ERCIM fall meetings

17-18 October 2023, Porto, Portugal & online

The ERCIM Fall meetings are hosted by INESC-TEC, Porto. Online participation will be possible.

Schedule | Venue | Registration


Tuesday, October 17
09:00-10:30 - Task Group meetings (Science Task Group, Human Capital Task Group, Editorial Board/Outreach Task Group held in parallel)
10:30-10:45 - coffee break
10:45-12:30 - Strategy TG meeting
12:30-14:00 - lunch break
14:00-16:00 - AISBL Board meeting
16:00-16:15 - coffee break
16:15-18:15 - AISBL General Assembly
19:30-22:00 - Joint dinner, Vinum restaurant

Wednesday, October 18

09:00-09:45:00 - Familiarization (presentations from INESC-TEC)
09:45-10:00 - coffee break
10:00-12:15 - EOSC/GAIA-X meeting
12:15 - lunch break

Ensure you mark your calendar for the Forum on Digital Ethics in Research, scheduled for October 18-20, 2023. This event will take place immediately after the ERCIM fall meetings at the same venue. Don't miss out!

Venue / suggested hotels

INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Tecnologia e Ciência
Campus Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto
Coordinates: 41.17947762163274, -8.595396275639374
Google maps:


The Portuguese hotels have established a very good reputation abroad thanks to the high standard of the services rendered. Professional teams combined with the Portuguese natural warmth and friendliness, make a powerful combination that will certainly make you feel welcome.

The hotels listed below are just examples (many, many other are available) and are organised by location in the city, going from the Meeting Venue to the city centre. No rates have been arranged.

In walking distance:


The ibis Porto São João hotel is located in Porto’s University district, close to São João hospital and on the top floor of Campus São João shopping centre. The hotel is strictly non-smoking, and has direct access to the city’s historic centre. Walking distance to FEUP: 10 min


Eurostars Oporto is a modern design hotel located 100 m from Hospital São João Metro. All guest rooms at Eurostars Oporto have hardwood floors and flatscreen TVs. Each has a private balcony and a tiled-on suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a glass of local Porto wine in the bar. Regional and international meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of the guest rooms. Eurostars Hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes’ Metro journey from Porto’s historic centre. It is 10 minutes’ drive from Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport. Walking distance to FEUP: 15 min


Axis Porto Hotel is located beside Porto University campus, 3 km from the Centre of Porto. The hotel features a spa centre and panoramic city views. All guest rooms at Axis Porto feature satellite TV, minibar and air conditioning. In addition, the hotel rooms all have balconies. The restaurant at Hotel Axis Porto offers a fusion of Italian and international cuisine. The hotel is located just 25 minutes’ drive from Porto International Airport. The nearest Metro station is 900 m away. Walking distance to FEUP: 15 min

Other downtown hotels:

with metro access to the Meeting Venue


Situated in downtown Porto, this hotel is a 6-minute walk from shopping on Rua de Santa Catarina. It offers air-conditioned guestrooms with satellite TV and also provides private parking, at an additional cost. Rooms at the Tryp Oporto Centro Hotel have parquet floors and modern wood furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The hotel is situated 550 m from the Marques Subway Station.


Within Porto’s central pedestrian zone, this hotel is in a renovated 1880 building, at a 5-minute walk from the São Bento Train Station. The elegant rooms at the Grande Hotel do Porto include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a private bathroom with a bath tub and shower. Grande Hotel do Porto is steps from Bolhão Bus and Metro Station and 10 minutes from the Serra do Pilar Monastery by foot. The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 15 km from the hotel.


Located in a recently renovated 18th-century palace, the NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel is located in the heart of the historic city centre. The hotel offers elegant rooms with double or twin beds and bathrooms with bath or shower. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, a seating area, safety deposit box, minibar, coffee machine and an electric kettle.


Located in the heart of Porto, the 4-star Hotel Teatro – Design Hotels is within a 5-minute walk from some of the city’s main attractions. Hotel Teatro stands in the same spot where the old 1859 Baquet Theatre once stood. Completely renovated with a contemporary design plus a refined and bohemian environment, this revived theatre includes 74 rooms over six floors. The on-site restaurant offers an à lá carte menu and in the evening, guests can relax at hotel’s Plateia Bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


This small boutique hotel has a great location on Rua das Flores (pedestrian access). The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main tourist attractions. His 500 years of history is a fusion of the classic and the contemporary and comprised of two different buildings: a 16th-century palace and a new wing, built from scratch.


Registration deadline for on site participation: Monday 9 October
Registration deadline for online participation: Friday 13 October