Important information

Official Language

The official language of the workshop is English.

Registration and Secretarial Desk

On Sunday, August 7, the Registration and Secretarial desk will be open from 2 pm until 8 pm, when the conference program and additional material can be collected by the registered delegates. From Monday 8 to Wednesday 10, the desk will be open during the workshop hours, until dinner time.

Conference Location

The workshop venue is the Hotel Armação de Porto, located ~60 minutes by car from the Recife international airport. Transfer of the participants from the airport to the conference venue and back will be provided by the workshop organizing committee. The hotel is installed at the most famous beach to the south of Recife, Porto de Galinhas, well-known for the beauty of its beach in front of natural swimming pools formed on the coral reefs by the clear and warm Atlantic waters. The distance form the hotel to Porto de Galinhas downtown is ~3 km.

The talks will take place in the "Forró" conference room of the hotel, while the poster sessions will take place at the "Pastoril" room. Both rooms are located at the hotel's conference complex.

Hotel Phones:
00 55 81 2126-2160
00 55 81 3311-6000
Plane Phone:
00 55 81 3322-4188


Tickets will be provided to all participants and registered accompanying persons for lunch at the main conference venue, from Sunday's August 07 dinner to Wednesday's August 10 dinner.


Recife has a year-round tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by a near absence of extreme temperatures and pleasant trade winds blowing from the ocean. The city has a tropical climate with rains autumn and winter. January is the warmest month, with mean temperatures ranging from 30 °C (86 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F), with sun; July experiences the coolest temperatures, with mean temperatures ranging from 27 °C (81 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F), with rain.

Info Information about Recife and Pernambuco:
Hotels, culinary, beaches...


All prices mentioned at the workshop website are in Reais (R$), the Brazilian official currency. Foreign currency and traveler checks can be cashed on arrival at the Recife International Airport. Bank agencies and automated teller machines (ATM) can be found at the Recife International Airport and in the neighbourhood (not so close) of the workshop venue.

Exchange rates
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The electrical current in Pernambuco state is 220/240 volts AC 60Hz and two-pin (flat and round) power outlets are the most commonly found. Foreign that intend to visit other parts of Brazil must be told that the 110/120 volts AC 60Hz standard is adopted in some other regions of the Country.

Passports and Visa

Please be aware that in terms of passports and visas for foreign visitors Brazil follows reciprocity protocols celebrated with other countries: hence, a passport and a valid visa are required for travelers that are citizens of countries that impose those same requirements upon visiting Brazilians.
The general rules for entrance requirement in Brazil as of July 10, 2010 can be seen here. More detais see
As the requirements may vary in time, foreign participants are urged to contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to determine their particular visa requirements and to initiate the application process well in advance of their departure date. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the workshop, and have not yet received one, please contact us by e-mail:
and a signed letter will then be mailed. This letter of invitation does not imply an invited talk or in the waiver of registration fees.


An Immunization Record against Polio is necessary for children between the ages of three months and six years.A /Yellow Fever International Immunization Certificate/ (vaccination should occur at least 10 days before travel) is always required if the traveler has been to any of the following countries within the last 90 days of his/her Brazil’s entrance: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerun, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.While your local medical center or personal physician should be contacted in case of specific questions, the Brazilian Embassy in your country can provide an updated list of vaccination requirements.