ICSR2019 will be held at Carlos III University of Madrid, Leganés, a city at the outskirts of Madrid. Getting to the campus from Madrid city centre, the airport and main train stations is easy and convenient using the public transport.
Campus MapThe conference will take place at buildings "Padre Soler" building and at the campus Library.
Padre Soler buildingThe registration desk will be located next to the Exhibition Area. Oral sessions, plenary talks, workshops WS3 and WS4, and the entrepreneurial demo session will take place at "Aula de Grados".
Library buildingWorkshops WS1 and WS5 will take place at the third floor of the Library building.
Getting to the venue
Public transportation in Madrid makes it easy to get to the conference venue. Here are some directions of how to get to Leganés from Madrid and the airport.
From the airport: a commuting train (Cercanias, line C1 or C10) departs from Terminal 4, getting to Madrid main train station, Atocha. There, take line C5 in the direction of Humanes and get off at Leganés Central (it takes 18 minutes). Upon leaving the train station from the main exit, turn left and walk straight on for 5 minutes until you reach the University. If you are arriving at Terminals 1, 2, or 3, take the free airport internal suttle to Terminal 4.
From the train station: in Atocha station take the commuter train line (Cercanias) C5 to Leganés Central. Upon leaving the train station from the main exit, turn left and walk straight on for 5 minutes until you reach the University.
From the centre of Madrid: the quickest way is to take the metro line 1 to Atocha Renfe station and then take the commuter train line (Cercanias) C5 to Humanes and get off at Leganés Central. Upon leaving the train station from the main exit, turn left and walk straight on for 5 minutes until you reach the University.
Banquet: Casino de Madrid
The Banquet will take place at the Casino de Madrid, opened in 1910, placed at the heart of Madrid. After a Welcome cocktail, dinner will be served at the Salón Alcalá: An Old English neo-classicist music hall designed by the Hamptons house. It highlights the use of columns to create movement and its classical decoration.
IMPORTANT: The Casino de Madrid, where the banquet takes place, requires a “business casual” dress code (i.e. jeans are not allowed, and jackets are required for men).
Welcome reception: Ramses Life
The RAMSES Restaurant is the ultimate expression of the union of Arzak and Philippe Starck. The Welcome reception will take place at the Nomad House (located on the top floor of Ramses): A cosmopolitan, elegant and welcoming place, endowed with unbeatable views of the Puerta de Alcalá, the best technologies and an unsurpassed kitchen.
The entrance will be made from a passage of carriages of the nineteenth century, through which we will enter through an incredible Japanese garden and then, by a private passage, to The NomadHouse.
There is a 3* hotel (TRYP Madrid Leganés) next to the venue. It offers special rates for the conferfence:
- Single room: 72€
- Double room: 81€
- Triple room: 120€
All prices include buffet breakfast and 10% V.A.T.
To make a reservation for this accomodation, contact our registration secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject: [Accomodation Reservation ICSR2019]
For those attendants that want to complement their stay visiting Madrid, we do recommend looking for hotels in the city centre area near Metro or commuting train (Cercanías) stations.
Madrid, capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan open city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre of Southern Europe, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. Art, traditions, gastronomy and multicultural openness play a key role in Madrid's cultural life. The capital has over 60 museums including the Prado Museum, a flagship art gallery with Goya, Velázquez, El Greco paintings, among others; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, with paintings ranging from Flemish artists to the avant-garde movements; and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre, dedicated to contemporary art containing works by Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, etc. But if there is one thing that sets Madrid apart, it must be its deep and infectious passion for life that finds its outlet in the friendly and open character of its inhabitants. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the best Spanish and international gastronomy, to savour the charms of its tapas bars and taverns. The lively nightlife is another key attraction of Madrid, due to its variety and the exciting atmosphere to be found in its bars, clubs and flamenco halls.
More info: Official Tourism Website
How to get to Madrid
To/from the airport
It is very easy to reach Madrid by air. Its modern Madrid-Barajas international airport is the top-5 transportation hub in Europe. It has four passengers’ terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 (and one Executive terminal) and receives more that 50 million passengers a year. There are about 200 direct destinations all over the world with most of the leading airlines.
The airport is located in the northeast of Madrid, only 12 kilometers from Madrid city center with easy metro, bus and taxi connections.
The commuting train (Cercanías, lines C1 and C10) connects Madrid with the airport through the local train network. The train station is on terminal T4 floor -1. To move to/from other terminals there is a free shuttle bus service connecting the terminals. The train takes 29 minutes to get to the main train station, Atocha, with a cost of 2,60€.
One-way metro ticket to/from the airport costs 4,5-5€ depending on the destination; one-way bus ticket (Airport Express) to downtown costs 5€ and taxi has a flat rate of 30€ from/to Madrid downtown.
Getting around in Madrid
The city of Madrid has an excellent public transportation network. The Madrid´s metro is one of the oldest in the world since 1919 and, at the same time, amongh the most modern ones. It has 238 stations on 12 lines with 287 kilometres of network, enabling approximately 2 million of users to travel daily in a comfortable manner, fast and safely. Regarding the urban buses network, it consists of 203 lines covering a total length of 3,562 km and more than 10,172 bus stops, operating more than 1.5 million trips a day.
The Madrid transportation is an integrated public transport system that allows passengers to use the same tickets for metro and for buses. There is a variety of possibilities starting from single one-way ticket and finishing with different cards. The fares are relatively cheaper in comparison with other European capitals.
Download Metro and Light Train Metro map (in pdf)
Top ten atractions in Madrid
The Museo del Prado has the largest and most important collection of Spanish painting in the world, numbering more than 4,800 paintings and dating from the Romanesque period to the 19th-century. El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world. The numerous works by Goya, as well as by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and Velázquez, are some of the highlights of the collection.
This is one of the most beautiful ones in the city! El Retiro Park is a green oasis in the heart of the city. In it you’ll find all kinds of interesting monuments and gardens, including the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (Andalusian-inspired classicistic gardens), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rosaleda rose garden and the Parterre Francés.
The largest royal palace in Western Europe is a must-visit for all. The Royal Palace stands on the site of the former Alcazar of Madrid, a medieval fortress transformed into a lavish palace by John II, Charles V and Phillip II who in 1561 made it the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy.
This portico lined square is situated at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the old part of the city and one of the capital’s most charming districts. For centuries this place had hosted popular entertainments, bullfights, beatifications, coronations and the occasional auto de fe.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection is one of the most important private collections of paintings of the 20th century. Dürer, Rafael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Picasso, Hopper, Rothko. This is just part of the impressive list of great names that make up this collection, the work of just two generations.
This bustling square located bang in the centre of Madrid is one of the city’s most famous sites. With its semi-circular shape, it is a junction for many of the city’s historical and busiest streets such as Mayor, Arenal, Alcalá and Preciados, as well as the starting point for all major radial roads in Spain.
Cibeles Fountain has been standing in this emblematic square since 1782. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it stands in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name and which marks the start of Madrid’s avenue of art, the Paseo del Arte. The fountain is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace, Linares Palace, Cibeles Palace (it now houses Madrid City Hall and CentroCentro cultural centre), and the Bank of Spain.
Get behind the scenes of Real Madrid, explore the club's fascinating museum and step into the players' changing rooms!
Fun in MadridFlamenco
Plaza de las Ventas