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21st International Conference
on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia


Lisbon, Portugal

Venue

MUM 2022 will take place at Faculdade de Ciências (Ciências) da Universidade de Lisboa (UL). The conference is currently being planned as an in-person event only. Still, the organization is continuously monitoring travel and health restrictions and may reassess the possibility for virtual or hybrid options.

Ciências (previously FCUL) was created in April 1911 and is part of the UL which was founded in 1911 after the fall of the Portuguese monarchy. The history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century. It moved to its current grounds in 1985, and is part of the largest university campus in Portugal. The faculty has a built area of 75662 square meters, corresponding to 8 buildings which host the classrooms, offices, cafeterias, libraries, book shop and leisure areas.

Ciências is close to the airport (10 min by car/Taxi) and is also accessible by public transportation (Subway and Bus). There are several hotels in the area and a pleasant park – Jardim Mário Soares, with flora from the five continents represented. It is close to the University stadium and the Museum of the city of Lisbon.

An aerial view of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Conference Room:
Room 6.2.56
C6 building
2nd floor

Address:
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Building C6
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa

Conference Map & Metro

Conference map.

Traveling to Portugal

Lisbon Metro network diagram

By airplane

Unlike other airports across Europe, the Lisbon Airport is located close to city center of Lisbon. More importantly, it is very close to Faculdade de Ciências, so you don’t have to travel a long time after landing in the airport.

Once at the Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisbon, you have three main options of transportation:

  • Subway: there is a subway station at the airport (red line).
  • Taxi: you will find many taxis available at the airport arrivals area.
  • Uber: if you decide to call an Uber, you need to go to the airport departures area.

By train

  • Exit at Gare do Oriente (connection with subway red line)
  • Exit at Santa Apolónia (connection with subway green line)
If you are coming from abroad and wish to travel by train or bus to Lisbon we recommend looking through your options at railcc.

Reaching the Faculdade de Ciências

You can get to Faculdade de Ciências by subway, bus, train, walking, or taking a bicycle or scooter.

Public transport in Lisbon consists of buses (Carris), trams (Carris) and underground (Metro). The card “Cartão Viva Viagem” gives you the opportunity to travel around the city using all means of transportation. At the start you also need to buy a rechargeable Viva Viagem card. You can charge the card in multiples of €5,00 and use it by “zapping” individual journeys. Do not throw the card away, it can be reloaded at any time. For more information (Metropolitano)

Subway (Metropolitano Lisboa)

  • Yellow line, exit at stations Campo Grande or Cidade Universitária
  • Green line, exit at station Campo Grande

Train (Comboios de Portugal - CP)

  • Exit at Entre Campos (connection to Metro Yellow Line)

Bus (Carris)

Best to check your location with destiny for Faculdade de Ciências at Carris.

Carris network diagram to reach Ciências

Bycicles

There are a couple of bike rental operators such as Uber and Hive. Close to the venue you have statistician for the Lisbon bike rental system GIRA. You can download the app for Android or IOS.

Scooters

You have multiple operators and the city has no shortage of scooters, especially close to the faculty. You can check Lime, Bird, Bolt and Link on your app store.

Useful apps

  • Moovit: Bus & Rail Timetables (bus, train and metro): available for Android and IOS
  • Carris app (bus): available for Android and IOS

Public Transportation and Accessibility

Although public transportation can take you everywhere in Lisbon, their accessibility services are sometimes limited (despite recent efforts to improve accessibility).

Accessible Portugal provides accessible transfer services from the airport to the hotel (you need to contact them beforehand). Moreover, they provide accessible touristic packages that also include transportation. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us.

About Lisbon

Source: Wikipedia

Lisboa is the capital and largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 544,851 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.7 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca. Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. After the fall of the Roman Empire it was ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century; later it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147 Afonso Henriques conquered the city and since then it has been the political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal.

A photograph of Lisbon's landscape, with the 25 de Abril bridge and the river Tagus in the background.

Tips for visiting Lisbon

A photograph of the Lisbon tram.

If you want to visit the main attractions of the center of Lisbon, you can use those Sightseeing buses that are common in most cities. Some routes include Cascais, a beautiful town that deserves a Tip by itself. In these buses you may buy 24 or 48 hour tickets to explore Lisbon at your own pace, as you are able to hop-on and hop-off during that period (it also includes an audio guide in 14 different languages).

A more traditional (and memorable) option is to explore the city history and sights by taking Electrico 28 (Tram 28) - the longest route that passes through many of Lisbon’s districts, including the old quarters (it is also a good option to go up to the Castle). You can find more at LisbonLisboaPortugal.

Visiting Belém

A photograph of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in Belém, Lisbon. A photograph of the Torre de Belém, in Belém, Lisbon. A photograph of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, in Belém, Lisbon.

For those with time (a few hours, an afternoon or days) to get to know Lisbon, there are plenty attractions to visit. In Belém, you can find some of them. It has several Portuguese historical monuments, such as Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeronimos Monastery) and Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) just by the Tagus river; a nice view of the river and the 25th of April Bridge; the Belém Cultural Center; among others.

A photograph of the famous portuguese pastries, Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts).

In your visit, you should not miss our famous pastries, “Pastéis de Nata” (custard tarts). Pastéis de Belém are the most famous ones . People say it is impossible to eat just one, so you should probably start with two (and if you like, a glass of port wine). Local Tip: Avoid waiting in the big line, that’s just for Take Away. Usually you can find a table inside (or wait just a little bit for the table). When eating inside, you can also ask for the take away boxes. Manteigaria, closer to the city center (in Bairro Alto) is another alternative to try amazing Pastéis de Nata.

Important dates

→ Aug 16
→ Aug 23
Short and full papers
Submission deadline
→ Sep 26 Short and full papers
Notification
→ Sep 2 Workshops and tutorials
Submission deadline
→ Sep 7 Workshops and tutorials
Notification
→ Oct 3
→ Oct 7
Other tracks
Submission deadline
→ Oct 27 Other tracks
Notification
→ Oct 16 Student volunteers
Application deadline
→ Nov 27 MUM 2022 in Lisbon!

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