Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the
Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city
in continental Europe. Greater Lisboa has an area of approximately 1,000
km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country,
approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the
northern border with Spain. Lisboa offers a wide variety of options to the
visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical
interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre. Due to the
influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa has a pleasant climate throughout
the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open
invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the
many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the
temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine
is almost always a constant feature. Approximately 600,000 people live in
Lisboa. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the
population of Greater Lisboa rises to approximately 1.9 million people.
The Conference will take place in Lisboa, Portugal, in the Complexo
Interdisciplinar II building, Campus of Lisbon University.
and some hotels nearby
located in the front of Tagus river very near from the Atlantic. It is
easily reachable by plane (Lisboa International Airport) and by train.