|From left: Alberto Prieto Espinosa, Isidro Ramos, Emilio López-Zapata, and Fernando Sáez Vacas.|
Also, two national awards recognized the activity of private and public institutions in the area. The Mare Nostrum Award was given to Grupo Telefónica (http://www.telefonica.es/acercadetelefonica/eng/index.shtml). The Ramón Llull Award for the institutional activity in Informatics Engineering was given ex-aequo to Prof. Alberto Prieto Espinosa, from the University of Granada and Juan José Moreno-Navarro, from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Juan José Moreno-Navarro is also the Director of SpaRCIM.