SmartTech-IC:2019 conference will be held at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS) - Campus Sur in Quito, Ecuador. The Universidad Politécnica Salesiana is an institution of higher education, which is located at Av. Moran Valverde and Rumichaca Ñan Street. The Universidad Politécnica Salesiana is an autonomous institution and co-financed by the Ecuadorian State. It is a legal entity of private law with social purposes and nonprofit. Currently, the UPS is conformed by three main campuses located at the most important cities of Ecuador, such as: Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca, respectively.
Quito (formally, San Francisco de Quito) is the capital and the largest city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito and Kraków, Poland, were among the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as "La mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.