The Sixth Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW'08)

July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008. Cercedilla, near Madrid (Spain)

Important Dates

  • 11-Mar-2008 | Registration Opens
  • 20-Apr-2008 | Registration Closes
  • 01-May-2008 | Notification of Acceptance
  • 30-May-2008 | Deadline for Payment of Registration
  • 06-Jul-2008 | Arrival of Participants
  • 07-Jul-2008 | Start of Event
  • 12-Jul-2008 | End of event


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Venue Details

Cercedilla is a small village in the mountains near Madrid. The school will be held in the Universidad Politècnica de Madrid's student house. The student house has a range of facilities to make your stay more pleasant including en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bars and restaurants in the village.

A gala dinner will be included in the cost.

*** Residencia Lucas Olazabal is an Official UPM building and it is only reserved for the SSSW08 event. For extra accomodation, we recommend to book in Hotel Tirol in Madrid ***

Residencia Lucas Olazabal

The Residence Lucas Olazabal is located in Cercedilla, in the forest of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in a place known as Las Dehesas de Cercedilla, which is 50 km. far from Madrid, and 15 km far from Navacerrada.

How to go to Cercedilla from Madrid-Barajas airport

The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas. Once you are in Madrid, the best option to go to Cercedilla is by train from Nuevos Ministerios Train Station.

The estimated time of the whole trip (from Barajas airport to Cercedilla Residence) is around 2 hours.

How to go to Nuevos Ministerios Train station from the airport?

There are two options. You can take the Metro (subway) or a taxi.

If you take the subway (here you can download the map of the subway), you will also have to use the local bus service depending on which Terminal you arrive. There are two options:

If you arrive at Terminal 1, 2 or 3 in Barajas Airport:

  • Take line 8 (the pink line on the map) at the airport until you arrive to Nuevos Ministerios stop.

If you arrive at Terminal 4 in Barajas Airport:

  • Take the bus 201 that goes straight from Terminal T4 until you arrive to Barajas Metro Station (AV.LOGROÑO-C° VIEJO DE HORTALEZA bus stop)

  • Take line 8 (the pink line on the map) at Barajas Metro station until you arrive to Nuevos Ministerios stop.

The Bus cost is 1.00EUR and the Subway cost is 1.00EUR If you take this way, the total time from Airport to Nuevos Ministerios train station will be around 45 min

If you go by taxi from the airport to Nuevos Ministerios train station, the costs will be about 25EUR and the time will be around 15 minutes (click here for more information about taxis).

Going by train to Cercedilla

The train leaves from Nuevos Ministerios train station, and arrives to Cercedilla's depot, which is located in the village of Cercedilla. You can check the train timetable below.

Here you can find the site of railway of Madrid (Cercanias) in spanish. You can find there a map (Plano) of all railway lines.

Going by bus to Cercedilla

Going by bus to Cercedilla is not recommended

Getting to the Residence

The train depot in Cercedilla is 1.5 km away from the Residence. You should take a taxi to get to the residence. For more information about the taxis click here. Besides, members of the summer school will be giving direction of how to get a taxi on the train station.

If there is nobody waiting for you at the Cecerdilla train station, please phone to one of following numbers (the list will be updated in July):

  • Residencia's number: (34) 91 852 23 78


The infrastructure and the environment allow different educational, cultural and recreational activities. The building is located in a 10,000 m2 beautiful park.

Academic Activity

There is a social hall with capacity for 100 people where conferences take place. There are also three classrooms, with capacity for 35 people each, totally equipped. The equipment of these classrooms include the possibility of connecting computers for presentations, Internet navigation, etc. There is also a library in the first floor, which may be transformed into another classroom.

Common Outbuildings

Like common outbuildings, the Residence Lucas Olazabal has a social hall of 120 m2, a general dining room of 126 m2 and a protocol dining room of 45 m2. For the residence of assistants it has 126 beds, distributed in 80 rooms; 36 individual and 45 doubles, all of them with individual bath and totally equipped. The equipment completes with a kitchen with all the necessary elements for the maintenance of assistants and common residents, as well as services of reception, laundry, etc.

Further Recreational Activities

There are some activities that take place inside of the building: cinema-video, TV, board games; others, such us strolls and excursions to the vicinity of the Residence, with pleasant and interesting routes like the Calzada Romana, Pradera de Navarrulaque, Camino de Puricelli, etc. A train may also be taken to Puerto de Cotos from Cercedilla. There are stops in Camorrito and Puerto de Navacerrada. In the last one, it is possible to practice sky during the winter time. There is also an outdoors swimming pool filled with water taken directly from local springs.