17th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2013)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech

October 9-11, 2013

The annual IDEAS conference is a top international forum for data engineering researchers, practitioners, developers, and application users to explore revolutionary ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. This year IDEAS has renewed its structure and will include a panel session and special tracks.

We invite the submission of original research contributions relating to all aspects of database engineering defined broadly, and particularly encourage submissions on topics of emerging interest describing work on integrating new technologies into products and applications, on experiences with existing and novel techniques, and on the identification of unsolved challenges.


To Call for papers




IDEAS will be held in B6 (9th and 10th Sep.) and C6 (11th Sep.) buildings located inside the “Campus Nord de la UPC” in Barcelona. The address is:

Sala d'Actes (9th / 10th Sep.)

Building B6, Campus Nord UPC
C. Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona, Spain

Room C6-E101 (11th Sep.)

Building 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 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:


Hotels near UPC

UPC has a residence nearby the location of the conference (3 min. walking). Accomodations for double and single rooms can be booked online using the following link: UPC Residence online booking form


The following map includes some alternative hotels near UPC:


Contact information