VENUE AND LOCATION
The summer school will take place in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), which is located in the heart of Lisbon.
The registration and lectures will take place at the Centro de Congressos . The afternoon lab sessions will take place at the Pavilhão de Informatica . Lunch will be provided at the Pavilhão de Matematica and also at a canteen in the Centro de Congressos building . The welcome reception and the demo day will both take place at the Pavilão Central .
Situated in the west coast of Portugal, where the Tagus river meets the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe. The light, the atmosphere, and the climate offer marvelous walks all over the city. Lisbon is also extremely lively, with a wealth of cultural events happening every day, and a vibrant nightlife. A huge selection of restaurants is available, featuring Portuguese and international cuisine.
In July the weather is usually very pleasant, with sunny days and warm temperatures (30ºC – 86ºF). There are several beaches a few minutes away from the center. The public transportation system is far-reaching and reliable, and has the Metro (subway) as its main backbone. Lisbon can also be easily reached by daily direct flights from major international cities.
This video provides some background on what to expect.
At this moment, LXMLS is not able to support student expenses related to accommodation. Students are encouraged to arrange suitable accommodation for themselves.
Some of the best reasonably-priced hostels in the World can be found in Lisbon, right in the middle of the historic and night life district. There are plenty low-budget options in Lisbon starting from 25 euros a night for a shared dorm to a 50 euros room. Check your favourite search service for accommodation options, e.g. Booking.com, TripAdvisor or Airbnb.
GETTING THERE FROM THE AIRPORT
You now have a subway connection from the airport to the subway close to the IST. Take the subway on the airport (red line) until Alameda. Diagrams for the Metro de Lisboa network are available online.