The Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO Group) is a university research group existing since 1995 and located at the Polytechnic School of the University of Extremadura, Spain. This group has been successfully funded by several national research initiatives of Spanish agencies of science and technology, such as APRIS (TIC2000-0475), TRACER (TIC2002-04498-C05-01), OPLINK (TIN2005-008818-C04-03), MSTAR (TIN2008-06491-C04-04), and BIO (TIN2012-30685) projects, among others, and along with many other regional projects (and contracts with companies). In all of these projects the group has tackled both theoretical and applied research using advanced computing techniques in several fields such as: parallel and distributed computing, reconfigurable and embedded computing, multiobjective optimization, evolutionary and bio-inspired computation, bioinformatics, wireless sensor networks, etc.

All these projects have allowed them to build a research infrastructure which is actually mature and that offers high-quality scientific results.