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Seventh Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP Conference
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Venue

The conference will take place in:   
The city: 
  • Tarragona is a Catalan city that was founded in 218 BC by the Roman  conqueror Scipio, and soon became the capital of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior (later called Tarraconense), covering most of the Iberian peninsula. The Roman emperor Cesar Augustus lived in the city from year 27 BC to 24 BC. Several monuments and buildings, as well as the ancient walls of the city, still remain from Roman times. The city has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage. Besides, Tarragona enjoys a central position in Costa Daurada, a turistic region with beaches and other facilities (the Port Aventura theme park).
  • Tarragona is 10 km away from Reus. Reus is a commercial city, with several remarkable buildings from the Art Nouveau period (early 20th century). It is the birth town of Antoni GaudÝ.
  • Tarragona is 90 km away from Barcelona. Trains connect both cities every hour.
   
Travel:

  • By plane to Barcelona, and then by bus from Barcelona airport to Tarragona city center (bus from the ALSA company). Current schedule: 8:00, 12:30, 17:00, 22:00. The trip takes 1 hour; Fares: one-way 10.65 Euros; two-way 19.15 euros. Schedules will be updated in December/January and changes will be reflected here. Alternatively, a suburban train can be taken from Barcelona airport to Barcelona Sants station; from there, regional trains to Tarragona depart every hour.
  • By plane to Reus airport (if a connection is available with your home town) and then by bus or taxi to Tarragona (8 km. trip).
  • Alternative information on how to reach the city can be found here: How to get to Tarragona
   
Accommodation and tourist information:
  • Information about hotels and sightseeing (click on "Accomodation" on the left menu for hotels).
  • Some convenient downtown hotels within 5 to 10 minutes by bus from the conference venue are (web links are given so that you can check rates and book):
    • Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona (4-star), comfortably located in Placa Imperial Tarraco in downtown Tarragona, with direct bus connections to the School of Engineering (lines 4, 14, 24 and 54).
    • Hotel Imperial Tarraco (4-star), superbly built on an exalted place in the seafront and offering the best views of town and sea. Bus no. 24 northbound to the School of Engineering can be boarded near the hotel (ask the hotel reception for directions).
    • Hotel Urbis (3-star), located at the heart of the city, near the market. Five minutes walk to Plaša Imperial Tarraco, where you can board buses no. 4, 14, 24 or 54 to the School of Engineering.
  • Reservations are to be made directly with the hotels.
   
Contact:
  • e-mail: email jordi castella
  

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