The conference will be held at the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto. The Department’s building is located right next to Porto’s Botanical Garden and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Department of Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Sciences (FCUP), which is a major school within the University of Porto (Portugal’s largest university). FCUP has a powerful legacy of research and teaching success with highly-qualified teaching and research staff, spanning Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Informatics and their applications. The school also supports a strong commitment to postgraduate training, with more than 600 Master and 340 Ph.D. students. The Department has hosted several major conferences in the last years, such as ICLP 2007, CCC 2012, CIAA 2012 and EURO-PAR 2014.
The Department’s building contains two lecture theatres and several labs and class rooms. The biggest theatre, Ferreira da Silva Auditorium, is capable of holding more than 200 people, the smaller around 100 people, and both can be directly accessed from the garden surrounding the building. Both theatres were the object of major refurbishment in 2011 and equipped with very recent sound and image equipment. Wi-Fi is available in the whole building, through eduroam. Participants can use their eduroam credentials, but otherwise wi-fi access will be provided to the conference participants.