About Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city perfectly situated between a tropical forest and the Atlantic Ocean. Rio provides its residents and visitors alike a majestic realm of colors, sounds and smells. With an intense cultural life, Rio is the perfect place for those who want to immerse themselves into the South American reality: plays, shows, concerts, exhibitions, street performances, scientific conferences, cultural debates — everything happens in Rio.

Moreover, Rio de Janeiro is a strategic place right in the heart of the best of Brazil:

Petrópolis: The Imperial City located in the mountains (1 hour by car)

Búzios: A resort town with amazing beaches and crystal-clear water (2 1/2 hours by car)

São Paulo: The number one industrial center in Brazil (40 minutes by plane)

Salvador: The birth place of Brazil's colonization and now home to axé music, the Brazilian reggae (1 ½ hours by plane)

Ouro Preto: One of the United Nations' Monuments of the World (3 hours by plane and car)


Visa Information

Conference participants should familiarize themselves with visa requirements well in advance of the conference. The International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP 2015) organizers encourages you to apply for your visa as early as possible, at least 3 months prior to this conference (by April 2015).

ISSISP CANNOT INTERVENE with Brazilian Embassies abroad or the Itamaraty in Brasília on behalf of any participant. However, if you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the Conference, contact us and provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Complete mailing address (including phone and fax numbers)

Your letter will be emailed (in pdf format), therefore we ask that you please request this information in advance so that you receive it in time for you to use. Further, spouses requiring visa assistance must be registered separately as a ISSISP Guest.

Important websites


Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Arpoador Inn

Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22080.040 - Brasil

Reception +55 (21) 2523 0060

Reservation +55 (21) 2529 1000 - Fax: +55 (21) 2511 5094 - reservas@arpoadorinn.com.br


Tulip Inn Copacabana Hotel

Avenida Atlântica 2554 - Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22041-001 - Brasil

Reception +55 (21) 3545 5101

Reservation +55 (21) 3545 5445 - Fax: +55 (21) 3545 5101 - copacabana@goldentulip.com.br


Everest Rio Hotel

Rua Prudente de Morais, 1117 - Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22420-041 - Brasil

Reception +55 (21) 2103 1800

Reservation +55 (21) 4062 0995 | 0800 600 0995


Promenade Visconti

Rua Prudente de Morais, 1050 - Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22420-042 - Brasil

Reception/Reservation +55 (21) 2111 8600



Public transport

Bus Services in Rio de Janeiro

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Metro Services in Rio de Janeiro

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