General Information

Conference Venue: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona–CCIB (  Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14. 08019 Barcelona.

Conference Language: English

How to get there

  • By metro: Line L4. Stop: Maresme-Forum
  • By bus: Lines  H16 (Stop: Diagonal Mar), 141 (Stop: Avda Diagonal-Rambla de Prim)  and N6 (Night bus; Stop Avda Diagonal-Rambla de Prim)
  • By tram: Line T4. Stop Forum


The delegates registration fee includes:

  1. Admittance to the opening and closing sessions, and complete technical program
  2. Admittance to the sponsored sessions
  3. Access to the exhibition area
  4. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  5. Welcome Reception, Sunday July 13, 20:30-23:00 at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya-MNAC
  6. Wednesday full day excursion, including lunch

The accompanying person registration fee includes items iii-vi above.

The Thursday conference dinner requires a separate payment.

Badges are required to access the CCIB, the MNAC for the welcome reception, and the buses for the excursion on Wednesday. IFORS 2014 badges must be worn at all sessions and events. Attendees without badges will be asked to go to the registration desk to register and pick up their badges. All attendees, including speakers and session chairs, must register and pay the registration fee.

Conference dinner tickets

The Thursday evening conference dinner is open to attendees and guests who registered and paid in advance for tickets. The tickets are included in your registration envelope. There may be a limited number of tickets available on site at a cost of 60 €. Go to the registration desk to inquire.

Information desk

The information desk is located in the hall of the CCIB next to the registration desk.  Volunteers will be identifiable by their tags and yellow T-shirts. Please contact the organizers, information desk, and volunteers if you have any questions. Do not hesitate to inquire about all necessary information concerning the conference, or moving around Barcelona.

Internet access

For using the WiFi network in the CCIB a guest accounts will be provided to you. Use the network “IFORS” and the username “barcelona2014”.

Coffee breaks, snacks and lunches

Coffee, tea, and beverages are served in the exhibition area during the 10.00-10.30 and 15-15.30 coffee-breaks. Moreover, several cash bars will be available at the same location from 11.00 to 15.00. They will offer snacks and sandwiches at moderate prices. In addition, various cafeterias and restaurants can be found in the area, including those in Diagonal Mar shopping center, next block from the CCIB, or in near-by hotels.

Getting around by public transport

The modern and extensive public transport system in Barcelona allows you to get anywhere within the city in little time. Metro, buses and trams run frequently until late at night. We suggest you get tickets for the integrated transport system and fare zone. One zone should be enough if you stay in the city. You can buy them at any metro station at the vending machines and at the pay booths. The vending machines have different language settings.

We recommend you get a T-10 pass, which is valid for ten rides. It costs 10.30 € for one zone, which is a lot cheaper than 10 single one-way tickets. The T-10 can be used by several persons at the same time on the metro, tram or bus. For each person you have to validate the ticket once. Once you validate the ticket, it is valid until you reach your destination for a maximum of 75 mins. Once you validate the ticket, it is valid until you reach your destination and on your way there you can change lines as often as you need to. You can even change from metro to bus, but not from bus and tram to metro - here you would have to validate the ticket again.

There are in addition unipersonal cards, valid for an unlimited number of trips in all transportation means for one (€7.60), two (14.00 €), three (20.00 €), four (25.50 €) and five (30.50 €) days.

Visit for more information on public transport in Barcelona.