City of Guimarães

Guimarães, often referred to as the “cradle of the Portuguese nation”, is a historic city in the north of Portugal with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 due to its well-preserved medieval historic centre.

Guimarães is famous for its 12th-century medieval castle, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. The city is also home to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a Burgundian-style residence built in the early 1420s. There are guided tours in English that allow you to discover the hidden treasures of this historic city. In addition to the city’s historical attractions, you can also enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, including boulders, caves, hermitages, footpaths, fountains, and watercourses.

Guimarães is easily accessible from Porto or Lisbon by plane, train, bus, or car. Porto is connected to most of the capitals of the world by plane.

How to get to Guimarães: here

CCG/ZGDV Institute

The conference will be hosted by the CCG/ZGDV Institute in Guimarães, on the Azurém Campus of the University of Minho, a research institute with a focus on applied research, in the fields of information and communication technologies.