The Second Spanish Conference on Informatics (CEDI 2007) is to take place between 11-14 September, 2007 in Zaragoza, Spain. The main goal is to join the Spanish informatics research community in order to demonstrate scientific advances, discuss specific problems and improve the visibility of this area in Spain, while emphasizing its role in the age of the information society.
CEDI has a 'federated conference' format, joining several more specific symposia in areas including Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Databases, Programming Languages, Parallelism and Computer Architectures, Computer Graphics, Concurrency, Soft-Computing, Pattern Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer Interaction. In addition to the scientific activities of each symposium, the conference will organize a number of invited talks, round tables, social events and a gala dinner, at which several national awards in Computer Science will be announced: the "José García Santesmases Award" for the most outstanding professional career, the 'Aritmel Award' for the researcher developing the most significant scientific contributions to informatics engineering, and the 'Mare Nostrum' and 'Ramón Llull' Awards to companies and institutions developing research activities.
More than 1000 researchers are expected to attend the conference. The event will be funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and is sponsored by SpaRCIM. The conference is organized by the Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering at the University of Zaragoza. It will be chaired by Victor Viñals Yúfera from the University of Zaragoza, with Juan José Moreno Navarro (UPM and SpaRCIM director) as Program Chair.