Oral presentation for both the Workshop and the Main sessino should be 20 minutes long, with minutes left for discussion.
Poster boards are 95 cm (wide) x 140 cm (high) and pins will be provided for hanging. The poster session will take place on Thursday, January 29th, but participants will be able to hang their posters from the 28th.
Barcelona public transportation system will take you pretty much anywhere you need, day and night. The Metro, Bus, and Tram networks (see the TMB website) will allow you to travel within the city, and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and RENFE Rodalies/Cercanías trains will take you to further areas around Barcelona. For OCP12, you will probably need to use both (see further explanations below). Google Maps has integrated most public transportation services in Barcelona, and even their schedules are accurate, so we recommend you use it to plan your journeys, rather than using each service’s separate travel-planning system!
From Aeroport Barcelona-El Prat (BCN)
Aerobus: Aerobus (A1 or A2) is a direct bus to the city centre departing from each of the two airport terminals (T1 and T2) every five minutes. It takes about 35 minutes to get to the last stop, Plaça Catalunya, right at the heart of the city. Tickets can be bought either online or at the bus for 5,90€ (one-way), or 10,20€ (round trip).
Train: Line R2 Nord trains depart from the Aeroport station, at terminal T2, every 20 minutes. The main stops in the city are Barcelona-Sants (the railway station, 22 minutes) and Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia (27 minutes), but there are several other stops in the city (just type Barcelona in the destination field and all the options will show up). You can buy a 9.95€ T10 Zone 1 ticket (a multi-person travel card valid for 10 intermodal journeys that you can use for Metro, Bus (not Aerobus), Tram, FGC, and RENFE trains within the Zone 1 area) to travel from and to the airport. However, beware that if you explicity buy a single ticket from the airport to the city centre or viceversa, they will probably charge you 4.10€ one-way (no one really knows why…). If your flight arrives at T1, there is a free shuttle bus connecting the two terminals every few minutes, and the whole journey takes 10-15 minutes.
From railway Estació de Barcelona-Sants
Railway station Barcelona-Sants is in the city, and Metro lines L3 (green) and L5 (blue) have stops there (Sants-Estació). Line L1 (red) has a stop a few minutes away from the station (Plaça de Sants).
Getting to the UAB
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is located outside the city of Barcelona. Please visit the university website (www.uab.cat) to check the best way of getting to UAB for you. We recommend taking Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), which provide frequent (every 10-15 minutes), punctual and affordable service. You can take an FGC train from any of the three stations in the city: Catalunya (close to the Aerobus stop), Provença or Gràcia. You need to take either line S2 (Sabadell bound) or line S55 (Universitat Autònoma bound) and get off at Universitat Autònoma. From the city, you need to buy a Zone 2 ticket (3€ one-way) from a vending machine at any Metro or FGC station, and you need to keep it for the whole journey: you need it to get in and to go out of the station (there is a fine of around 40€ if you don’t have it at the Universitat Autònoma station). From the Catalunya station, the journey to Universitat Autònoma takes about 35 minutes. Remember: do not use a Zone 1 ticket!
Getting to the workshop venue
The workshop will take place in Sala de Graus, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Edifici B, Campus UAB:
In order to get to the building (Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres) from the railway station, you have to take the main exit in the middle of the station, go downstairs, and then go straight: you will arrive at the square called Plaça Cívica. On your left there will be a candy shop; turn left, cross the square and continue along the path that goes up the hill behind the square. Halfway up, to your right you will see a building called «Facultat de Psicologia»: this is the building you are looking for. You can enter by the lateral door, turn left, and take the stairs up to get to the Facultat de Lletres. You will see the Information Desk of the Facultat de Lletres on the right. The workshop room (Sala de Graus) is right in front of the Information Desk.
Getting to the UB
The Historical Building of the Universitat de Barcelona is at the heart of the city. Metro lines L1 (red) and L2 (purple) will take you to the Universitat stop, right at Plaça Universitat, where the big university building is. Alternatively, line L3 (green) will take you to the Catalunya stop, at Plaça de Catalunya, a short 5-minute walk from Plaça Universitat. Several bus lines have stops at or near Plaça Universitat as well. A single Metro, Bus or Tram ticket is 2.15€, but you can also buy a T10 Zone 1 ticket, a multi-person travel card valid for 10 intermodal journeys that you can use for Metro, Bus (not Aerobus), Tram, FGC, and RENFE trains within the Zone 1 area, which costs 9.95€, and which you can use to travel from and to the airport as well. Alternatively, TMB offers multi-day travel cards aimed at tourists, so you may want to take a look at that as well!
Getting to the main session venue
The main session will take place at the Aula Magna, on the 1st floor of the Historical Building of the Universitat de Barcelona. OCP12 signs will be posted all around the building to guide you to the right place.
For both the main conference (Universitat de Barcelona, Historic Building: google maps) and the workshop (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra Campus: google maps) we recommend you to book a hotel in the city of Barcelona. There is a wide range of hotels in Barcelona and especially downtown, which is near the venue of the main conference at the Universitat de Barcelona.
- You can easily search for your best option using the following websites:
- The Residència d’Investigadors is a very good option for those who want to stay in the centre. You can directly email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying that you come for the OCP conference.
- We have an agreement with Atiram Hotels Barcelona. They will offer special prices for those attending the OCP who wish to stay in the following hotels:
- Meson Castilla (near the centre)
If you are interested in any of these four hotels, you can fill in this reservation form, where the special prices are indicated, and send it to the following email address: email@example.com.