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Accommodation & transport


 Venue - the Institute Superior Técnico


The COSS-TT & ARCOM workshop will take place at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), which is located in central Lisbon. The meeting room(s) are in building 2 (Pavilhão de Civil, see map on the right).

Since it was established in1911, Instituto Superior Técnico is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. The IST provides top quality higher education, strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing students in an exciting and global environment geared towards solving the challenges of the XXIst Century.



Lisbon is a fascinating and inspiring place thanks to its wonderful waterfront location, balmy climate and quirky range of attractions that combine a place-that-time-forgot feel with a modern vibrancy that few European cities can match. The historic centre is relatively compact and easy to explore. The oldest part of the city, the warren of streets that make up the Alfama, sits below the spectacularly sited Moorish Castelo de São Jorge, its ruined walls facing another hill, the Bairro Alto or upper town, famed for its bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Key attractions beyond the historic centre include the fantastic art collection of the Museu Gulbenkian, just north of the park; the Museu de Arte Antiga west of the centre; and the modern art of the Berardo Collection, 6km to the west in Belém, the suburb from which Portugal’s great navigators set sail: the sublime Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monastery is one of several monuments built here to celebrate their achievements. Finally, 5km to the east lies the Parque das Nações, the futuristic site of Lisbon’s Expo 98, whose main attraction is one of Europe’s largest oceanariums.


Lisbon Metro map


A convenient way to travel from the airport to Lisbon city is by metro (red line) which is departing from Lisbon Airport about every 8 minutes. To use the metro you have to purchase a ‘Viva Viagem’ card of € 0.50 (can be bought at any ticket machines). These electronic cards can be charged with money and used by swiping them when you enter a bus/train station. More info can be found here. The metro statsion closest to the IST are Alameda and Saldanha from which it is just a short walk (5-10 min) to the IST (the stations are also marked in the hotel map below.) Please check the Metro Lisboa website or the  Carris (bus and tram) website for more information.

More details about how to get to the IST are provided on the IST location page.



There are number of nice hotels close to the Institute Superior Tecnico which are all in walking distance of the workshop (10-15 min max).

Hotels near IST

Recommended hotels in the area are listed below. Price range from €80 - €120 per person per night:

Turim Alameda Hotel  (from €101)

Av. Rovisco Pais, 34,
1000-268 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel  +351 21 841 1550
Fax +351

Hotel A.S. Lisboa (from €80 including breakfast)

Av. Alm. Reis 188,
1000-055 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel. + 351 21 842 9360
Fax + 39 0832 245002

Holiday Inn Lisbon (from €120)

Av. Antonio Jose De Almeida 28-A ,
Lisbon, 1000-044 , Portugal
Tel. 0871 423 4876 (reservations)




Hotel Alif Campo Pequeno (from €80)

Campo Pequeno, 51,
1000-081 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel. +351 21 782 6210

There are more good hotels in the area. Please feel free to search the diverse hotel websites.

Hotel bookings should be made by contacting the hotel directly.