The Venue

The conference will take place at the Politechnical University of Catalonia, on EPSC Campus, in Castelldefels, Barcelona.

About Castelldefels, Barcelona

The Catalonian  city of Castelldefels is located in the province of Barcelona at the heart of Costa del Garraf, between the mountainous landscape of the massif of Garraf and the Mediterranean.  It is just 19 kilometres south west of Barcelona and 12 km from Barcelona airport (BCN) Castelldefels is a popular tourist spot with 6 kilometers of clean sandy beaches and a 10th century castle.

Castelldefels has a typical Mediterranean climate, this means rain in the spring and autumn with spectacular storms, which can pour 50 litres per m² in less than an hour! Dry summers and winters when you can feel the influence of anticyclons. The sea has a dominate regulatory effect on the climate providing mild winters and hot humid summers. The average temperature around the year is about 16°C, with about 300 sunny days a year. The average annual rainfall is 600/700 L. per m/2.

The area of Castelldefels is 1.274 Hectares, half of this area is urbanized, and another 427 Hectares are dedicated to urban residential land, which represents 34% of the whole.

The present population of Castelldefels is more than 40.000 inhabitants. Further information is available from the Castelldefels website and ,

How to get there

IE09 will be held at the Catelldefels campus of the Politechnical University of Catalonia.
Catelldefels is situated  on the outskirts of Barcelona (some 19km away), and has good road connections via the  C-245, C-31 (Autovia de Castelldefels) and C-32 (Free Highway from Barcelona to Castelldefels). Two train stations ( are available : one in the city centre (Castelldefels Pueblo), and the other on the beach (Castelldefels Playa o Apeadero de Castelldefels). Both are on the same train line; Barcelona-Villanova i la Geltrú. There is also a bus line ( )to Barcelona City, which together with the International Airport of El Prat de Llobregat, ( some 7 Kms away by the C-31, completes the city communications.

Geographical information: castelldefels.geo

Free highway: C-32 (exit 46-  Castelldefels center)
Autovia: C–31. exit Canal Olímpico or exit Castelldefels centro
Train: (RENFE)
From Barcelona, take the line C-2 (in he direction to Sant Vicenç de Calders), getting off the train at Castelldefells station
From the airport ,take the line C-2, getting off the train at  station Prat del Llobregat (before arrive to Barcelona). Then take the C2 line again but change direction to Sant Vicenç de Calders., getting off the train Castelldefels. station (city centre)
Geographical information of Castelldefels: