2nd International Conference on
Smart Data and Smart Cities
October 4–6, 2017 · Puebla, Mexico

Photo: Heriberto Manuel González Dominguez


Carolino building

The conference will take place in the Salón de proyecciones (Projections hall) of the Carolino building, a historical building of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). It is a beautiful former Jesuit college dating back to the 17th century.

Photo: Jesús Pérez (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Photo: BUAP

How to get there: The Carolino building is located at Calle 4 Sur 104 in the historic centre of Puebla. You can find it on Google Maps or at the marker's location on the map below.

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Puebla

The hackathon will take place in the Puebla Campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

How to get there: The Tecnológico de Monterrey is located at Vía Atlixcáyotl 2301, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, a couple kilometres south of the historic centre of Puebla. You can find it on Google Maps or at the marker's location on the map below.


Puebla is the fourth biggest city in Mexico and offers plenty of attractions, including its baroque historic centre, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within Mexico, it is famous for its food, Talavera pottery and industrial output. Nearby is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, probably the largest that exists in the world today. For more information, you can visit the official website of Puebla's Secretariat of Tourism.

Photo: Alfredo Reyes

Getting to Puebla

Puebla is located in central Mexico, 130 km east of Mexico City. From abroad, it is easily accessible by flying to Puebla International Airport (PBC) or by flying to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and then taking a bus. There are frequent direct buses from the Mexico City airport to Puebla.

Flying to Puebla: Puebla International Airport is 25 km west of the centre of the city and has flights from the most important Mexican airports and international connections from Houston and Dallas. From the airport, you can take a taxi.

Flying to Mexico City: The international airport in Mexico City has many more flight options than the one in Puebla, including several direct connections from Europe and Asia. From the bus terminal inside the Mexico City airport, there are frequent 24/7 bus services to Puebla by the company Estrella Roja. It is about a two-hour bus ride to the Poniente 4 bus terminal in central Puebla.

By bus from Mexico City: If you spend the night in Mexico City away from the immediate airport area, you can take a bus to CAPU bus terminal in Puebla from most bus terminals in Mexico City, including TAPO (East), Cien Metros (North), and Tasqueña (South). The most frequent service (every 10-20 minutes) runs from TAPO bus station. Travel times are around two hours except on rush-hour (evening) traffic.

By car from Mexico City: Driving in Mexico City is not for the faint-hearted and parking in the Puebla historic centre is limited. That being said, renting a car in the Mexico City airport is easy and Puebla can be reached in about two hours from Mexico City by toll highway 150D. About 15 minutes after passing through the San Martín Texmelucan tollbooth, you will see the Volkswagen car factory on your left. Keep going and after 5 minutes take one of the two main avenues to your right: Boulevard Hermanos Serdán or Boulevard Esteban de Antuñano. Both of them will lead you to the centre of Puebla.


Puebla is a large city, so if you want to be close to the venue, you will want to stay within the historic centre. The following recommended hotels are very close to the Carolino building.

Hotel Palacio de San Leonardo (Hotel Sede)
Avenida 2 Oriente 211
Phone: +52 (222) 223 6600
E-mail: reservaciones@hotelsanleonardo.com.mx

Website: www.hotelsanleonardo.com.mx
Hotel San Pedro
Calle 2 Oriente 202
Phone: +52 (222) 891 5700
Toll-free phone (within Mexico): 01 800 712 28 08
E-mail: reservaciones@hotelsanpedro.mx
Website: www.hotelsanpedro.mx
Hotel Colonial de Puebla
Calle 4 Sur 105
Phone: +52 (222) 246 4612<
Toll-free phone (within Mexico): 01 800 013 0000
Email: hotelcolonial@colonial.com.mx
Website: colonial.com.mx


Nationals of many countries do not need a visa to enter Mexico, including most of the Americas and Europe, as well as several countries in Asia. You can check if you need a visa in TimaticWeb or directly from the website of the Mexican National Migration Institute (in Spanish). In addition, permanent residents of Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom or any of the Schengen countries do not need a visa no matter their nationality. The same is true for holders of a valid United States visa.

If you need support documentation for your visa application, please contact David Sol.

Photo: Heriberto Manuel González Dominguez

Important dates

June 12, 2017
  • Full paper submission

July 10, 2017
  • Author notification

July 31, 2017
  • Final version of papers due

August 25, 2017
  • Early bird registration ends

October 4–6, 2017
  • Conference