IBERGRID Conference. Porto (Portugal). May 12 - 14, 2008


The conference will be held at Faculdade de Engenharia of the University of Porto .

Faculdade de Engenharia
Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto PORTUGAL
Tel: +351 22 508 14 00
Fax: +351 22 508 14 40
e-mail: info@ibergrid.eu
URL: http://www.fe.up.pt

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FEUP longitude="-8.61025" latitude="41.15057"

How to get to FEUP from the airport

The distance between Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (Pedras Rubras) and FEUP is about 15km. You can use the Metro but will have to take two trains. The first, on line E, to "Estação da Trindade". In the second, you should go until the end of line D. On arrival, you'll be at "Hospital de S. João". 5 minutes by foot, then, to get to FEUP. If you want to take this option, you can get a map here.

Taxi should perhaps be a good solution. If you decide, however, to rent a car, maybe you should try to follow directions from Via Michelin

How to get to FEUP by car 

Follow the suitable motorway, regarding your origin. You can reach FEUP by A1, A3, A4 ou A28. In any case, follow directions to "Hospital de S. João". Arriving there, you we'll be in EN12. Follow then the above instructions. This Map should probably help.
In EN12 (Circunvalação), from A3 or A4 (Ermesinde, Vila Real, Braga)
Follow EN12 until you see Hospital de São João on your left. Prepare to turn left in semaphores at the end of the hospital. Turn left to Rua António Bernardino Almeida (IPO-Instituto Português de Oncologia on your right). Turn left, again, to Rua do Dr. Plácido da Costa. At the end of the street, you'll see FEUP. Enter by the your right side. Welcome!

How to get to FEUP by Bus

In the city area there are several bus lines that serve the Engineering Faculty: 301, 204, 205, 505, 507, 603, 604, 704, 705, 803, 804, 805. For more information see www.stcp.pt.

How to use Metro

Metro do Porto is a new transportation facility that operates mainly on surface. So, you will mostly see stations similar to the shown below.

You must buy a rechargeable ticket named "Andante", using machines like the one below. Before each trip, you have to validate your ticket approaching it of the yellow machine.

The most suitable station to get to and from FEUP is "IPO". You can see a picture below. When you reach the station, just turn left around the corner and you will see FEUP at the end of Rua do Dr. Plácido da Costa.

If you miss this station, don't be worried: -Exit on the next one (Hospital de S. João) and follow the map.

About U.PORTO and FEUP

The University of Porto (U.PORTO) was founded on the 22nd of March 1911, basically as a result of the union of Porto's 19th century higher education schools, which themselves stemmed from institutions of the previous century. Nowadays the University of Porto is the largest university in Portugal with about 28.000 students. About 55 1st cycle degrees and more than 100 2nd and 3rd cycle degrees are offered in all major fields of study. The University employs more than 2.000 teachers and 1.700 technical and administrative staff. 

The Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) is a leading institution of international reputation whose achievements in research and teaching have established itself in the forefront of the universities of engineering.

The Faculty is committed to the highest standards of education, in furtherance of its mission to advance learning and knowledge, preparing professional engineers at an international level. It is the largest Faculty of the U.PORTO, with about 5,700 students and more than 400 lecturers, of which about two thirds hold a doctoral degree.

U.PORTO carries out high quality research in all fields of study and offers excellent conditions for researchers to develop their activities, with many research centres and laboratories.

U.PORTO provides researchers with a grid infrastructure to support e-Science. The Grid infra-structure at U.PORTO is composed by three grid clusters, totalizing 96 CPUs, managed by the Engineering (FEUP) and Science Faculties (FCUP) and by the Institute of Common Resources and Initiatives of the University (IRICUP).

GridU.PORTO is part of the EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE) infrastructure.