IDC 2010

Venue - Practical info

Location / How to arrive / Accomodation / Child care facilities


Location[back to top]

The SMC Conference and the SMC Summer School will take place at the Communication Campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

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UPF has several campus and buildings in different places of Barcelona. SMC 2010 will take place at the new Communication-Poblenou Campus, in the heart of new 22@ district, the whole south-eastern quadrant of the city, where the most innovative companies co-exist with research, training and tech transfer centers.

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Communication campus - Poblenou
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona


How to arrive[back to top]

How to arrive at Communication-Poblenou campus
Subway: L1 - Glòries
Bus: 7, 92, 192, N7
Tram: T4 - Ca l'Aranyó

From the airport to the city centre
The best alternative to get to the citiy centre is the AEROBUS. You can take the AEROBUS in front of the Terminal A, Terminal B and Terminal C. Travel with AEROBUS until the last stop in Plaça de Catalunya, and take the subway L1 to Glòries. If you desire, you can check other possibilites just clicking here.

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Accomodation[back to top]

Hotels near the conference Venue






Residence Halls of the UPF


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Child Care Facilities during SMC[back to top]

Are you a researcher (male or female) whose conference travel is limited due to kids at home? The SMC2010 organization committee is arranging a schooling initiative for children between the ages of 0 and 6 in an attempt to approach such needs.

Children will be welcomed into the Mafalda Children school:
Mafalda is an UNESCO associated school, devoted to the education of children from 0 to 6 years old. The school is teaching in Catalan, Spanish and English, but children of any nationality are welcome. It is located very close to the SMC conference site. The children will be able to attend the school between 7:30 and 18:30, although the activities are mostly carried out from 9:00 to 16:45. The school will provide the children with meals/snacks/drinks/beds similar to other children at the school.

If you are interested in your child(ren) participating in this event or you want to have more information, please contact us. We welcome comments in order to assess the potential of such an initiative.

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