8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems

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Barcelona, Spain
September 10-12th, 2008

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BarcelonaBarcelona is the capital and most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population in the Metropolitan Area of around 3 million. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besňs, and is limited to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).

Barcelona is a major economic centre, with one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport is the second largest in Spain. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona and the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domčnech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Catalan government, known as the Generalitat de Catalunya; of particular note are the executive branch, the parliament and the Supreme Court of Catalonia. The city is also the capital of the county (comarca) of the Barcelončs.
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