The NEO Research group works at the Institute of Software (IIS) and sits in the Department LCC of the University of Malaga (Spain). NEO is composed of both young and experienced members with the global target of using artificial intelligence and software engineering for solving multidisciplinary Real-World Problems of interest for our society. This includes smart cities, intelligent software tools, transport, environmental advances, intelligent communications in vehicles, and more.

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Quantum Artificial Intelligence Course

The NEO members Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, Francisco Chicano, Gabriel Luque from the University of Malaga and their collaborator Rodrigo Gil-Merino y Rubio from the UNIR are teaching a course on quantum artificial intelligence within the General Fundation of the University of Malaga (FGUMA) from February to June 2022.

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Quantum Artificial Intelligence Workshop (CEC’23)

The NEO members Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, Francisco Chicano and Gabriel Luque are organising a special session on Quantum Artificial Intelligence that will take place at the IEEE 2023 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’23), on July 1st-5th, 2023 in Chicago, USA and published by IEEE. For more details, please visit:

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NEO Papers Accepted in CAEPIA

10 scientific works of the NEO group have been accepted in the 19th edition of the Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA). Here is a pick of some of them: A Survey on Quantum Computer Simulators: Zakaria Abdelmoiz Dahi, Enrique Alba, Rodrigo Gil-Merino, Francisco Chicano and Gabriel Luque. Quantum Computing: Present and…

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A New GPU Infrastructure for AI

The new Exascale Laboratory will allow enhanced research and high quality publications for NEO !

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Paper selected for Editor’s Choice of EJOR

The paper “Incorporating Decision-Maker’s Preferences into the AutomaticConfiguration of Bi-Objective Optimisation Algorithms” was selected as one of the Editor’s Choice Articles of the European Journal of Operational Research (Q1/IF:4.213), January, 2021.

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Nomination for best conference papers in EvoStar 2021

Two articles of the group have been nominated as best paper in EvoCOP: Hybridization of Racing Methods with Evolutionary Operators for Simulation Optimization of Traffic Lights Programs Christian Cintrano, Javier Ferrer, Manuel López-Ibáñez and Enrique Alba and EvoApps: Improving Efficiency and Diversity by Using Metaheuristics plus Integer Linear Programming Miguel Ángel Domínguez Ríos, Francisco Chicano…

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