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ECEL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECEL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

ISCAP / IPP – School of Accounting and Administration of Porto
4465-004 S. Mamede de Infesta
Portugal

Tel: + 351 229 050 008
Fax: +351 229 025 899

ISCAP

Key locations for ECEL 2017 are shown on the Google map.

 

Conference Location

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University Information

Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) is the largest and one of the most dynamic polytechnic schools in the country, emerging as first in the Polytechnic ranking and, along with other major Universities, it is placed in the upper segment of the higher education national ranking. IPP involves more than 20 R&D units, and is the best positioned in international scientific rankings in Portugal.

The School of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), the host of this conference, is considered the business school of IPP and is located in S. Mamede de Infesta (Matosinhos), very close to the IPP Campus, offering its 4000-strong student population a range of innovative programmes in the business and management area (6 undergraduate courses, 8 Master courses, and others).

Over the years ISCAP has increased its international experience and has been a partner in several international networks, such as AFECA, SPACE, EdiNeb and in SOCRATES/Lifelong Learning Programme, namely in ERASMUS, MINERVA, GRUNDTVIG, COMENIUS and in LEONARDO. Nowadays, ISCAP is involved in several European projects under the LLL Programme, both as partner and coordinator. ISCAP has research centers covering the majority of the scientific fields, namely intercultural studies, business, management, law, accounting, information systems, specialized communication, applied languages, innovation  and education. The elearning area at the IPP emerged at ISCAP about 15 years ago with the PAOL project. This experience allows ISCAP to say that it is one of the most dynamic schools as for elearning is concerned.

www.iscap.ipp.pt

Local Information

Known as the capital of the north, Porto is Portugal's second largest city and a thriving industrial centre, successfully blending commercial efficiency with an atmosphere of unpretentious charm. Rich from centuries of trade, modern Porto is as much a cosmopolitan centre as it is a city steeped in the historical events of the past. Magnificently situated on the great gorge of the River Douro, which spills into the Atlantic after its scenic 927 km journey from Spain, the 'granite city' is best known for its striking bridges and the much celebrated Port wine, which is stored and savoured by wine lovers all over the world. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1996, the ancient Ribeira riverside district is a warren of narrow, twisting streets and shadowy arches. The ongoing restoration of this lively quarter is attracting a growing number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Crossing the spectacular two tiered Dom Luís bridge brings you to Vila Nova da Gaia, the true home of Port wine. Here, visitors can tour the world famous cellars, which bear such familiar household names as Taylor's, Grahams, Cockburns and Sandeman.

The neighbour fishing towns of Matosinhos and Leça da Palmeira to the north of the city boast some of the best fish and seafood restaurants in Portugal.

Porto was designated as the European Best Destination of 2014.

Visit Porto

Getting to ECEL

Porto’s Airport – Located 11 km from Porto, in an important commercial and industrial area, Francisco Sá-Carneiro Airport is a modern infrastructure fully equipped to meet the demands of today’s air traffic.

Metro do Porto – Line D - Hospital de S. João <-> João de Deus: The closest station to ISCAP is Hospital de S. João Station. A change of line in Trindade Station (City Centre) is required. After going from the Airport Station to Trindade Station change to line D (Yellow) and take the direction of Hospital de S. João.

STCP – Porto Bus Company – Bus lines to the city centre: 601; 87; 76 / Bus lines from Hospital S. João to ISCAP: 506 and 600.

Train (Portuguese Railway)

Campanhã – Located in the eastern side of Porto, this railway station includes international services, the Alfa Pendular, services between cities and regions, and Regional and Suburban services, which enables the connection to several destinations in the country and abroad.

S. Bento – Located in the city centre, this railway station includes suburban and regional services, as well as services between regions, which enables the connection to several destinations in the city. It also offers an international service to Vigo.

UBER exists in Porto.

Taxi fares from the airport to ISCAP and to the recommended hotels may range from €17,00 to €23,00 depending on the time of day as well as on the traffic. For more information about the services provided by the company, please click here.

STCP – Porto Bus Company – Bus lines to the city centre: 601; 87; 76 / Bus lines from Hospital S. João to ISCAP: 506 and 600.

 

Conference Accommodation

We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ECEL is to be confirmed. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.

To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation

Conference Dinner

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 16th European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2017 in Portugal are shown on this google map: