Working Group meetings – Guimarães 2015

Guimarães 2015

September 8 and 9th 2015

Program

Download here the full program of the COST-Action meeting in Guimarães on 08th and 09th September 2015.

Program

Venue

The meeting will take place at the University of Minho on the Campus of Azúrem, Alameda da Universidade, Guimarães. Sessions will take place at ZONE 2 and ZONE 3.

e-COST invitation

All official e-COST invitations for the meeting in Guimarães were sent by e-mail on Saturday July 25th. If you did not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder or contact us.

Accept or Decline

When you have received the e-COST invitation by e-mail, please do not forget to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the invitation by following the link in the invitation e-mail.

Taxi to and from airport not reimbursed

The closest airport to Guimarães is  Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, which is about 50 km from Guimarães. Please note that COST will NOT reimburse transport by taxi from the airport to Guimarães. Public transport, such as the train (indirect via Porto Centre) or the direct bus (getbus) will be refunded by COST. Please take this into account when booking your flight.

Reimbursement claim

You can already fill in your ‘travel information and expenses’ in the online form and SAVE them. Important: do NOT yet ‘submit’ your claim (in Step 5/5)!  After having submitted your claim, you can not add costs anymore to this form. So please submit this claim only after the meeting and when all expenses have been specified.

Working Group 1c cancelled

Unfortunately, Working Group 1c Fabric Formwork will NOT meet in Guimarães! WG1c had a meeting in August at the IASS Conference (without COST reimbursement). For more information, please check the minutes.

Program

Tuesday – 08/09/2015
09.00 – 09.30Arrival + coffee
09.30 – 10.30Plenary session *
10.30 – 13.00Working Group sessions (WG 1a + 1b, 3 + 2)
13.00 – 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 17.00Working Group sessions (WG 1a + 3, 1b, 4 + 5)
17.00 – 18.00Management Committee meeting
19.00Diner
Wednesday – 09/09/2015
09.00 – 09.30Arrival + coffee
09.30 – 10.00H2020 Plenary Session **
10.00 – 12.00Working Group sessions (WG 1b + 1a, 2 + 3, 4 + 5)
12.00 – 13.00Plenary: Round-up, conclusions and future actions
13.00 – 14.30Lunch break
14.30 – 17.00Guided City Tour by foot (offered by Fibrenamics)

*

– Fibrenamics: introduction to the Fibrenamics International Platform for the knowledge transfer between universities and companies.
– Lecture by Martin Tamke “The Tower –  an interdisciplinary collaboration in the framework of COST”

**

– presentation and consulting regarding H2020 by SPI – http://www.spi.pt/en.index
– presentation of current and coming H2020 calls, related to Novel Structural Skins

Location

University of Minho

Campus of Azúrem
Alameda da Universidade
Guimarães

Sessions will take place at ZONE 2 and ZONE 3

How to reach ?

Dinner

Dinner will take place on Tuesday evening at the Restaurant “Filhos de Moura” at:  R. de Fervenças, 66, 4800-174, Guimarães

Some hotels

Please note that COST refunds €100 per night.

Hotel da Oliveira ****
Villa Hotel ****
Hotel Toural ****
EMAJ Boutique Hotel ****
Open Village Sports Hotel & Spa Club ****
Hotel de Guimarães ****
Hotel Fundador ***
Hotel Vila Marita **
Hotel Mestre de Avis **
Hotel Ibis **
Hotel Dom João IV **
S. Mamede Hotel *

From Hotels to the Meeting Venue it’s recommended that the participants take a taxi or, if possible, go by foot.

TAXI number : +351 253 52 52 52

Transportation

The closest airport to Guimarães is  Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, which is about 50 km from Guimarães. Please note that COST will NOT reimburse transport by taxi from the airport to Guimarães. Public transport, such as the train (indirect via Porto Centre) or the direct bus (getbus), will be refunded by COST. Please take this into account when booking your flight.

Train

If you opt for the subway to get to Guimarães, line E is available : Airport – Estádio do Dragão (violet line). The stop-off is Campanhã, which gives direct access to the Railway Station, with the same name. Trains bound for Guimarães depart from the station of Campanhã. Visit www.cp.pt where you can consult the train schedules and available lines to reach Guimarães.

Bus

Here some of the companies that provide travel services, depending on the location of departure:

GetBus
Rede Expressos
Transdev
Arriva
Rodonorte