The conference will be held at Campus de Azurém, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. The Campus of University of Minho, in Guimarães, is located next to the castle of the first king of Portugal and within a 20 minute walk from the historic city centre. Composed of eighteen buildings, on its north side, the campus is settled on a hill, with a wonderful landscape and excellent facilities for the conference.
Guimarães is located in the north-western part of Portugal, 40 minutes away from Porto international airport. It is one of the most important historical cities in the country having been declared World Heritage Site in 2001 by UNESCO. Its many monuments and precious historical centre are associated with the past where the city played a major role in Portuguese history as the cradle of the nation.
Porto’s city centre was also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. With its tradition of wine making, magnificent Baroque architecture, distinct local cuisine and stunning landscape, this city has an abundance of culture. Porto was awarded the European Best Destination 2017.
The Douro Valley is a region located in the North of Portugal, where the Port wine production and the unique scenery sculpted by the Douro river are not to be missed. You can plan your visit by road, by train, on a cruise boat and even by helicopter. None will leave you indifferent.