Conference Dates: September 18 - 21, 2017
Conference Location: Crowne Plaza Fira Center, Barcelona, Spain
In 1992, Sandia National Laboratories started the Meshing Roundtable as a small meeting of like-minded companies and organizations striving to establish a common focus for research and development in the field of mesh and grid generation. Sandia National Laboratories continues to organize the International Meshing Roundtable, which has become recognized as an international focal point annually attended by researchers and developers from dozens of countries around the world.
The International Meshing Roundtable continues to focus on bringing together researchers and developersfrom academia, national labs and industry in a stimulating, open environment to share technical information related to mesh generation and general pre-processing techniques. This year's roundtable will be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Located in Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is a world leading tourist destination known for stunning architecture, both historic and modern, located throughout the city and surrounding area. Rich in history, the city offers a variety of parks, museums and archaeological sites of interest. For those who prefer dining and shopping experience can be found throughout the city.
In Barcelona, and throughout Catalonia, there are two official languages: Catalan, the language of the Catalans, and Spanish, the official language of Spain. As in most European countries GMT is the time system used in Barcelona and the euro is its official currency. The Mediterranean Sea breezes mean that Barcelona enjoys pleasant weather. Find out for yourself and check the forecast!
Wherever you are in Barcelona, there's always something to see nearby around the neighbourhood or district: jewels of Catalan architecture, markets that are a treat for the senses, parks, and treasures of the ancient Roman and medieval city. Barcelona has a wide range of transport options that cover the city.
We cannot forget to mention gastronomy in Barcelona and the Catalan cuisine. Catalonia is a gastronomic paradise, and it comes as no surprise that Catalonia was named European Region of Gastronomy in 2016. The Barcelona's cultural life is just as rich with museums, exhibition centres, and art galleries.
The first settlements date back to the Neolithic age, but the city was actually founded by the Romans and referred as Barcino at the end of the 1st century BC. The roman defensive wall is still visible in the old town.
Barcelona was ruled by the Muslims for over 200 years, and later reconquered by the Christians to become one of the main residences of the Crown of Aragon. In the Gothic quarter from 13th to the 15th centuries Barcelona was the economical and political center of the Western Mediterranean.
From the 15th to 18th centuries Barcelona struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. Finally, the city fell to the Bourbon troops and started to be ruled by the Spaniards. The cultural recovery began in the mid-19th century with the arrival of the development of the textile industry.
This recovery resulted in an urban renewal of Barcelona that culminated during the 20th century. The urbanization landmark is the Eixample district featuring the most distinctive Catalan art-nouveu buildings. One of the most eminent architects was the Catalan Antoni Gaudí who designed internationally acclaimed buildings such as La Pedrera, the Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia church.
For more information about Barcelona, Spain, please visit: Barcelona Visit Center.