ACM NanoCom 2022


The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom 2022) will be held in the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya premises in Barcelona, Spain, in particular at the Conference Room of the "Edifici Vèrtex", which is placed at Campus Nord of the UPC, Plaça Eusebi Guell, 6.

Below at the end are example attractive sites for attendees of the conference. We are sure that you will enjoy your stay during the period of the conference!

Directions to Edifici Vèrtex

Getting there from the Barcelona International Airport

Barcelona airport (El Prat) is at 12 Km from the city, on the south side. More information about Barcelona Airport - El Prat and at AENA. You have several options for getting from the Barcelona Aiport to Campus Nord:

By taxi: From both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2), you will find taxis collecting people in the arrivals zone. With low traffic reaching the UPC Campus will take 30-35 minutes. On rush hours (8:00 - 10:00 in the morning and 17:00 - 19:00 in the afternoon) can delay your arrival by another 30 minutes. You can check fees at AMB Taxi.

By car: If you rent a car from the Airport, please leave "El Prat de Llobregat" and take the highway C-32B. Continue along this route and head towards Ronda de Dalt / Lleida / Girona. When getting closer to Barcelona, take route C-32 passing close to Cornellà de Llobregat and l'Hospitalet. Take B-20 and then the Exit 10 to "Carretera d'Esplugues". Take the street "carrer del Gran Capità" and turn left towards Jordi Girona street. You will be in the south side of the Campus Nord.

By metro: There is a direct connection from the Airport to the Campus Nord: Take the Line 9 (L9). The trip from the Airport to Zona Universitària takes 40 minutes. Then you will need to walk for 10 minutes or so to reach the UPC Campus. Be sure to get the "airport" ticket (it costs 4.60€), as you cannot use neither the standard metro ticket (2.20€, nor the discounted 10-trip cards (T10). You can check the metro fares at the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) website.

By train: The RENFE suburban station is situated opposite of Terminal 2 (T2), and it is connected to this terminal by an airbridge. There is also a Bus transit service between the rail station and Terminal 1 (T1). From the airport to Barcelona Sants, there is approximately a 25 minutes journey. From this station, take the L3 (green line) towards "Zona Universitària". You can get out of the metro in "Palau Reial" or the at the last station ("Zona Universitària"). You will have a 10 minutes walk to arrive to the UPC Campus, facing north.

By bus (aerobus): Airport stops: Bus stops at Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2)
Barcelona Downtown stops: Aerobus ends at Plaça Catalunya (city center). Once there, you can take the Metro L3 (green line) to "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitària" stations. You will have 10 minutes walk to the Campus.

Getting there from the City Center

Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is located at the North-West corner of the city, at the end of the L3 Metro line (green line). In order to reach the Campus by public transport, it is advisable to use the Metro. There are two stations near the Campus, "Palau Reial", and "Zona Universitària", both on L3.

Hotel Accommodation

Barcelona has plenty of good hotels and visitors have a lot of options around Barcelona to choose the best accommodation. Please book your accommodation according to your Company’s policy.

If you are interested in any of these options, please contact directly with the hotel. The conference has not made any reservation for this event.

We recommend these hotels close to the university area:

Hilton Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 4957777
Address: Avda. Diagonal 589-591, 08014 Barcelona

Upper Diagonal
Phone: +34 93 2046573
Address: Passeig Manuel Girona, 7-21, 08034 Barcelona

Arenas Atiram Hotel Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 133 42 76
Address: Carrer del Capità Arenas, 20, 08034 Barcelona

Hotel Sansi Pedralbes
Phone: +34 93 206 38 80
Address: Av. de Pearson, 1, 08034 Barcelona Barcelona

Catalonia Rigoletto Hotel
Phone: +34 93 339 19 99
Address: Carrer Sabino de Arana 22-24, 08028 Barcelona

Hotel Spa Senator Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 260 99 00
Address: Carrer Cardenal Reig 11, 08028 Barcelona

AC Hotel Victoria Suites by Marriott
Phone: +34 93 206 99 00
Address: Carrer de Beltran i Rozpide 7, 08034 Barcelona

Hotel Sofia Barcelona, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Phone: +34 93 508 10 50
Address: Plaça de Pio XII 4, 08028 Barcelona

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
Phone: +34 93 364 40 40
Address: Avd Diagonal 661-671, 08028 Barcelona

Economic option:

Torre Girona Residence Hall (Residencia Torre Girona (TG))
Phone: +34 93 390 43 00
Address: Pg. dels Til·lers 19, 08034 Barcelona

This residence hall is especially designed to host master, postgraduate and doctorate students, university researchers and professors.

It is located on Campus Nord

Other recommended hotels in the city:

  • ApartHotel Atenea Barcelona
  • Hotel Hesperia Barcelona Presidente
  • HCC Saint Moritz
  • HCC Regente
  • Hotel Àmbit
  • Hotel Silken Ramblas

What to Visit

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, with a number of interesting sites to visit. Visit Spain's tourism website and Barcelona's tourism website for more details. We are sure that you will enjoy your stay during the period of the conference!

Top attractions in Barcelona:

Basilica of La Sagrada Familia

An unfinished minor basillica which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1883, the brilliant architect Gaudi agreed to take on this project, succeeding Francisco de Paula, and worked on it until his death.
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Casa Batlló

One of the jewels of Art Nouveau, created when the Batlló family commissioned Gaudí to remodel an existing house. It was completely transformed, from the façade to the internal structure. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Camp Nou stadium

The home ground of FC Barcelona since 1957, this football stadium has the largest capacity of any stadium in Europe.
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Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium

A modernist building that is one of the city's most emblematic edifices and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the famous architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the interior is decorated with ceramic mosaics and polychrome glass with floral motifs.
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Park Güell

It is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí"
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Science Trails

Did you know that Albert Einstein spent six days in Barcelona to present his theory of relativity? Or that the first photograph in Spain was taken in Barcelona and was a major event that received a lot of coverage in the papers? Find out more about Barcelona’s links with science and technology with our selection of city walking trails.
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Themed Routes

How many Barcelonas are you ready to get to know? With our themed trails you can trace the evolution of the city, from the time when it was a Roman colony to its present-day modern character, without overlooking the imprints left on the city by some of the foremost geniuses from the world of art and culture. All the Barcelonas that have shaped, and continue to shape the city, are waiting for you.
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Header Background: Park Güell (Gaudi Park), Barcelona, Spain