Registration for the symposium is now open. If you wish to attend the symposium, please send the information requested in the registration form below to Teppo Rakkolainen (see the form for instructions) by 15th April 2009.

Contributed talks/papers

If you wish to contribute a talk/paper, indicate this by including the title of your proposed talk in your registration information and sending a short abstract of the paper to Teppo Rakkolainen. The abstract should be written on this LaTeX template and sent as an email attachment to The template is a TEX file (.tex); if you have difficulties with that, you can use this plain text template (.txt). You should save the template on your computer with name OSA2009_Surname_abstract, open it and fill in your information according to instructions which are given on the template.
We will inform you on whether your talk/paper has been accepted by 11th May 2009 at the latest.


Proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of journal Stochastics (after the usual reviewing procedure).

Registration fee

Registration fee is 200 EUR for academic participants and 400 EUR for other participants. The fee includes coffee and lunches during the symposium, an excursion by boat and the symposium banquet dinner. The fee can be paid either by a bank transfer in advance or in cash on location; please indicate in the registration information which option you prefer. Note that any possible additional costs of making the bank transfer are paid by the participant.

Budget rooms

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at guesthouse Domus Aboensis. These rooms are primarily intended with participants with limited budgets. If you wish to reserve a room for yourself from Domus Aboensis, please indicate this on your registration form and we will book a room for you, if available (in case rooms are no longer available, we will notify you). You will need to pay the room price in cash upon arrival to the guesthouse staff.
UPDATE (31st March): At moment there are no more budget rooms available. More may come available in mid-April, but this is not certain.

Support for young researchers

We can support the participation of younger scientists. To apply, please send with your registration form also your CV and a list of publications.

Registration form for Optimal Stopping with Applications 2009

Required registration information:
  • Name:
  • Affiliation:
  • Academic/Other:
  • Sex (male/female):
  • Address:
  • E-mail:
  • Telefax:
  • Telephone:
  • Date of arrival:
  • Date of departure:
  • Payment method for registration fee (cash/bank transfer):
  • I would like to give a talk at the symposium (yes/no):
  • I wish to book a room at Domus Aboensis (yes/no):
    • Room type (single/double; if double, with who do you wish to share the room):
  • Other comments (e. g. special dietary requirements):
To register for the symposium, send the required information to Teppo Rakkolainen; by email,
or by fax,
After receiving your registration, we will send you a confirmation of your registration together with an invoice for the registration fee. The invoice will include all necessary information for making the bank transfer.