7th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology
The conference will be held at the Campus of the Faculty of Engineering, Porto University (FEUP):
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
FEUP is served by the D line of Metro (yellow) at the C6 zone. The D line (yellow) connects the University Campus 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/Hotel Ibis, continue on that long street (Rua do Dr Plácido da Costa) and then cross the transversal road and get to FEUP. For more information, please consult www.metrodoporto.pt
In the city area there are several bus lines that serve the Engineering Faculty: 301, 204, 205, 505, 507, 603, 604, 704, 705, 803, 804, 805. For more information see www.stcp.pt
The best way to get from the airport to FEUP is using the Metro. The average waiting time is 25 minutes.
The ticket is a Z4. The trip takes about 35 minutes.
You travel in line E (violet), in the direction of “Estadio do Dragão”, changing at station “Trindade” to line D (yellow), in the direction of “Hospital S.João”. Then you leave at station “IPO”, contour the Campus S. João, continue on that long street and then cross the transversal road and get to FEUP.
If you arrive in Porto by train, you have two choices:
Porto is easily accessible from the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport located just 20 minutes (15 km) from the city center, to which it is connected by metro, bus and taxi.
The city offers convenient flight connections with most European capitals and cities. This includes direct flights to/ from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich, among others. There are also direct flights to other major cities, such as New York and Rio de Janeiro. Additional connections via Lisbon are facilitated by a permanent air bridge between the cities or even train connection between Lisbon and Porto (2h35 trip).
Two railway stations provide 3 daily international trains to Paris, via Madrid, and several daily trains to Lisbon.
Porto is Portugal’s second-largest and most important city in terms of economic output and cultural influence. With about 300,000 inhabitants, it is the heart of a metropolitan area of great economic and demographic vitality, with a population of 1.2 million. Despite its ancient roots, which have been preserved with pride, Porto is a modern city with lively commerce and city life, and an important industrial centre.
The social, cultural and trade relations that Porto has developed over time with Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, Brazil, India and Japan, are reflected in the city’s rich Cultural Heritage.
From remains of Visigotic and Celtic villages, Roman roads, bridges and Castros to Romanesque and Gothic churches and cathedrals built during the medieval age, centuries of man-made heritage are to be discovered in and around Porto.
Built like an amphitheatre on the right bank of the Douro River, Porto stretches up to the river mouth and the Atlantic Ocean. The Historic Centre still embraces its unique medieval flair with over 150 monuments classified by UNESCO, making Porto a live museum. The heart and soul of Porto are out in the streets; one must stroll around its old quarters, the narrow streets - with facades decorated with “azulejos”, the iron balconies, the clothes drying in the warm sun - and its bustling downtown with the traditional shops and cafes.
The worldwide known Port Wine is produced in the Douro region and aged in the Port Wine Cellars located in the mouth of Douro river, at the Vila Nova de Gaia district. The Port Wine Cellars are the perfect spot to get in touch with this national drink and its history. They offer visitors the opportunity to taste this precious nectar, get to know its ancient history, the region where it is produced and the way it is made.
Guests can also combine the visit to the wine cellars with a 50 minutes river cruise in Douro River, a different way to see Porto.
Traditional Commerce in the city centre is open everyday except on Sunday. The best shopping areas are Santa Catarina, 31 de Janeiro and Cedofeita streets, along with the narrow streets going up and down between the city centre and Ribeira (the riverside historical area). Several shopping centres, in Porto and around it, are open everyday until 23h00. Besides the major international franchising and brands, national textiles, leather, pottery, shoes, crystal, wines and gold handcraft can be found in the shops at excellent value.
Opening hours and timetables
Banks Mon. to Fri. 8.30 - 15.00 (some until 18.00)
Shops Mon. to Fri. 9.00 - 13.00 / 15.00 - 19.00 Sat. 9.00 - 13.00
Shopping Centres Daily 10.00 - 23.00
Restaurants Lunch 12.00 - 15.00 / Dinner 19.30 - 23.00
Chemists Mon. to Fri. 9.00 - 13.00 / 15.00 - 19.00 Sat. 9.00 - 13.00 At night, Saturday afternoons and Sundays some chemists are open - call 118.
Public services 9.30 - 12.30 / 14.00 - 16.30 (some until 17.30)
Post Offices Mon. to Fri. 8.30 - 18.00 / Airport - 24h a day
The local time in Porto is the Greenwich Time - the same as in London and one hour difference with the major European cities like Madrid, Rome, Paris, Brussels, etc.
The local currency is the Euro (€)
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