From 4th to 8th of September, the XIII Global Optimization Workshop GOW’16 was held in Braga (Portugal) and a large part of our research group members attended. It was a great opportunity to swap ideas, to know about other research lines, to share interesting problems and to learn about new methodologies to solve them.

Moreover, our group presented some of its latest research works at the following talks, whose extended resumes can be found at the proceedings book:

  • A Preference-Based Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Approximating a Region of Interest. Ernestas Filatovas, Olga Kurasova, Juana López Redondo and José Fernández. Pp. 21-24.
  • Energy-Aware Computation of Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization. G. Ortega, J.J. Moreno, E. Filatovas, J.A. Martínez and E.M. Garzón. Pp. 25-28.
  • Locating a Facility with the Partially Probabilistic Choice Rule. José Fernández, Boglárka G.-Tóth, Juana López Redondo and Pilar Martínez Ortigosa. Pp. 29-32.
  • On Regular Refinement of Unit Simplex by just Visiting Grid Points. L.G. Casado, J.M.G. Salmerón, B.G.-Tóth, E.M.T. Hendrix and I. García. Pp. 33-36.
  • On Metaheuristics for Longest Edge Bisection of the Unit Simplex to Minimise the Search Tree Size. J.M.G. Salmerón, J.L. Redondo, E.M.T. Hendrix and L.G. Casado. Pp. 41-44.
  • On Regular Simplex Division in Solving Blending Problems. J.M.G. Salmerón, L.G. Casado, E.M.T. Hendrix and J.F.R Herrera. Pp. 45-48.
  • On Achieving a Desired Flux Distribution on the Receiver of a Solar Power Tower Plant. N.C. Cruz, J.L. Redondo, J.D. Álvarez, M. Berenguel and P.M. Ortigosa. Pp. 61-64.
  • Optimization of Enzymes Inactivation in High Pressure Processes. Miriam R. Ferrández, Juana L. Redondo, Benjamin Ivorra, Ángel M. Ramos and Pilar M. Ortigosa. Pp. 69-72.
  • On B&B Algorithms in Greenhouse Climate Control. Marleen Hermelink, Eligius M. T. Hendrix and Rene Haijema. Pp. 77-80.
  • Multiobjective Based Scoring Function for Ligand Based Virtual Screening. Savíns P. Martín, Juana L. Redondo, Helena den-Haan A., Horacio Pérez-Sánchez and Pilar M. Ortigosa. Pp. 105-108.
  • On Regular Simplex Refinement in Copositivity Detection. J.M.G. Salmerón, P. Amaral, L.G. Casado, E.M.T. Hendrix and J. Žilinskas. Pp. 163-166

Miembros del grupo SAL durante el GOW


Grupo durante la sesión de póster


Between 20 to 22 April was held 4th International Conference on Work-Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO) in Granada. It brought together researchers from different areas: computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics and biomedicine.

Part of our research group (Pilar Martínez Ortigosa, Juani López Redondo and Savíns Puertas Martín) in close collaboration with researchers from the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia presented the work developed in recent months through a poster. In it, it explained how to solve by monoobjetivo evolutionary algorithm to compare the form of ligands. During the poster session, the work was very popular among different researchers who are especially interested in the parallelization of the algorithm.


The title of the exposed work can be seen below:

Enhancing Molecular Shape Comparison by a Global Evolutionary Algorithm, Savíns P. Martín1, Juana L. Redondo1, Helena den-Haan2, H. Perez-Sanchez2 and P.M. Ortigosa1

1Supercomputing: Algorithm Research Group (TIC-146) Department of Informatics, ceiA3, University of Almeria, Spain

2Bioinformatics and High Performance Computing Research Group (BIO-HPC),Computer Science Department, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain


In the image below you can see the group during the poster session.

This July, from 3rd to 6th, some of the members of our research group have attended to the CMMSE (International Conference Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering) conference, in its 16th edition, edition, which has been celebrated in Rota, Cádiz, Spain, to present their most recent works. Specifically, Pilar Martínez Ortigosa, Ester Martín Garzón, Juan José Moreno Riado and Nicolás Calvo Cruz have been to the conference. All the presented works have had a very positive acceptance. This picture was taken at the poster session:


The entire titles of their works are included next:

  • N.C. Cruz, J.L. Redondo, J.D. Álvarez, M. Berenguel and P.M. Ortigosa. On applying a parallel Teaching­Learning­Based optimization procedure for automatic heliostat aiming. In 16th International Conference Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, pp. 424­432, 2016. (Talk presentation)
  • J.J. Moreno, G. Ortega, E. Filatovas, J.A. Martínez and E.M. Garzón. Evaluation of an Evolutionary Multi­Objective Optimization algorithm on a ARM+GPU system. In 16th International Conference Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 893­896, 2016. (Poster presentation)
  • G. Ortega, A.M. Puertas and E.M. Garzón. Accelerating Microrheology models on HPC architectures. In 16th International Conference Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 932­937, 2016. (Poster presentation)

By following this link, the complete proceedings book can be found: