IWOTA 2019

International Workshop on
Operator Theory and its Applications

July 22-26, 2019
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal

Local information

Workshop information

All conference rooms will be equipped with a computer connected to a data show, transparencies projector and a black/white board. Participants with their own laptops can access the internet on IST- Campus using the wireless network (please see your welcome folder for configurations and usernames / passwords).

Lunch

There is a canteen (cost per meal 4,6€) located at level 0 in the Pavilhão de Matemática (see the map below) and there is a snack-bar right in the Complexo Interdisciplinar that serves small and fast meals at lunch time. Further snack-bars can be found in the buildings Pavilhão Central, Pavilhão de Civil and Pavilhão de Quimica (see map). Near IST, in the Av. Rovisco Pais / Av. Duque de Ávila area, there are many restaurants offering meals at reasonables prices.

Accommodation

Hotels

Hotel Alif ★★★ Campo Pequeno 
Campo Pequeno, 51, 1000-081 Lisboa - Tel.:+ 351 217 826 210
(Special rates: single 65€/ Twin 80€ per night with breakfast included)
These rates apply only to requests by participants of IWOTA 2019 using the following emails:
campopequeno@alifhotels.com
rescampopequeno@alifhotels.com

VIP Executive Zurique Hotel ★★★
Rua Ivone Silva, 18 | 1050-124 Lisboa - Portugal
Telf.: +351 217 814 000
(Special rates: single -70€/ Twin – 75€/ p/ night with breakfast included)
These rates apply only to requests by participants of IWOTA 2019 using the following email:
hotelzurique@viphotels.com

Turim Alameda Hotel ★★★★
Av. Rovisco Pais 34, 1000-268 Lisboa - Tel. :+ 351 218 411 550
(Special rates: single -65€/ Twin – 70€/ p/ night with breakfast included)
These rates apply only to requests by participants of IWOTA 2019 using the following link:
https://www.secure-hotel-booking.com/turim-hotels/24LT  Promotional code: IWOTA2019

Turim Iberia Hotel ★★★★
Avenida 5 de Outubro, 160,  Lisboa - Tel. :+ 351 218 411 550
(Special rates: single -65€/ Twin – 70€ p/ night with breakfast included)
These rates apply only to requests by participants of IWOTA 2019 using the following link:
https://www.secure-hotel-booking.com/turim-hotels/24LT  Promotional code: IWOTA2019

IST student residence

The University Residence IST (Eng. Duarte Pacheco)  is situated at the Parque das Nações near the Tagus river - one of the modern district of Lisbon - and it is about 15 minutes from the metro station Oriente (red line). Limited rooms are available. 
Address: Av. D. Joao II, Lote 4.70.02, Parque das Nações, Lisboa
Single room: 200€ per person-week. Double room:180€ per person-week.
Booking must be done through the IWOTA 2019 secretary, iwota2019@math.tecnico.ulisboa.pt


In addition to this list you can also find other suitable hotels and hostels in Lisbon at the site Portugal Booking. However, they don’t have an agreement with the University.

About Lisbon

Lisboa

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a welcoming city whose natural beauty, rich historic past, bustling neighbourhoods and mix of far-off cultures and contemporary life style, make it one-of-a-kind, and it has been attracting more visitors each year .

Lisbon's unique setting, laying on the north bank of the River Tagus ('Tejo', in portuguese) where the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean, together with its hilly landscape, provide for mesmerizing views, always with Tejo in sight. For this, it is known as city of Light, and also as city of the Seven Hills, and has been an inspiration to a number of poets and artists. 

The encounter of cultures over time is present in the diversity of neighborhoods: from the lively mediaeval neighborhoods, with their tangled streets leading up to the Castle, to the 18th century Pombaline grid of Baixa that opens to the river at Praça do Comércio, to the monumental Belém area, where you can visit Jerónimos, the recently renovated Coach Museum, or the new MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. Following the river inland, there is Parque das Nações, a contemporary leisure area, which holds the Oceanarium, where the connection between Portugal and the sea is patent.

Around Lisbon, you can find the World Heritage site of Sintra, with its amazing natural parks and palaces, as well as the costal towns of Cascais and Estoril, and plenty of beaches and coastal sights to choose from.

Lisbon presentation IWOTA 2019 

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Useful information

Lisbon has an extensive public transport network that covers the entire city. Lisbon's recently refurbished metro is usually quick and efficient. The bus and tram ('eléctrico') network is run by Carris. The average fare is 1.45 €.

The best way to get around is to buy a rechargeable card, the Viva Viagem. It is valid for metro, buses and trams, as well as urban trains and ferries. The card costs 0.50 € and can be bought in vending machines at metro stations, airport, train stations.

Taxis are widely available. An average trip within the city should cost less or around 10 €; the base fare is 3.25 €. Taxi app: MyTaxi.

Getting to Lisbon and the venue

Humberto Delgado's Airport (Lisbon) is an international gateway with flights departing and arriving from almost anywhere in the world and is only 7 km away from the center of Lisbon, and just a few km from the venue at IST and the hotels nearby. There are good connections from the airport to the area near IST.

By Underground Train: The Airport is connected to the center of the town by the underground train (Metropolitano). It has stops near the Instituto Superior Técnico (Alameda or Saldanha) and near the recommended hotels (see map below).

By Bus: There exists a bus route, called Aerobus (route 91), providing a fast connection between the airport and Saldanha (tell the driver where you are going), a nearby square near the Institute. The AeroBus leaves every 20m (from 7.00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m.) and it costs more or less 4,00 euros. For more information visit the Carris web site.

By Taxi: Price around 10 €. 

When arriving by train (CP - Portuguese Trains) get off at the station Gare do Oriente, from where you can take the underground train (Metropolitano) to Alameda, near IST. When arriving by coach, you may arrive at a terminus also in Gare do Oriente, or you may arrive at the coach station coach in Sete Rios. From Sete Rios there are connections by underground train (Metropolitano) or suburban train (to Entrecampos near IST).

The Instituto Superior Técnico Alameda Campus

The 30th International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications, IWOTA 2019, will take place at IST - Lisbon, the largest science and technology school in Portugal. You can rescale the map to see where the IST campus is located in the city of Lisbon.