This is the page for the 2-day meeting in Barcelona, Thu-Fri 10-11 Mar. 2016.
You can find the programme here.
Travel & Venue
Some information so you can plan your travel:
On Thu 10 Mar, we will likely begin at 9.00, which means you should arrive the day before, i.e., on Wed.
On Fri 11, we will probably finish no later than 5pm.
The meeting will take place on the campus of UPC, Building Vertex, room VS217 (Google Maps). UPC stands for Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Building Vertex is in Campus Nord, reachable within the metro system:
Campus Diagonal Nord. Building VX (Vèrtex)
Pl. Eusebi Güell, 6
The local organizer of the meeting, and our UPC local contact is Enric Rodríguez-Carbonell.
Registration and Meals
There will be no registration charges for the meeting. We will plan lunch and dinner on our own, either on some cafeteria on campus or restaurants. Our UPC local contact has provided some information for lunch possibilities near the workshop venue:
I (Cesar) copied the following from a workshop that happened in 2012 in the Vertex Building (AMBER Workshop), so the information should be reasonably up to date.
- Arrive By plane
The El Prat airport is situated 20 km from the Barcelona city center.
To go by train from the airport take Line 10 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) as far as the mainline station “Barcelona Sants”, which has connections with the metro system (L3, green). Take the metro in the direction to “Zona Universitària” and get off at the station called “Palau Reial“.
Aerobus: This special service is clearly signposted at the stops outside the terminal and it takes you to “Barcelona Sants”.
By taxi the journey time is 20 minutes at an approximate cost of 30 €.
- By train
Go to “Barcelona Sants” mainline station (metro stop “Sants Estació”) which has connections with the metro system (L3, green). Take the metro in the direction to “Zona Universitària” and get off at the station called “Palau Reial“.
- By metro
Take the metro (L3, green) in the direction to “Zona Universitària” and get off at the station called “Palau Reial“.
- By bus
Routes 7, 33, 54, 60, 67, 68, 74, 75, 113.
It should be very reasonable to find plenty of accomodation options near the workshop venue using common sites hotels.com or expedia.com. Additionally, our UPC contact provided the following link as a starting point to find accomodation: (accomodation near UPC).
Country and city information
In a nutshell: Barcelona is a lively, cosmopolitan mediterranean city. The enclosing country is in Schengen, uses the Euro, credit card payments are accepted almost universally. The time is Central European Time (=GMT+1), and we use standard European power sockets, 220 V/50 Hz. The local official languages are both Catalan and Spanish, but English is generally spoken by many locals.
The technical meeting is collectively organized by MC members. Cesar Sanchez (and IMDEA Software) act as official local organizer for COST purposes (but keep in mind that we are sited in Madrid so we are not technically speaking truly locals!). As indicated above, the local contact at UPC is Enric Rodriguez-Carbonell.