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Annual Conference


BILETA 2017 Call for Papers: University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


The Law School of the University of Minho will be hosting the BILETA Annual Conference, held between Thursday 20th - Friday 21st of April 2017.  The University is located in Braga, Portugal and offers a law degree and several postgraduate courses, including a Masters Course in Law and Informatics and a LL.M. in European and Transglobal Business Law.

The theme of the conference is: International perspectives on emerging challenges in Law, Technology and Education.    

            Keynote speakers to be announced soon.  

PhD students will again be able to compete for the Google PhD award and the BILETA PhD prize, specific details to follow.  In order to enter, full papers need to be submitted by March 31st 2017.

Abstracts of around 400-500 words are welcome on any area relating to the conference theme, with key areas including:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday the 30th of January 2017.  Abstracts should be emailed to: bileta2017@gmail.com

Please contact Catherine Easton c.easton@lancaster.ac.uk if you have any general queries about the conference.  

In addition, BILETA 2017 will feature special panels such as:

•           Discussion on the impact of Brexit on the development of UK and EU Information Technology Law

We look forward to welcoming you at BILETA 2017.

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Please see below for travel, accommodation and other relevant details for the conference:

Accommodation

Recommended Hotels

Hotels at walking distance from the University:

Hotel Lamaçães
Double - 40 €/day. Single - 35 €/day
Hotel Melia Braga - Melia.com‎
Double - 83 €/day. Single - 73 €/day

In order to benefit from the special prices for Bileta Conference, please refer in the reservation order "attending Conferência Bileta 2017 – Escola de Direito Uminho”

Other Hotels

Other Hotels in the centre city:

Hotel Bracara Augusta Braga | Portugal
 Double - 59 €/day. Single - 49 €/day
Hotel Dona Sofia | ***

Double - 55 €/day. Single - 43 €/day
Villa Garden Braga
Double - 55 €/day. Single - 45 €/day

In order to benefit from the special prices for Bileta Conference, please refer in the reservation order "attending Conferência Bileta 2017– Escola de Direito Uminho ".

Getting to Bileta 2017

Bileta Conference 2017 will be held at the School of Law, of the University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, Braga, Portugal.

From Porto International Airport (OPO)

Porto International Airport  is the airport in northern Portugal, near to the city of Braga. The airport is located 50km/40min from Braga and it is served by all major European airlines.

Bus Airport Express (Get Bus)

The easier and cheapest way to get to Braga is by taking the bus airport express (50 minutes).
The ticket costs 8 EUR.

Timetable available here

Taxi

Taking a taxi is the fastest way (40 minutes). The distance between Porto Airport and Braga by road is about 50 km.
The cost of travelling from the airport to Braga should be around 50 EUR.

Metro (Light Rail) + Train

Take the metro (Line E - Violet) to Estádio do Dragão Station and exit at the Campanhã Station.
The metro ticket costs around 2 EUR.
From Porto-Campanhã, take a train to Braga. The train ticket costs around 3 EUR. Be sure to check the timetables beforehand, since they are different on weekends.

Metro timetables available here.

Train timetables available here.

From Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

Flying to Lisbon International Airporttake a train to Braga, which is about 360 km from Lisbon.

At the Lisbon Airport use the metro  Red Line  and exit at Oriente Train Station.

Note: depending on the hour of arrival, we also suggest taking the train to  Porto (Alfa Pendular) and, from there, a connection to Braga via urban train or taxi.

Timetable available here .

For more information, please see the following links:

Porto International Airport

GetBus

CP - Train timetables and prices (buy tickets online)

Lisbon International Airport

Survival guide

As the Bileta2017 conference is approaching, this Survival Guide was elaborated in order to simplify and help you throughout your stay in Braga.

Currency

Portugal is a member of the Euro zone, making our currency the Euro (€).

Travelling to Braga

The best way to travel to Braga is by plane.
Once you arrive at the airport we recommend transportation: please see here.

Buses you can use in order to travel from the Historical Center to the University:

[2] Ponte de Prado - Bom Jesus
[7] S. Mamede D’Este – Celeirós
[24] Sequeira - Gualtar
[43] Estação CF – Universidade do Minho
[943] Estação CF – Universidade do Minho

Taxis from University to Center Town: € 5
Taxis from University to Bom Jesus: € 8

Weather

Braga is known for being one of the cities where it rains the most in Portugal, but it can also be quite unpredictable, allowing the sun to shine even in the winter, and the rain to fall in summer. The weather in spring will be nice, with temperatures between 16-22ºCelsius.
We would advise you to bring your umbrella.

Braga’s Historical Centre (Get to know a little of the culture)

Braga is a city with over 2000 years of age and holds a rich history and culture still alive as shown by our monuments. Known as the “Portuguese Rome”, the city has preserved its long Roman legacy. But it is the Roman Catholic Church that carves the feature that prevails the most: belief, faith. Braga is the home of numerous beautiful churches.
To visit Braga is to travel in time within modernity.

Main sites:

Bom Jesus do Monte
Sameiro Sanctuary
Braga’s Cathedral

Escola De Direito, Universidade do Minho

Universidade do Minho has two main Campi, the one in Braga is the Campus de Gualtar (the other main Campus being the Azurem Campus in Guimarães).
School of Law is located in Building nr. 17 in Campus de Gualtar. All the sessions of the Bileta Conference will be in the School of Law building.

Welcome to Portugal

A country where the days of the week are numbered by ordinal numbers: Monday is segunda-feira (literally 2nd Fair), Tuesday is terça-feira (literally 3rd Fair), Wednesday is quarta-feira (literally 4th Fair), Thursday is quinta-feira (literally 5th Fair), Friday is sexta-feira (literally 6th Fair). But Saturday is “sábado” and Sunday is “domingo”.

A country where “exquisito” does not mean exquisite but “weird”!

Are we a weird country? Maybe, but surely you will enjoy Braga!




Expressions of interest to hold future conferences are typically received at the Annual General Meeting, that takes place during the Annual Conferences.  If you are interested in hosting a BILETA conference, please contact a member of the executive.


Past Conferences

The University of Hertfordshire hosted the 2016 conference on the 10-12 April 2016. Email Edina Harbinja for any queries: e.harbinja2@herts.ac.uk Please see the conference website for more details

The University of the West of England hosted the 2015 conference on the 14-16 April 2016 Email Martina Gillen for any queries: Martina.Gillen@uwe.ac.uk

The Liverpool Law School hosted the 2013 conference on 10-12 April 2014. Email Joseph Savirimuthu for any queries: Joseph.Savirimuthu@liverpool.ac.uk

The Northumbria University Law School hosted the 2012 conference on 29-30 March 2012. Email Paul Maharg for any queries: Paul.Maharg@Northumbria.ac.uk

The Manchester Metropolitan University Law School hosted the 2011 conference on 11-12 April 2011. Email Catherine Easton for any queries: c.easton@mmu.ac.uk

The Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics hosted the 2010 conference on 29-30 March 2010. Email Erich Schweighofer for any queries: Erich.Schweighofer@univie.ac.at 

The University of Winchester Law School hosted the 2009 conference on 21-23 April 2009. Email Helen James for any queries: Helen.James@winchester.ac.uk 

Glasgow Caledonian University Law School hosted the 2008 conference on 27-28 March 2008. Email Michael Bromby for any queries: m.bromby@gcal.ac.uk.

 

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