The 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication System (ISWCS 2018) will be held on August 28 – 31, 2018 at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa (Portugal).


The Symposium will be held at Building II (BII).


There are three possible paths from underground stations to the ISCTE-IUL campus. The Entrecampos underground station is recommended, and then one should walk up Av. das Forças Armadas.

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About Lisbon

Lisbon PicLisbon, with a population of about one million inhabitants (two million in the metropolitan area), is the capital, the chief port and the largest city of Portugal. It stands on the westernmost point of land of the European continent, where the Tagus river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Its climate is probably the mildest of all European capitals.

Lisbon is one of the most ancient cities in the western Europe. Probably inhabited since the Neolithic period, it was settled by Phoenicians in 1200 BC, who named it Alis Ubbo (calm port). They prospered for more than 600 years until it was occupied by Greeks and Carthaginians, then by the Romans in 205 BC, by the Barbarians in the 5th century AC, by the Arabs in 715 AC, till it was finally conquered by D. Afonso Henriques during the Cruzades in 1147, and declared capital of the Portuguese kingdom in 1252. The city name evolved with each new occupant until its present form Lisboa.

Lisbon Pic

Being already an important city when conquered in 1252, it continued growing its importance. In 1260 the King Afonso III transferred his court there from Coimbra. The University of Lisbon was founded in 1292. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Age of the Discoveries, Lisbon became the centre of the world and the entrance of Europe to the Oceans. It is perhaps this long history of finding new lands and cultures that explains why Lisboans are, by nature and tradition, open to the new and very welcoming to visitors.

From the 18th century, after the destruction of the city by the earthquake of 1755, Lisbon gradually took its modern lines as new, wider streets with rectilinear lines sprang up alongside the old quarters, to be joined in the 19th and 20th centuries by the Avenidas Novas (new avenues) and setting the shape of the city of today.


ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and service to the community. ISCTE-IUL is a specialized research university covering three domains: i) business and economics, ii) social sciences and public policy, iii) technology and architecture, performing high-quality research in these fields, recognized in periodical assessments by the Foundation for Science and Technology.

While preserving its public university nature, ISCTE-IUL is currently one of the few Portuguese universities (along with the U. of Porto, U. of Aveiro, and U. Nova Lisbon) which adopted the Foundation Regime, prescribing management according to private law. With approximately 9,000 students enrolled in undergraduate (46%) and postgraduate (54%) programs, 450 faculty members and 220 non-teaching staff, ISCTE-IUL is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country, usually ranking first in Portugal in terms of student applications per available student places as a whole. ISCTE-IUL graduates’ employability is ~100% in most of its graduate and postgraduate programs.

The strategic objectives of ISCTE-IUL are: innovation, excellence, internationalization, and development of an entrepreneurial culture. In the domain of entrepreneurship, the AUDAX-IUL incubator is nowadays a national reference and it has developed partnerships with various national and international institutions, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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