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The First International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle

VALID 2009

September 20-25, 2009 - Porto, Portugal

Hotels and Travel

Conference Hotel and Travel Information

Conferences take place at:
Rua Diogo Macedo, 220
Vila Nova de Gaia, 4400-107, Portugal

How to get to Porto

Destination airport: Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro in Porto (OPO)

The distance from the airport to the hotel is 8 miles. Taxi is the preferred method to reach the hotel. It is available 24 hours from outside the Arrivals.

There is also an option to go to the conference hotel by metro/subway. Starting at the airport station, travel to the station "Joao de Deus" which is the closest to the hotel. From there on, it takes 10 minutes to walk to the hotel. See the metro/subway map for more details. The metro/subway service is operational from 6:00 am to 1:30 am. The ticket price is currently 1.35 €.

Internet and sessions

Free IEEE 802.11b wireless Internet access will be provided during all the conference in the conference area.


The currency is the Euro. Most banks and bank machines accept most international credit cards.


The temperature is pleasant all over the year, the air temperature between 14°C and 24°C and average humidity 63%.

What are the entry visa requirements?

Portugal is part of the Schengen agreement. For visa requirements, please consult this site. For official information on your travel needs, please consult your closest Portuguese embassy or consulate.

IARIA legal and logistics teams can issue, upon request, the entry visa letters for those registered to the conference.


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