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The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. Since its creation in 1911, IST’s mission is to provide top quality higher education, as well as to carry out Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities according to the highest international standards.

Today’s IST is recognized as a Great School of Engineering, Architecture, Science & Technology, in Portugal and worldwide. IST is involved in some of the most prestigious RD&I and technology transfer institutions in Portugal, with remarkable impact internationally at many scientific and technological domains. A vast number of courses in cutting-edge engineering areas, at undergraduate, Master and Doctoral levels, are nowadays offered at IST. IST is also actively involved in several networks and international programmes to promote student mobility, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Through a large number of agreements with other institutions worldwide, IST participates in more than 20 Dual Master programmes, and joint PhD programmes with MIT, CMU, UT-Austin, KTH and EPFL.

Other important facts about the history of IST can be found in

INESC-ID (, “Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores: Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa”, is a private not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and development, certified as of public interest. Created in 2000, it was awarded the status of Associated Laboratory (“Laboratório Associado”) in 2004. It is owned by IST and INESC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores.

INESC-ID is one of the most dynamic research institutes in Portugal in the areas of electronics, information systems and telecommunications. The institute integrates a body of highly qualified researchers, which includes more than 80 with a PhD degree, as well as a large number of post-graduate students. The majority of the senior researchers are professors, most of them from Instituto Superior Técnico, but also from other Portuguese universities. This body of researchers, unique at national level in its scientific area, enables INESC-ID to act, in an effective way, in the different phases of the R&D process. The intense activity developed by INESC-ID since its inception resulted, up to now, in more than 1700 scientific papers published in specialized journals and international conferences, dozens of industrial prototypes based on state-of-art technologies, as well as a number of patents and awards. A number of high-tech spin-outs have also been created based on technologies and products developed at INESC-ID.

The conference takes place at the Conference Center of IST / Technical University of Lisbon close to the center of Lisbon near INESC ID and several hotels.


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