you have all the information needed when proceeding to the registration form.

Instructions for payment

Registration is only valid when full payment of the registration fee has been received. You will receive an e-mail confirmation after registration.

The fees must be paid by bank transfer to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences account. The payment has to be in EURO (€) and the name of the participant and a reference "SSC15" must be added to the transfer. Please note that eventual bank transfer expenses must be paid by the participant.


We only accept written cancellations. Following cancellation fees will be charged:

We, however, gladly accept a substitute participant without demanding any additional charges.

Call for abstracts

SSC15 invites authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster/flash presentations to share their up-to-date research and review challenging and interesting cases.

Abstract submission is encouraged in all areas, both theory and applications, as long as “good chemometrics” is practiced. The final classification will be decided by the Scientific Committee.

N.B. the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 17 March 2017.

A notification of abstract acceptance will be provided by 31 March 2017.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts

All accepted abstracts must have a registered presenting author.

Please indicate whether you would prefer an oral or poster presentation. Authors who wish to present a poster must also give a flash presentation. Oral presentations are given approximately 20 minutes incl. questions. Flash presentations are given approximately 10 minutes incl. questions.

Abstracts should be written in English.

The abstract should fit on one A4 page without the page number.

Please submit your abstract by e-mail to SSC15 secretariat (

Abstract format

Please use the formating given in an example abstract that can be downloaded here.

Download template

Poster/flash talk presentation guidelines

Poster session will take place on Tuesday, 20 June.

At SSC15, the results will be presented both in a short oral presentation (Flash talk) and in a classical poster session. Poster flash talks are meant to be a very short presentation of posters. The author should focus only on the main aim of the research and only mention the key findings. The purpose of the flash talk is to inform the audience of the topic of the poster and motivate delegates to visit the author during the subsequent poster session.

Flash talks will be strictly limited to 3 minutes presentation time. After this time the presentation will be stopped. Discussions will be held at the posters during the poster session.

The authors are asked to e-mail a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 3 slides MAX to secretariat, to allow inclusion in the flash talk presentation session. We cannot allow you to use your own notebook/laptop during the presentation, as this would take too much time for a three minute presentation. Files should be sent to Tarja Kvalheim ( by Friday 16 June.

Poster instructions:


The conference venue, Naantali Spa, has special priced rooms for the conference participants. In addition to the Spa Hotel we can offer a more reasonably priced alternative, Family Hotel, a hostel which is located approx. 500 m from the main building.

How to book

The rooms are stored in an allotment; every guest books their own accommodation by providing the code sent in the registration confirmation e-mail

Bookings by tel. +358 2 445 5100 or e-mail

The allotment is valid until 12 May 2017, after which it will be released to hotel.

Prices per night:

Naantali Spa Hotel (breakfast and use of the sauna and pool complex included)

Family Hotel (hostel with 2 or 3 dorm rooms sharing a kitchen and a bath room)

Sponsored by Umetrics, part of Sartorius Stedim Biotech:

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SSC15 secretariat

Tarja Rajalahti Kvalheim