The Internet Computing & Systems Optimization (ICSO) Consolidated Research Group (2017-SGR-111) welcomes you. ICSO is the succeeding research group of the Distributed, Parallel, and Collaborative Systems (DPCS) group, and an affiliate of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) Investigation Center at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, Spain. Collectively, they have embraced common interests in the developments of distributed and parallel computing systems, and collaborative information systems that incorporate peer-to-peer, shared memory, message passing computing paradigms, and high performance computing applications. Research at ICSO focuses on the development of state-of-the-art artificial intelligent algorithms (biased-randomized heuristics, simheuristics, learnheuristics, etc.), simulation-optimization models, and data analytics / machine learning methods, as well as on Internet computing and collaborative systems. ICSO also explores applications of the aforementioned algorithms and methods in a myriad of fields, including: sustainable logistics and transportation, computer / telecommunication systems, finance and insurance, smart cities, bioinformatics & health care, learning analytics, e-commerce / e-marketing, etc.