IBERGRID Conference. Porto (Portugal). May 12 - 14, 2008
Information for Participants:

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located in the Administration Building, near the conference room A104 and will be open during the following hours:

Monday 12 May 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 13 May  09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 14 May  09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 15 May  08:00 – 17:00

If you didn’t register on-line, you can register onsite at the Registration Desk. 

Conference Timetable

The conference will start on Monday 12 May at 9:00 followed by the Opening Plenary Session. The conference will end on Wednesday 14 May at 18:15.

On Wednesday 14 May the conference programme will be focused on the importance of developing enabling e-infrastructures and virtual organization services to support applications that anticipate manage or mitigate crisis situations and other problems related to environment and security issues. Participants may register for this conference day only. An opening session for this special day programme is schedule for Wednesday 14 May at 9:45 followed by an invited speech.

On Thursday 15 May two post-conference tutorials will be offered to the conference participants. You need to register for the tutorials although the registration fee will be waived for participants registered for the three days of the conference. Registration for tutorials only is also possible. The tutorials run between 9:00 and 13:00 (half-day tutorial) and 9:00 and 17:00 (full-day tutorial).

Conference Programme

The conference is organized around scientific sessions initiated by invited lectures, followed by contributed papers. All papers selected for the conference were submitted to prior review.
Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday. These sessions are open to all conference attendees.
Presentations on the CYCLOPS Project will be included in the conference programme. An Opening Session for the CYCLOPS Project will be held on Wednesday morning.

A poster display area will be located in front the Auditorium where the plenary sessions are held. The posters accepted for the conference will be on display for the entire period of the event (12-14 May). Presenters will be available in the poster display area for questions and discussion between 17:00 and 17:40 on Tuesday 13 May.

Exhibits will be offered throughout the conference, in the exhibition area, between rooms A104 and B032. See Exhibition for more details and for opportunities to participate.

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the conference registration fee for all participants, including participants that register only for the conference Wednesday programme (14 May) or tutorials.

Coffee breaks will be served at the ground floor bellow the Auditorium A101. Lunches will be served at the Faculty Restaurant.

Social Events

Social events include the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner.
The participant registration fee for the three days of the conference includes the conference reception and the conference banquet. The student registration fee includes the conference reception. No pre-registration is required.
Tickets for the conference banquet will be on sale at the Registration Desk for accompanying persons and students.

Some excursions to visit the city and surroundings are also organized.

See Social Programme for more information.

Network Facilities

Wireless LAN will be available in the building where the conference is being held. Eduroam users have no need to configure the wireless network connection. Other users may ask for information at the Registration Desk.

Transport during the Conference

No special transportation is provided as public transportation is available. See Venue and City Information for options.
A conference bus will be available for transportation between the Engineering Faculty and Casa Primo Madeira, where the Welcome Reception will take place, as well as from this location to the conference hotels. For the Conference Dinner a bus will be available between the Engineering Faculty and the conference hotels and from those to Caves Taylor’s and return.

Car Parking

For participants that arrive by car, some car parking places will be available at the Engineering Faculty.