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Venue & Travel

The ICUMT 2016 is hosted this time by Congress Centre of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal on 18 – 20 October, 2016. The IST Congress Centre is part of the Alameda Campus of IST Lisboa. Located in one of the central-most parts of Lisbon, the Alameda Campus benefits from a transport network that facilitates mobility to all the areas of the city. In its vicinity, there are many shopping, leisure, culture, entertaining and sports areas.

Instituto Superior Técnico (Alameda Campus)

Address: Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1049–001 Lisbon, Portugal

Location of IST Congress Cenre


Below, we suggest 6 hotels in the immediate vicinity of the IST Congress Center, their location being indicated on the map.

1. Holiday Inn ****
Av. António José de Almeida 28-A, 1000–044 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 210 044 000, Fax: +351 217 936 672, Email:

2. Hotel Turim Alameda ****
Av. Rovisco Pais 34, 1000–268 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 210 330 800, Fax.: +351 210 330 890, Email:

3. Hotel Olissippo Saldanha ****
Av. Praia da Vitória, 30, 1000?248 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 210 006 690 | +351 213 182 7­91 Fax: +351 210 006 6­99 Email:

4. Hotel Alif ***
Campo Pequeno 51, 1000–081 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 217 826 210, Fax: +351 217 954 116, Email:

5. Hotel A.S. Lisboa ***
Av. Almirante Reis 188, 1000–055 Lisboa
Tel: 351 21 8429360, Fax: 351 21 8429374, Email:

6. Ibis Lisboa Saldanha **
Av. Casal Ribeiro 23, 1000–090 Lisboa
Tel : +351 213191690, Fax : +351 213191699

About Lisbon

Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India). The former launch pad for many of the world's greatest voyages is now where modern travelers discover…

Historical area of Belém

Take the opportunity to have a wander along the Tagus river and explore the variety of available restaurants. It is also very near the historical area of Belém, with the most visited monuments of the city (Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, Maritime Museum, Coach Museum).

Tram 28 and Funiculars Route

A highlight of any visit to Lisbon is a ride on the number 28E tram (route). The best place to take it is in Chiado (Baixa-Chiado underground station, 500 m up the hill from Cais Sodré). The route passes through many of Lisbon’s finest districts, including Baixa, Graça, Alfama and Estrela, but most visitors use it to climb the steep hill from Baixa to Alfama and the castle.

Lisbon is recognised ever since as the city of seven hills, characterised by the existence of very winding and teep streets, which hinder pedestrian movement and mobility. It was with this in mind funiculars lift services were started, consisting today of historical means of transport, classified as National Monuments. Do a tour around Lisbon, visiting its traditional funiculars with magnific views of the city, and surrounding museums. More details can be found here.

How to Get to Lisbon

Getting here from the Airport

Lisbon Airport, which is located almost inside the city, is 3.5 km North of IST campus. You may use either the subway, the bus or taxi to reach IST.

Subway/Undergrou­nd: The best option to get to IST/INESC is by subway/underground (Metropolitano de Lisboa). Just pick up the subway directly at the airport and leave on “Saldanha” station. Single ticket costs 1.40€, and travel time is around 15 minutes. Single ticket is valid for 1 hour and can be used in both underground and buses. 24h ticket costs 6€.

Bus (Carris): Take Bus 744 or 783 at the side-walk near the Arrivals, and exit at “Saldanha”, 10 mins walk from IST. The ticket costs 1.80€, if it is bought inside the bus. Bus 744 runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Bus 783 runs from 6 a.m. to 0:15 a.m. (next day) and travel-time is around 20 minutes for both of the buses.

Taxi: It will cost between 10€ and 12€ (depending on the hour, and if luggage boot is used). Travel time is around 10 minutes depending on the traffic. Hint: take the taxi at the Airport Departure level (instead of taking it at the Arrivals, where taxis line up for some time hoping for a long ride).

Getting here from other locations


Google Maps can be used to choose the best option if you want to use public transportation (Bus and Subway) or just walk.

When buying Bus (except for onboard tickets) or Subway tickets for the first time, 0.50€ extra will be charged for the magnetic card (7 colinas / viva a viagem). This magnetic card is valid for 1 year, and it can be used with single tickets for a given transport, or it can be charged with money, called Zapping (with bonus when charged with larger sums) and used freely in both Subway and Bus (and on other local public transportation). Using Zapping, a single journey on Subway or Bus costs 1.25€.

Subway: The subway Metro line is largely deployed along the city. Tickets cost 1.40€. The closest subway stations to IST are “Alameda” or “Saldanha” (both 5 minutes walk to IST). For other ticketing options please check Metro Lisboa website:

Bus: A large number of bus lines reach every place in the city. Several bus lines pass near IST. The ticket costs 1.80€, if it is bought inside the bus. If using the pre-charged magnetic card, a ticket costs 1.40€ (valid for every bus during 1 hour). For other ticketing options please check Carris website:

Taxi: Inquire about the fare to your destination before you enter in the taxi. To order a taxi, call +351 218 119 000 (Rádio Táxis de Lisboa).

Latest News

October 30, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 photos are available on the Official Facebook page of the congress.

October 10, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 Organizing committee is pleased to announce two Invited industrial talks which will be given by Dr. Alexey Anisimov and Dr. Henri Hodara. More details can be found in the Keynotes section.

October 4, 2016: Tentative technical program for the ICUMT 2016 congress and collocated workshops is available here

September 15, 2016: We are happy to announce that the Invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics will be delivered by Prof. Lucia Pallottino from University of Pisa. More details about the keynote „Challenges in Robotics to face the new era“ are available here.

August 25, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadlines for Final Paper Submission and Authors' Registration and Payment. Please check the Important dates section.

August 17, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 registration has been opened. Please use this link to register your paper and proceed with the payment.

August 16, 2016: The review process of the ICUMT 2016 papers (main tracks) is successfully finished. The ICUMT Organizing Committee is thankful to all reviewers for their careful evaluation. The notifications of paper acceptance/re­jection have been sent to authors via email. The paper status including the reviews can be found in the EDAS as well.

June 24, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadline for Regular Paper Submissions until July 5. It is final deadline, no additional extension will be provided.

June 9, 2016: The deadline for Regular Paper Submissions is extended until June 24.

June 3, 2016: We are happy to announce that the First Workshop on THz Communications (THZCOM 2016) will be part of the ICUMT 2016 Congress. More details can be found here.

May 6, 2016: The opening keynote Data Plane programmability: the next step in Software Defined Networking will be given by Giuseppe Bianchi – Full Professor at University of Roma Tor Vergata.

March 30, 2016: The deadline for the ICUMT 2016 workshop proposals was extended until April 30, 2016.

March 2, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 will include also practical tutorials. The first confirmed tutorial is „Candidate Multicarrier Waveforms for Future 5G Communication Systems“. The tutorial will be provided to ICUMT 2016 participants for free with the full registration fee. More details can be found here.

February 9, 2016: The technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Portugal Section has been fully approved.

February 1, 2016: The ICUMT 2015 Proceedings has been indexed by IEEE Xplore Online Database.

January 27, 2016: Please submit your papers in EDAS!

December 22, 2015: ICUMT 2016 websites launched!

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Proceedings will be submitted to:

Important dates

Deadline for Workshop Proposal: March 31, 2016 April 30, 2016 (hard deadline)

Deadline for Regular Paper Submission: June 10, 2016 July 5, 2016

Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 12, 2016 August 16, 2016

Final Paper Submission: August 26, 2016 September 5, 2016

Authors' Early Registration and Payment: August 26, 2016 September 10, 2016

Authors' Late Registration and Payment: September 9, 2016 September 20, 2016