Institutos Universitarios

DEC-HUMLOG: Decision AID Models and Data Science for Disaster Logistics, Sustainability and Social Analysis

Brief description

DEC-HUMLOG focuses on the development of new mathematical models for decision aid in management, with special emphasis in Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Management, Development and Human Behaviour. The mathematical framework is Operational Research and Data Science. Among the models and methods used and developed are Integer Programming, Stochastic Programming, Metaheuristics, Multicriteria Decision Making, Decision with Uncertainty and Risk, Game Theory, Fuzzy Logic, Machine Learning... applied to problems of planning, location, transportation, distribution, networks, assessment, forecasting, classification... These models are developed for applications in several sectors, as, assessment, preparedness and response in relief operations, especially in developing countries; wildfires prevention, preparedness and response; staff rostering in different sectors; transportation and location; images classification; social networks; and sustainable development.




External Collaborators

  • Federico Liberatore (Visiting professor URJC, Assistant Professor University of Kent, United Kingdom)
  • Elisenda Molina Ferragut (Associate Professor, BS Institute of Financial Big Data, UC3M)



  • I. Flores, M. T. Ortuño, G. Tirado. A goal programming model for early evacuation of vulnerable people and relief distribution during a wildfire. Safety Science. 2023, 164.
  • I. Barbeito, D. Precioso, M. J. Sierra, S. V. Azcárate, S. F. Balbuena, B. Vitoriano, D. G. Ullate, R. Cao, S. Monge and the Study Group for Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in Spain. Effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions in nine fields of activity to decrease SARS-CoV-2 transmission (Spain, September 2020-May 2021). Frontiers in Public Health, Sec. Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology and Prevention. 2023, 11.
  • G. Aguilera-Venegas, E. Roanes-Lozano, G. Rojo-Martínez, J. L. Galán-García. A proposal of a mixed diagnostic system based on decision trees and probabilistic experts rules. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 427 (2023) 115130.

  • J. León, B. Vitoriano, J. Hearne. A risk-averse solution for the prescribed burning problem. Safety Science, 2023, 158. 
  • E. Roanes-Lozano, A. Martínez-Zarzuelo. A Decision Making Tool for Mathematics Curricula Formal Verification. In Mathematics Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. 2022, 77 - 88.
  • E. Roanes Macías, E. Roanes Lozano. Redescubriendo y extendiendo algunos lugares geométricos clásicos con ayuda de GeoGebra. Boletín de la Soc. Puig Adam. 2021, 112, 7-26.
  • M. Villalba-Orero, E. Roanes-Lozano. A Prototype of a Decision Support System for Equine Cardiovascular Diseases Diagnosis and Management. Mathematics. 2021, 9(20), 2580.
  • A. Molina, E. Miedes, L. Bacete, J. T. Rodríguez, H. Mélida, N. Denancé, A. Sánchez-Vallet, M. P. Rivière, G. López, A. Freydier, X. Barlet, S. Pattathil, M. Hahn, D. Goffner. Arabidopsis cell wall composition determines disease resistance specificity and fitness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2021, 118(5).
  • M. Fenoy, G. A. Muñoz-Fernández, J. R. Pareja Monturiol, J. B. Seoane-Sepúlveda. Healthy versus congestive heart failure patients — An approach via the Hurst parameter. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. 2021, 103, Article number 106004.
  • Eugenio Roanes Lozano, Eugenio Roanes Macías. A simplified introduction to Virus Propagation using Maple's Turtle Graphics Package Suitable for Children. In Maple in Mathematics Education and Research. Editorial: Springer Nature Switzerland AG (Communications in Computer and Information Science CCIS 1414). 2021, 334-349. ISSN 1865-0929, 1865-0937 (electronic), ISBN 978-3-030-81697-1, ISBN 978-3-030-81698-8 (eBook).
  • A. Almech, E. Roanes Lozano. An Accelerated-Time Simulation of Queues at Ticket Offices at Railway Stations. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2021, 2021, Article ID 9313174.
  • F. Castiblanco, C. Franco, J. T. Rodríguez, J. Montero. A characterization of reciprocal fuzzy preference structures and its compatibility with standard fuzzy preference structures. Fuzzy Sets and Systems. 2021.
  • E. Roanes-Lozano, C. Solano-Macías. Using Fractals and Turtle Geometry to Visually Explain the Spread of a Virus to Kids: A STEM Multitarget Activity. Mathematics in Computer Science. 2021, 15, 689–699.
  • M. Sierra-Paradinas, O. Soto-Sánchez, A. Alonso-Ayuso, F. J. Martín-Campo, M. Gallego. An exact model for a slitting problem in the steel industry. European Journal of Operational Research. 2021.
  • A. Denstad, E. Ulsund, M. Christiansen, L. M. Hvattum, G. Tirado. Multi-objective optimization for a strategic ATM network redesign problem. Annals of Operations Research (2019). 2021, 296, 733
  • F. Liberatore, J. León, J. Hearne, B. Vitoriano. Fuel management operations planning in fire management: A bilevel optimisation approach. Safety Science. 2021, 137, Article number 105181.
  • E. Roanes-Lozano, J. L. Galán-García, G. Aguilera-Venegas. A computer approach to overtaking station track layout diagram design using graphs. An alternative track diagram proposal for these stations. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. 2021, 391, Article number 113455.
  • C. Roncero-Clemente, E. Roanes-Lozano, F. Barrero-González. A Multi-Criteria Computer Package-Based Energy Management System for a Grid-Connected AC Nanogrid. Mathematics. 2021, 9(5), Article number 487, 1-25.
  • A. Urrutia-Zambrana, G. Tirado, A. Mateos. Variable Neighborhood Search to solve the Generalized Orienteering ProblemInternational Transactions in Operational Research. 2021, 28, 142-167.
  • D. Vélez, A. Ayuso, C. Perales-González, J. T. Rodríguez. Churn and Net Promoter Score forecasting for business decision-making through a new stepwise regression methodology. Knowledge-Based Systems. 2020, 196, Article number 105762.
  • M. Sierra-Paradinas, Antonio Alonso-Ayuso, F. J. Martín-Campo, F. Rodríguez-Calo, E. Lasso. Facilities Delocation in the Retail Sector: A Mixed 0-1 Nonlinear Optimization Model and Its Linear Reformulation. Mathematics. 2020, 8(11), 1986.
  • E. Roanes-Lozano. Looking for Compatible Routes in the Railway Interlocking System of an Overtaking Station Using a Computer Algebra System. In Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing. 2020, 528-542. CASC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12291. Springer, Cham, Suiza.
  • E. Roanes-Lozano, E. A. Casella, F. Sánchez, A. Hernando. Diagnosis in tennis serving technique. Algorithms. 13 (5), 106.
  • E. Roanes Lozano, A. Martínez-Zarzuelo, M. J. Fernández-Díaz. An application of knowledge engineering to mathematics curricula organization and formal verification. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2020, Article ID 3485846, 12 pages.
  • E. Roanes-Lozano, P. Solin. Revisiting Elementary Arithmetic Through the Development of Iterative Sentences: Some Brief Reflections about the Ordering of the Corresponding Teaching Activities. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education. 2020, 27(3), 129-134, Link.
  • E. Roanes Macías, E. Roanes Lozano. Introduciendo la derivación de funciones a través de visualización con GeoGebra. Boletín de la Sociedad "Puig Adam" de Profesores de Matemáticas. 2020, 110, 29-45. ISSN: 1135-0261. Link.
  • P. Solin, E. Roanes-Lozano. Using Computer Programming as an Effective Complement to Mathematics Education: Experimenting with the Standards for Mathematics Practice in a Multidisciplinary Environment for Teaching and Learning with Technology in the 21st Century. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education. 2020, 27(3), 147-156. Link.
  • L. M. Hvattum, G. Tirado y A. Felipe. The Double Traveling Salesman Problem with Multiple Stacks and a Choice of Container Types. Mathematics. 2020, 8(6), 979.
  • E. Alonso, J. Sánchez-Soriano, J. Tejada. Mixed mechanisms for auctioning ranked items. Mathematics. 2020, 8, 12, 2227, 1-26.
  • J. L. Arroyo, A. Felipe, M. T. OrtuñoG. Tirado. Effectiveness of carbon pricing policies for promoting urban freight electrification: analysis of last mile delivery in Madrid. Central European Journal of Operations Research. 2020, 28, 1417-1440.
  • J. M. Ferrer, M. T. Ortuño, G. Tirado. A New Ant Colony-Based Methodology for Disaster Relief. Mathematics. 2020, 8, 518.
  • I. Flores, M. T. Ortuño, G. Tirado, B. Vitoriano. Supported Evacuation for Disaster Relief through Lexicographic Goal Programming. Mathematics. 2020, 8, 648.
  • J. León, F. J. Martín-Campo, M. T. Ortuño, B. Vitoriano, L. M. Carrasco, L. Narvarte. A methodology for designing electrification programs for remote areas. Central European Journal of Operations Research. 2020, 28, 1265-1290.
  • J. León, J. Puerto, B. Vitoriano. A Risk-Aversion Approach for the Multiobjective Stochastic Programming Problem. Mathematics. 2020,8(11), 2026.
  • F Liberatore, M Camacho-Collados, B Vitoriano. Police districting problem: Literature review and annotated bibliography. In Ríos-Mercado, R.Z. ed, Optimal Districting and Territory Design (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science), 2020, 9-29.
  • J. Monzón, F. Liberatore, B. Vitoriano. A Mathematical Pre-Disaster Model with Uncertainty and Multiple Criteria for Facility Location and Network Fortification. Mathematics. 2020, 8, 529.
  • A. Rodríguez-Martínez, B. Vitoriano. Probability-Based Wildfire Risk Measure for Decision-Making. Mathematics2020, 8, 557.
  • E. del Rosario, B. Vitoriano, G.W. Weber. Editorial: OR for Sustainable Development. Central European Journal of Operations Research. 2020. 28, 1179-1186.
  • B. Vitoriano. Editorial Número especial dedicado a aplicaciones en la lucha contra la pandemia de COVID19. Boletín de Estadística e Investigación Operativa. 2020, 36 (2), 93-97. PDF.
  • I. M. Gómez-Chacón, T. Ortuño, A. de la Fuente. Aprendizaje-Servicio en Matemáticas: Uso de Trayectorias de Aprendizaje en la formación universitaria. REDU. Revista de Docencia Universitaria.  2020, 18, 1, 213-231. ISSN 1887-4592.
  • R. Flores, E. Molina, J. Tejada. The Shapley Value as a Tool for Evaluating Groups: Axiomatization and Applications. In Handbook of the Shapley Value. Chapman and Hall/CRC. 2019, 255-279. Link
  • A. Denstad, E. Ulsund, M. Christiansen, L. M. Hvattum, G. Tirado. Multi-objective optimization for a strategic ATM network redesign problem. Annals of Operations Research (2019).
  • A. Almech, E. Roanes-Lozano. Automatic Generation of Diagrammatic Subway Maps for Any Date with Maple. Math.Comput.Sci. Published online 13th november, 2019.


  • 5 May 2023. Granting of a Thematic Network on Multicriteria Decision Making coordinated by IMI

    In the 2022 call for Research Networks of the Spanish Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación), the Thematic Network on Multicriteria Decision Making (Red Temática en Decisión Multicriterio) has been awarded, with IMI being the center coordinating it. The Network is structured into 10 groups, each of which integrates various nodes of the Spanish Multicriteria Decision Making Group (Grupo Español de Decisión Multicriterio), whose principal investigators are: Begoña Vitoriano (IMI, Network Coordinator), Antonio Jiménez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Amelia Bilbao (Universidad de Oviedo), Inés Couso (Universidad de Oviedo), Amparo Mármol (Universidad de Sevilla), Herminia Calvete (Universidad de Zaragoza), Francisco Ruiz de la Rúa (Universidad de Málaga), José María Moreno (Universidad de Zaragoza), Ana García Bernabéu (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) and José Antonio Gómez-Limón (Universidad de Córdoba).
  • 17 de abril de 2023. Fruto de la iniciativa Acción Matemática contra el Coronavirus lanzada por el CEMAT en 2020 se ha publicado el artículo "Effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical intervention in nine fields of activity to decrease SARS-COV-2 transmission" del que Begoña Vitoriano (miembro del IMI) es coautora. La nota de prensa con más información y basada en un texto consensuado por el ISCIII, el CCAES y el CEMat se puede consultar en el siguientelink. 

  • 16 de junio de 2022. Desde la semana pasada, nuestra compañera Begoña Vitoriano es la nueva Presidenta de la Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa (SEIO). Además, le apoya como secretario Javier Martín Campo, también miembro de nuestro instituto.