The 6th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2013) will be held at Superior School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) (See map).
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria
Morro do Lena – Alto do Vieiro
Latitude N 39.734386
Longitude W -8.821530
This year, VRAP 2013 International Conference will be held at Leiria, from October 1 to 5, 2013. Leiria is a beautiful city with a striking royal castle, built in 1135 by the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques, and it was the setting of several cortes (feudal parliaments). The historical city centre spreads between the castle hill and the river Lis. The city of Leiria is located near the western coast, in the central region of Portugal, with a Mediterranean climate and oceanic influence. In the 20th century, its strategic position in the Portuguese territory favoured the development of a diversified industry.The wood from Leiria surrounding pine tree forests were used to build the ships used in the Portuguese Navigations in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Leiria Region, centrally located in the Portuguese coastline, has a vast and diversified cultural and historical legacy with its natural beauty, imposing world heritage monuments and pilgrimage sites like Fátima. Leiria area of influence spreads over the cities of Marinha Grande, Ourém, Alcobaça, Fátima, Pombal, as well the towns of Batalha, Porto de Mós and Nazaré located nearby.