TO ICEM15 PARTICIPANTS
As the date of the
conference is approaching rapidly, these are our
last general remarks to all participants in the
1. ARRIVAL IN PORTO.
We are looking forward to your arrival in Porto and
to your participation in the ICEM15
International Conference. If you are arriving via
Lisbon, you can reach
either by air, train, car rental or by Bus. Porto is
North of Lisbon. Once at the airport in Porto, I
suggest that you take a Taxi to your Hotels. The
trip from the airport to most Hotels in
Porto is about 20 minutes and should
cost no more than 20,00 Euro. Alternatively, there
are also cheaper Bus and Metro connections from the
airport to the city centre.
Please note that the conference will be held at:
FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
To reach this location you can
take a Taxi, the cost of which will be around 6,00
euro from most hotels in
you can take public transport. There are several
buses and metro from downtown (Avenida dos Aliados)
to Hospital S. João (nearby the site of the
conference). Please ask the driver to let you out at
the stop next to
Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto
(IPO Metro stop).
We are pleased to inform you that
in the university campus there will be internet
access facilities by wireless for all participants
in the Conference. Details of username and
password for wireless internet access will be given
at Registration Desk.
Included in the social program of ICEM15
conference, there will be the reception on Monday
hosted by the Dean of FEUP, the
full-day excursions on Wednesday, and the Conference
Banquet on Thursday. For these events we are
planning to provide transportation by bus to all
delegates and accompanying persons, these being
collected at the conference site, and later returned
to the hotels listed in the conference website.
During the conference days, there will also be a
special morning bus service from all the recommended
hotels to FEUP (information will be displayed in the
lobby of your hotel).
We will begin registration of delegates and
distribution of documentation on Sunday July
the afternoon from 14:00 to 18:30 hours, during
which period the Early-Bird reception will take
place with soft drinks and biscuits.
PAYMENTS & LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION.
Specially for those participants from whom we have
not received any payment, please note that your
registration is not yet completed and that you
should be prepared to pay the full conference fee at
the Registration Desk. For the last minute
registrants, participation in the Banquet and
Excursions may be limited to the available places at
7. FINAL PROGRAM.
that Speakers, Session Chairs and Participants in
general can plan in advance the attendance of their
Sessions of most interest, the Technical Program of
the conference is already available from the
ICEM15 main website at:
8. SPECIALLY FOR SPEAKERS.
Please take note of the following
The total time allocated for each paper, including
time for discussion, is as follows:
· Contributed Papers
· Invited Papers
Keynote Plenary Papers 45 minutes
should respect other speakers’ rights and adhere
strictly to their allocated time.
Presenters are requested to contact the session
chairs before the start of their session.
Each room is equipped, ready for use, with Computer
Projector for either Power Point or PDF
Authors should deliver the
files with their presentations to the conference
secretariat at least 24 hours prior to the Session
of Presentation. Please name the file with the
same Reference in the Final Program, preceded by the
number of the Session, as in the following example:
can get complementary instructions from the
ICEM15 main website at:
FOR POSTER SESSIONS. If
a paper scheduled for Poster Presentation,
Please get Instructions from
10. EURASEM GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
All registered ICEM15
Delegates are kindly invited to attend the Inaugural
EURASEM General Assembly, to take place on Tuesday,
24 July at the conference main auditorium (FEUP,
15:30-17:00). Please see the Agenda at:
11. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.
encounter any difficulty upon your arrival in Porto,
please call my mobile phone at: +351 91 725 89 50. I
will be ready to help you at any time, day and
12. THE WEATHER IN PORTO.
Finally, we would like to inform all participants in
the ICEM15 conference that we
have ordered warm, sunny, and dry weather for you,
with temperatures ranging from 33ºC day time to 20ºC
night time. So please be prepared and hopefully
enjoy your stay in Portugal!...
Have a pleasant trip and we look forward to seeing
you in Porto.