iFM 2013

Excursion and Social Dinner

Thursday, 13.6.2013

Herrankukkaro is an unique site for recreation events. It is located in Rymättylä, which is an old fishing locality in the Turku area's archipelago in South-West Finland.

At 16.25 we will board into buses that take us from the iFM 2013 venue to Herrankukkaro.

At 17.10 we arrive at the Old Fisherman's Village and enjoy the welcome toddy tar liquor, served in the archipelago village tradition, in the beachside lean-to. We are welcome by the Old Fisherman's Village host with a short description of the services offered, the surrounding archipelago and the history of the Old Fisherman's Village. From 17:30 the sauna is ready for those who want to enjoy it. After heating the pine-scented sauna for 10 hours, it is ready for use. Towels etc. are provided. A good swimming platform is available all year round as well as warm water barrels.

From 17.35 to 18:00 we can also enjoy a guided walk around the Herrankukkaro village for those who are not going to the sauna. This will include a brief introduction to the history of Herrankukkaro and a short tour, to get us familiarized with the surroundings.

From 19.00 we will enjoy the Wildfood Menu of the archipelago:

Green salad, mushroom salad, local pickled cucumber, smoked cheese, crushed lingonberry, smoked salmon and beef from our own smokehouse, herring spawn with sour cream and onion, a total of seven different types of marinated Baltic herring with herbs and berries and traditional self-baked archipelago bread.

Warm course
Local game stew, game sausage, lamb prepared in an old traditional Finnish way, beetroot and mushroom stew, famous local fresh potatoes, a seasonal assortment with minimum of five different smoked and specially prepared fish.

Fresh sweet dessert, especially prepared by the hostess of Herrankukkaro. Served with coffee or tea. The coffee will be made at the open fire (if the weather allows).

Take away
An archipelago-style bread to take away for each participant

NB! This feast menu is served depending on the weather conditions at the shore lean-to or indoors. The menus contents are dictated by the catch of the fishermen.

In the evening we can gather indoors or by the warmth of an open fire and light of storm lanterns in the beachside lean-to.

At 22.00 steamship Ukkopekka takes us back to Turku where we arrive at 00.30.


  • 1.7.2013
    Susanne Graf's pictures from iFM 2013 are now available.
  • 27.6.2013
    Videos are now available.
  • 18.6.2013
    Photos from all days are now available.
  • 10.6.2013
    The detailed schedule of iFM 2013 is here.
  • 10.6.2013
    Maps of Turku city and ICT-building has been added.
  • 10.6.2013
    Social event program updated.
  • 6.6.2013
    The Rector of Åbo Akademi University, Professor Jorma Mattinen will kindly open iFM 2013, on June 12, at 8:45 in Auditorium Alpha!
  • 4.6.2013
    The Åbo Akademi University magazine "Meddelanden" reported (in Swedish) about iFM 2013 here.
  • 23.05.2013
    The proceedings of iFM 2013 (LNCS 7940) is now accessible from Springer, here.
  • 22.4.2013
    The schedule and the list of accepted papers (with abstracts) have been uploaded.
  • 26.3.2013
    Registration has opened!
  • 11.1.2013
    We have extended the paper submission deadline to 27.1.2013!
  • 19.11.2012
    We are very happy to announce that the following TWO renowned Springer journals have kindly accepted to host special issues of iFM 2013: Formal Aspects of Computing and Software and Systems Modeling.
  • 12.11.2012
    We have the pleasure of confirming the following invited speakers at iFM 2013: Jean-Raymond Abrial, Cosimo Laneve, Susanne Graf, and Kim Larsen.
  • 31.10.2012
    We have now booked the lovely venue of Herrankukkaro for the social event on 13.6.2013. We will go to a fishing village close to Turku, where we will walk around, take a (smoke) sauna, and enjoy a nice dinner. We will go there by bus and come back by boat, enjoying the light nights of June in Finland. You can check more about it here.