airport (code OPO) is situated 11 km north of the town and has
connections to many cities in Europe and a couple overseas. Some
companies sometimes offer the possibility of buying return tickets with
arrival to Lisbon and departure from Porto or the other way round, with
no extra charge.
Arriving from the airport:
Metro is the
use the violet line (line E), 1 ticket to the city centre: zone
Z4 (1.35 euro);
around 15 euro (+3 euro charge for luggage);
56, 87 (same price as the metro).
) is a service of STCP (www.stcp.pt
) that assures the fast linking between the Airport and the main Hotels
of Porto, and it stops at Av. dos Aliados, where you can take the metro
at Trindade station (Ticket Z2: 0.85 euro ). Take line D in direction to
Hospital S. João and exit at ”Pólo Universitário” station (500 m from
the hotel) (http://www.metrodoporto.pt/).
Airport, the AeroBus is available at the arrivals terminal. It is
convenient, fast and cheap. There are buses every 30 min, all week,
between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. with specialized drivers and modern buses
fitted with air-conditioning.
ticket is just 4.00 euro and can be bought inside the bus, and it is
valid on any STCP line until the end of the day. TAP Air Portugal offers
this service free of charge to its passengers. Just turn in your
boarding card to the Aerobus driver.
trips to the Airport begin at Av. dos Aliados.
to the conference hotels is around 25.00 €. Volumes exceeding 55x36x20cm
needing to be carried in the luggage compartment are charged 1.50 €.
One day ticket for metro
and bus: 4 euro.
The easiest way of
travelling in town is using the
metro. Tickets are called “andante” and are available from
automatic machines. These are rechargeable tickets. The card
itself costs 0.50 euro and you can charge it or recharge it with
the amount you want. Choose zone Z2 when charging the card (it
will allow you to travel in the all town area) - Cost: 0.85 euro
for 1h trip, including bus. Always present your “andante” to
the yellow detectors when entering a station or changing lines.
The total duration of a trip is defined as the time between
detections of the yellow devices.
Is the city bus company (map
of the net). Price of 1 ticket: 1.3 euro (bought in the
bus), 0.85x2 (allows 2 trips, bought in tobacco shops).
“Andante” can also be used in the buses that exhibit the
“andante” sign in the front. No extra charge is automatically
deducted if the total duration of the trip < 1h.
How to get to the conference?
about a 5 min walk to the east of the yellow line of the metro (Metro
Equipment for Presentation
conference rooms are equipped with a computer and an overhead projector.
We suggest that you bring your presentation on a pen disk. As a
safeguard send an email to yourself with your presentation so that you
access it on the webmail in our computer rooms.
Length of Presentation
25 minutes for each talk, including discussion. Please note that we are
running on a very tight schedule. Therefore, it is essential that you
limit your presentation to the time which has been assigned to you.
Session chairpersons will be asked to make sure that speakers observe
the time limits.
- will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be hot
meals (including a vegetarian option at request on registration) at the
– coffee and biscuits will be provided during scheduled coffee breaks.
informal get-together will occur on Sunday, 22nd July, between 15:30 and
20:00 at the conference location, FEP. Refreshments will be served.
conference dinner will take place at on a boat in the River Douro. A bus
will be available to take the participants to the Boat and back to the
Wednesday afternoon there will be a guided tour to the Porto Wine
cellars. A bus will be available to take the participants to the Porto