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General Information

All events will take place at:

Hotel Glória
Rua do Russel, 632 - Glória Rio de Janeiro - RJ


In January the time difference is + 2 hours to GMT (due to daylight saving one hour less than the adequate time zone).


Rio de Janeiro has two major airports:

The international airport Galeão (GIG) is located 15 km from Gloria where RIO 3 is located. This airport has two terminals and is served by major airlines, most of them with daily service: Aerolinas Argentinas, American Airlines, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Continental, LAN Chile, Lufthansa, Iberia, TAM, TAP, Varig. A taxi ride with a common (yellow) taxi will cost you about 25 R$, with an executive taxi (blue, white or red) 40 R$, by executive bus (every 30 minutes) 3.50 R$. Travel time is about 30 minutes.

The national airport Santos Dumont (SDU) is mainly occupied with flights from and to São Paulo (every 20 minutes), and is located 3 km from the conference location (bus 3 R$, taxi 7 R$, 5 minutes).


A tourist visa for up to 3 months is issued at the border control (no charge) for most countries (please check). A passport with a validity of at least 6 months is required.


The local currency is the Real (R$), divided into 100 centavos. One Real is currently equivalent to 0.28 Euro or 0.30 US $. Banking hours are from 10-16 hours, Monday to Friday. Exchange offices usually offer better exchange rates than banks. Credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Amex) are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and stores. There are also about ten ATM in Copacabana serving Visa direct, Cirrus and Amex.

Current exchange rates


Hotel Gloria has a sufficient quantity of rooms available. Other hotels are not far from the conference location at Copacabana (5 km) and Ipanema (8 km). Prices range from 35 Euro to 250 Euro for a double room, pick-up and transfer is provided.


December is very hot and humid, outdoor temperatures are around 30-35 °C during daytime, night temperatures are 25-30° C. All conference facilities are well air-conditioned.


For the city of Rio de Janeiro no vaccination is required. It is recommended to drink bottled water and use good sun protection and a hat (AM 1). For excursions to the Amazon region Malaria prevention and yellow fever vaccination is highly recommended.


Within the last five years the security has considerably improved. The conference location is safe. Nevertheless it is recommended to leave all values in the hotel safe if you leave the hotel or the congress.


Voltage in the state of Rio de Janeiro is 115 V AC, 60 Hz.

  Registration Fees

Registration for the congress, including the book of proceedings, Rio-kit, coffee-breaks and participation at the receptions together with the banquet will cost 450 Euro.
Students (valid student ID required) will pay 250 Euro.
Bookings received before October 1st will receive a 100 Euro discount for full registration, and a 75 Euro discount for student registration.



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