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Welcome to the IMBALANCE-P kick-off meeting (Barcelona, January 2015)

On January 2015, 13-16 IMBALANCE-P group will celebrate the first meeting in Barcelona: Kick-off meeting.


January 13-16, 2015

Congress Venue

H10 Marina Barcelona
Avinguda Bogatell 64-68, Barcelona 08000
Phone: +34 (93) 309 79 17

Preliminary schedule

Registration & Fees

Please contact David Ungo ( for registration and hotel payment. The deadline for the payment is November 30, 2014.

Information for presenters

Each participant (or group of participants) is expected to give an oral short presentation (10 minutes) of his/her own main questions/hypothesis to answer/test and the research planned to answer/test them. The aim is that we know each other and we start feeding the “synergistic” collaboration among all tasks in IMBALANCE-P. Please, send us the title of your presentation before November 30, 2014.

We would appreciate if all speakers check in with the moderators and upload the presentation in the session room 15 minutes prior to the start of the session (not the start of your talk). Presentations may be saved on a USB hard drive (Pocket Drive), USB flash drive, CD-ROM, CD-R, or DVD, and brought to the Session Room to upload.


Name badges will be available for all participants at the registration desk.

Refreshment and social events

During the coffee breaks we will serve coffee, tea, soft drinks, and small snacks/cakes. A light lunch will be served every day in the hotel lobby, just in front of the meeting room.

Cocktail Dinner on Thursday 15th January 2015, 19:00: The dinner will be held in the piano area of H10 Marina Barcelona and is included in the registration fee.

How to arrive from the airport to Barcelona city center and Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat airport is located just 12 kilometers from the city. The airport has two terminals: T1 and T2. The terminals are organized by company, regardless of the destination or origin of the flight, so flights may depart from either of the two terminals.

By train (Renfe)

The train service operates from terminal T2From T1, there is a shuttle bus service linking the two terminals. Take the train to Passeig de Gràcia station (city center). The journey takes 30 minutes and the ticket is bought at the train station. You can pay in cash or by credit card (price 4,10€ oney-way ticket).
– To go to Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona: Take the metro, L4 (yellow line), at Passeig de Gràcia station and stop at Bogatell station (2,15€ metro ticket). The journey takes around 18 minutes.

By bus (Aerobús)

Aerobús is a bus service that connects the Airport with the city centre. The journey takes 35 minutes and the ticket can be bought on the bus in cash (5,90€ one-way ticket).
Take the Aerobús in front of your arrival terminal (T1 or T2) and stop at Plaça Catalunya station (end of the lines and city center).
– To go to Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona: Take the metro, L1 or red line, at Catalunya station and stop at Marina station (2,15€ metro ticket).

TIP: From the city center to the airport, bear in mind the departure terminal of your flight and take the Aerobús, line A1, to terminal 1 or Aerobús, line A2, to terminal 2 (Flights in real time)

By taxi

In Barcelona taxis are black and yellow. They may be ordered by phone, found at authorized taxi rank or flagged down in the street (approx. price 30,00€, Barcelona airport taxi services)

Practical information for your travel

How to plan your trip to Barcelona: Barcelona city council
How to move around by public transport: Barcelona with TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona)
How to locate services on a Barcelona map: Street map / Barcelona guide