The Workshop will take place at the Auditorium of CBPF/LNCC located in Rua Lauro Muiller, 455, Botafogo,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro at Praia Vermelha.
The area is a charming district conveniently located just a five-minute drive from some of the city's most
famous attractions, such as the Sugar Loaf and Copacabana Beach. Shopping and restaurant facilities
are also available within walking distance. It is particularly inviting and safe, providing conference
participants with an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape, open spaces and conversation.
Founded in 1920, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro's UFRJ is considered the oldest and largest
federal university in the country as well as a model for the creation of several other public institutions
of higher education. UFRJ has earned a solid international reputation as a center of excellence in teaching
and research, with strategic importance to the development of the country. A highly qualified faculty, technical
and administrative staff, modern labs, specialized libraries, undergraduate and graduate programs, numerous
teaching, research and extension units, all have combined to build such reputation.
A particularly outstanding unit on Praia Vermelha campus is the University Palace, a beautiful nineteenth
century neoclassical building. A former hospital for mentally ill people under Emperor D. Pedro II, the palace
was only converted into the University President's Office in 1949. Following the transfer of the President's
Office to Ilha do Fundão in the 60's, the University Palace was turned into a center for high level academic
debate and artistic manifestation, a forum for science and culture.