The conference will be hosted by the Casa de la Convalescència in Barcelona (on the corner of Carrer St Quinti and Carrer Sant Antoni M. Claret). Talks will take place in the Aula Magna. (Access indications)
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 (Line 5, blue). Take the metro in the direction to "Vall d'Hebron" and get off at the station called "Hospital Sant Pau".
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 40 minutes at an approximate cost of 30 €.
Go to “Barcelona Sants” mainline station (metro stop “Sants Estació”) which has connections with the metro system (Line 5, blue). Take the metro in the direction to "Vall d'Hebron" and get off at the station called "Hospital Sant Pau".
Take Line 5 (blue) in the appropriate direction, and get off at the station called "Hosptal de Sant Pau".
Routes 15, 19, 20, 35, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92.
Further information: www.tmb.net.
A number of rooms have been reserved for the meeting participants at
Participants should contact directly to the hotel. Please quote the code EXASCALES to get the meeting special rates (Double Room individual use: 95 €/night, Double Room: 105 €/night, breakfast and taxes included).
Other hotels are available at close distance to the venue.
Help in finding accommodation in Barcelona can be obtained through the following websites:
For more information about Barcelona, you can also consult the IRB Barcelona web section "Living in Barcelona".
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters cannot grant any financial support. Requests should be made by e-mail or fax to the Conference Secretariat and should include the participant's full mailing address and fax number.