City of Campinas, SP

The first day of WIRMS 2019 will be held at the premises of the brand new Sirius building by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, São Paulo.


The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, providing high brilliant light from infrared to X-rays for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials. Designed and built with Brazilian technology, LNLS was inaugurated in 1997 as an open facility to the scientific and industrial communities across the country and abroad.
LNLS is currently engaged in the conclusion of Sirius, the next Brazilian synchrotron light source. It is planned to be a state of the art fourth generation machine, designed to be one of the most advanced in the world. Its ultra-low emittance and thus high brightness will open up new perspectives for research in many fields such as material science, structural biology, nanoscience, physics, earth and environmental science, cultural heritage, among many others. The first stage of Sirius Project was delivered in 2018 and it is planned to start the operation in 2019.


The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a private nonprofit organization located in Campinas, Brazil, which is funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MCTIC). It is dedicated to cutting-edge research in materials, nanosciences, life sciences, physics, and chemistry through four National Laboratories: Synchrotron (LNLS), Biosciences (LNBio)Bioethanol (CTBE) and Nanotechnology (LNNano). The four laboratories are open facilities for external users and companies, from Brazil and abroad. They also have teams of researchers to provide support for projects, as well as to conduct joint research programs in biomass, green chemistry, drugs and cosmetics development, characterization of advanced materials, catalysts, etc.

Itamambuca beach - Ubatuba, SP

The sequence days of WIRMS 2019 will be held at the facilities of Itamambuca Eco Resort, located at Itamambuca beach in the city of Ubatuba, São Paulo.


Ubatuba is an important tourist city, receiving tourists from many parts of Brazil and around the world. It is a seaside resort on the northern coast of São Paulo and is located approximately 225 km from São Paulo

Ubatuba features over 100 beaches and among these are Maranduba, Lázaro, Itamambuca, Vermelha, Grande, Enseada, Perequê, and Saco da Ribeira. They provide scenarios of rare beauty and the combination of clear waters, clear sand and forest is a true feast for the senses.

It also has waterfalls, islands where you can practice diving and trekking options that make their way through untouched beaches, farm ruins and the lush Atlantic forest. The city is considered as “The Surf Capital of São Paulo State” and has received this honor because more than ten important surf contests are held off its beaches every year.

Furthermore, the city features an island named Anchieta and it has been a nature preserve since March 22, 1977. There are study centers such as the Tamar Project, destined to the preservation of sea turtles present in the brazilian coast. Lately, the city is also known by its biodiversity, especially in relation to birds. There are more than 565 different birds’ species already identified (as of April 2012), what has each day attracted more and more birdwatchers.


Participants are recommended to plan their arrivals at Campinas city on September 22nd, considering that the first day schedule is located at CNPEM campus at Campinas, SP. It is included a visit to Sirius, the brand new brazilian synchrotron light source.
On September 23rd, the organizing committee will provide free transportation to WIRMS participants from Campinas-SP to the Workshop venue, at Itamambuca beach, Ubatuba-SP.

Getting to Campinas and CNPEM campus


  • Guarulhos Airport (GRU, Governador André Franco Montoro Airport, also known as “Cumbica Airport”) is the airport through which most foreign participants will arrive. It is located in the city of Guarulhos, less than 60 minutes from downtown Sao Paulo, and around 1h30 min from Campinas either by bus or car;

How to get to Campinas from Guarulhos Airport* Next to the main parking lot. Tickets to Campinas cost 33.50 BRL each. The bus timetable is available at the company website (select “Cumbica (Guarulhos)”).

  • Viracopos International Airport is located near the city of Campinas. Some international flights are available to/from this airport, most of them with connections in Florida and Lisboa.

How to get to Campinas from Viracopos Airport:* A Lirabus company booth is located in front of the Domestic Arrivals. Tickets to Campinas cost 13.75 BRL each. The bus timetable is available at the company website (select “Viracopos”). The bus trip from Viracopos Airport to Campinas bus station takes around 40 minutes.

*Locations and costs are subject to change. The airport information desk will provide up-to-date directions.

  • Ground Transportation

Busses from the Airports and from other cities wil arrive at the Campinas Bus Terminal (called “Terminal Multimodal Ramos de Azevedo”). Bus tickets can be reserved and purchased online for the major bus companies.

Instructions on how to get from the Bus Terminal to CNPEM using public transportation can be found here. The Local Committee can provide more information if needed.

Taxis and ride-booking apps are also available in the city.

If you prefer coming by car, taxi or public transportation, please check how to get to CNPEM campus

Getting to Itamambuca Eco Resort

  • free bus will be offered to the participants from CNPEM campus to Itamambuca Eco Resort at Ubatuba, SP.

Other tips and aditional information

  • Tipping: tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Brazil as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service. It is customary to tip hotel porters, and a gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received.
  • Disabled facilities:if you require disability specific facilities, please notify the secretariat.

Official hotel in Campinas: Vitoria Express Hotel

Vitoria Hotel Express Dom Pedro

Address: Rua Heitor Ernesto Sartori, 555 Center Santa Genebra

| Campinas | SP | 13080-657

+55 19  3708 9508

Reservation website:


Vitoria Express Hotel special offers for the WIRMS 2019:

Please note: A number of rooms are reserved for the event’s participants at the Vitoria Express hotel. Deadline for hotel reservation with special rates guaranteed: August 20th, 2019.


Superior King Room (King Size bed) WIRMS 2019 (Non-refundable)
Breakfast included
Non-refundable rate, see conditions and policies.
R$ 210.40
WIRMS 2019 (Free Cancellation)
Breakfast included
Special rates for the guests of this event.
R$ 263.00
Superior Twin Room (Twin bed) WIRMS 2019 (Non-refundable)
Breakfast included
Non-refundable rate, see conditions and policies.
R$ 210.40
WIRMS 2019 (Free Cancellation)
Breakfast included                  
Special rates for the guests of this event.

R$ 263.00





Check the Hotel terms and policies for the special offers when booking your reservation.


The organization will provide the transportation from this hotel to Sirius on Monday, Sep. 23rd (the buses timetable will be available in mid-August).

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Official hotel in Ubatuba: Itamambuca Eco Resort

Itamambuca Eco Resort

Address: Rua Manoel Soares da Silva, 755 – Praia de Itamambuca

| Ubatuba – SP | 11680-000

+55 12 3834-3000 / 3845-1175

Reservation website:


Itamambuca Eco Resort special offers for the WIRMS 2019:

Participants are recomended to schedule their reservations in advance to guarantee the availability assured by the hotel, specially for this event.



Rooms Luxury / Bungalow
(per night)
(per night)
Single R$ 458.00 R$ 488.00
Double R$ 600.00 R$ 688.00
Triple R$ 878.00 R$ 928.00
Quadruple R$ 1152.00 R$ 1226.00


  • The rooms accommodate up to 04 people, including children;
  • Children up to 3 years old are free (up to 02 children in the same room as 02 paying adults);
  • Daily with full board (including water and soda during meals);
  • Rates already include taxes;
  • Check-in from 14:00 and check-out until 12:00;
  • Credit card payment up to 3x;



Check the Hotel terms and policies for the special offers when booking your reservation.

Logo - Itamambuca Eco Resort
  • Visa

Visitors to Brazil must obtain a visa from a Brazilian Consulate (in some cases, Embassy) unless they come from a visa exempt countries.

Information on this topic may be found here: In case of questions, we strongly recommend you check with your local Brazilian diplomatic mission if you need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand.

Important: bear in mind that you must apply for a visa in advance, it might take some weeks for you to get it.

The Local Committee ( can provide a letter of invitation if you need to present it for visa or academic purposes. The Invitation Letter from the CNPEM may NOT be enough to obtain a Brazilian visa.

  • Passport

The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Brazil.


  • Travel insurance

Participants of the WIRMS19 are recommended to provide travel insurance for their stay in Brazil.

You may consider an insurance policy of your choice to protect your interests in relation to cancellations, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property. The conference organizers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.

  • Exchange money

REAL (R$)  is the currency used in Brazil. It is possible to find some options for exchanging Money at Guarulhos or Viracopos Airports. In Campinas you can also find exchange offices.