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last update: March 26
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Weather report: rain is expected for the weekend and the week of
ETAPS, so come prepared; day temperatures will be above 20 Celsius; you
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- GENERAL RULES ABOUT TRANSPORTS: Tickets can be purchased in
all buses and at all metro (underground/subway) stations; some metro stations
are manned but they all have vending machines (that often give change).
It is cheaper to buy a carnet of tickets. Carnets of bus tickets are not
sold on the buses. They can be bought at special selling points (there
is one at Campo Pequeno and another one at Sete Rios). Carnets of metro
tickets can be bought at metro stations, namely from the vending machines.
Your hotels are well served both by buses and the underground. Hotels Berna/Continental/Barcelona
are on the University metro line; to go to the center, you have to change
at Rotunda for the other line. Hotel Alfa is on the other line (direct
to the center) which also serves the Gulbenkian Foundation. Hotels D.Manuel/Principe
can use both! You can expect some disruption on the services; some stations
may be closed, but not those that serve the hotels, the University and
Palace Beau-Sejour, due to works on the new line that will serve EXPO'98.
- AROUND THE HOTEL: You should have received the address of your
hotel already if you booked through us (send
me a message if you haven't). A map of the area around the hotel, including
the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Faculty of Sciences and the venue for the
reception on Sunday 29, is available in tiff
and pdf formats.
- AROUND THE CONFERENCE ROOMS: A layout of the conference rooms
of the Gulbenkian Foundation is available in tiff
and pdf formats.
- FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL:
- By taxi: A taxi ride from the airport should cost you around
1500/ 2000 PTE (this is about 10 USD/ECU), including charges for the luggage
carried in the boot. A taxi can take up to 4 passengers.
- By bus: There is a special bus AERO-BUS leaving
from the arrivals hall for Cais do Sodré, everyday between 7 am
and 9 pm, and every 20 minutes. The ticket should be around 1 USD/ECU and
can be purchased in the bus. This ticket is valid for another bus or tram
ride on the same day. For hotels Berna/Continental/Barcelona, you should
leave at Campo Pequeno (near the Bull Ring , very easy to recognise). For
hotels D.Manuel/Principe you should leave at Saldanha (two stops away).
The bus ride will take you around 10 minutes depending on the traffic.
For Hotel Alfa there is no direct bus. You can take the Aero Bus for Entrecampos
and change for bus 31.
- FROM THE HOTEL TO THE FACULTY OF SCIENCES: CMCS and the tutorials
on 28/3 and 29/3 will take place at the Faculty of Sciences, Campo Grande,
Building C3. A map of the area around the Faculty is available in tiff
and pdf formats.
- From Berna/Continental/Barcelona/D.Manuel/Principe: Take the
underground (metro) at Campo Pequeno or Saldanha and leave at Campo Grande.
From there, you should walk south, under the viaduct that you can see when
leaving the station, and past the City Museum (an old palace, easily recognisable).
You will then see a building under construction, and next to it buildings
C1 and C3. The entrance to C3 is through the 1st floor so you should go
up the stairs that are on the other side (south) of C3, next to C2. If
you like a brisk walk in the morning, it will take you around 30 minutes
to walk from the hotel. Just go north along Av. 5 de Outubro or Av. Republica,
and then up the gardens of Campo Grande until you reach the lake. The Faculty
is just opposite the lake (west side).
- From Hotel Alfa: Either you take the underground for Campo Grande,
and proceed as above, or bus 31 for Hospital Santa Maria. You should then
walk down (and east) Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, turn left for Cidade Universitaria,
past the metro station, across the University buildings in the direction
of a modern, huge building (Torre do Tombo). The Faculty of Sciences is
just behind Torre do Tombo.
- FROM THE HOTEL TO THE RECEPTION: The reception on Sunday 29
will take place at Palace Beau-Séjour, situated in Estrada de Benfica.
To get there, you should take the underground either at Praça de
Espanha or S. Sebastião or Sete-Rios and exit at Alto dos Moínhos.
From there, you walk down R. Major Abreu and turn right at the bottom for
Estrada de Benfica. The palace is just around the corner. Alternatively,
you can take bus 16 at R. Marquês de Tomar (near Hotels D.Manuel
and Principe, or in front of Fatima Church near Berna and Continental)
and leave two stops after the Zoo. Bus 16 also stops near Hotel Alfa.
- FROM THE HOTEL TO THE IFIP WG 1.3 MEETING:The meeting will take
place at one of the institutes of the University (Complexo Interdisciplinar).
- From Berna/Continental/Barcelona: Just walk down Av. 5 de Outubro
and up Av Álvaro Pais. The institute is at the top of the avenue,
across the intersection.
- From D.Manuel/Principe: Take the underground (metro) at Saldanha
and leave at Cidade Universitaria (exit marked Hospital). From there, you
should walk south, along the Hospital (Av. Gama Pinto). Just before the
intersection, cross to the other side of the street (east side) where the
- From Hotel Alfa: Either you take the underground for Cidade
Universitaria, and proceed as above, or bus 31 for Hospital Santa Maria/Av.
Gama Pinto. The stop is in the middle of Av. Gama Pinto and almost in front
of the institute (which is at the corner near the traffic lights to the
Eating around the hotel
A map (tiff
and list (tiff
of restaurants around the hotel and the Gulbenkian Foundation can be downloaded.
Please remember that lunch is NOT included in the registration fee so it
may be useful to have the map with you at lunch time. There are two restaurants
at the Gulbenkian Foundation itself, a small one at the Museum and a bigger
one at the Modern Art Centre, but they can get pretty crowded, even without
the assistance of ETAPS participants...
Eating at the University
Participants attending the tutorials on Sunday 29 or CMCS can have a
light lunch at one of bars of the Faculty of Sciences. Salads, sandwiches,
grilled steaks, fries, fruit, and soft drinks will be available at student
prices (typically less than PTE 1,000). There are also restaurants nearby
where a full meal can be enjoyed.
- Saturday, March 28: CMCS dinner at 7:30. The
cost of the dinner is included in the fee for CMCS (students and TMR-funded
participants registered for the workshop may be asked to contribute to
the cost of the dinner). Other participants are welcome to join at a cost
of PTE 5,000 (please send me a
message as soon as possible if you want to join us).
The dinner will be held at Restaurante Espelho d'Água (menu:
smoked swordfish; cod with coriander; game pie; dessert and coffee; vegetarian
option available as well; drinks, soft and wine, included). The restaurant
is located near the Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monastery.
To get there from Berna/Continental/Barcelona/D.Manuel/Principe, you can
take bus 27 at Av Republica. From hotel Alfa you can take bus 56 at Praça
de Espanha to Sto Amaro and then tram 15 to Belém. When you get
to Belém, you must take the crossing under the railway line to get
to the river side. A hired bus will then take you back to the hotels.
I suggest that non-CMCS participants spend the day/afternoon in Belém,
of Belém, the Royal
Coaches Museum, the Maritime
Museum, theTropical Garden, Ajuda
Palace, etc. CMCS participants can also go earlier to Belém
and visit one of the exhibitions at Belém
Cultural Centre. At tea time, take the opportunity to taste the famous
Pastéis de Nata (a very special custard pie) at the factory near
- Sunday, March 29: Reception at Palace
Beau-Séjour, at 7:00. The cost is included in the fee. Students
and TMR-funded participants can join at no cost. See instructions on how
to get there above.
- Monday, March 30: Concert at the Gulbenkian
Foundation, at 7:00. Zakhar Bron (violino) and Irina Vinogradova (piano)
play Bach, Stravinsky, Schnittke, Schumann and Paganini. ETAPS participants
and their accompanying persons can attend for free. Please send me
a message as soon as possible if you want to attend the concert.
- Wednesday, April 1: Banquet at the Tile
Museum. Transportation will be provided. Buses will leave the Gulbenkian
Foundation at 7:00. The cost of the banquet is included in the ETAPS fee
(full and reduced). The cost of additional tickets is PTE 10,000.
The museum, including the church (one of the richest baroque churches in
Lisbon) will be open during the banquet!
- Thursday, April 2: Special talk, in a series
on "Mathematics and Music" organised jointly by the Gulbenkian
Foundation and the Science Museum, at the Gulbenkian Foundation, at 6:30
(free entrance). Professor Guerino Mazzola, from Zurich University, will
talk about (and demonstrate) "Music
and Mathematics: From Topos Theory To Music Software".
- Friday, April 3: Two workshop dinners, WADT
and ACOS/VISUAL. The cost of the dinner is included in the workshop fees
(students and TMR-funded participants registered for the workshops may
be asked to contribute to the cost of the dinner). Other participants are
welcome to join as well at a cost of PTE 6,000. Buses will be provided
for both dinners and both ways.
The restaurant for WADT is São Jerónimo, situated
opposite the east wing of Jerónimos monastery. The menu is: fish
soup, sole with corn sauce, duck au muscat and hazelnuts, dessert and coffee;
water, juice and wine are included.
The restaurant for ACoS/VISUAL is Via Graça, near the castle.
The menu is: fish soup, cherne and clam stew, duck au muscat, dessert and
coffee; water, juice and wine are included.
- Tuesday, March 31: Excursion (full day) to Queluz (visit to
the palace), Mafra (visit to
the palace), Ericeira (stop for lunch), Sintra
(visit to the palace), Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril. Cost PTE
10350. Lunch: PTE 2000. Registration until Monday lunch time at the secretariat
- Wednesday, April 1: Visit (half-day - 3 hours) to Lisbon, including
the castle, a walk around Alfama, and the Belém area. Cost: PTE
4725. Registration until Tuesday lunch time at the secretariat (Gulbenkian
- Thursday, April 2: Excursion (full day) to Obidos, Alcobaça
(visit to the monastery), Nazaré (stop for lunch), Batalha (visit
to the monastery) and Fátima. Cost: PTE 11250. Lunch: PTE 2000.
Registration until Wednesday lunch time at the secretariat (Gulbenkian
- Saturday, April 4: Visit (half-day - 3 hours) to Lisbon, including
the castle, a walk around Alfama, and the Belém area. Cost: PTE
4725. Registration until Friday lunch time at the secretariat (Gulbenkian
ETAPS participants have free admission to the Gulbenkian Museum and
to the Gulbenkian Modern Art Centre! The museum and the modern art centre
are open daily (except Monday) between 10 am and 5 pm. On Wednesdays and
Saturdays the Modern Art Centre closes at 7 pm. Just show your badge at