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. Today, ICSO envisions an accelerated technological and industrial transformation. As a result, it has expanded its investigative capabilities to include intelligent, agile-optimization, and biased-randomized algorithms that apply a heuristic, metaheuristic, and simheuristic approach. Bioinformatics, Business Intelligence, Computational Finance, and both Computer and Data Science have also become ICSO’s focal research areas. Real-time solutions and data distribution systems such as Operations Research, Distributed Computing, and Cloud, as well as Optimization, Simulation, Machine Learning analytics and methods have been incorporated into ICSO’s research activities to support real-life decision making for the Healthcare, Production, E-Commerce, Green Transportation, Telecommunication, Internet Computing, Smart Cities, and Sustainable and Computational Logistics sectors by adopting sustainable development goals while applying a gender perspective.