Barcelona is a big city offering many hotels in all price ranges.

UPC has special rates at a number of hotel chains. In this link you will find a list of these hotels and all the information you need to make a reservation, including the reservation form to benefit from the special rates.
Please note that on the page, the time to campus Nord refers to the university (hosting Blizzard Challenge 2013). The distance from UPC to the city Center is around 25min. using public transportation.

The Residence Halls of the RESA group offer accommodation to students, postgraduates or educational staff. In addition to long-term stays they have rooms that can be booked for days or weeks. These are the residences which have available rooms for the WS time (checked at July 2013):

  • Residencia de Investigadores, in the city center, close to the Workshop Venue (lively area).
  • Residencia Torre Girona, for postgraduates or educational staff, very close to UPC and Blizzard Challenge Venue (5min. walk). It is a quiet area; around 30 min. to SSW8 Venue using the Metro (line 3).
  • Campus del mar. This is close to the sea. Around 30 min. of nice walk to SSW8, (or using public transportation).
  • La Ciutadella This is also in the city center --not in the most touristic places--, around 30 min walk to SSW8 venue, (public transportation can be used)


International Speech Communication Association.


The aim of SynSIG is to promote the study of Speech Synthesis in general. Its international and multi-disciplinary nature provides a means for sharing information both to and from different research communities involved in the synthesis of various languages.


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