IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
25-28 June 2018 – Natal, Brazil


Conference Venue

The IEEE ISCC 2018 will be held at the Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention. Please access <<here>> for more information.

Rua Francisco Gurgel, 33, Ponta Negra, Natal, RN 59090-050 – Brazil

+55 (84) 3219-2230

Hotels and Accommodation

Coming Soon…

How to Reach Natal



Most travelers will arrive by the Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport, located in São Gonçalo dos Amarantes, greater Natal. 


Concerning International flights, only TAP flies directly from Lisbon to Natal several times a week. The journey from other international cities to Natal must consider firstly reaching the most important Brazilian capitals, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia. From these Brazilian cities, there are numerous direct flights (LATAM Airlines, GOL Linhas Aéreas, Azul Airlines, Avianca) daily to Natal. The table below summarizes current flights available to reach Natal weekly.  

Brazilian cities with direct flights

(international connections)

Weekly Departures  Weekly Arrivals
São Paulo (Guarulhos airport) 47 47
Rio de Janeiro 27 27
Recife 26 25
Brasília 25 25
Campinas 8 8
Fortaleza 7 7
São Paulo (Congonhas airport) 7 7
Salvador 5 5
Belo Horizonte 3 3
 International cities with direct flights Weekly Departures  Weekly Arrivals
Lisbon 3 3
Buenos Aires 1 1


More information about the International Airport Governador Aluízio Alves in São Gonçalo do Amarante can be accessed <<here>>.

Public Transportation

Natal does not have a Metro (underground). Tourists usually rent cars, take buses or get taxis for transportation. Both Uber and 99POP companies, an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, operate in Natal. For transportation between airport and hotel/conference venue, you can use taxi service (rate of R$ 80-120,00) and Uber/99POP (rate of R$ 55-80,00), taking around 45 minutes to reach Ponta Negra. There are many airport-to-Natal shuttle service (rates of R$ 36,00), which tourism agency staff offer in the lobby of the airport (after picking up the bags). Natal shuttle is not a direct service, and they take around 1h30 by stopping to deliver every passenger. Hotels usually provide transport booking service to the airport, please confirm in the reception.


There are 1100 taxis with 24h service in Natal. An estimated taxi fare calculation can be made here

Taxi companies phone list:
Super Taxi Natal: +55 84 3606-0096
Cooptax-Cooperativa dos Proprietários de Táxis de Natal: +55 84 3205-4455 / 3605-1327
Rádio Táxi Relâmpago: +55 84 3223-5444
Natal Táxi: +55 84 3213-6800
Cidade Táxi-24 H: +55 84 3223-6488

Health Requirements

Except for vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at present, there are no special health requirements.

Medical Care

Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hrs emergency service.
The national service mobile emergency phone number is 192.


Tipping is optional in Brazil. However, Bars and restaurants usually charge a 10% service fee directly on the bill.


There are a lot of drugstores near the conference venue and hotels, which open daily from 08:00h to 21:00h.


The Brazilian law, following Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or any closed public areas. (Some restaurants, bars, and disco clubs may have a designated smoking area).