5th Joint Working Group Workshops

Start Date: 2011-07-14

End Date: 2011-07-15

Location: Barcelona

Country: ES


The 5th Joint Working Group Workshops of the Action’s WGs will be held on Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th, 2011, at the Josep Carner building of the University of Barcelona, in downtown Barcelona (ES), colocated with its 6th Management Committee meeting (before the event) as well as the IJCAI-2011 workshops (after the event). The venue is located at Carrer d’Aribau 2 (Metro: Universitat, Line L1). The workshop rooms are 3.2 and 4.2. They are located on the third and fourth floor of the building, respectively.logo_ub3

Technical programme:

The key topic of the event will be potential applications of Agreement Technologies paradigm. A summary of the draft programme of the 5th joint WG workshops is available here.

WG sessions:

Joint sessions:

Social programme:

On Thursday, July 14th, 20.30h there will be a Joint Dinner (pay on your own) at the Cent Focs restaurant, Balmes 16 (Metro: Universitat, Line L1).

Mini-grant programme:

There is a limited number of mini-grants available to cover the additional costs of IJCAI-2011 delegates who wish to attend our workshop. Applications should be directed by e-mail to the Action Manager, Ms Carmen Muñoz, together with a short statement how the applicant intends to contribute to the workshop, and to which Working Group(s) his/her contribution is deemed to be relevant.


You may choose among the following options to reserve your accommodation:

  • Reserve at the Hotel Caledonian Barcelona (***). This hotel gives us a special rate for our COST meetings (88 €+6€ breakfast / night) for individual rooms and double rooms for single use. Please do the online reservation here, and specify in additional requirements: “GRUPO UB”. Even though a different rate appears, you will be charged the special rate mentioned above (please bring a printed copy of your reservation with you that shows the “GRUPO UB” request).
  • Take a look at the different hotels that IJCAI-2011 offers to its participants. Even though the cut-off date for reservations has passed, COST meeting participants may still obtain the special IJCAI rates.
  • Reserve through your preferred booking engine. The workshop site can be reached easily from almost any place in Barcelona by metro (line L1).


There are several options to get from Barcelona airport (BCN) to the workshop venue:

  • Bus (recommended): The Aerobus departs every 5-20 minutes from outside your terminal’s arrivals hall. Get off at stop Plaça Universitat (approx. 30 minutes travel time).
  • Train: Local trains (line R2) leave every 30 minutes from Terminal T2. Change at Barcelona Sants to lines R1, R3, R4 or R7 and get off at Plaça Catalunya. The trip takes 30-40 minutes. The workshop venue is approx. 500 metres away.
  • Taxi: Official taxis (black with yellow doors) are available in front of your terminal’s arrivals hall and cost about 20-25 € for the 15-20 minutes trip downtown.