General Information

September is the last month of summer and as such, sports an excellent climate, filled with hot and sunny days and just a smidge of rain here and there to cool the lands off. The average temperature is steady at 19°C (66°F). The high average stays well over 24°C on the good days, and the expected low hangs around 14°C, particularly during the nights. Weather information and forecasts are available at

Credit Cards

Most major credit cards are accepted in Porto shops and restaurants There are lots of ATM cash machines scattered around the city. As a standard anti-fraud precaution, do not let your credit card out of your sight. Do not let a waiter or shop assistant take your card away to put it through a credit card machine. There is a risk that it will be copied. Go with them and watch it put through the machine.

For small shops and taxis cash is recommended.


The Portuguese currency is EURO. There are cashpoints („Multibancos“ in Portugal) all over the city, as well as at the airport. If you do not have Euros on you, you can withdraw them directly from a cash machine, or else exchange your notes at a bureaux de change (exchange office) at the airport, in town or at a local bank. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit or

Portugal runs on a 230V power system, making use of two-pronged plugs and matching sockets. If you’re arriving from outside Continental Europe, you’ll probably need an adapter and if your country utilizes a different voltage system (110V), you should bring a power transformer as well. Some appliances and laptop computers run on different power supplies, but always check before plugging in. Adaptors and converters can usually be bought at electronic stores, home improvement stores or travel shops.

Porto Service Hours

Public offices open at 8:30 in the morning and close around 18:00. Banks open their doors at the same time, but usually close at 15:00. Shops open between 09:00 and 10:00 and stay open until 19:00, but many close for long lunch breaks around 13:00, as do some governmental offices. Shopping centres remain open longer than stores on the street. Many shops are open Saturday mornings but close in the afternoon. On holidays and Sundays, most offices and shops are closed. Museums usually close on Mondays.

Official Language
The conference language is English.

Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
15 June 2021

Registration deadline for selected abstract presenters:
before June 15, 2021
All abstracts without registration of the presenting author until June 15, 2021 have to be deleted and cannot be considered for the program planning. (Payment by the end of June is sufficient.)

ESB 2021 Abstract Submission:
Extended Deadline: 12 April 2021

Late Poster Abstract Submission:
Extended Deadline: 25 May 2021

ESB 2021 Acceptance Mail:
31 May, 2021

ESB 2021 Acceptance Mail Late Poster:
Beginning of  June, 2021

SIBB 2021 Abstract Submission for Biomechanics:
Deadline:  15 June, 2021 (no extension!)

SIBB 2021 Biomechanics Acceptance Mail:
End of June, 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
Porto, Portugal

Biomechanics part:
9 Sept 2021

Beware of scammers

If you are contacted by someone with the name Omar or Expo Service Wuppertal or with an DocuSign document delete the mail and do not send your credit card details under any circumstances. This companies or person does not work with K.I.T. or the ESB, we fear that they are scammers and try to get your credit card information!

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

We plan a semi-hybrid Conference. This means that we are preparing a face-to-face Conference in Porto with as many live lectures and discussions as possible! Invited Plenary and Keynote speakers that cannot attend will be live streamed into the rooms. We will have an industrial exhibition as well. For those who cannot attend on site, there will be a platform where the presentations will be available on-demand. We will have all posters at the platform, as well as an exhibition.

If a different health situation should emerge at any time after the early registration deadline, we will change to a completely virtual conference. Also, if it becomes apparent that the majority of attendees and authors have chosen to register for virtual participation only, we will have to switch to a completely virtual conference to assure the quality of the event.

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