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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NEO in EU COST Action CA22137

Both Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI and Francisco CHICANO have been accepted as members of the working group N° 3 of the EU COST Action CA22137 Randomised Optimisation Algorithms Research Network (ROAR-NET). The project will last from 02/10/2023 to 01/10/2027. More details can be found on this LINK.

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The 2024 Edition of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Special Session (CEC’24)

The NEO members Zakaria A. DAHI, Francisco Chicano and Gabriel Luque together with Bilel Derbel from the INRIA research center (France) are organising the 2nd edition of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence special session that will take place at the IEEE 2024 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’24), on June 30th to July 5th 2024 in Yokohama, Japan and published by IEEE. For more details,…

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Quantum Computer Simulator Repository

Happy to announce the release of Ψ-Rep: a repository for quantum computer simulators. It is based on a previously published work of NEO members: Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, Enrique Alba, Francisco Chicano, Gabriel Luque and Rodrigo Gil-Merino. The goal is to provide an archive keeping track of advances in the field and assisting practitioners in choosing the most convenient…

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NEO Paper in GECCO’23 Conference

Francisco Chicano, Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI and Gabriel Luque, members of the NEO research group have been accepted a paper on quantum computing titled “An Efficient QAOA via a Polynomial QPU-Needless Approach” in the second edition of the workshop on Quantum Optimisation within the prestigious Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in Lisbon on July 15-19, 2023.

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NEO Team Presenting at OLA’23

Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, a researcher member of the NEO research group has presented, during the International Conference in Optimization and Learning (published by Springer), a work he has made jointly with José Ángel Morell Martínez, Francisco Chicano, Gabriel Luque and Enrique Alba: “Time Series Forecasting for Parking Occupancy: Case Study of Malaga and Birmingham Cities”.

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The OLA Conference is Here: 1st Day Highlights!

Both Prof. Francisco Chicano from the NEO group (UMA) and Prof. El-Ghazali Talbi, from the University of Lille and INRIA, have inaugurated the International Conference on Optimisation and Learning (OLA). This first day has been marked by several presentations that have generated a lot of interest and discussions among the participants and the audience as…

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