Additional Info

Deadline for the submission of full papers
31st of July 2012

Important Dates

Deadline for the submission of abstracts
23th of March 2012

Notification of accepted papers
3rd of April 2012

Deadline for the submission of full papers
30th of April 2012

End of Registration
15th of May 2012

Registration fees

Student Regular
Early registration (until 4th May) 25 € 65 €
Late registration (from 5 to 15th May) 50 € 100 €


The conference will be held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Oporto - FEUP.


How to get to FEUP

By car

The best way to find Faculty of Engineering is to follow the indications to Hospital de S. João.

GPS - 41º 10' 41,12'' 8º 35' 53,29''

By metro

FEUP is served by the D line of Metro (yellow) at the C6 zone.

The D line (yellow) connects the University Pole to the Town Hall of Gaia in 15 minutes, passing through Trindade, where it has connection with lines A (blue), B (red), C (green) and E (violet). You must get out at the IPO station, contour the Campus S. João, carry on that long street. You must cross the transversal road and get to FEUP!

For more informations, please consult Esquema da Rede de Metro do Porto (Formato PDF).

By train

If you arrive to Porto by train, you’ve got 2 choices:

To get out at the Campanhã Station.

In this case, you must catch the metro and choose one of the following lines: A (blue), B (red), C (green) and E (violet). You must do the transfer at the Trindade Station and catch the D line (yellow). After that, you must follow the indications that are given in the “By metro” option.

To get out at the S. Bento Station.

In this case, you must catch the D line (yellow) of the metro. You do not have to do any transfer. Then, just follow the indications that are given in the “By metro” option.

By plane (Sá Carneiro Airport)

The quickest way to get to FEUP, if you dont’t have your own car and if you don’t want to go by taxi, is to catch the metro, E line (violet). You must do the transfer at the Trindade Station and catch the D line (yellow). After that, you must follow the indications that are given in the “By metro” option.


The conference venue is close to a large number of accommodation possibilities in all price ranges. The following hotels have discounted rates for attendees of the conference. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel, quoting the group discount rate reference, given below for each hotel.

Hotels Porto

Axis Porto Business & Spa 4*

The Axis Port Business & SPA Hotel, is the new 4-star hotel of the AXIS Group, located in the university center, with the ring and access to the highway A3, near the São João Hospital.

Standard Single 60€ | Standard Double 67€


Porto Palácio Hotel Congress & SPA 5*

The Porto Palácio is in the heart of Porto's new business and shopping area, just 15 km away from the airport, and 5 km from the famous Port wine lodges.

Standard Single 100€ | Standard Double 110€

Deluxe Single 150€ | Deluxe Double 160€


Hotel Ibis Porto São João 2*

Hotel Ibis Porto São João is located close to the University Campus, and 5 minutes by car far from the city centre. All its 100 rooms are air-conditioned and comfortably functional.

Standard Single 46.55€ | Standard Double 46.55€

Breakfast 6€


Hotel Fenix 4*

The location of the HF Fénix Porto in the cultural, commercial and business centre of Boavista is one of its outstanding features. Surrounded by the Cidade do Porto and Península shopping centers, it is also close to the city`s new cultural centre (the Casa da Música) and very near city’s main sports stadium (the Pavilhão Rosa Mota).

Superior e business 73€


Hotel Ipanema Porto 4*

Located at the main entrance to the city (near the Arrábida bridge), the HF Ipanema Porto is surrounded by shopping centers, cinemas, theatres and the Casa da Música music

Standard Single 63€ | Standard Double 63€


Hotel Ipanema Park 5*

Hotel Ipanema Park is an icon of tradition and luxury in the city of Oporto. The hotel is renowned for its exceptional personalized service and attention to details. The hotel also boasts excellent security and state-of-the-art technology. Hotel Ipanema Park is strategically located between Boavista and Foz. This luxury hotel is just a few minutes away from both the city centre.

Superior Business 73€


Hotel Tuela Porto 3*

In this hotel, particularly in its South Wing, lies the best cost/quality relation in the entire city of Oporto, without any loss in the quality of the services that is the trademark of the HF Hotéis Fénix.

Standard 57€


Porto Antas Hotel 3*

Looking out onto FC Porto’s Dragão football Stadium, Hotel Antas provides spacious soundproofed rooms with private bathrooms. The Dragão Metro Station connects directly to Porto’s centre.The city centre is only a 5-minute drive and the airport can be reached in 15 minutes.

Standard Single 49€ | Standard Double 49€


Bessa Hotel 4*

Opened since the 11th of June 2007, BessaHotel is located at the highly prestiged Boavista area, a great business and commercial centre, making it a great choice not only for business stays but also for those deserved vacations.

Standard Single 73,58€ | Standard Double 83,02€


Sheraton Porto Hotel & SPA 5*

The Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa is located in the centre of city of Porto, offering a calm space to rest in the middle of Porto's bustling business area. The hotel offers modern rooms and suites, several conference and meeting rooms as well as an luxurious spa centre. Nearby attractions include Estádio do Bessa, Casa da Musica, and Boavista Roundabout.

Standard Single 125€ | Standard Double 150€


Quality Inn Porto Praça da Batalha 3*

Hotel Quality Inn Praça da Batalha Porto is ideally located in the heart of the of Oporto city, just 5 minutes away from the shopping area, Oporto Coliseum and São Bento railway station. Guests are ideally situated on one of the main squares in Oporto: Batalha Square and are just a 30-minute drive away from Oporto International Airport.

Standard Single 53€ | Standard Double 60€


Quality Inn Portus Cale 4*

Located on the Avenida da Boavista, this hotel is well situated for exploring the charming seaside city of Porto. In north-west Portugal, Porto overlooks the Duoro river, whose banks are a few kilometres from the hotel.

Standard Single 66€ | Standard Double 74€


EuroStar das Artes 4*

Eurostars Das Artes is an excellent choice for both business and leisure trips.Due to the central location, you will be able to reach the most attractive and traditional areas, all easily accessible via the excellent public transport connections.

Standard Single 60€/69€

Standard Double 69€ /78€


Hotel Tiara Park Atlantic 5*

Located on the Avenida da Boavista, in the heart of the city’s new business district, this modern 5-star hotel exudes pure luxury and comfort. Only a few kilometres from Porto’s beautiful beaches, Hotel Tiara Park Atlantic Porto is the perfect choice.

Standard Single 100 € | Standard Double 110€


EuroStar Oporto 4 *

The Eurostars Oporto Hotel is a modern, newly-built hotel boasting an optimal, strategic location very near the main entrances to the city and just 15 minutes from the airport. The Hospital São João, the most important universities and the Das Antas zone, the home to Oporto’s Do Dragão football stadium, are all just a few minutes away from the Oporto hotel.



Secretariat: Ana Sousa


Address: Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto - PORTUGAL

Phone: +(351) 225081903

Fax: +(351) 225081486