The mission of SpaRCIM is the promotion and coordination of Spanish research groups in order to face the challenges raised by current and future problems in computer science and applied mathematics. Within these areas, SpaRCIM aims at promoting high-quality research through multiple activities on the European scene, such as setting-up joint projects, participating in working groups, disseminating results to a broad audience (including the research community, industry, and the public in general), or co-funding fellowships.
The main research areas of SpaRCIM are centered around:
Several of the SpaRCIM members offer faculty positions, post-docs, and graduate scholarships. Other programs in Spain include:
SpaRCIM's decentralized organization is currently spread over six universities and two research institutes (from the Spanish Research Council, CSIC, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, IMDEA):
|Artificial Intelligence Research Institute - CSIC (IIIA / CSIC)||Ramón López de Mántaras|
|CITIC - University of Granada (CITIC / UGR)||Alberto Prieto|
|IMDEA Software Institute||Manuel Hermenegildo|
|Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC)||Esperanza Marcos|
|Technical University of Catalunya (UPC)||Fco. Javier Larrosa|
|Technical University of Madrid (UPM)||Manuel Carro|
|Technical University of Valencia (UPV)||María Alpuente|
|University of Malaga (UMA)||Ernesto Pimentel|
SpaRCIM groups around 500 scientists including over 200 doctoral students and 40 postdocs and engineers.
SpaRCM was previously the Spanish representative in ERCIM. Spain joined ERCIM in 1993 through AEDIMA, the first "consortium type" member of ERCIM. In 2003, after a foundational meeting, participation continued through SpaRCIM, a more focused consortium aimed at representing Spanish computer science research. In 2004 SpaRCIM organized the ERCIM Fall meetings. SpaRCIM participation in ERCIM continued until the end of 2016.