ARCO Research Group

University of Extremadura, SPAIN

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Full Professor (Catedrático de Universidad)
ARCO Research Group
University of Extremadura, SPAIN


Full Address

Dept. Technologies of Computers & Communications (TC2)

University of Extremadura

Escuela Politecnica. Campus Universitario s/n

10003 Caceres. SPAIN

Phone: +34-927-257263




Research Interests: Parallel and Distributed Computing, Multiobjective Optimization, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Computation, Bioinformatics, Reconfigurable and Embedded Computing

Scientific Publications (more than 750 publications, more than 190 JCR-indexed journal papers): List of Publications

Participation in Research Projects (more than 25, as coordinator or researcher): List of Research Projects

Editor of JCR-indexed Journals: Journal of Systems Architecture (Area Editor, January 2008-At present), Sensors (Section Editor, July 2019-At present), Journal of Universal Computer Science (Editorial Board, December 2006-November 2020), IEEE Latin America Transactions (Steering Committee Editor, January 2019-September 2020), Microprocessors & Microsystems (Editorial Board, March 2004-December 2007)

Evaluator of Spanish and International Research Projects (France, Netherlands, Poland, Chile, and Uruguay)

Referee for the Promotion to the Tenured Rank of Professors of different Universities in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Jordan

Reviewer of Book Proposals for Elsevier

Reviewer of JCR-indexed Journals (more than 150 different journals, in alphabetical order): Ad Hoc Networks, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Advances in Engineering Software, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Algorithms for Molecular Biology, Annals of Operations Research, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Applied Intelligence, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Sciences, Applied Soft Computing, Aquatic Botany, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Review, BioData Mining, Bioinformatics, Biomass & Bioenergy, BioSystems, BMC Systems Biology, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Cluster Computing, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computer Communications, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Computer Networks, Computer Physics Communications, Computer Standards & Interfaces, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Computers & Operations Research, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Computers in Industry, Concurrency and Computation - Practice & Experience, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Desalination, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, Earth Science Informatics, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Electronics, Energies, Energy, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Computations, Engineering Optimization, Engineering Science and Technology - An International Journal - JESTECH, Entropy, European Journal of Control, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Frontiers in Genetics, Future Generation Computer Systems-The International Journal of eScience, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Genomics, IEEE Access, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Latin America Transactions, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IET Computers and Digital Techniques, Industrial Crops and Products, Information Sciences, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, International Journal of Electronics, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, International Journal of Parallel Programming, International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Electrical Engineering, ISA Transactions, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Computational Science, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Journal of Sensors, Journal of Supercomputing, Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Systems Architecture, Journal of the Franklin Institute - Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Journal of ZUS-A, Knowledge and Information Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, MATCH - Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry, Materials & Design, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Methods, Microelectronics Reliability, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Natural Computing, Neural Computing & Applications, Neurocomputing, Ocean Engineering, Omega - International Journal of Management Science, Optics and Laser Technology, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Optimization Letters, Parallel Computing, Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Physical Communication, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS One, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Renewable Energy, Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Science of the Total Environment, Scientia Iranica, Sensors, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Soft Computing, Stem Cells International, Sustainable Computing-Informatics & Systems, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Waste Management, etc.

Member of the Organizing or Program Committee of Conferences (more than 135 conferences, several years, in alphabetical order): Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Algorithms, Congress on Multicore and GPU Programming, IEEE BigData Congress, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on Smart Data Services, International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms, International Conference on Advances in Peer-to-Peer Systems, International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology, International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, International Conference on Data Engineering and Management, International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, International Conference on Electronic Information Technology and Computer Engineering, International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, International Conference on Frontier Computing, International Conference on Information Science and Technology, International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing, International Symposium on Computers in Education, International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and Processing, International Workshop on Biologically Inspired Parallel and Distributed Computing, International Workshop on Cloud for Bio, International Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on High Performance and Programmable Networking, International Workshop on Internet of Things - Improving the Quality of Human Life - Applications Showcase, International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on Smart Green Systems, Technologies and Approaches, Workshop on Embedded and Reconfigurable Computing, Workshop on Embedded Computing, Workshop on Ethics and University, Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Workshop on Parallelism, Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing and Applications, World Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Manufacturing, etc.

Supervised Ph.D. Theses: Jose M. Granado-Criado (February-2009), Beatriz Paniagua (December-2010), Jose M. Chaves-Gonzalez (June-2011), Marisa da Silva Maximiano (September-2011), Antonio Gomez-Iglesias (November-2011), David L. Gonzalez-Alvarez (June-2013), Alvaro Rubio-Largo (July-2013), Miguel Cardenas-Montes (October-2014), Sonia Maria Almeida da Luz (February-2015), Maria Arsuaga-Rios (February-2015), Maria Boton-Fernandez (March-2015), Victor Berrocal-Plaza (January-2016), Sergio Santander-Jimenez (January-2016), Jesus M. Sanchez-Gomez (February-2023)

Research Collaborations: List of Research Collaborations

R&D Transfers (more than 10, as coordinator or collaborator): List of R&D Transfers

Founder and Member of spin-off SENSOLOG S.L.

Membership to Research Networks: List of Research Networks



Head and Academic Secretary of the Department Technologies of Computers & Communications (University of Extremadura, in different periods, January 2009-March 2011 and May 2015-February 2019)



Professor in the Computer Architecture and Technology Area. Dept. Technologies of Computers & Communications. Univ. of Extremadura

More than 30 teaching innovation projects (as coordinator or collaborator)

Referee for teaching positions

Evaluator of Doctoral, Master, and Bachelor Theses in Spain, India, Germany, and Colombia

Computer Architecture. Bachelor on Computer Engineering. University of Extremadura

High Performance/Throughput Computing. Master on Computer Science. University of Extremadura

Advanced Computing. Bachelor on Telecommunication Engineering of Sound and Image. University of Extremadura

Doctoral Program on Computer Engineering. University of Extremadura & University of Vigo

Invited Professor. University of Leon (SPAIN). Doctoral Program on Intelligent Systems in Engineering (2003-2009)

Invited Professor. Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PORTUGAL). Doctoral Program on Informatics Technologies (2006-2009)

Invited Professor. University of Leon (SPAIN). Master on Research in Cybernetics (2010-2015)

Invited Professor. Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (PORTUGAL). Bachelor on Computer Engineering (2016)

Developer of Simulators for Educational Purpose: SMPCache, PipeSS-UEx


Mentions and Awards

Best Paper. 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. IEEE. 2011

Best Paper. 5th Iberian Grid Infrastructure Conference. Netbiblo. 2011

Best Paper. International Conference on Evolutionary Computation. INSTICC. 2009

Best Paper. 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. LNCS (Springer). 2008

Best Ph.D. Thesis. University of Extremadura.  Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. 2003

Best Academic File in Sciences. University of Extremadura / ARGENTARIA, SPAIN. 1998

Best Student in Computer Science. Master Degree. University of Extremadura. 1998

"Marcelo Rivas" Award. Best Academic File in Computer Science. University of Extremadura / Caja de Extremadura, SPAIN. 1997

Best Academic File in Sciences. University of Extremadura / ARGENTARIA-BEX, SPAIN. 1996

Best Student in Computer Science. Bachelor Degree. University of Extremadura. 1996

Last Update: February 2023