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  • Congress Venue
    The conference will be held at the School of Engineering of the University of Seville, together with the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel, annexed to the university campus. [Read More]

    Congress Venue

    SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

    Address: Avenida Camino de los Descubrimientos S/N, 41092, Sevilla, Andalucía, España
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    BARCELÓ SEVILLA RENACIMIENTO HOTEL

    Address: Av. Álvaro Alonso Barba, s/n, 41092 Sevilla
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    HOW TO GET THERE?
    Walking distance from the city center: 30 minutes (approx)

  • How to Get There
    Andalusia is easily accessible through its two main international airports and excellent high-speed train connections. [Read More]

    How to get there

    BY AIR
    The airport is ten kilometres north of the city, close to the A-4 motorway. Its facilities were designed by the prestigious Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Almost five million passengers currently use this airport each year, mainly arriving from other Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia, but also making numerous connections to European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Milan and so on.

    When going from the airport to the city centre, visitors can opt for a taxi or take a special bus service, connecting the Plaza de Armas in the centre of the city with the airport, stopping off at places such as the Santa Justa train and AVE station. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes.
    BY TRAIN
    Seville has been served by the high-speed train since 1992. These trains offer some twenty daily services (in each direction) between Seville and Madrid, with a maximum journey time of around two and a half hours. The AVE also connects with Barcelona, by way of Zaragoza, in around five and a half hours, and with Valencia in a little less than four hours. Santa Justa Station is located on Avenida de Kansas City, just a few minutes' walk from the old town. Seville is also served by long-distance railway lines. There are also regional services connecting Seville with the other provincial capitals in Andalusia, and with numerous towns and villages.

    Renfe Spain Pass
    This pass offers the chance to travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance.
    BY CAR
    A good way to get to Seville is by road as there is a good road network with several motorways (toll and free). The most important are the A-4, which connects Andalusia and Madrid, and the A-66 which goes to Mérida and connects with the A-5, which also goes on to Madrid. Granada and Málaga are linked with Seville by the A-92 motorway. Travel to Portugal is on the A-49 motorway. Finally, Seville and Cadiz are linked by both the A-4 and the E-5 roads. All access to motorways and main roads is from the SE-30 ring road around Seville, with numerous points of access into the city centre.

    BY BUS

    There are two bus stations in the city. The main one is in the Plaza de Armas, and operates daily national and international services. The Prado de San Sebastián bus station operates scheduled regional services.

  • Foreign Visitors
    The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation establishes some requirements for entry into Spain for a stay not exceeding ninety days in any six month period according to: ... [Read More]

    Foreig visitor

    The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation establishes some requirements for entry into Spain for a stay not exceeding ninety days in any six month period according to:
    • Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.
    • Art. 25 of the Aliens Act.
    • Arts. 4 ff. of the Aliens Regulation.
    These requirements can be summarized as:
    • Possess a valid travel document allowing him or her to cross borders.
    • Possess a Visa when required.
    • Show documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the planned stay and have sufficient means to support themselves, both during the period of their planned stay and for their return to their country of origin or passage to a third State where their admittance is guaranteed, or they must be in conditions such that they can legally obtain such means.
    • Not be banned from entering into Spain or any other country in the Schengen Space.
    • Not represent a threat to Spain's public order, national security, or international relations, or to those of any other member country of the Schengen Space.
    Further information regarding these requirements and as well as the Visa issues can be found through this link and/or directly through the Spanish Embassies or Consulates whose addresses can be found through this link.

    Visa arrangements should be handled by the participants at their own responsibility. The Technical Secretariat will issued an official congress letter signed by the President of the Committee to those participants who require it to present it at the Spanish embassy/ consulate. This letter will indicate that the participant is registered to attend the congress, but all expenses associated with travel, registration and accommodation will be borne by the participants.

  • Spain, the Country
    Spain (or the Kingdom of Spain) is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and covers an area of 504,030 km². [Read More]

    Spain the country

    Spain (or the Kingdom of Spain) is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and covers an area of 504,030 km². It is a country of autonomous regions and its territory (mainly located at the Iberian Peninsula) also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco.

    Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO. For further information, please, follow this link.

    Visiting Spain is not only about sun, great cuisine and a warm welcome, but also its rich monumental heritage and dazzling natural environment. There is a perfect destination for everyone... Choose yours through the following links.

    AVE (High Speed Train) conections in Spain

  • Andalusia, the Region
    Andalusia is the southernmost region in Peninsular Spain. It is the most populous region in the country and it is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville, which is its capital city. [Read More]

    Andalusia

    Andalusia is the southernmost region in Peninsular Spain. It is the most populous region in the country and it is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville, whis is its capital city.

    The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean and make Andalusia the main holiday destination for Spanish nationals and one of the principal destinations for overseas tourists.

    Andalusia has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory. Today it is a modern region that offers a warm welcome to visitors while taking care to maintain its roots and important cultural heritage.

    See all the destination information at https://www.andalucia.org/en/home

  • Seville, the City
    Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. [Read More]

    Seville, the city

    Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas.

    The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. They treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena.

    Seville is a prominent business and service centre in the south of Spain and has many hotels distributed all over the city which enable visitors to discover endless attractions. Museums and art centres, theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options that a great city like Seville holds. Without forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can practise one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: "Going out for tapas".

    Another good excuse to come to the Sevillian capital are the festivals. The celebrations of Easter Week and Feria de Abril (the April Fair), which have been declared of National Tourist Interest, reflect the devotion and folklore of the people of Seville, always open and friendly to visitors. But Seville's appeal does not end there, as the city is also the starting point for the many cultural routes the province offers, such as the Roman Bética Route or the Washington Irving Route.

    The visitor will also discover the immense natural wealth of this region, which sits halfway between two continents, in natural treasures such as the Doñana Nature Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve. They will be the ideal setting for practising outdoor sports, including hiking, horse riding, and cycling routes. If, on the other hand, golf is your sport of choice, then you will be glad to know that Seville has four excellent golf courses in its vicinity.

    See all the information on the destination at www.visitasevilla.es/en

  • Useful Information
    Most shops open between 09.30 and 13.30h in the morning and 17.00 to 20.00h in the afternoon on weekdays. During the summer months... [Read More]

    Useful information

    • BUSINESS HOURS & SHOPS
      Most shops open between 09.30 and 13.30h in the morning and 17.00 to 20.00h in the afternoon on weekdays. During the summer months, many establishments will stay open much later in the evening. On Saturday opening hours are restricted to the morning shift and Sunday is literally the day of rest. However there are some department stores that remain open all day long until 22:00h.
    • ELECTRICITY
      Spain's standard electricity supply is 220 Volts (V), 50 Hertz (Hz) AC. The plugs are round two pin, European standard.
    • CURRENCY AND BANKS
      The national currency of Spain is the European euro (€). Exchange facilities are available at any airport, most banks and also along central streets. Many visitors to Spain have commented on the advantage of bringing debit cards rather than credit cards, since the exchange rate is generally much better and commissions lower. However, it would be prudent to check this with your bank before travelling.
    • TIPPING AND CONSUMER TAX
      Tipping is not obligatory anywhere. However, leaving a small tip shows your appreciation of the service. For example, although service is included in restaurants, it is common practice to leave a tip of around 5%, as with taxi drivers (depending on how you liked the driving!). A tip of 1 euro may be used in many other occasions, such as with hotel porters.

      There are two different tax rates in Spain, 10% and 21%. You will pay 10% tax on your hotel and restaurant bills, as well as other items considered "essential". This tax is not refundable. Most physical items purchased in shops will be taxed at the 21% rate.

  • Emergency & Medical Care
    Emergency phone: 112. No medical assistance is covered by the Organization. We strongly recommend to bring your own insurance.
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