Future Multimedia Networking (FMN09) will be held at the Auditorium of the central unit of Faculty For Science and Technology (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia), Polo II of the University of Coimbra, in modern conference facilities and close to the historic center of the city. University of Coimbra, established in 1290, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Please see the "green balloon" in the Google Maps.
Coimbra is located in the central part of Portugal, 120 km south of Porto, 195 km north of Lisbon and 35 km east of the Atlantic coast. It is less than two hours from Lisbon and Porto international airports, which are easily accessible by train, bus or car.
Mostly famous for its University, whose unique atmosphere attracts students from around the world, the city is also known for its monuments, churches, libraries, numerous parks, gardens and nightlife.
The workshop banquet will be on June 22 at the beautiful "O Basófias" Vessel. The "O Basófias" is a recreational vessel built in France, specially designed to sail the Mondego River in Coimbra (for more information see http://www.basofias.com/en/).
The Local Organization will provide bus transportation between Tivoli Coimbra Hotel and the Workshop Venue.
View FMN2009 in a larger map
How to reach:
- By Bus from Center of the City to FMN venue
From the center of the city take the Bus Number 34 or 38 to Polo II, University of Coimbra. For more information please visit: http://www.smtuc.pt/geral/index_mapa.php
- By Taxi from your hotel to FMN venue
You can ask for a Taxi at your Hotel desk. Taxi fares should be less than 10 Euro. Ask the driver to take you to “Faculty For Science and Technology (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia), Polo II of the University of Coimbra".
- By Train from Lisbon to Coimbra: Trains fares vary from 15 Euro to 30 Euro (one way):
Take a Train at Lisboa Oriente Station to Coimbra-B Station. For more information please visit: http://www.cp.pt/cp/displayPage.do?vgnextoid=87cbd5abe2a74010VgnVCM1000007b01a8c0RCRD&lang=en
- By Train from Oporto to Coimbra: Trains fares vary from 8.10 Euro to 20 Euro (one way):
Take a Train at Porto - Campanhã Station to Coimbra-A or Coimbra-B Station. For more information please visit: http://www.cp.pt/cp/displayPage.do?vgnextoid=87cbd5abe2a74010VgnVCM1000007b01a8c0RCRD&lang=en
- By car from Lisbon to Coimbra: Highway fares should be around 12 Euro (one way)
Take the A1 highway towards Oporto/North of Portugal.
Exit in Coimbra-Sul
- By car from Oporto to Coimbra: Highway fares should be around 10 Euro (one way):
Take the A2 highway towards Lisbon/South of Portugal.
Exit in Coimbra-Sul
Hotel Tivoli Coimbra
Rua João Machado
Tel.: (+351) 239 858300
Politaxis (Coimbra Taxi service)
Tel. (+351) 239 499090
Beta-Viagens (Travel Agency)
Tel.: (+351) 239 793000
Tel.: (+351) 239 488120
More information about Coimbra can be obtained by following these links.