Conference Site

In Praia da Rocha (Portimão), the conference hotel - Hotel Algarve Casino - offers refined comfort, total relaxation and numerous diversions. The Hotel is also the perfect place for combining leisure with work. It is located in the extreme south of Portugal, in the Algarve coast, known by the infinite blue sea, warm and calm waters, and sandy beaches. The luscious local gastronomy, traditions and handicraft are unique and are the added value which makes the Algarve coastline one of the most sought out destinations of Europe.

Praia da Rocha, a large stretch of beach sheltered by cliffs, is known internationally and has for long been Portimão's "visiting card". Inviting to sun and sea-bathes, the sweeping bay offers excellent conditions for water sports and boat-rides. "Three Bears", "Indented Rocks" and "Two Brothers" are some of the names chosen by the local inhabitants to identify the rocks that rise from the sand, affording soothing shade when it gets too hot.

This is a strikingly beautiful area, the mountains and nature contrast perfectly with the deep blue of the ocean resulting in breathtaking views and landscapes making the Algarve one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Extremely cosmopolitan, the zone offers an enormous variety of night entertainment, hotels, bars, restaurants, esplanades and discotheques which, together with the Casino, turn Rocha into a zone of intense commercial and tourist activity.

In the locality you also have marinas, several championship golf courses and to visit, many interesting towns and delightful fishing villages where you can sample the daily catch.
The weather in Praia da Rocha, as in all Algarve, is very pleasant all the year. October is one of the best times for a visit, when the summer heat and crowds have just left and the nice, warm, sunny and colorful Autumn days are beginning, with air temperatures between 16 and 25 ºC (61 and 77 ºF). Sea temperature is also pleasant at this time of the year: 18 ºC (64 ºF).

The nearest airport (Faro international airport - Europe's gateway to the sun) is about 45 min. driving from the conference place. Numerous regular and charter flights from major European cities arrive daily at this airport and there are several daily connections with Lisbon and Madrid international airports for many intercontinental flights.

  • 28|09|2009 - Detailed scientific program available.

  • 17|09|2009 - Recommended poster size is A0. For more info check the Authors menu.

  • 01|09|2009 - Transportation options available under Conference Site

  • 25|08|2009 - Special discounts for rent-a-car for participants

  • 24|08|2009 - Scientifc program available soon

  • 10|03|2009 - TAP partnership agreement updated