25-27th September 2019

Porto, Portugal


The meeting will take place at Auditorium Ferreira da Silva, Faculty of Sciences of Porto University, Porto, Portugal.


Rua do Campo Alegre, 1021 (Building FC6)

4169-007, Porto (Portugal)

[how do I get there?]

This is the entrance of Faculty of Sciences (nº 1021 in the Campo Alegre Street),

Bus station closet: “Casa das Artes” (lines: 200, 204, 207, 504).

From the entrance to the Conference Room:

Auditorium Ferreira da Silva 

Faculty of Sciences of Porto University (FC6)


About Porto…

Porto, the city of this year’s conference, is one of the oldest European centers and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small Romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the Gothic Church of Saint Francis (Igreja de São Francisco), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses. The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries also added interesting monuments to the landscape of the city, like the magnificent Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Hospital of Saint Anthony, the Municipality, the buildings in the Liberdade Square and the Avenida dos Aliados, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal).

Further info:



The currency in Portugal is the Euro (€).

Power adaptors:

In Portugal the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Portugal, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). The plugs and sockets are of type F (this socket also works with plug C and plug E) just as like in most of European countries.


Portuguese is the official language in Portugal. However, good English is spoken widely in Porto, Lisbon and many other cities and touristic places.


September is the last month of summer and as such, sports an excellent climate, filled with hot and sunny days and just a smidge of rain here and there to cool the lands off. The average temperature is steady at 19°C .The high average stays well over 24°C on the good days, and the expected low hangs around 14°C.