The parallel events, the central figures of the first day of the 2012 OSWC

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More than 400 people were present in the W3W Day in Spain lectures, the ISA-Europa meeting, the lWEE Unconference Committee and the International Public Software meeting in the Palacio de Congresos de Granada
 
The parallel events were the central figures of the first day of the 2012 Open Source World Confe-rence (OSWC), an event organized by the Economy, Innovation and Science Ministry during the time frame of the Más Digital event, were the Guadalinfo Dynamizers Meeting is also included. In total, more than 800 people filled the halls of the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Granada during the parallel meetings.
 
The first of these events was the W3W Day in Spain, a conference that has been organized since 2006 each year in a different spanish city, with the objective of sharing technological news and trends about the Web.
 
This edition's meeting was organized by the W3W in Spain Office and by the Information and Communication Center Foundation, in colaboration with the Junta of Andalusia. The conference, oriented towards the general public interested in ICTs, be in the business, public administration or researching fields, focused its attention this year on HTML5, a key piece of the Open Web Platform. Parallelly, some of the lectures were focused on different technologies for this platform, that offer the possibility of creating a Web much more richer, agile, easier for people to use and interoperable for the machines.
 
The movement surrounding Open Data and the reusing the public sector's information was another key topic of the W3W Day in Spain. Dominique Hazael-Massieux, director of the Mobile Web Initia-tive of the W3W, gave the inaugural lecture, with the Open Data session focussing on advanced technical themes regarding this type of initiatives, so as the impact of the Public Information Reuse Royal Decree of the Spanish administration. In the afternoon's conference, Asunción Gómez, director of the Ontology Engineering Group, Polytechnic University of Madrid, presented several examples for Linked Data applications, and Martin Álvares, responsible for the W3W in Spain Office, explained how to reuse Open (Linked) Data.
 
A novelty, was that this edition promoted the participation of the viewers, with the introduction of micro-presentations, short and informal five minute lectures, where every viewer interested had the chance of presenting their web standards based works.
 
The second parallel event was the European Commission's ISA (Interoperability Solutions for Eu-ropean Public Administrations) program workshop, that under the tile "European Public Administra-tions and Open SOurce SOftwaer: the power of the COmmunity", gathered twelve speakers, some of them connected with the open source community and other belonging to the Public Administra-tions connected with this type of software, to debate the challenges and opportunities of the Public Administrations that work with the open source developers community. Also, presenting before the viewers several european project towards the development of applications based on this type of technologies.
 
Parallelly, the e-Health in Emerging Economies International Conference (IWEEE) was held, a bi-annual congress organized by the GNU Solidario, celebrated in Spain and Brazil. Under the motto "Commitment", the viewers watched a detabe about the condition of open source software in the health sector, the level of adoption by the governments regarding e-Health and public health, and the need for open standards in medical informatics. Also, the participants draw the course of action regarding health applied open source software in developing countries. At the end of the meeting, each of the participants assumed the task of setting in motion measures during the next years that favor the improvement of the health sector using open source software.
 
Also, the International Public Software organized a meeting as part of the Más Digital's parallel events. The meeting is part of a inverse trade mission that is currently taking place in Andalusia towards the goal that its members can make contact with the andalusian business sector that works with open source, and establish cooperation bonds with the Junta of Andalusia. Professioanls from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador have all participated in the debate, that promotes the Latin American Administration Development Center (CLAD), backed by the UN's UNDP (United Nations Development Program) where several Latin American countries are involved with the objective of developing, in coordinated way, electroni governement applications, taht, thanks to open source software, allow governments to maintain their technologi-cal independence and reduce costs.
 
The Meeting for Heads of Service of Informatics of the Junta of Andalusia, the ONCE's Accessibili-ty Conference, CENATIC's Executive Commission and the Society of Information's Interdepart-mental Commission Meeting (CISI) of the Junta of Andalusia closed the parallel events held during the inaugural day.

Negroponte, Friday’s key figure

Tomorrow's conference is going to have Nicholas Negroponte as the key figure of the Más Digital event, which includes the Open Source World Conference (OSWC) and the Guadalinfo Dynamiz-ers Meeting. The co-founder and director of the MIT Media Lab is going to close the program with a plenary session that is going to take place after the speech of the Andalusian Government's President, José Antonio Griñan.
The OSWC, organized by the Economy, Innovation and Science Ministry, gathering more than 80 speakers and 600 participants, is going to offer in one of the most highlighted lectures the strategy that Latin American countries are following regarding open source development, in the International Public Software table. In other lectures, experts belonging to big companies, such as Iberia, Al-fresco, Fujitsu, Vodafone or Telefónica, are going to detail the growing role that open source is taking in the development of new products.
 
In another space, the presentation of four startups business projects open source based is going to take place. The projects, that have been selected from the proposals sent by their promoters during the OSWC's opening call last December, are WôÓS, Glob3, Xoowe and Servotic. Each project's responsible is going to present their business ideas to a panel of experts, that following the presentation, are going to ask them some questions and offer some advice and guidance so that they can set their ideas in motion.  
 
The OpenData, the practice based on that specific data be available for free for everyone, without copyright restrictions, patents or other mechanisms of control, is going to be the topic of one of OSWC's tables. The debate is going to have the participation of the Atmos company; Guzmán Garmendia, director-general of the Open Government of the Government of Navarra; José Luis Marín, CEO of Euroalert; José Antonio Recio, of Fundecyt - Junta of Extremadura, and Marc Gar-riga, from  Barcelona's city council.
 
Also, one of OSWC's topics is going to be the development of open source technologies in the university field. The debate is going to be held by Francisco Triguero, Secretary General of Univer-sities, Investigation and Technology of the Economy, Innovation and Science Ministry; Juan Julián Merelo, permanent professor, and head of the Open Source Office of the University of Granada; Elena Marrero Méndez and Pablo Suárez Hernández, of the University La Laguna, and  Ma-nuel  Palomo Duarte, Director of the Free Software and Open Knowledge Office of the University of Cadiz. Also participating in this meeting are the Universities of Salamanca and Cordoba.