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TUG 2018: July 20-22, 2018
The 39th Annual Meeting of the TeX Users Group
Official satellite conference of International Congress of Mathematicians 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IMPA - Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 (room 232)
Rio de Janeiro RJ 22460-320

Visa information

Happily, United States, Australia, Canada and Japan passport holders travelling to Brazil for the conference can apply for an electronic visa. The entire process is online and there is no need to visit a Consulate in person or by proxy, as there has been in the past. The Brazilian Consulate pages give an overview. (Although it is still fine to apply for a visa in person if you wish; you'll have to explicitly accept the SSL certificate on that Brazilian government link.)

The e-VISA application and tracking can be done on a phone. Free e-VISA app download links: App Store   Google Play.

More visa information is given on the ICM web site. In short, visas are required for citizens of the USA, Canada, India, and most Asian and African countries, while visas are not required for most European and Central/South American citizens (wikipedia list of exempt countries). A “visitor” (tourist) visa normally suffices to attend a scientific conference in Brazil (stated on the San Francisco consulate page under Visa Types).

Dates and deadlines

Special guests from the Lua team

We are very happy to welcome three eminent members of the Lua team as special guests of the conference: Waldemar Celes, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, and Roberto Ierusalimschy.


The conference will be held at IMPA, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the foot of Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban tropical forest in the world.

A bus will be provided from the hotel to the venue in the morning, and back to the hotel at the end of the day. Uber to/from the hotel and the banquet restaurant is also quite reasonable. We will also have two van (15 seats each) available to our group throughout the day.

For flights: the international airport is GIG (Galeão), while the nearest airport for local flights is SDU (Santos Dumont).




We have organized an excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain for Sunday afternoon into evening. You can either take a cable car to the first summit (Morro da Urca), or walk up. The two groups will join at the first summit and ride the cable car to the main summit. The first summit is 220m (722ft) high and rather steep. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for the trail!


Sponsored by the TeX Users Group, DANTE e.V., ICM'18, and individual donors. Thanks to all. TUG'18 is an official satellite conference of ICM 2018. New sponsors are greatly appreciated, as is mentioning the conference to colleagues and in any other contexts.


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