This is the site of the local organisation of these two EUROMICRO Conferences, to be held in Porto, Portugal, from August 31st till September 2nd, 2005.

Here you will find information on the city, details on the venue and on how to obtain help for accommodation and travel. For information on the technical programs, paper submission rules and deadlines, please refer to the dedicated sites of each Conference.

> Final conferences programme.
> SEAA2005 online conference programme.
> DSD2005 online conference programme.
> List of participants in SEAA, DSD & Tutorials.
> Photos of the events

> Light metro yellow line is not yet open; free buses from the hotels to the conference venue will be provided.
> To register for the Conferences please refer to the EUROMICRO Events Web page.
> To register for the DSD2005 Tutorial Day on Embedded SoC Design please refer to the EUROMICRO registration Web page.
> ERCIM Workshop on Dependable Software Intensive Embedded Systems will take place in room B103.

31st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

The Euromicro SEAA Conference brings together people from business, industry, research, and academia who are working in information technology in its various aspects. Over the years, EUROMICRO SEAA conferences have reflected and represented the dramatic changes in technology and application areas. The aim of the Conference is to proceed with this, focusing on software engineering and new, innovative and advanced software applications.

8th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design

The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design addresses all aspects of (embedded) digital and mixed hardware/software system engineering. It is a discussion forum for researchers and engineers working on state-of-the-art investigations, development, and applications. It focuses on advanced system, design, and design automation concepts, paradigms, methods and tools, as well as, modern implementation technologies that enable effective and efficient development of high-quality (embedded) systems for important and demanding applications in fields such as (wireless) communication and networking; measurement and instrumentation; health-care and medicine; military, space, avionic and automotive systems; security; multi-media and ambient intelligence.

The DSD2005 Tutorial Day on Embedded SoC Design will take place on the 30th August, 2005.

ERCIM Workshop on Dependable Software Intensive Embedded systems

Co-located with Euromicro2005 conferences, this workshop will take place and will be organised such as to include time to attend keynote speaks given in the SEAA and DSD conferences.

So called embedded systems are by many regarded as the most important computer application field in the years to come, and a business driver for European industry. Today, far more than 90% of processors are part of embedded systems and not visible as computers. Our everyday life is already "embedded" in a network of hidden computers, and comfort as well as safety and security rely very much on theses. So dependability in a holistic manner becomes an important issue. Technology is developing very fast, and demanding challenges have to be met by research and engineering.

For more information please refer to the workshop Web site.

About Euromicro

Euromicro is an international scientific, engineering and educational organisation dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of Information Technology. Euromicro's contributions to the progress in this field are understood as a unique European focal point of activities. In pursuing the mission the highest professional and ethical standards are observed. Euromicro is a non-profit organisation.

Euromicro was founded in 1975, in response to, and inspired by, the emerging microprocessor technology (workstations, PCs etc. that were to be networked soon). Since that time, Euromicro has been devoted to promoting, discussing, disseminating knowledge, information and skills, in academia, industry, government and in education. As a truly international society Euromicro strictly adheres to impartiality in national and international affairs.

A major focus was to organise conferences and workshops in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, covering topics such as real-time systems, parallel and distributed processing, multimedia, robotics, telecommunications, software engineering, computer architecture and hardware.

Related Events

ESEC-FSE'05 — The fifth joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering takes place in Lisbon in the week following the Euromicro Conferences in Porto (September, 5th-9th).

..:: Local organisation ::..

José Silva Matos (Chair)

António Duarte Araújo
Hélio Mendonça
João Canas Ferreira
João Correia Lopes (Webmaster)
José Carlos Alves
José Machado da Silva
Vitor Grade Tavares

Address: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, PORTUGAL

..:: City Information ::..

The city and its region

Porto is the largest city of Northern Portugal. The Historic Centre of Porto, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is one of the most attractive entertainment venues for visitors, providing a rich variety of monuments and ordinary dwelling, from different periods stretching back as far as the 14th century.

The city of Porto and its river, Douro, cannot be dissociated. The Douro valley, with its lovely terraces of vineyards clinging to the hillsides, is the kingdom of the famous Port Wine (IVDP Web site) and offers visitors spectacular views.

Map of the region around Porto.

From springtime till autumn many festivals and fairs follow in rapid succession in the whole Northern Portugal. June 24 is Porto largest annual festival, celebrating the city patron, São João (Saint John).

For more information on Porto, the region and their tourism attractions please see: Tourism of Porto City Council and Porto City Council.

Photo of Porto    Photo of Casa da Música    Photo of Porto

How to get to Porto

The city of Porto is easily accessible from abroad. Several airlines offer direct service to Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, located about 12 Km from the City Centre. Please contact the Viagens Abreu S.A. if you need help to get to Porto. Go to Travel & Accommodation for more information.

From the Airport to the City


STCP operates bus lines between Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport and different parts of the city. Individual fare is €1.20. AEROBUS is a relatively fast connection between the Airport and downtown Porto, including the city's leading Hotels, every 30 minutes, from 07h45m till 19h15m (Aerobus timetable, Aerobus map to the city centre). The fare is €4.00 and the ticket is valid on all STCP lines, until midnight of the same day.


The average fare between the Airport and the city centre is around €20.00. Within the city, the rates charged are those shown in the meter at the end of the ride. For other areas the fare is calculated at €0.35 per Km after leaving the city limits. Any tolls (round trip) are paid by the client. On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and Monday to Friday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., a 20% rate applies to normal fares.

Volumes exceeding 55x36x20cm needing to be carried in the luggage compartment are charged €1,50.

..:: Venue ::..


The conferences will take place in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, the School of Engineering of the University of Porto.

Conference site plan in the Faculty of Engineering.

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto

Telephone: +351 22 508 14 00
Fax: +351 22 508 14 40
Web Address:

Photo of FEUP    Photo of FEUP    Photo of FEUP

How to get to FEUP

Map of the surroundings of FEUP.

Main entrance WGS84 coordinates: N 41° 10′ 40.44″; W 8° 35′ 53.16″ (41.1779,-8.5981). Download and open with Google Earth the FEUP Main Entrance KMZ file.

From "Boavista", where most hotels are located, to FEUP, near "Hospital S. João", STCP bus company runs the following buses (1.20€ fare):

BusFrequencyRoute MapFromStop
number 39every 15 minutes175KB GIFBoavistaPolo Universitário II
number 58every 30 minutes82KB GIFBoavistaPolo Universitário II
number 79every 10 minutes240KB GIFCity CentrePolo Universitário II
number 54every 12 minutes203KB GIFCity CentrePolo Universitário II
number 6every 15 minutes191KB GIFCity CentrePolo Universitário II
number 78every 10 minutes214KB GIFCity CentreHospital S. João
number 38every 10 minutes98KB GIFCampanhã (train station)Polo Universitário II

If you take a taxi, ask the driver to take you to "Faculdade de Engenharia", near "Hospital S. João".

Hopefully the light metro "yellow line" serving FEUP will be available, by the time the conference takes place.

If you like walking it will be 4.2km from Boavista to FEUP.

..:: Local Facilities ::..

There will be a computer room available to read e-mail and access Internet (building B, room B201).

The conference site will be covered by a wireless network (WiFi 802.11b/g). FEUP's Access Points advertise, by broadcast, the SSID "guest-e-U" and support only HTTP and HTTPS protocols. A login and password will be supplied to conference participants.

More information on Internet access.

..:: Travel & Accommodation ::..


The official travel agency is Viagens Abreu, S.A. They will be happy to help with your accommodation and travel arrangements.

Abreu logo

Viagens Abreu S.A.
C/O Congress Department
Av. dos Aliados, 207
4000-067 Porto, Portugal

Tel: +351 22 204 3570
Fax: +351 22 204 3693

Tap AirPortugal logo

The official carrier is TAP Portugal. A partnership between TAP Portugal and FEUP has been established in the scope of the Euromicro conference, offering special conditions to participants.

More information on flight booking conditions.


The following is a list of Hotels where blocks of rooms have been reserved. Prices include breakfast and all taxes.
Ibis Porto S. João is within walking distance (300m) of FEUP, the conference site. Beta, a modern 4 star Hotel, is located at Amial, 20 minutes walking to the conference site. The others are located in the Boavista/Campo Alegre area, a more central and lively part of the town, and require the use of public transportation (bus or light metro) to get to FEUP.

Ipanema Porto****Campo Alegre85,00 €95,00 €
Portus Cale****Boavista72,00 €79,00 €
Beta****Amial57,50 €75,50 €
Tuela***Campo Alegre60,00 €65,00 €
Ibis Porto S. JoãoCircunvalação55,50 €60,50 €
Albergaria Residência Vice-ReiBoavista43,20 €54,00 €

Please fill your details in the Hotel Reservation Form and send it to Abreu travel agency.

..:: Roaming Around ::..

Serralves: Museum of Contemporary Art and Park.
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis: Palácio dos Carrancas, sculptures ant paintings from the XIX and XX centuries.
Casa da Música: The building, whose name literally means "House of Music", was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
Porto Turismo: Turism Site of the Porto City Council.
Porto City Council: Câmara Municipal do Porto.
Cruises in the Douro River: to see Porto World Heritage or the Douro Valley.

Tourism office:

Posto de Turismo da Câmara Municipal do Porto
Rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25
4000 - 172 Porto
tlf: 22 339 3470
fax: 22 332 3303
working hours: 9h - 17h30 on Monday to Friday; 9h30 - 16h30 on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

..:: Sponsors ::..
Ordem dos EngenheirosOrdem dos Engenheiros logo
Câmara Municipal do PortoCâmara Municipal do Porto logo
Universidade do PortoUniversidade do Porto logo

Site Map

Local info:

EUROMICRO logo and link to EUROMICRO official Web Site
FEUP Logo and link to FEUP official Web Site