Two hundred congressmen and professionals from forty universities, research centers and companies participate in the Conference of the Spanish Society of Computer Architecture and Technology (SARTECO)which are celebrated until Friday in Real city at the initiative of this academic and scientific association founded in 2006 with the purpose of contributing to scientific and technological development in this area.
In its thirty-third edition, the meeting It is organized by the Computer Architecture and Networks (ARCO) group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)with the support of the Ciudad Real Higher School of Informatics.
The Conferences have become the national reference to learn about the latest advances in areas such as the development and programming of embedded systems, reconfigurable logic, high-performance computing and heterogeneous architectures; some lines of work with a high social impact and with applications so common in daily life with mobile phones, smart watches, drones, artificial intelligence or even the development of new medicines.
At the opening of the meeting, the UCLM professor and head of the local organizing committee, Jesús Barba, stressed precisely the relevance of architecture and computer technology in the daily activity of the population and, by extension, the importance of a forum in which advances in these lines of research are presented. Likewise, he highlighted the involvement of leading companies in the sector – some based in Castilla-La Mancha -, such as Tecnobit, Cojali, Semidynamics and Avnet Silica in the SARTECO-PRO space, which serves to “discover synergies and create new opportunities for collaboration between companies and researchers, especially the youngest ones.”
For his part, the UCLM professor and president of the Spanish Society of Computer Architecture and Technology, Francisco Quiles, has pointed out the pioneering nature of this organization, “which researched in the area of computing in Spain when almost no one did”; and has pointed out its strategic value in technological development, from the domestic PC, to the most ambitious applications of artificial intelligence or aeronautics. “The Government of Spain has a special interest in training specialist engineers in this field in order to attract companies in this sector to the country,” he stated.
When asked by journalists, he also referred to the sweet moment experienced by research and teaching in the field of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, remembering that the three degrees offered by this university in Albacete, Ciudad Real and Talavera de la Reina have covered all the places for new students, even establishing access grades. Specifically regarding the Ciudad Real Higher School of Informatics, Quiles has assured that “it is an excellent school, with research capacity and very high-level groups. The ESI is among the first Computer Science schools in the country and it is fortunate that it is at the UCLM,” he noted.
The mayor of Ciudad Real, Francisco Cañizares Jiménez, also participated in the opening of the SAERCO 23 Computer Architecture and Technology Society Conference; the director of the Ciudad Real Higher School of Informatics, Crescencio Bravo; the provincial delegate of Education, Culture and Sports in Ciudad Real, José Jesús Caro Sierra; and the fifth vice president of the Ciudad Real Provincial Council and responsible for the Government area of Sociocultural and Tourism Promotion, María Jesús Pelayo. Everyone has agreed to congratulate the organization of the meeting and to be pleased that the capital will become the epicenter of computer architecture and technology for three days.
The agenda includes technical sessions of the XXXIII Parallelism Conference (JP2023) and the VII Embedded and Reconfigurable Computing Conference (JCER2023), as well as a new edition of the contests “Your Thesis in Three Minutes” and “Your Master’s Thesis in Three Minutes”, which aims to reward the best thesis and master’s final projects in the area.