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Spanish Thematic Network of Open Data and Smart Cities

The Spanish thematic network on Open Data and Smart Cities started in December 2014, with the objective to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices in the area of open data and its application to smart cities, among research groups, technology centers, public administrations and private companies.

The network is led by Oscar Corcho from the Ontology Engineering Group (UPM). Other founding members of the network are the following: IAAA - Universidad de ZaragozaGRIHO - Universitat de LleidaMoreLab - Universidad de DeustoARC La Salle - Universitat Ramon LlulQuercus - Universidad de ExtremaduraLaboratorio de Bases de Datos - Universidade da CoruñaKhaos - Universidad de Málaga and Universitat Jaume I. The network will have funds during years 2015 and 2016, granted by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.

The participation in the network is open to any individual, research group, association, public administration or private company that is interested in the network activities. You can also follow us in Twitter (@opencitydata_es) and subscribe to your mailing list ( And if you are interested in publishing in our blog, or on federating some of your blog entries on it, contact us.