Venue & Travel

The 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory will be held in Barcelona, a thriving port town on the Mediterranean with an offer of art, architecture, nightlife and gastronomical delights.


This Mediterranean capital has a lot of experiences to offer to its visitors. Walk along the Ramblas, a pedestrian street with musicians, living statues, flower stands and book kiosks. Stroll the narrow winding streets of the Barri Gotic, the medieval Gothic quarter full of interesting tapas bars and cafes. Check out Picasso’s museum or even his favourite bohemian hangout, Els Quatre Gats, where he used to meet with other avant-garde artists. Or head to the waterfront to enjoy the sea view and have a sunset drink at the Barceloneta beach. And of course, don’t forget to visit some of Gaudi’s modernist buildings, like the famous and still unfinished Sagrada Família or the magnificent Casa Batlló and La Pedrera in the fashion center of the city, Passeig de Gràcia.

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Located in Barcelona downtown, just 500 meters far from the sea line, the UPF Ciutadella Campus is an interesting example of architectural renovation of two former military barracks. The conference will take place in the Roger de Llúria building, which merges old and new structures to construct a luminous, open space, envisioned to promote interaction among people. Also part of the campus is the Depósito de las Aguas building, now a breathtaking library, designed by Josep Fontserè and the then young architecture student Antoni Gaudí.

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We have secured a limited number of rooms at preferred rates in the hotels and residence halls. All of them are within walking distance from the conference venue. Our web registration platform, which will open on April, 4, can be used to book a room in these hotels at the preferred rate.

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Travel Information

The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB) agency operates seven metro lines, a tram system and a fleet of over 1000 buses complementing the metro network. This is the most convenient way of moving around the city. To transfer from the airport to the hotels and conference venue there are three options: aerobus line, train and taxi.

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Schengen Visa

Spain is one of the 26 countries signatories of the Schengen Agreement. These countries issue a visa called the Schengen visa, which allows to travel to or through all the Schengen area within the validity of the visa. If you require a visa for Spain, you must apply for a Schengen visa at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

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