Venue

The main venue is the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton. You can book the hotel at a discount rate by using the following link.

Make sure to book your hotel stay at the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton conference hotel. The hotel is at the center of the conference activity, and will allow you to network easily with other conference attendees. Also, it’s a quick trip to get to the program and functions, and just as quick to nip back to your room for a break. Staying at the conference hotel will provide a better conference experience!

Everyone enjoys meeting in a comfortable conference venue, offering quality service and support for workshops, plenary sessions, and other activities. As the transaction for those services and support, the conference guarantees that a percentage of attendees will stay in the hotel. The contract with the hotel then guarantees a specific number of sleeping rooms will be used each night during the conference. If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway.

Please support ACM Hypertext and the SIG by staying at the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton!

The sessions on Wednesday, June 29 morning will be held at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Poblenou Campus.

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Main venue | Hotel Four Points by Sheraton

The hotel is equipped with rooms for meetings and social events, their function rooms feature wireless High-Speed Internet Access, audiovisual technology and outstanding catering options. You can choose from 154 guest rooms to get a Classic Room, or upgrade if you want more space or a great view. All of them have the plush signature Four Points bed, a flat-screen TV, a large work desk, High-Speed WiFi, a coffee and tea maker and two bottled waters daily.

Meeting rooms: Sessions will be held at the Red Room.

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 161-163 | 08018 Barcelona (5-minute walk from the second venue, UPF Poblenou campus)

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Second venue | University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Poblenou Campus

The Poblenou Campusis the communication campus of the University Pompeu Fabra.

The campus is divided into 5 different buildings.

Meeting rooms: The sessions on Wednesday, June 29 (morning) will be held at a building to be determined.

Address: Roc Boronat, 138 | 08018 Barcelona (5-minute walk from the main venue, Hotel Four Points by Sheraton)

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How to get there?

  • Subway: Line 1 Glòries
  • Tram: T4 (Ca l’Aranyó and Pere IV)
  • Bus: 7, H14, V25
  • Train: Barcelona El Clot-Aragó

22@, Barcelona’s Innovation District

Both venues are located at the 22@ District. It was developed as an ambitious project to become the city’s hub for innovative technology companies.

This area was originally the center of the Catalan industrial revolution, but at the end of the 20th century it was decided that the neighbourhood of Poblenou needed to be modernised. 

The area was developed to increase the city’s economic growth. That is why this part of Barcelona is also known as the technological district. After years of urban planning and constructing new buildings, the district is now home to many major company headquarters, and there are still plans for future growth.

Where to eat

The following places include local recommendations that are close to the venue:

About Barcelona

Mediterranean City

Barcelona is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, tradition and cultural influences. The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C.

Capital of Catalonia

In a privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia.

There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Castillian Spanish. The city of Barcelona has a population of 1.510.000, but this number spirals to more than 4.000.000 if the outlying areas are also included.

Architecture

From Roman times to the Gothic period to the Catalan Art Nouveau, “modernisme“, Barcelona’s architecture naturally transmits the city’s rich history. It speaks for eras of varying prosperity and decline, for fervent Catalan nationalism or subjugation to the central government, for Expos, Olympic Games, Cultural Forums and more.

The two most important styles of Barcelona architecture are Catalan Gothic, a medieval style, and Modernisme, a turn of the 20th century movement protagonized by Antoni Gaudí.

Apart from the Middle Ages and Barcelona’s turn of the 20th century “Renaixença” (Catalan Renaissance) it’s well worth mentioning the city’s ancient remains.

Safety and precaution

Barcelona is a safe, welcoming and open city. We welcome visitors and offer them advice and information so that they can enjoy their stay. For people who live in Barcelona, being familiar with regulations on respectful behaviour will also help people to coexist better. For harmony between tourists and local people.

Keep on eye on luggage, packages and personal belongings, especially at bus and trains stations or in waiting areas at stations and hotels. We recommend you identify any bulky items you have with you.

Keep your personal belongings such as documents, keys, money, credit cards and items off value (phones, cameras, etc) safe and don’t be careless with them, especially in busy or crowded places. It’s better to keep money, credit cards and documents in your inside front pockets or bags that close.

When travelling on public transport, keep bags closed and in your sight at stop, on platforms and on buses or the metro. Avoid people knocking or bumping into you, as this could give them a chance to rob you.

In open spaces, on terraces or at the beach, take care of your belongings, don’t leave them unattended and, if you have to go somewhere for a moment, ask someone you trust to keep an eye on them.