Congress venue

All sessions will be held on the 3rd floor of the FIRJAN/SENAI building located at the Mariz e Barros street, number 678- in Tijuca.


Speakers and authors presentations

All speakers and authors are kindly requested to load their presentations in the room for which they were assigned. The morning speakers should load at least 15 minutes before starting the session, during the morning coffee-breaks or in the day prior to presentation. The afternoon speakers should load the presentation during lunch hours and afternoon coffee-breaks.  This will certainly avoid delays between presentations.



Official language in Brazil is Portuguese; however, the official language of this conference is English, and no translation will be provided.



All participants and staff must wear the Congress identification badges. Entrance to meeting halls and poster area will not be permitted to any person without identification.


Photography and recording policy

The Congress Organizers remind you that it is forbidden to install or use equipment in a private place for observing, photographing, recording, amplifying or broadcasting sounds or events without the consent of the person or persons entitled to privacy therein. If you would like a copy of the presenter’s slides, please feel free to contact the presenter directly.


Smoking policy

Brazil has some of the strictest smoking laws in the Americas.  Smoking in Brazil is forbidden in all enclosed public spaces except for specifically designated smoking areas.



Brazil’s monetary unit is the Real (R$). Cash and credit cards are easily changed at hotels, banks and exchange offices. Present rate is approximately  US$ 1.00= R$3.90.

Banks and exchange offices are open from 10am to 4pm (Monday-Friday).



The following transportation schedule will be available to all participants (busses will always depart from the Windsor Florida Hotel):


August 27

9:00 am   Windsor Florida Hotel / SENAI

4:00 pm     SENAI /Maracanã stadium

6:00 pm     Maracanã stadium / Windsor Florida Hotel


August 28

8:00 am     Windsor Florida Hotel /SENAI

6:00 pm     SENAI/ Windsor Florida Hotel


August 29

8:00 am    Windsor Florida Hotel /SENAI

6:00 pm    SENAI/Marina da Glória (dinner)

10:00 pm  Marina da Glória/ Windsor Florida Hotel


August 30

8:00 am    Windsor Florida Hotel /SENAI

1:00 pm    SENAI / Windsor Florida Hotel


The Congress venue is about 10 min walking from the Afonso Pena station – Line 1. From the Windsor Florida Hotel the closest metro station is Catete.


Lost and found

Lost and found objects should be reported at the registration desk.


On site registration

On site payments should preferably be made in cash.



The State Military Police of Rio de Janeiro has a battalion – BPTUR – specialized in ostensive patrolling the city of Rio to protect the tourist.  Phone: (55-21) 3399-7565 / 3399-7569

Like any other major city, you need to be careful when walking in the streets:

– do not walk with valuables items, especially at the beach

– avoid circulating in certain places, especially at night and alone

– do not carry your passport


Lunch services

Lunch will be served every day in the Conference area, except on August 30. On August 27th

, there will be a Welcome Brunch from  10:00 to 12:00 am.


Internet services

WIFI services will be available in the Conference area, and participants will be informed about the login and password to access it.



It will be served twice daily , except on Monday . On Thursday coffee-break will be served only in the morning


Social program

  • Welcome Brunch: On Monday, August 27th, from 10:00 to 12:00 am
  • Guided tour to the Maracanã Stadium on Monday, August 27th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Conference Dinner: Will take place at the Restaurant BOTA on August 29th.

Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, s/n Marina da Glória


Certificate of attendance

Certificates of attendance and paper presentations will be available on-line after the Conference.


C&M secretariat

Will be located in the elevator hall of the Conference floor.

Cell phones for contact: (55-21) 996221474 or (55-21) 997638931