Practical Informations




Conference Site
The conference sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Eletronics & Computer Science building, of the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), which is part of Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial(CTA) in the city of São José dos Campos.
About the city
São José dos Campos (more) is located about 80 km northeast of São Paulo and about 300 km from Rio de Janeiro. It is not far (80 km) from the northern shores of São Paulo state. The workshop will take place during winter season and temperatures can range from 15C to 25C in São José dos Campos. In July also happens the Winter Music Festival in Campos do Jordão (80 Km distant from SJC).
Our currency is R$ Real (exchange rate).
Arriving in ITA
The nearest international airport is Guarulhos International Airport, about 80 km from São José dos Campos. There are buses from the airport to the main bus station in São José dos Campos, where transport to the hotels will be arranged. Buses to São José dos Campos (Passaro Marrom company) departure from Terminal 1 to the main bus station. They leave at 07:00, 08:30, 11:00, 13:30, 16:30, 17:30, 20:00, 22:00 (it will be updated). The ticket can be paid to the driver and costs about R$15,00. The trip takes about 1h30min.
Many TAXI companies run at the Guarulhos International Airport and a trip to São José dos Campos costs around R$200,00 (it will be updated).
IMPORTANT: VISA requirements
Besides a valid passport a tourist visa may be required for citizens of some countries. In this case, visas can be obtained from the Brazilian Consulate or Embassy in the country of origin. Please check for the time for issuing the visa.
Entrance in the Campus
To enter our complex we will need a scanned copy of the important pages of the passport (pages with photo, validity and Brazilian VISA) of all foreigners (with a valid VISA, if it is necessary) 20 days in advance of the meeting and the personal data asked in the Registration Form. All that should be sent to our secretary Lana Assad at At the main entrance you must identify yourself with the passport.
Hotel Reservation
A limited number of rooms have been reserved in two hotels in São José dos Campos, at a special rate :

Hotel Urupema (single R$70 reais - double R$90 - includes breakfast)
The Hotel (about 2 km from ITA) is located in a lively neiborhood with many restaurants and a park ("Vicentina Aranha") with a pleasant 1 km pathway.
Polo Hotel (single R$98 - double R$118 - includes breakfast - estimated price, that may change at the time of the reservation)
The Hotel (about 500 m from ITA) is located near a shopping center ("Center Vale").

The reservation should be made as soon as possible and in any case before May 31, 2009, in order to benefit from the reduced rate at the Hotel Urupema and Polo Hotel. You should contact the hotels directly and mention that you attend the LC2009 Workshop in ITA. If you want to make a reservation at any other Hotel, you should contact the Hotel directly. You may find other hotels on the web site of São José dos Campos. (Other hotels close to the Campus: Mercure, Novotel and Othon).
Lana Assad (Secretary of the Workshop)
Departamento de Física
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica
Pr. Mal. Eduardo Gomes, 50, Vila das Acacias
12.228-900, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Phone: +55 12 39475850 FAX: +55 12 39476960