SmartTech-IC:2022 conference will be held at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS) - Headquarters El Vecino in Cuenca, Ecuador. The Universidad Politécnica Salesiana is an institution of higher education, which is located at Calle Vieja and Elia Liut 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.

Conference Venue and Recommended Hotels

Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, Headquartes in Cuenca, is conformed by El Vecino Campus, which is strategically located two blocks from the Mariscal Lamar Airport and three blocks from the Terminal Terrestre. This Campus will be the conference venue. Its address is Calle Vieja and Elia Liut Street (S/N). Hence, a vary of comfortable and selected hotels are localated at the middle of City. The SmartTech-IC committee organizing recommend the Hotels below listed:

Name Address Refential Price Website
Hotel Oro Verde Av Ordóñez Lasso S/N Prolongacion Av.3 de Noviembre $ 70.00 tax-excluded.
Hotel Boutique Castilla De Leon Hermano Miguel 10-98 $ 40.00 tax-excluded
Hotel Nass Pinar Del Lago Av. Ordoñez Lasso e Higuerillas $ 36.00 taxes-excluded
Hotel Norte Mariano Cueva 11-37 y Sangurima $ 16.00 taxes-excluded


About: Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca City (formally, Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos), is the capital and largest city of the Azuay Province of Ecuador. Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2,560 metres (8,400 feet) above sea level, with an urban population of approximately 329,928 and 661,685 inhabitants in the larger metropolitan area. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its many historical buildings and its historical importance as an agricultural and administrative center. Cuenca has many cathedrals that are a part of the cultural heritage of the city and some important national parks. The dominant features of the city's geography are also the source of its name in Spanish: the four rivers of Cuenca (meaning a basin made by a confluence of rivers). These rivers are the Tomebamba (named after the Inca culture), Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara, in order of importance. The first three of these rivers originate in the Páramo of Parque Nacional Cajas to the west of the city. Cuenca's Independence Day is celebrated at the beginning of November. The festivities span a number of days and consist of various parades, concerts, cultural events, and artisan fairs. You are welcome to visit and enjoy of our city.

Cuenca has a subtropical highland climate (Cfb) under the Köppen climate classification. Like the rest of the Ecuadorian Andes, Cuenca enjoys a mild climate year-round. Days are generally warm and nights are cool enough that sweaters or jackets are usually desired. The average daily temperature is 14.7 °C (58.5 °F). There are two seasons: rainy and dry. The dry season, with some variation, falls between June and December. The rainy season, which is characterized by bright sunny mornings and afternoon showers, falls between January and May. The heaviest rains come in the invierno (wet season) of March, April and May.
The Mariscal Lamar International Airport serves as the city's principal airport for passenger travel and freight. The airport is located at the east of the Terminal Terrestre (bus station) on Avenida España. It's a five-minute walk from the bus station and 10-minutes walk from the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana( Campus El Vecino). Also, many City buses provide frequent service as indicated by the "Terminal Terrestre" placard on the windshield. Other option is take to a taxi. Taxi cabs are all yellow, and they have meters that show the fare. Finally, Cuenca has also the Tramway network, also known as "Tranvía de Cuenca", is the rail rapid transit system, and it goes through the city from south to north.
The Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, Campus El Vecino, will be the conference venue. Its address is Calle Vieja N 12-30 y Elia Liut.
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