First Graph-TA

1st Workshop on Graph-based Technologies and Applications (Graph-TA)


Graph-TA workshop organized by the DAMA-UPC (Data Management) group of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech is a workshop which aims at encouraging researchers working with graphs and graph-based technologies, to present their current work and research lines in order to foster collaboration among them. Thus, the workshop will provide a forum for presenting and discussing research results and applications in the domain of graphs and should be seen as a great opportunity to meet people working on similar graph-based technologies. We aim at representing different communities, from computer science researchers working in the fields of database technologies, pattern recognition, etc., to researchers in mathematics and physical sciences, representing, for instance, the graph theory and complex systems fields.


Therefore the scope of Graph-TA 2013 is very broad and includes, but it is not limited to, the following topics:


  • Graph technologies and databases
  • Graph matching
  • Graph based learning and clustering
  • Social network analysis
  • Complex network
  • Data mining with graphs
  • Mathematics of graphs
  • Benchmarking graph technologies


Graph-TA2013 is a one-day single-track workshop and will be held in Barcelona, 19.02.2013. The workshop will be very structured but informal at the same time. Thus, we will have three sequential sessions: in the morning, during lunch and after lunch. In each session we will have six short presentations (10 minutes) not grouped by topic, and then discussion sessions in the form of poster sessions in a different room. With this, we would like to encourage face-to-face meetings during the poster session times in order to give the researchers the opportunity to start collaboration contacts with other participants.


Given the nature of the workshop, we appeal to the willingness of the attendees to give a short talk and be pro-active during the event. Therefore, we encourage all participants to prepare a title and abstract of their presentations that will be included in the web page of the workshop when the agenda is configured. In the event of too many presentation proposals, we'll restrict them to one per research group attending. After the workshop, the presentations will also be included in the Graph-TA web page if the authors authorise us to do so.


The registration fee to the workshop is free of charge and includes:


  • Online access to the workshop presentations (upon author permission)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch will be together in a restaurant on campus at the price of about 12€ for those who want to join.


Please, include your choice of joining the group for the lunch. Suggestions for other people to attend are welcome, but their acceptance will be restricted upon space and infrastructure availability.


We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance before 31.01.2013 in order to facilitate the organising tasks, by sending an e-mail to (or alternatively,


The Graph-TA workshop will be held at room E101 in the C6 building located inside the “Campus Nord de la UPC” in Barcelona. The address is:

Aula C6-E101
Edifici C6, Campus Nord UPC
C. Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona, Spain


To reach the campus, there are several options, including Taxi, Metro (L3 - Palau Reial, Green line) and Bus (lines 7, 33, 54, 60, 67, 75, 113, H6. See TMB website for more details) .

Finding the meeting room

Getting from Underground


Getting there

Flying: Barcelona airport is situated 12 km from the city. There are several ways of getting from the airport to the centre of Barcelona, the cheapest of which is to take the train located outside just a few minutes walking distance past the parking lots at terminal 2 (there is a free bus between terminal 1 and terminal 2, see this map of the airport). It is possible to buy 10 packs of train tickets which makes it cheaper. Taking the bus to the centre of town is more convenient as they leave directly from terminal 1 and 2, however it is more expensive than the train.

Rail: The Renfe commuter train leaves the airport every 30 minutes from 6.13 a.m. to 11.40 p.m. Tickets cost around 3€ and the journey to the centre of Barcelona (Sants or Plaça Catalunya stations) takes 20 minutes.

Bus: The Aerobus leaves the airport every 12 minutes, from 6.00 a.m. to 24.00, Monday to Friday, and from 6.30 a.m. to 24.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Tickets cost 6€ and the journey ends in Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona.

Taxi: From the airport, you can take one of Barcelona's typical black and yellow taxis. Taxis may not take more than four passengers. Unoccupied taxis display a green light and have a clearly visible sign showing LIBRE or LLIURE. The trip to Sants train station costs approximately €16 and trips to other destinations in the city cost approximately €18.

Train and bus: Barcelona has two international train stations: Sants and França. Bus companies have different points of arrival in different parts of the city. You can find detailed information in the following link:


The locations of the airport and the city centre