Information for Participants
Those wishing to participate should fill in and return the registration form, not later
than June 30th, 2012.
Decisions about talks and requests for financial support
will be made by July 6th.
Participants should aim to arrive by the18th of July, since
meeting will start in the morning on the 19th. The meeting will
until the middle or end of the afternoon of the 22nd of July.
There are many international direct flights to Oporto
Airport. If no convenient flight to Oporto is available participants
from abroad may fly to Lisbon and catch an internal connecting flight
take a train to Oporto. The train journey from Lisbon to Oporto lasts a
minimum of 2.5 hours.
There is a taxi and metro connection between the airport and the city
around 15 euros. (A small tip of around 5 percent is appreciated but
is a good metro connection from the airport to the city centre.
Information can be found in the metro
web page (some
info about tickets is provided below). The closest metro
station to the conference venue (and hotels) is “Casa
Casa da Musica metro station to the Conference Venue / Hotel:
conference venue is approximately 15 minutes walk from Casa da
Musica, and the hotel 15 minutes walk. Alternatively, one may take
one of the following buses from the bus station at the main exit of
the Casa da Musica metro Station:
504 (direction Norteshopping)
204 (direction Foz)
stop for the conference venue is “Planetario”, situated a few
meters from the entrance to the Mathematics building.
the bus station at Casa da Musica:
This is a complex of bus stops situated in front of the main
exit of the Metro station (there are more than one exits). One
arrives at this exit directly from the metro platform using the
train schedules and prices on the web page of CP.
The train arrives at Campanha
station “Campanha” is adjacent to the railway station.
the easiest way to reach the conference venue
is by bus 207 (direction Foz-Mercado). The
bus stop is approximately 100m from the exit of the railway station,
to the right (info about tickets below).
one may take a taxi. There are taxis right in front of the exit of
the railway station. The fare to the hotel is 10-15 euros.
VENUE TO THE HOTEL
Hotel Tuela is 15
minutes’ walk from the conference venue.
TICKETS FOR THE METRO AND BUSES:
for public transportation (metro and buses) is mainly by the
"Andante" cards, although bus drivers also sell tickets. Andante cards
can be bought from machines at any metro station in the
city (e.g. upon arrival at the Airport metro station, or Campanha
metro station for those arriving by train). An Andante is
(re)chargeable with credit allowing it to be used for more than one
journeys. It has to be validated every time, on special machines at
the entrance of the metro stations (or inside the buses).
are some indicative prices:
From the Airport to “Casa da Musica” by metro, the Andante needs
to be charged with a Z4 trip, which costs 1.45 euros (single ticket).
- From Campanha to Tuela by the 207 bus the
the ticket is 0.95 euros (with an Andante card or from the driver)
** 0.5 euros should be
added to the above prices for the cost of the Andante card the first
time metro or buses are used.
Due to the limitations of the budget it is unlikely that
support will be available except for the main speakers and some
The meeting is to be held in Oporto, Portugal's
city, offering many attractive sightseeing possibilities.
historical centre was awarded UNESCO
World Heritage status. Local
food and wine is excellent, and in particular Oporto (Porto in
Portuguese) is the home of Port wine.