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< Contents ERCIM News No. 63, October 2005
SpaRCIM - Spanish Awards in Informatics - during the First Spanish Conference on Informatics (CEDI 2005) in Granada, 13-16 September 2005, two new national awards have been granted to prominent Spanish researchers. The 'José García Santesmases Award' for the most outstanding professional career was presented to Prof. Antonio Vaquero from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Antonio Vaquero is one of the founders of Informatics in Spain, both as an academic discipline and as a very active research field. The ‘Aritmel Award’ for the researcher developing the most significant scientific contributions to informatics engineering was given ex-aequo to Manuel Hermenegildo, from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Mateo Valero, from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Mateo Valero has strongly contributed to the development of high performance computing. Manuel Hermenegildo is well-known for his many scientific contributions in the areas of software engineering and programming languages. Finally, the 'Mare Nostrum Award' was given to the companies Telvent and iSOCO, and the Ramón Llull Award gone to the Junta de Extremadura.