The 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

June 26-29, 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal



The main conference will take place at the Rectorate Building of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), workshops, tutorials and other events at the nearby building of the Nova School of Business and Economics. This complex is located in Campolide, on one of the seven hills of Lisbon. The Rectorate building was awarded the Lisbon’s Valmor Prize for Architecture in 2002.

On the 26th, registration will be done at the lobby of the Nova School of Business and Economics' Library (turn right when entering the building). From the 27th onwards, registration will be at the Rectorate Building.


Getting the feel of a city involves a mixture of observation and experience that only come when we allow ourselves to be drawn into its daily life and discover its smells, sounds, voices, lanes and hidden corners. In Lisbon, the Tagus river is never far away as we explore the history-laden streets of a city that constantly confronts us with its past, as the decorative cobble pavements lead us up from the Praca do Comercio through the 18th century Lower Town to St. George's Castle. From the Castle, we can enjoy unparalleled views of the south bank, Rossio, the Carmo Convent, the Bairro Alto, the Avenida da Liberdade and Parque Eduardo VII, Nossa Senhora do Monte and the Mount of Graca. It could be for all the world a picture postcard of Lisboa under a perpetually blue sky, reflecting the varied colours of the roofs, streets, old houses, window frames and green spaces, offset by the glittering stream of the Tagus! (adapted from CM-Lisboa)

In June, you will find sunny hot days, with highest temperatures around 25 celcius. See here comprehensive weather information.


EICS 2017 aims to be an accessible and inclusive conference. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, or any special requests, please contact the Local Organization chair at, and he will work with you to address your concerns. Note that some requests may require advance notice, so please submit accessibility requests as far in advance of the conference date as possible in order to give us adequate time to prepare.


From Lisbon airport

Lisbon-airport is only 10 minutes away (7 km) from the conference venue, located at Reitoria of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. See below the list of available options.

By car

  • Leave the Airport plaza and follow the signs for (Segunda Circular / E01 / Av. General Norton de Matos) towards the (Eixo Norte-Sul / IP7).
  • Drive 6.6 km along the motorway and follow the direction (Saida 6 towards the Eixo Norte-Sul / A2 / Sul).
  • Drive 2 km along the Eixo Norte-Sul / IP7 and the exit toward Praca de Espanha.
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Praca de Espanha and merge onto Av. dos Combatentes.
  • Slight left to stay on Av. dos Combatentes for about 1.5 km, and take the exit toward Campolide/Amoreiras.
  • Merge onto R. de Campolide and then turn left onto Tv. Estevao Pinto. Continue straight until reach the conference venue, located at Reitoria of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campolide Campus.

By public transportation


Lisbon airport can be reached directly by subway. The subway station is called Aeroporto and it is the end of the red line as demonstrated in this Metro map. At the airport, you have to follow the metro sign that will lead you to the station. That Metro Station operates from 06:30 a.m. to 01:00 a.m. Take the subway to the last station in the red line, called S. Sebastiao. From there it will take you a 10m walk to reach the conference venue. We suggest this route.


You can also take the Aerobus (2 - Financial Center line), at the Airport Plaza, to Av. Jose Malhoa, a 24 minute travel. It operates from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday. Have a 10-minute walk to conference venue. The 24h Aerobus ticket costs 3.5€.

Approximate route



A single Metro ticket costs 1.40€. The travel requires the prior acquisition of Electronic Card "7 Colinas / Viva Viagem", which costs 0.50€. To travel during 24 hours, the ticket is 6€. For more information about fares go here.

By taxy

A taxi ride from the Airport to the conference venue costs around 10-15€.

By Uber

The Uber service is available in Lisbon. Costs are around 8-11€ for uberX/uberGREEN, and 20€ for UberBlack (from Airport to Universidade Nova de Lisboa).

From other destinations

If you are taking the train from other spots in the city or outside Lisbon, the nearest train station is Sete Rios, a 20 minute walk to the conference venue.

Hotels and accommodations

The conference has no agreement with specific hotels, so it is up to the delegates to choose their acommodations. However, Lisbon has a wide offer in hotels. We have selected some that are near the conference venue.

Visa information

Citizens of some countries cannot enter Portugal without a valid Schegen visa. Please, review the situation for your case here. You can apply online here.