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Conference Language

The official language of the conference is English.

 Conference Location

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) headquarters is one of the most prestigious research hubs in Southern Europe integrating several top research Catalan institutes in life sciences and biomedicine.
Conference Venue Address:
 - Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
C/Doctor Aiguader, 88
E-08003 Barcelona

All oral talks will take place in the Auditorium.  The poster sessions will take place in the Auditorium foyer.

Important Conference Information


Conference Registration Hours:

Sunday 2 September 2018CLOSED13:00 - 17:00
Monday 3 September 201807:30 - 12:0013:15 - 17:00
Tuesday 4 September 201807:45 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 5 September 201808:00 - 12:0013:30 - 14:30
Thursday 6 September 201808:00 - 12:0013:45 - 16:00
Friday 7 September 201808:00 - 10:00CLOSED


Conference Hours:

Sunday 2 September 2018CLOSED13:45 - 18:15*
Monday 3 September 201808:00 - 12:30 *13:45 - 18:30*
  18:45 Welcome Reception
Tuesday 4 September 201808:15 - 12:3013:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 5 September 201808:15 - 12:3014:00 - 15:00
  15:15 Excursion and Banquet
Thursday 6 September 201808:15 - 12:3014:00 - 18:30
Friday 7 September 201808:15 - 12:3014:00 - 15:45

* Summer School

Special Events

Tuesday  4 September 2018EPL Invited Talk
Dr Gonzalo Muga, EPL Deputy Editor
12:30 - 12:40Auditorium
Thursday 6 September 2018EPS QEOD Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications Ceremony17:15 - 18:15Auditorium




Attendance at, or participation in, Europhoton 2018 constitutes consent to the use and distribution by EPS of the attendee’s image for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.
Video recording by participants and other attendees during the conference is not allowed.
Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed.


Passport and Visa Requirements

Delegates from countries requiring visas should apply to the Austrian consular offices or diplomatic missions in their home countries. Contributors requiring a letter of invitation to include with their visa application should fill out the invitation letter template and return it to the European Physical Society for the final signature. The invitation will be returned via email or upon request only via surface mail. Express delivery will be at cost.



The Euro is the official currency in Spain.
Major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard/Eurocard, American Express, Diners) are generally accepted in airports, train stations, hotels, shops, restaurants, and transportation including taxis.



Electricity in Spain is the standard European system 230 V/50 Hz. Round and flat European style plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.


Time Zone

Central European Time zone; Greenwich (GMT) +1 hour;
Daylight Saving Time: GMT +2 hours from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October.

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