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Conference Location
The ESREL 2006 Conference will take place at the Estoril Congress Centre in the centre of Estoril, a new facility and the only one of its kind in the area (http://www.estorilcongresscenter.com). Estoril is one of the main coastal towns on the outskirts of Lisbon, located approximately 25 kms from Lisbon city centre. It has mild winters and an ideal summer temperature. A scheduled train journey of approximately 30 minutes links Estoril and Lisbon. The airport shuttle bus operates daily on a schedule service between Lisbon airport and Cascais, via Estoril.

Registration Procedure
Please consult the Registration information available on this site. Delegates should complete and return the Registration Form (pdf, doc) with the corresponding registration fee to the ESREL 2006 Secretariat, with clear indication of the method of payment.
Category (A), (B) and (C) registration fees include technical programme attendance, one copy of the proceedings, welcome reception, lunches, coffee-breaks, conference dinner and one technical visit. Category (D) registration fee, for which documented proof is required, includes technical programme attendance, one copy of the proceedings on CD-ROM only, lunches, coffee-breaks and one technical visit. Category (E) registration fee includes welcome reception, conference dinner, a tour of the Estoril Coast and a tour of Lisbon.
Registration for the Conference will take place at the Congress Centre from 08H00 on Monday, 18th September 2006.

Conference Badges – Invitation Cards
Delegates and accompanying persons are kindly requested to wear their Conference name badge at all meetings and official functions. Please have your invitation cards with you at all receptions and booked tourist programmes.

Proceedings
The papers presented at ESREL 2006 Conference will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference to be published by the Taylor & Francis Group, in book and CD-ROM, and distributed upon registration at the Conference in each Delegate’s pack according to the category of registration.

Language
The official language of the Conference is English. No simultaneous translations will be available.

Letter of Invitation
The ESREL 2006 Secretariat will be pleased to provide a letter of invitation to any individual requesting it. It is understood that the purpose of such an invitation is to assist potential delegates to raise travel funds or to obtain the necessary travelling documents and visas. It is not understood as an undertaking of the ESREL 2006 organisation to waive fees or provide funding.

Cancellation of Participation
Registered delegates wishing to cancel their participation at the ESREL 2006 Conference will have their full registration fee refunded, minus an administrative fee of EUR 100 (One hundred EUROs), provided written notification is received by the Conference Secretariat before 15th August 2006.
Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund.
All refunds will be processed after the Conference.

Liability and Insurance
The organisers of ESREL 2006 will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the Conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance.

Changes to the Technical and Social Programme
The organisers reserve the right to adjust or change the Technical Programme and/or the Social Programme as, if and when necessary.

Official Travel Agency
Ultratur Portugal has been appointed as the official travel agency of the Conference. When you have completed the Accommodation Reservation Form, please send it by fax to Ultratur Portugal c/º Mr. Raul Geraldes, who is the contact person for the ESREL 2006 Conference.
Reguests for further information regarding the Hotel and Tourist Programme or any queries regarding your hotel reservation should be addressed directly to Ultratur Portugal.

Hotel and Tourist Programme Reservation
All Hotel and Tourist Programme reservations together with the respective payments should be sent directly to the Official Travel Agency, for the attention of Mr. Raul Geraldes (rgeraldes@ultratur.com).

Tourist Programme (Pre or Post Conference)
There is a large choice of tours available to interested parties by contacting the official Travel Agency of the Conference. Tours include city tours taking in the many historical sites in and around Lisbon. Sintra and the Estoril Coast are optional destinations in the immediate surroundings of Lisbon.
You can choose to go further afield, visiting Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos by travelling North of Lisbon. By crossing the ‘Tejo’ River, go south and visit Évora, Arrábida and Sesimbra. A cruise on the River is an ideal way of spending a morning or afternoon visiting historical monuments scattered along the coast, or spend an evening dinning on the river.

Weather
The weather in Lisbon in September is normally mild and sunny. The average temperature during daytime can range between 18º and 25º, dropping slightly in the evening.

Opening Hours
Local banking hours are from 08H30 to 15H00, Monday to Friday. Some banks stay open until 17H00.
Shops are open daily from 09H00 through to 19H00, mostly not closing for lunch and varying slightly from area to area. On Saturday, closing time is around 13H00. Shopping Centres have longer opening hours, and usually open between 10H00 and 23H00, seven days a week.

Transport Facilities
All public transport services (buses, underground and taxis) are efficient and reasonably priced. It is advisable to avoid private transportation as traffic can be heavy during rush hours.

Tourist Offices
The Estoril Tourist Office is located at:

Tourist Office of the “Estoril Coast”
Avenida Clotilde, Edifício Centro de Congressos, 3ºA
2765 - 211 - Estoril
Tel: + 351 21 467 82 10
Fax: + 351 21 467 82 13
E-mail: info@visiteestoril.com
Website: http://www.estorilcoast-tourism.com

Tourism Office at Estoril
Tel: + 351 21 466 38 13
Fax: + 351 21 467 22 80

Tourism Office at Cascais
Tel: + 351 21 486 82 04

The Lisbon Tourist Office is located at:
ATL - Associação Turismo de Lisboa, Visitors & Convention Bureau
Rua do Arsenal, 15
1100-038 Lisboa
Tel: +351-210 312 700
Fax: +351-210 312 899
E-mail: atl@atl-turismolisboa.pt
Website: http://www.atl-turismolisboa.pt, http://www.visitlisboa.com
  
Submission of Abstracts
Submission of full-length paper
31 March 2006 
Submission of final revised paper
15 May 2006 
Notification of final acceptance
31 May 2006 

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Home
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About ESREL
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Scope
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Organization
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Programme
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Registration
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General Info
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Sponsors
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Travel Info
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Call for Papers