CISPEE 2018 will be hosted at Creative Science Park – Aveiro Region, an adjacent structure to the Aveiro University, just next to the Ria de Aveiro, at about 10 minutes from the center of the city of Aveiro and with an easy access to major highways - A17 and A25.


Creative Science Park – Aveiro Region
PCI - Parque de Ciência e Inovação S.A.
(University of Aveiro)

Via do Conhecimento
3830-352 Ílhavo

GPS: 40,618596, -8,666885

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Porto (Aeroporto de Francisco de Sá Carneiro) → Aveiro

For those arriving at Porto Airport, the trip between the airport and the Porto-Campanhã railway station, which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be done by taxi for around €20 and takes approximately 20 minutes. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro, which has a terminal at the airport. The metro takes about 40 minutes between the airport and the railway station and the ticket (Z4 ticket) costs €1.85.


The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 minutes, depending on the type of train used. There are regular trains between Aveiro and Porto. More information about Portuguese Train timetables is available at


Lisbon (Aeroporto de Lisboa) → Aveiro
For those arriving at Lisbon Airport, the simplest way to get to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station from the airport you can use: a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes and costs approximately €10; the Red line of Metro de Lisboa, buying the “Viva Viagem” card (€ 0,50) along with the 1 hour Travel Ticket (€ 1,40); or bus, for example (lines 5 and 44). There are hourly trains from Lisbon to Aveiro, and the journey takes between 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the type of train used – “IC” or “Alfa” -from € 20,20 to € 37,90). More information about Portuguese train timetables and tickets is available at


By Road
Aveiro is located 40 minutes away from Oporto, 2 hours from Lisbon (motorway A1) and only 2 hours from Spain (motorway A25). Distances to major cities: Coimbra 60 Km, Porto 70 Km, Vilar Formoso (spanish border) 190 Km, and Lisbon 250 Km.
Electronic tolls – There are some highways in Portugal on which the tolls are electronic only. It means that there are no cabins and the passing of vehicles is detected by devices placed at the beginning of those highways. The highways are identified at the beginning with: “Electronic toll only”.

For more information regarding this system please consult:,frameless.htm


By Train
The Porto-Aveiro-Lisbon train line is Portugal’s principal train line and a convenient option to reach Aveiro. More information about Portuguese train timetables and tickets is available at


CISPEE 2018 organization is not responsible for accommodation booking. The proposed hotels are just indicative.

The conference will have a bus coming and going from the city center and the university rectory to the Creative Science Park.


Melia Ria Hotel & Spa ****
The Meliã Ria Hotel & Spa is a four-star de luxe property conveniently located in the heart of Aveiro`s city centre, right on an inlet of the picturesque Ria de Aveiro. Each of the 128 guest-rooms is fully equipped with air-conditioning and heating, direct-dial phone, satellite and cable TV, internet access (wi-fi), mini-bar and safe-deposit box.  A main feature of the Meliã Ria Hotel & Spa is its modern spa centre which comprises an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, turkish bath and gymnasium. The hotel`s wide-ranging on-site facilities include a restaurant, bar, snack bar, boutiques, hairdresser and meeting space for up to 250 pax theatre-style.


Hotel Afonso V ***
In one of the most noble areas of Aveiro, the Hotel Afonso V is near the town center, of the Cultural and Congress center, and of the University and Comercial Center Forum. All the rooms at the Hotel Afonso V are equipped with television and mini-bar. Each room has private bathroom, hair-dryer and safe. The Hotel Afonso V is surrounded by several bars and restaurants, including the restaurant ”A Cozinha do Rei”, next door. Customers can have the traditional food, including fish stew and delicious “ovos-moles” (mixture of syrup and egg yolks). The hotel is equipped with laundry and Wi-Fi access is available paying a daily fee.


Hotel As Américas ****
Totally refurbished. The Hotel As Américas has 70 rooms, including 2 suites, 4 junior suites, 7 executive rooms, several adjoining rooms and some specially adapted for handicapped guests, each equipped with air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, automatic alarm, mini-bar, cable TV, complimentary safe-deposit box, Wi-Fi Internet access and a private bathroom with hair-drier. Facilities include a bar, living room, lobby, Zen area, business centre, art nouveau-style breakfast room, free private garage parking and conference and meeting rooms for up to 150 persons. Massage and baby-sitting services and rent-free BUGA bicycles are also available to guests.


Hotel Imperial ***
The Hotel Imperial is a modern hotel situated in the centre of Aveiro, a lovely town known as the Venice of Portugal. Boasting fine views of the canals and enchanting cityscape, the hotel has 107 comfortable guest-rooms, each with cable and satellite TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, AM/FM radio-alarm clock, hairdrier and free Internet access. Facilities include a restaurant, cocktail lounge, laundry service, elevator, solarium and meeting rooms.

Hotel das Salinas **
Hotel das Salinas is located in the center of the city, close to the University and the Forum Aveiro. Overlooking the city's central canal, it features self catering rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers modern rooms with wooden furniture. Each room has a cable TV, a work desk and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet in the breakfast room, or a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their room. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchen with an electric teakettle, a refrigerator and a microwave. Hotel das Salinas offers views of the Art Nouveau houses and traditional Moliceiro boats. There are numerous restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance from the hotel.


Hotel Aveiro Palace ****

In Aveiro, the city of water and light, stands the "HOTEL AVEIRO PALACE" Situated in the heart of the city where the main channel of the river, baths Aveiro. The Hotel is characterized by the tradition of its architecture and art entertainment. Founded in 1937 under the name "Arcada Hotel" has been an example of attention to new times and new requirements. In 2011 and after extensive renovation, was renamed "HOTEL AVEIRO PALACE", Featuring 41 rooms and 5 suites. In the first floor is the "Hall Arcada", which combines with an "Open Space" Café-Bar, Net Center, Room TV, Reading Room and a Meeting area also it is a breakfasts room where we can appreciate a panel tiles, which dates from the foundation of the hotel.


Hotel Moliceiro ****
The Hotel Moliceiro offers tourists and business travellers alike the chance to make the most of their stay in Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. There are 49 rooms in total, each fully equipped with every modern convenience. Facilities and services include a cocktail bar, valet parking, light meals, a wide choice of pillows and free Internet access in all the rooms and public areas.


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