In this edition, the conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain. And hosted by the ICT department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The campus is close to Glories, the geographical center of Barcelona where all type of services and transportation can be found. It is also in the heart of the 22@ district, which is the technological district of Barcelona.
We prepared a map with known places to eat and drink.
Roc Boronat, 138
Tel.: (+34) 93 542 20 00
Fax: (+34) 93 542 20 02
- Metro: Line 1 Glòries
- Tram: T4 Glòries (Ca l’Aranyó) – T5 i T6 Glòries (La Farinera)
- Bus: H14, 7, 92
- How to get here: BarcelonaGuia | Google Maps
If you are planning to use the metro and local trains (recommended) or buses we recommend you buy a multi-day pass with access to the airport, or a “T-Casual” metro card of 10 trips without access to the airport. T-Casual card is non-transferable, therefore only one person at a time can travel. Note the metro card also gives you access to trains within the city limits (zones 1 and 2), and allows a transfer with bus within the 90 minutes of starting a trip. The metro runs until midnight on weekdays, and all night on Saturdays. More info at the TMB website.
Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow. Available taxis are identified by a green light on top, and drivers appreciate but do not expect tips. Most well-known ride-sharing apps are licensed to operate in Barcelona only with a previous reservation.
Many bike sharing and scooter sharing options are also available.
Safety tip: beware of pickpockets!
Violent crime is extremely rare in Barcelona, but pickpocketing is a problem. Please be mindful of your belongings, particularly in crowded areas, escalators in/out of metro stations, near tourist attractions, and on the train and buses coming from/to the airport. Do not carry your wallet in your back pocket, do not leave your phone or wallet over the table, and keep your bag on your lap or in front of you at any cafe/bar/restaurant. Beware of strangers approaching you, bumping into you, or blocking your way on purpose, as pickpockets operate almost invariably in groups.
The phone number for emergencies is 112. You can also dial 091 for the police, and 061 for health emergencies.
In the surroundings of the campus you will find more than 15 hotels, hostels and student residencies. Please, if you rent a tourist flat, check that it is legally registered.
Some recommended hotels: