During the Second Spanish Conference on Informatics (CEDI 2007) in Zaragoza on 11-14 September 2007, two national awards have been granted to prominent Spanish researchers. The José García Santesmases Award to the most outstanding professional career has gone ex-aequo to Prof. Enric Trillas from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Prof. Ramón Puigjaner from the Universidad de las Islas Baleares (UIB). Enric Trillas was the pioneer of Soft Computing in Spain. Ramón Puigjaner has played a very prominent role in the development of the Spanish curriculum in informatics. The Aritmel Award for the researcher developing the most significant scientific contributions to informatics engineering was given to Prof. José Duato, from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). José Duato has strongly contributed to the development of high performance computer architechtures.

Also, two national awards recognized the activity of private and public institutions in the area. The companay Panda Security received the Mare Nostrum Award and the Spanish ministry for education and science (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia) got the Ramón Llull Award.

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