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The congress will be organized in the University of Aveiro.

Aveiro is a medium sized town with a versatile mix of beaches, country and mountains, and the center of the Ria de Aveiro, a unique river mouth region with a remarkable maritime wildlife and a natural reserve within its shores. Participants can enjoy the relaxation and quietness of small metropolis while benefiting from high standard communication and accommodation facilities.
Aveiro is also home to a new University with a strong linkages to the National and European innovation networks. Within this framework, the University hosts several research units focused on advanced research.

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Universidade de Aveiro concentrates in the University Campus of Santiago, a vast area placed between the river mouth region and the lively town center.

The campus spreads throughout 40 buildings that provide all the physical and communications infrastructures necessary for academic learning and research, including a WLAN facility that covers the entire campus.
The campus buildings were projected by an array of prestigious Portuguese architects, thus making them a show room of Portuguese modern architecture, permanently visited all year round.

The Congress will take place in the University Campus in Complexo Pedagógico, Reitoria e Pavilhão Aristides Hall buildings.
Universidade de Aveiro Map

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How to get to Aveiro
Aveiro is located about 60Km south of Porto and 260Km north of Lisbon, close to the sea, with the nearest airports located in Lisbon and Oporto. From these airports it can be easily reached by train or by car.

Railway Connections:
The train is probably the most comfortable way to travel to Aveiro. There are many daily connections starting from Lisbon and Porto. You may look up the timetables at the site of the Portuguese Railways.
If you arrive to Porto (Sá Carneiro Airport), take a taxi to "Campanhã" railway station. The trip should take around 20 minutes, without traffic jams. The fare should be around 25 Euro (with luggage). From “Campanhã” railway station it takes about 45-60 minutes from Porto to Aveiro, and there are trains about twice an hour.
If you arrive at Lisbon International Airport, take a taxi to "Oriente" railway station. The trip should take about 10 minutes, but this may vary depending on the existing traffic. The fare should be near 10 Euro (with luggage). From “Oriente” railway station it takes about 2h30-3h to reach Aveiro, using the fast trains (Alfa, Intercidades).

Road Connections (you may rent a car at the airport):
From Sá Carneiro Airport ( Porto), take Porto direction, near Porto take highway A1 Lisboa. After about 70 km, take the exit "Aveiro" and then follow the “A25-Aveiro” directions.
From Lisbon International Airport, take the highway A1, direction "Norte". After about 260 km, take the exit "Aveiro-Sul" and follow the “Aveiro” directions.

Transports within Aveiro
All the hotels within Aveiro, railway station, the conference site and most points of interest are within walking distance (30 min max), but Aveiro has a bus public transport system that serves the city of Aveiro and the surroundings.

To reach the University
From Aveiro hotels the University can be reached by walk (1.500 m distance from the farthest hotel).
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