iV2015 - 19th International Conference

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21, 22, 23 and 24 July 2015

The University of Barcelona ● Barcelona ● Spain ●



Local Information

Welcome to Barcelona

How to Get to the conference Venue

Social Event

Visa Information

Barcelona Map

Weather Information (Please click here for the daily weather forecast.)

Welcome to Barcelona

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Barcelona Information:

·         http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/barcelona/

·         http://www.barcelonaturisme.com

·         http://www.bcn.es/guia/welcomea.htm 


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Barcelona  Airport



How to Get to the Conference Venue




University of Barcelona
Facultat de Dret, Avenida Diagonal, 684, 08034, Barcelona


How to reach Barcelona center from the airport

Aerobús (A1 and A2)
Daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport.
Frequency: every 10 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 35 minutes. For further information about the Barcelona Aerobús :Tel. 902 100 104. | www.aerobusbcn.com

Public transportation

Metro (TMB): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. | Friday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2am. | Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9: continuous service. | 24/12: until 11pm.

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. | Friday: 5am-2am. | Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service.

For further information about Barcelona's metro and rail services:
TMB: Tel. 933 187 074 | www.tmb.cat
FGC: Tel. 932 051 515 | www.fgc.cat

There are 2 Tram lines in Barcelona: the Trambaix (T1, T2,T3) which runs from Francesc Macià to the towns of Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Cornellà. The Trambesòs (T4, T5, T6) covers a route from the Olympic Village to Sant Adrià de Besòs via the Forum site and arriving to Badalona.


Barcelona Map


Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

metroMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2) 2 minutes walk from metro

The architecture of Barcelona has been most influenced by the work of Antoni Gaudí. One of Gaudí's greatest creations is the Sagrada Familia a giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882. This building is the number one most visited attraction in Barcelona catering to over 2,000,000 visitors per year.


La pedrera by Antoni Gaudi

metroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5) 5 minutes walk from metro

The building is the museum. La Pedrera is another of Gaudí's creations and is the 2nd most visited of the museums in Barcelona after the Sagrada Familia.


Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB)

Descripción: metroMetro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) or (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)

The museum is constantly arranging different exhibitions each term so the best way to see what is showing at the time is to visit their web site http://www.cccb.org/en/


Picasso Museum

Descripción: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/images/icon/metro/metro.gifMetro: Jaume l

 (Yellow Line, L4)

The museum has arranged Picasso's paintings in chronological order from his early days to his final works.

Miró Museum

Descripción: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/images/icon/metro/metro.gifMetro Stop: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Walk about 20 minutes - Uphill most of the way.

This art gallery has a wide range of Miró's work dating back as far as 1914.


Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudí (Giant Basilica)

Descripción: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/images/icon/metro/metro.gifMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)

A Giant Basilica designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudí. This building has been under construction since 1882 and they've still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished.

Opening hours:
October - March: 09:00 - 18:00
April - September: 09:00 - 20:00;
25 and 26 December, 01 January and 06 January: 09:00 - 14:00.


Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc otherwise known as the Spanish Village

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/images/icon/metro/metro.gifMetro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red line, L1) about 15 minutes walk from the metro stop.

This Barcelona attraction is a small Spanish village with different quarters that replicate the style of houses and architecture from different parts of Spain.


Las Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous Street

One other "attraction" is of course Barcelona's most famous street La Rambla.


Barceloneta Beach

*   Metro stop "Barceloneta" (Yellow Line, L4


 Icària Beach

Descripción: metroMetro stop "Ciutadella Vila Olimpica" (Yellow Line, L4).


Delegates are responsible for booking and handling their own accommodation.  Below are the list of link that you can use to book accommodation. Please do not hesitate to contact if you need help.

Hotel list near the university:


·         -NH Barcelona Les Cortes

·         -Husa Pedralbes

·         -NH Sants

·         -NH Entenca

·         -ApartHotel Atenea

·         -Hotel Medium Prisma

·         -NH Stadium

More expensive:

·         -Victoria Suits

·         -Princesa Sofia


Weather Information

The daily weather forecast in Barcelona at:


Visa Information

Citizens of some countries cannot enter SPAIN without valid SPANISH visa. Please, review the situation for your case online information are available from: http://www.theschengenoffice.com/spain_need_visa.html 

We need the following information about you for sending you the official invitation letter:

(1)    Full Name (exactly as in your passport):
(2)    Sex:
(3)    Date of Birth:
(4)    Nationality:
(5)    Passport Number:
(6)    Your affiliation:
(7)    Present Occupation and Title:
(8)    Arrival Date and Departure Date:
(9)    Name of Country Where You Will Apply for the Visa:
(10)  A statement specifying who will be responsible for all expenses related to the trip.
(11)  Full Postal Address:
(12)  E-mail Address:
(13)  Telephone number:
(14)  Fax number:
(15)  Names and Relationships of Persons Travelling with You
(16)  Paper/Delegate ID and Paper Title(17)  Your registration must be fully completed (registration form and fee must be received)(Note: all above information must be provided for each traveller, regardless of age)

Please send by May 15th, 2015 the information to the conference coordinator.