The Main Venue

Have a look at the conference main venue: the University of Porto Rectory

Located in the heart of Porto city centre it is a fantastic place to visit and great place to host you.

For information about transportation from the Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro to the City Centre, please see

The 2nd and 3rd days Venue

The venue for the 2nd and 3rd days of the conference is the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (FCUP)

Getting to the FCUP using public transportation:

By subway – the nearest subway station is “Casa da Musica” (lines A, B, C and E) at a walking distance of about 15m. For more information see Metro do Porto (map in PDF);

By bus – the nearest bus stop is “Casa das Artes”, served by four different regular lines: 200, 204, 207 and 504. The stop “Casa das Artes” is right in front of the venue. For more information see STCP – Porto Public Bus (STCP lines map);

By train – Porto’s main train stations are “S. Bento” and “Campanhã”. Both are served by subway stations. Bus line 207 also serves both train stations and the venue.

Getting here

Our Hosting City: Porto

Between the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the slopes of the river Douro, Porto, the Portuguese second largest city and its traditional economic and industrial heart is a world renowned tourist destination, famous for its Historical Centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the richness of its gastronomy, the hospitality of its people and, obviously, by the world famous Port Wine. Enjoy your experience.


Weather and Climate

The climate is identified as a temperate maritime climate. The average temperature in the Porto area in April is 9ºC (Av Min) and 18ºC (Av Max). Porto is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be windy in the late afternoon or evening.

Further Information

  • The time zone in Portugal is GMT±00 (Lisbon, Dublin, London)
  • The official currency is the EURO (€). All major credit cards are accepted.
  • Power sockets: European type, 2 pin sockets, 220 V/ 50 Hz:  image002
  • Telephone country code: 00 351
  • Porto International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro): (+351) 22 943 24 00
  • National emergency number: 112
  • Santo António Hospital (+ 351) 22 207 75 00
  • São João Hospital: (+ 351) 22 551 21 00
  • Opening/Closing hours:

Public services
9.30 – 12.30 / 14.00 – 16.30  (some until 17.30)

Mon. to Fri. 8.30 – 15.00

Mon. to Fri. 9.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 – 19.00
Sat. 9.00 – 13.00

Shopping Centres
Daily 10.00 – 23.00