RZRM: List of Publications

List of Publications

Dr. Roger Z. Ríos
Professor
Systems Engineering Program
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Most papers are available on line as PDFs. If you can't download a file contact Roger. Some reprints available upon request.


    Work in Progress
 
    Books / Volumes
  1. Operations Research and Systems: XVIII Latin-Iberian-American Conference on Operations Research, CLAIO 2016
    S. Maturana, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Vera (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 286, No. 1-2. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2020

    Introducing Operations Research Trends at CLAIO XVIII, Annals of Operations Research, 286(1-2): 1-9, 2020
    [ doi: 10.1007/s10479-019-03510-w ]

  2. Optimal Districting and Territory Design
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado (editor)
    International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 284, ISBN: 978-3-030-34312-5. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2020

  3. Operations Research at CLAIO XVII (ALIO/SMIO Joint International Meeting)
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde, and M. Laguna (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 258, No. 2. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2017

    Operations Research at CLAIO XVII (ALIO/SMIO Joint International Meeting), Annals of Operations Research, 258(2):187-193, 2017.
    [ doi: 10.1007/s10479-017-2699-5 ]

  4. Recent Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice of Operations Research
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. F. Camacho-Vallejo, J. L. González-Velarde, and M. Laguna (editors)
    ISBN: 978-607-27-0357-5. UANL, Monterrey, Mexico, 2014

  5. Just-in-Time Systems
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and Y. A. Ríos-Solís (editors)
    Springer Optimization and Its Applications Series, Vol. 60, ISBN: 978-1-4614-1122-2. Springer, New York, 2012

  6. Operations Research and Systems (ALIO/INFORMS Joint International Meeting)
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, E. Fernández, J. L. González-Velarde, and L. Pradenas (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 199, No. 1. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2012

    Preface, Annals of Operations Research, 199(1):1-2, 2012.
    [ doi:10.1007/s10479-012-1122-5 ]

  7. Heuristic Research: Advances and Applications
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado (editor)
    Special issue of Journal of Heuristics, Vol. 15, No. 2. ISSN 1381-1231. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2009

    Preface, Journal of Heuristics, 15(2):105-107, 2009.
    [ doi:10.1007/s10732-008-9086-y ]

  8. Operations Research Advances in Latin America
    M. G. Baldoquín, H. Cancela, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. E. Urquhart (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 169. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2009

    Preface, Annals of Operations Research, 169(1):1-2, 2009.
    [ doi:10.1007/s10479-008-0510-3 ]

  9. Operations Research and Systems (CLAIO XII)
    S. Allende, M. A. Osorio-Lama, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Ruckmann (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 157. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2008

    Preface, Annals of Operations Research, 157(1):1-2, 2008.
    [ doi:10.1007/s10479-007-0191-3 ]

  10. JAMDS 10th Anniversary Special Issue
    M.A. Amouzegar, K. Moshirvaziri, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado (editors)
    Special issue of Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, Vol. 2006, ISSN: 1173-9126. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA, 2006

    The 10th Anniversary Special Issue, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Science, 2006:1-3, Article ID 43435, 2006.
    [ doi:10.1155/JAMDS/2006/43435 ]

  11. Latin-Ibero-American Conference on Operations Research (CLAIO XI): An International Conference of Current Theory and Practice
    L. Pradenas, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. A. Ferland, R. Scherer, P. Michelon, and N. Maculan (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 138. ISSN: 0254-5330. Springer, Norwell, USA, 2005

    Preface, Annals of Operations Research, 138(1):19-20, 2005.
    [ doi:10.1007/s10479-005-2442-5 ]

  12. Operations Research and Systems. Part I: Probability and Mathematical Programming
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, M. A. Osorio-Lama, L. B. Morales, and F. Maldonado (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 116. ISSN: 0254-5330. Kluwer, Boston, USA, 2002

    Preface, Annals of Operations Research, 116(1-4):15-18, 2002.
    [ doi:10.1023/A:1021314208581 ]

  13. Operations Research and Systems. Part II: Algorithms, Heuristics and Energy Markets
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, M. A. Osorio-Lama, L. B. Morales, and F. Maldonado (editors)
    Special issue of Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 117. ISSN: 0254-5330. Kluwer, Boston, USA, 2002

  14. Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
    R. E. Bixby, E. A. Boyd, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado (editors)
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1412. ISBN: 978-3-540-64590-0. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 1998

 
    Book Chapters and Contributions
  1. Research Trends in Optimization of Districting Systems
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Optimal Districting and Territory Design, Chapter 1, pp. 3-8. International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 284. ISBN: 978-3-030-34312-5. Springer, Cham, Swizerland, 2020

  2. Districting Problems
    J. Kalcsics and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In G. Laporte, S. Nickel, and Saldanha da Gama (editors), Location Science, 2nd edition, Chapter 25, pp. 703-741, ISBN: 978-3-030-32176-5. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2019

  3. Metaheuristics for Natural Gas Pipeline Networks
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In R. Martí, P. Pardalos, and M. G. C. Resende (editors), Handbook of Heuristics, Chapter 37, pp. 1103-1121, ISBN: 978-3-319-07123-7. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2018

  4. A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Approach for Natural Gas Pipeline Network Optimization
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In M. J. Blesa, C. Blum, A. Roli, and M. Sampels (editors), Hybrid Metaheuristics, pp. 54-65, ISBN: 3-540-28535-0. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2005

  5. Computational Experience with a GRG Method for Minimizing Fuel Consumption on Cyclic Natural Gas Networks
    H. J. Flores-Villarreal and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In N. E. Mastorakis, I. A. Stathopulos, C. Manikopoulos, G. E. Antoniou, V. M. Mladenov, and I. F. Gonos (editors), Computational Methods in Circuits and Systems Applications, pages 90-94, ISBN: 960-8052-882. WSEAS Press, Athens, Greece, 2003

  6. Natural Gas Pipeline Optimization
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In P. M. Pardalos and M. G. C. Resende (editors), Handbook of Applied Optimization, Chapter 18.8.3, pages 813-825, ISBN: 0195125940. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 2002

  7. Heuristics for Minimum Cost Steady-State Gas Transmission Networks
    S. Kim, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. A. Boyd
    In M. Laguna and J. L. González-Velarde (editors), Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation: Interfaces in Computer Science and Operations Research, Chapter 11, pages 203-213, ISBN: 978-0-7923-7718-4. Kluwer, Boston, USA, 2000

 
    Journal Papers: JCR Index
  1. Towards Sustainable Timber Harvesting of Homogeneous Stands: Dynamic Programming in Synergy with Forest Growth Simulation
    M. C. López-Locés, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, O. A. Aguirre-Calderón, and J. L. González-Velarde
    TOP (forthcoming)

  2. An Improved Exact Algorithm for a Territory Design Problem with p-Center-Based Dispersion Minimization
    M. G. Sandoval, J. A. Díaz, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Expert Systems with Applications, 146:113150, 2020

  3. An Iterated Greedy Algorithm with Variable Neighborhood Descent for the Planning of Specialized Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System
    R. Mendoza-Gómez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and K. B. Valenzuela-Ocaña
    Journal of Industrial Management and Optimization, 16(2): 857-885, 2020

  4. An Efficient Decision-Making Approach for the Planning of Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System
    R. Mendoza-Gómez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and K. B. Valenzuela-Ocaña
    International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 18(5):1631-1665, 2019

  5. An Exact Algorithm for Designing Optimal Districts in the Collection of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment through an Improved Reformulation
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    European Journal of Operational Research, 276(1):259-271, 2019

  6. An Iterated Greedy Heuristic for a Market Segmentation Problem with Multiple Attributes
    D. L. Huerta-Muñoz, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and R. Ruiz
    European Journal of Operational Research, 261(1):75-87, 2017

  7. A Novel Model for Arc Territory Design: Promoting Eulerian Districts
    M. G. García-Ayala, J. L. González-Velarde, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. Fernández
    International Transactions in Operational Research, 23(3):433-458, 2016

  8. Assessing a Metaheuristic for Large Scale Commercial Districting
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Cybernetics and Systems, 47(4):321-338, 2016

  9. GRASP with Path Relinking for Commercial Districting
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and H. J. Escalante
    Expert Systems with Applications, 44:102-113, 2016

  10. Improving the Quality of Heuristic Solutions for the Capacitated Vertex p-Center Problem through Iterated Greedy Local Search and Variable Neighborhood Descent
    D. R. Quevedo-Orozco and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Computers & Operations Research, 62:133-144, 2015

  11. Optimization Problems in Natural Gas Transportation Systems: A State-of-the-Art Review
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and C. Borraz-Sánchez
    Applied Energy, 147:536-555, 2015

  12. A Dual Bounding Scheme for a Territory Design Problem
    M. G. Elizondo-Amaya, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. A. Díaz
    Computers & Operations Research, 44:193-205, 2014

  13. A Metaheuristic Algorithm to Solve the Selection of Transportation Channels in Supply Chain Design
    E. Olivares-Benítez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    International Journal of Production Economics, 145(1):161-172, 2013

  14. Commercial Territory Design Planning with Realignment and Disjoint Assignment Requirements
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. López-Pérez
    Omega, 41(3):525-535, 2013

  15. Embotelladoras ARCA Uses Operations Research to Improve Territory Design Plans
    J. F. López-Pérez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Interfaces, 43(3):209-220, 2013

  16. GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Journal of Heuristics, 19(2):179-200, 2013

  17. A Disjunctive Programming Model and a Rolling Horizon Algorithm for Optimal Multiperiod Capacity Expansion in a Multiproduct Batch Plant
    G. García-Ayala, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and O. L. Chacón-Mondragón
    Computers & Chemical Engineering, 46:29-38, 2012

  18. A Supply Chain Design Problem with Facility Location and Bi-objective Transportation Choices
    E. Olivares-Benítez, J. L. González-Velarde, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    TOP, 20(3):729-753, 2012

  19. Commercial Territory Design for a Distribution Firm with New Constructive and Destructive Heuristics
    Jaime Cano-Belmán, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. A. Salazar-Aguilar
    International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 5(1):126-147, 2012

  20. Multiobjective Scatter Search for a Commercial Territory Design Problem
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde, and J. Molina
    Annals of Operations Research, 199(1):343-360, 2012

  21. A Bi-objective Programming Model for Designing Compact and Balanced Territories in Commercial Districting
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 19(5):885-895, 2011

  22. A Decomposition Approach for the Piece-Mold-Machine Manufacturing Problem
    O. J. Ibarra-Rojas, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, Y. A. Ríos-Solís, and M. A. Saucedo-Espinosa
    International Journal of Production Economics, 134(1):255-261, 2011

  23. New Models for Commercial Territory Design
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. Cabrera-Ríos
    Networks and Spatial Economics, 11(3):487-507, 2011

  24. A Novel Maximum Dispersion Territory Design Model Arising in the Implementation of the WEEE-Directive
    E. Fernández, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(3):503-514, 2010

  25. A Scatter Search Based Hyper-Heuristic for Sequencing a Mixed-Model Assembly Line
    J. Cano-Belmán, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Bautista
    Journal of Heuristics, 16(6):749-770, 2010

  26. A Reactive GRASP for a Commercial Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Requirements
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and E. Fernández
    Computers & Operations Research, 36(3):755-776, 2009

  27. Improving the Operation of Pipeline Systems on Cyclic Structures by Tabu Search
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Computers & Chemical Engineering, 33(1):58-64, 2009

  28. A Natural Gas Cash-Out Problem: A Bilevel Programming Framework and a Penalty Function Method
    V. V. Kalashnikov and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Optimization and Engineering, 7(4):403-420, 2006

  29. Efficient Operation of Natural Gas Transmission Systems: A Network-Based Heuristic for Cyclic Structures
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, S. Kim, and E. A. Boyd
    Computers & Operations Research, 33(8):2323-2351, 2006

  30. Optimal Design of Gating Systems by Gradient Search Methods
    C. E. Esparza, M. P. Guerrero, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Computational Materials Science, 36(4):457-467, 2006

  31. Discrete Bilevel Programming: Application to a Natural Gas Cash-Out Problem
    S. Dempe, V. V. Kalashnikov, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    European Journal of Operational Research, 166(2):469-488, 2005

  32. The Flow Shop Scheduling Polyhedron with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 7(3):291-318, 2003

  33. A Reduction Technique for Natural Gas Transmission Network Optimization Problems
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, S. Wu, L. R. Scott, and E. A. Boyd
    Annals of Operations Research, 117(1-4):217-234, 2002

  34. Model Relaxations for the Fuel Cost Minimization of Steady-State Gas Pipeline Networks
    S. Wu, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, E. A. Boyd, and L. R. Scott
    Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 31(2-3):197-220, 2000

  35. A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for Permutation Flow Shops with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    IIE Transactions, 31(8):721-731, 1999

  36. An Enhanced TSP-Based Heuristic for Makespan Minimization in a Flow Shop with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Journal of Heuristics, 5(1):57-74, 1999

  37. Computational Experience with a Branch-and-Cut Algorithm for Flowshop Scheduling with Setups
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Computers & Operations Research, 25(5):351-366, 1998

  38. Heuristics for the Flow Line Problem with Setup Costs
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    European Journal of Operational Research, 110(1):76-98, 1998

 
    Papers: CONACYT Index
  1. Optimización Matemática Multiobjetivo: Un Procedimiento Metaheurístico Inteligente Aplicado a la Segmentación de Mercado en una Empresa Embotelladora
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and M. A. Salazar Aguilar
    Ciencia UANL, 22(96):60-65, 2019

  2. Diseñando Sistemas Territoriales en la Recolección de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos en Desuso mediante Optimización Metaheurística
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and E. Fernández
    Acta Universitaria, 28(3):17-25, 2018

  3. Técnicas Avanzadas de Optimización Metaheurística con Reencadenamiento de Trayectorias para Diseñar Territorios Compactos y Balanceados
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and H. J. Escalante
    Ciencia UANL, 21(87):32-37, 2018

  4. Un Novel Esquema de Acotamiento Dual para la Optimización de Planes Territoriales
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado, M. G. Elizondo Amaya, and J. A. Díaz
    Ciencia UANL, 21(90):41-49, 2018

  5. Ubicación óptima de unidades de servicio bajo condiciones de capacidad limitada mediante un método metaheurístico
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and D. R. Quevedo Orozco
    Nova Scientia, 9(19):329-347, 2017

  6. Mejorando la Planificación de Sistemas Territoriales con Optimización Metaheurística
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Nova Scientia, 7(15):81-95, 2015

  7. Planificación Inteligente de Territorios Comerciales bajo Requerimientos de Realineación y Asignación Disjunta
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and J. F. López Pérez
    Ciencia UANL, 18(71):91-101, 2015

  8. Formulaciones y Técnicas Exactas de Solución para el Diseño Óptimo de Territorios Comerciales
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado, M. A. Salazar Aguilar, and M. Cabrera Ríos
    Ciencia UANL, 16(62):46-55, 2013

  9. A Divide-and-Conquer Approach to Commercial Territory Design
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, J. L. González-Velarde, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Computación y Sistemas, 16(3):309-320, 2012

  10. Un Método de Reducción Eficiente para Problemas de Optimización de Redes de Transporte de Gas Natural
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Nova Scientia, 4(2):26-41, 2012

 
    Scientific Outreach Articles
  1. Optimización de Redes de Carreteras Forestales para uso Múltiple de Caza y Silvicultura
    T. C. Camacho Medina, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. G. Sandoval Esquivel
    Ingenierías, 22(82):33-47, 2019

  2. Aproximando la Función de Consumo de Combustible en Compresores de Gas Natural
    Y. Villalobos Morales and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 20(77):24-28, 2017

  3. Planificando Sistemas Territoriales Comerciales en Gran Escala mediante Modelos y Métodos de Programación Entera
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. López-Pérez
    Ingenierías, 17(65):6-14, 2014

  4. Comparación de Métricas de Dispersión en Optimización de Sistemas Territoriales
    B. A. Peña Cantú, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and H. J. Escalante
    Ingenierías, 15(55):23-31, 2012

  5. Mejorando la Calidad de los Métodos de Solución para Redes Cíclicas de Transporte de Gas Natural mediante Técnicas de Optimización
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Acta Universitaria, 22(4):34-39, 2012

  6. Optimizando el Despliegue de Recursos en el Ataque a un Incendio Forestal: Un Caso Exitoso de la Investigación de Operaciones
    S. Mendoza Armenta, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. A. Díaz Romero
    Ingenierías, 15(55):58-64, 2012

  7. Uso de Búsqueda Tabú en la Solución del Problema de Asignación Cuadrática
    D. R. Quevedo Orozco and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Ingenierías, 13(48):40-48, 2010

  8. Estudio Computacional sobre un Problema de División de Territorios Comerciales
    R. Flores Rivas and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 12(42):41-47, 2009

  9. Mejorando el Transporte de Gas Natural mediante un Método Híbrido de Búsqueda Tabú y Programación Dinámica
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and C. Borraz Sánchez
    Ingenierías, 12(45):54-65, 2009

  10. Modelando Sistemas Territoriales con Programación Entera
    N. Solis García, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and A. M. Álvarez Socarrás
    Ingenierías, 12(44):7-15, 2009

  11. Técnicas Avanzadas de Optimización en Sistemas de Transporte de Gas Natural
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and C. Borraz Sánchez
    Ciencia UANL, 12(4):438-450, 2009

  12. Implementación de un Algoritmo para Ubicar el Centro de una Red en Problemas de Localización
    D. A. Peña Carrillo, A. B. Reyes Ramírez, R. M. Ávila Guerrero, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Ingenierías, 11(40):54-61, 2008

  13. El Problema del Árbol de Empuje en Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones
    K. V. Martínez Facundo, J. A. Saucedo Martínez, J. A. Segura Ramiro, M. A. Urbano Vázquez, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Ingenierías, 10(36):16-22, 2007

  14. Aproximando la Función de Consumo de Combustible en Compresores de Gas Natural
    Y. Villalobos Morales and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 8(27):48-52, 2005

  15. Preprocesamiento Efectivo de un Problema de Minimización de Combustible en Sistemas de Gas Natural
    Y. Villalobos Morales and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Revista Ingeniería de Sistemas, 19:79-103, 2005

  16. A Non-Sequential Dynamic Programming Approach for Natural Gas Network Optimization
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    WSEAS Transactions on Systems, 3(4):1384-1389, 2004

  17. Aplicación de la Programación Lineal en el Sector Forestal
    L. Vargas Suárez, I. Cano Robles, and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 7(24):19-26, 2004

  18. Comparando Métodos Heurísticos para Secuenciar Tareas en Líneas de Flujo
    M. L. Valenzuela Luna and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 7(25):35-39, 2004

  19. Minimización Heurística del Número de Tareas Tardías al Secuenciar Líneas de Flujo
    M. A. Salazar Aguilar and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 7(23):52-57, 2004

  20. La Optimización Binivel: Estudio de un Caso en la Industria de Gas Natural
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and V. V. Kalashnikov
    Ingenierías, 6(20):47-52, 2003

  21. Secuenciando Óptimamente Líneas de Flujo en Sistemas de Manufactura
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Ciencia UANL, 4(1):48-54, 2001

  22. Heurísticas para Secuenciamiento de Tareas en Líneas de Flujo
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Ciencia UANL, 3(4):420-427, 2000

  23. Investigación de Operaciones en Acción: Heurísticas para la Solución del TSP
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado and J. L. González Velarde
    Ingenierías, 3(9):15-20, 2000

  24. Investigación de Operaciones en Acción: Aplicación del TSP en Problemas de Manufactura y Logística
    J. L. González Velarde and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ingenierías, 2(4):18-23, 1999

 
    Conference Proceedings Papers
  1. Comparison of Dispersion Measures for a Territory Design Problem
    M. Gabriela Sandoval-Esquivel, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Díaz
    In S. Picazo-Vela (editor), Technology, Science and Culture: A Global Vision, Proceedings of the TSC Workshop, UDLAP, Cholula, Mexico, November 2018, pp. 113-118. ISBN: 978-1-78985-273-8. IntechOpen, London, UK, 2019.

  2. Un Método Multi-Arranque Aleatorizado para un Problema de Diseño de una Red de Caminos y Ubicación de Maquinaria y Patios Forestales con Consideraciones Ambientales
    A. L. González-Estrada, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and O. A. Aguirre-Calderón
    In F. Chávez de la O, M. R. Luque Baena, F. Luna, and F. Fernández de la Vega (editors), Proceedings of the X Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 143-150. ISBN: 978-84-697-2150-6. Merida, Spain, February 2015 (in Spanish)

  3. Un Procedimiento Basado en GRASP para un Problema de Asignación de Equipos Médicos de Diagnóstico en una Red de Hospitales Públicos
    R. Mendoza-Gómez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and K. B. Valenzuela-Ocaña
    In F. Chávez de la O, M. R. Luque Baena, F. Luna, and F. Fernández de la Vega (editors), Proceedings of the X Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 135-142. ISBN: 978-84-697-2150-6. Merida, Spain, February 2015 (in Spanish)

  4. A GRASP for a Multi-Depot Multi-Commodity Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows and Heterogeneous Fleet in the Bottled Beverage Industry
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. F. López-Pérez, and A. Castrillón-Escobar
    In D. Pacino, S. Voß, and R.M. Jensen (editors), Computational Logistics: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8197, pp. 143-157, ISBN: 978-3-642-41018-5. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013

  5. A New Heuristic for the Capacitated Vertex p-Center Problem
    D. R. Quevedo-Orozco and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In C. Bielsa, A. Salmerón, A. Alonso-Betanzos, J.I. Hidalgo, L. Martínez, A. Troncoso, E. Corchado, and J.M. Corchado (editors), Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA 2013, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 8109, pp. 279-288, ISBN: 978-3-642-40642-3. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013

  6. A Tabu Search Approach for a Territory Design Problem with Stochastic Demands
    M. Elizondo-Amaya, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, D. P. Morton, and E. Kutanoglu
    In A. Alonso-Betanzos, C. Bielza, A. Salmerón, A. Duarte, J. I. Hidalgo, L. Martínez, E. Barrenchea, A. Troncoso, E. Corchado, J. M. Corchado, F. Herrera, and J. C. Riquelme (editors), Proceedings of the Multiconference CAEPIA'13, pp. 179-188. ISBN: 978-84-695-8348-7. Madrid, Spain, September 2013

  7. A GRASP with Strategic Oscillation for a Commercial Territory Design Problem with a Routing Budget Constraint
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. C. Salazar-Acosta
    In I. Batyrshin and G. Sidorov (editors), Advances in Soft Computing: Proceedings of the 10th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI 2011), Part II, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 7095, pp. 307-318. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011

  8. Comparación de Métricas en Sistemas Territoriales
    B. A. Peña Cantú, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and H. J. Escalante
    In Proceedings of the VII FIME Conference on Industrial and Systems Engineering, pp. 36-49, ISBN: 978-607-433-791-4. San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, September 2011 (in Spanish)

  9. Experiencia Computacional con un Algoritmo de Localización-Asignación para un Problema de Optimización de Sistemas Territoriales
    A. Castrillón Escobar, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and A. M. Álvarez Socarrás
    In Proceedings of the VII FIME Conference on Industrial and Systems Engineering, pp. 99-109, ISBN: 978-607-433-791-4. San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, September 2011 (in Spanish)

  10. Un Problema de Gestión Forestal con Requerimientos de Adyacencia de Rodales
    C. Beltrán Pérez, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and O. A. Aguirre Calderón
    In Proceedings of the VII FIME Conference on Industrial and Systems Engineering, pp. 89-201, ISBN: 978-607-433-791-4. San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, September 2011 (in Spanish)

  11. Un Procedimiento de Asignación de Recursos para un Problema Estocástico de Incendios Forestales
    B. A. Rivera Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. A. González Tagle
    In Proceedings of the VII FIME Conference on Industrial and Systems Engineering, pp. 202-212, ISBN: 978-607-433-791-4. San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, September 2011 (in Spanish)

  12. Búsqueda Tabú para un Problema de Diseño Territorial con Máxima Dispersión
    J. R. Maldonado Flores and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    In V. Campos, A. Duarte, M. Gallego, F. Gortázar, and R. Martí (editors), Proceedings of the VII Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 751-757. ISBN: 978-84-92812-58-5. Valencia, Spain, September 2010 (In Spanish)

  13. GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    In B. Melián Batista, J. A. Moreno Pérez, and E. Carrizosa Priego (editors), Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Metaheuristics for Logistic Planning (MHIPL), pp. 63-74. Sevilla, Spain, November 2009.

  14. Diseño de Territorios Comerciales con Múltiples Objetivos
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde, and J. Molina
    In Proceedings of the 4th Meeting of the Iberian-American Network on Multicriteria Decision and Evaluation (RED-M'09), pp. 1-4. ISBN: 978-970-764-849-4. Zapopan, Mexico, November 2009.

  15. A Heuristic Approach to a Market Segmentation Problem with Multiple Attributes
    D. L. Huerta-Muñoz, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and R. Ruiz
    In J. M. Sautto Vallejo, R. Peña Galeana, P. Baldivia Noyola, and N. I. Peña Galeana (editors), Proceedings of the 3rd Latin-Iberian-American Workshop on Operations Research (TLAIO3). Paper 073107, pp. 1-56. ISBN: 978-607-7760-20-7. Acapulco, Mexico, October 2009.

  16. Diseño de Planes Eficientes para la Segmentación de Clientes con Múltiples Atributos
    D. L. Huerta Muñoz, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, E. Schaeffer, and R. Ruiz
    In J. C. Leyva López (editor), Proceedings of the XIV Latin-American Summer School on Operations Research (ELAVIO'09). Paper 5-3, pp. 1-5. ISBN: 978-607-7834-02-01. El Fuerte, Mexico, August 2009.

  17. Búsqueda Tabú para un Problema de Diseño Territorial de Máxima Dispersión
    J. R. Maldonado Flores and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In J. C. Leyva López (editor), Proceedings of the XIV Latin-American Summer School on Operations Research (ELAVIO'09). Paper 21-3, pp. 1-4. ISBN: 978-607-7834-02-01. El Fuerte, Mexico, August 2009.

  18. Diseño de Territorios Comerciales con Costos de Ruteo
    J. C. Salazar Acosta and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In J. C. Leyva López (editor), Proceedings of the XIV Latin-American Summer School on Operations Research (ELAVIO'09). Paper 16-3, pp. 1-5. ISBN: 978-607-7834-02-01. El Fuerte, Mexico, August 2009.

  19. Procedimiento GRASP Multiobjetivo para el Diseño de Territorios Comerciales
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    In J. C. Leyva López (editor), Proceedings of the XIV Latin-American Summer School on Operations Research (ELAVIO'09). Paper 10-2, pp. 1-6. ISBN: 978-607-7834-02-01. El Fuerte, Mexico, August 2009.

  20. Computational Experience with GRASP for a Maximum Dispersion Territory Design Problem
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, E. Fernández, J. Kalcsics, and S. Nickel
    In Proceedings of EU/MEeting 2009, pp. 89-94, Porto, Portugal, April 2009.

  21. Combinación de Reglas bajo un Esquema de Búsqueda Dispersa para Secuenciar Modelos Mixtos en Líneas de Montaje
    J. Cano Belmán, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Bautista Valhondo
    In E. Alba, F. Chicano, F. Luna, and G. Luque (editors), Proceedings of the VI Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 641-648. ISBN: 978-84-691-6813-4. Malaga, Spain, February 2009

  22. A Metaheuristic Algorithm for a Bi-objective Supply Chain Design Problem
    E. Olivares Benítez, J. L. González Velarde, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In J. C. Leyva López (editor), Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Ibero-american Network on Multicriteria Decision and Evaluation (RED-M'07). Paper 13B-2, pp. 1-7. ISBN: 978-970-660-203-9. Culiacan, Mexico, November 2007

  23. Empirical Evaluation of a Metaheuristic for Commercial Territory Design with Joint Assignment Constraints
    S. I. Caballero-Hernández, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, F. López, and S. E. Schaeffer
    In J.E. Fernandez, S. Noriega, A. Mital, S.E. Butt, and T.K. Fredericks (editors), Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications, and Practice (IJIE'07), pp. 422-427. ISBN: 978-0-9654506-3-8. Cancun, Mexico, November 2007

  24. A Location-Allocation Heuristic for a Territory Design Problem in a Beverage Distribution Firm
    J. A. Segura-Ramiro, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, A. M. Álvarez-Socarrás, and K. de Alba Romenus
    In J.E. Fernandez, S. Noriega, A. Mital, S.E. Butt, and T.K. Fredericks (editors), Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications, and Practice (IJIE'07), pp. 428-434. ISBN: 978-0-9654506-3-8. Cancun, Mexico, November 2007

  25. Computational Experience with a Reactive GRASP for a Large Scale Commercial Territory Design Problem
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In M. J. Geiger and W. Habenicht (editors), Proceedings of EU/ME 2007 "Metaheuristics in the Service Industry", pp. 72-79. ISBN: 978-3-00-022976-3. Stuttgart, Germany, October 2007

  26. Solución Heurística a un Problema de Diseño de Territorios Comerciales con Restricciones de Asignación Conjunta mediante GRASP
    S. I. Caballero Hernández, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and F. López
    In E. Alba, F. Chicano, F. Herrera, F. Luna, G. Luque, and A. J. Nebro (editors), Proceedings of the I Spanish Meeting on Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics (JAEM'07), pp. 145-153. Zaragoza, Spain, September 2007

  27. A GRASP for a Sales Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Planning Criteria
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and E. Fernández
    In Proceedings of the XIII Latin Ibero American Conference on Operations, CD-ROM ISBN: 9974-7699-9-X. Montevideo, Uruguay, November 2006

  28. Usando GRASP para Resolver un Problema de Definición de Territorios de Atención Comercial
    L. Vargas Suárez, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and F. López
    In M.G. Arenas, F. Herrera, M. Lozano, J.J. Merelo, G. Romero, and A.M. Sánchez (editors), Proceedings of the IV Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, Vol. II, pp. 609-617. Granada, Spain, September 2005

  29. A Tabu Search Approach for Minimizing Fuel Consumption on Cyclic Natural Gas Pipeline Systems
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of 12th CLAIO Conference, Havana, Cuba, October 2004

  30. A Procedure for Finding Initial Feasible Solutions on Cyclic Natural Gas Networks
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the 2004 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference. Dallas, January 2004

  31. Optimización del Diseño de un Sistema de Alimentación en el Proceso de Producción de Piezas Automotrices
    C. E. Esparza Garcés, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. P. Guerrero Mata
    In Proceedings of the 15th International Congress and Exposition of the Foundry Industry, paper 08, pages 128-139. Monterrey, Mexico, October 2003

  32. Evaluando la Calidad de Técnicas de Optimización para un Problema de Diseño de Sistemas de Alimentación por Gravedad
    C. E. Esparza Garcés, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. P. Guerrero Mata
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Technical Panel of Aluminum Processing and Exposition. Cancun, Mexico, July 2003

  33. Efficient Operation of Natural Gas Pipeline Networks: Computational Finding of High Quality Solutions
    H. J. Flores-Villarreal and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the International Applied Business Research Conference, paper 352, pages 1-7. Acapulco, Mexico, March 2003

  34. On NLP and MINLP Formulations and Preprocessing for Fuel Cost Minimization of Natural Gas Transmission Networks
    Y. Villalobos-Morales, D. Cobos-Zaleta, H. J. Flores-Villarreal, C. Borraz-Sánchez, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the 2003 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference. Birmingham, USA, January 2003

  35. A MINLP Model for Minimizing Fuel Consumption on Natural Gas Pipeline Networks
    D. Cobos-Zaleta and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the XI Latin-Ibero-American Conference on Operations Research, paper A48-01, pages 1-9. Concepción, Chile, October 2002

  36. An Algorithm to Solve a Gas Cash-Out Problem
    V. V. Kalashnikov and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the International Applied Business Research Conference, paper 170, pages 1-9. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, March 2002

  37. Approximating the Fuel Consumption Function on Natural Gas Centrifugal Compressors
    Y. Villalobos-Morales and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the 2002 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees Research Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2002

  38. Optimizing Fuel Consumption on Gas Transmission Networks: Evaluation of a Heuristic for Cyclic Systems
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, S. Kim, and E. A. Boyd
    In Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pages 3118-3122. Tucson, USA, October 2001

  39. A Penalty-Function Approach to a Mixed-Integer Bilevel Programming Problem
    V. V. Kalashnikov and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In C. Zozaya, M. Mejía, P. Noriega, and A. Sánchez (editors), Proceedings of the 3rd International Meeting on Computer Science, Vol. II, pages 1045-1054. Aguascalientes, Mexico, September 2001

  40. Minimizing Cash-Out Penalty Costs: A Bilevel Programming Model
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, N. Secomandi, and V. Buraparate
    In Proceedings of the 2001 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees Research Conference. Tampa, USA, January 2001

  41. A Network Reduction Technique for Natural Gas Pipeline Networks
    S. Wu, L. R. Scott, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. A. Boyd
    In Proceedings of the X Latin-Ibero-American Conference on Operations Research and Systems. México City, September 2000

  42. Minimizing Fuel Usage on Gas Pipelines: A Network Based Algorithm for Looped Topologies
    S. Kim, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. A. Boyd
    In Proceedings of the 2000 NSF Design and Manufacturing Research Conference. Vancouver, Canada, January 2000

  43. A Heuristic for Minimum Cost Steady-State Gas Transmission Networks
    S. Kim, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. A. Boyd
    In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, pages 407-410. New Orleans, USA, March 1999

  44. Towards the Simplification of Natural Gas Transmission Networks
    S. Wu, L. R. Scott, E. A. Boyd, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the 1999 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference. Long Beach, USA, January 1999

  45. Compressor Driven Network Flows
    E. A. Boyd and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    In Proceedings of the 1998 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, pages 191-192. NSF, Arlington, Virginia, USA, December 1997

  46. On Solving the Flow Line Scheduling Problem with Setup Costs
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    In Proceedings of the 2nd University of Texas Student Research Conference, pages 93-103. U. of Texas, Austin, October 1996

  47. New Heuristics for the Flow Line Problem with Setup Costs
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    In Proceedings of the 1st University of Texas Student Research Conference, pages 173-185. U. of Texas, Austin, November 1995

 
    Editorials
  1. ALIO and INFORMS meet at Cancun for an operational research beach party
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde and A. Medaglia
    IFORS News, 10(1):14, 2019

  2. La SMIO hace su fiesta de investigación de operaciones en la playa con ALIO e INFORMS en Cancún
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde and A. Medaglia
    Voraz, 4(1):3-4, 2019

  3. CLAIO Monterrey 2014: A fiesta for the mind and the senses
    J. L. González-Velarde and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    IFORS News, 8(4):6-7, 2014

 
    Thesis
  1. Optimization of the Flowshop Scheduling Problem with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Ph.D. Dissertation, U. of Texas, Austin, August 1997

  2. Solution of the Two-Dimensional Steady State Heat Transfer Equation by the Finite Element Method
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Licenciatura (BSc) Thesis, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, March 1988 (in Spanish)

 
    Technical Reports
  1. Regionalization of Primary Health Care Units with Multi-Institutional Collaboration
    R. Mendoza-Gómez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Preprint PISIS-RR20-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, May 2020

  2. Enhancing Location-Allocation Heuristics through Local Search for Districting with Multiple-Activity Balancing Constraints and p-Median-Based Dispersion Minimization
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, A. M. Álvarez-Socarrás, and A. Castrillón
    Technical Report PISIS-2019-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, October 2019

  3. New Formulations and Algorithms for the Kidney Exchange Problem
    L. C. Riascos-Alvarez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report PISIS-2019-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2019

  4. An Improved Exact Algorithm for a Territory Design Problem with p-Center-Based Dispersion Minimization
    M. G. Sandoval, J. A. Díaz, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2019-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2019

  5. Towards Sustainable Timber Harvesting of Homogeneous Stands: Dynamic Programming Techniques in Synergy with Forest Growth Simulation
    M. C. López-Locés, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, O. A. Aguirre-Calderón, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Technical Report PISIS-2018-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, October 2018

  6. An Exact Algorithm for Designing Optimal Districts in the Recycling of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment through an Improved Reformulation
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report PISIS-2017-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, September 2017

  7. An Iterated Greedy Algorithm with Variable Neighborhood Descent for the Planning of Specialized Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System
    R. Mendoza-Gómez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and K. B. Valenzuela-Ocaña
    Technical Report PISIS-2017-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, June 2017

  8. Tabu Search with Strategic Oscillation for Improving Recollection Assignment Plans of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde, and J. R. Maldonado-Flores
    Technical Report PISIS-2017-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, May 2017

  9. An Efficient Decision-Making Approach for the Planning of Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System
    R. Mendoza-Gómez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and K. B. Valenzuela-Ocaña
    Technical Report PISIS-2016-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2016

  10. Assessing a Metaheuristic for Large Scale Commercial Districting
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2015-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, August 2015

  11. Optimization Problems in Natural Gas Transportation Systems: A State-of-the-Art Review
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and C. Borraz-Sánchez
    Technical Report PISIS-2014-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, September 2014

  12. The Windy Prize-Collecting Rural Postman Problem: An Ant-Colony Based Heuristic
    S. E. Schaeffer, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. Fernández
    Technical Report PISIS-2014-05, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2014

  13. GRASP with Path Relinking for Commercial Districting
    H. J. Escalante and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2014-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, March 2014

  14. Improving the Quality of Heuristic Solutions for the Capacitated Vertex p-Center Problem through Iterated Greedy Local Search and Variable Neighborhood Descent
    D. R. Quevedo-Orozco and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2013-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, November 2013

  15. A Novel Model for Arc Territory Design: Promoting Eulerian Districts
    M. G. García-Ayala, J. L. González-Velarde, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and E. Fernández
    Technical Report PISIS-2013-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, October 2013

  16. A Dual Bounding Scheme for a Territory Design Problem
    M. G. Elizondo-Amaya, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. A. Díaz
    Technical Report PISIS-2012-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, September 2012

  17. An Iterated Greedy Heuristic for a Market Segmentation Problem with Multiple Attributes
    D. L. Huerta-Muñoz, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and R. Ruiz
    Technical Report PISIS-2012-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2012

  18. A Metaheuristic Algorithm to Solve a Bi-objective Supply Chain Design Problem
    E. Olivares-Benítez, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Technical Report PISIS-2012-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, February 2012

  19. Embotelladoras ARCA Uses Operations Research to Improve Territory Design Plans
    J. F. López-Pérez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2011-08, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, June 2011

  20. Commercial Territory Design Planning with Realignment and Disjoint Assignment Requirements
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. López-Pérez
    Technical Report PISIS-2011-06, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, May 2011

  21. A Disjunctive Programming Model and a Rolling Horizon Algorithm for Optimal Multiperiod Capacity Expansion in a Multiproduct Batch Plant
    G. García-Ayala, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and O. L. Chacón-Mondragón
    Technical Report PISIS-2011-05, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, May 2011

  22. A Decomposition Approach for the Piece-Mold-Machine Manufacturing Problem
    O. J. Ibarra-Rojas, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, Y. A. Ríos-Solís, and M. A. Saucedo-Espinosa
    Technical Report PISIS-2011-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, April 2011

  23. A Divide-and-Conquer Approach to Commercial Territory Design
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, J. L. González-Velarde, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2010-05, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, December 2010

  24. Multiobjective Scatter Search for a Commercial Territory Design Problem
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, J. L. González-Velarde, and J. Molina
    Technical Report PISIS-2010-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, September 2010

  25. Commercial Territory Design for a Distribution Firm with New Constructive and Destructive Heuristics
    Jaime Cano-Belmán, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. A. Salazar-Aguilar
    Technical Report PISIS-2010-02, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, February 2010

  26. GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Technical Report PISIS-2010-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, January 2010

  27. Constructing Efficient Commercial Territory Design Plans for a Beverage Distribution Firm with a Bi-objective Programming Model
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. L. González-Velarde
    Technical Report PISIS-2009-08, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, December 2009

  28. New Models for Commercial Territory Design
    M. A. Salazar-Aguilar, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and M. Cabrera-Ríos
    Technical Report PISIS-2009-07, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, December 2009

  29. A Scatter Search Based Hyper-Heuristic for Sequencing a Mixed-Model Assembly Line
    J. Cano-Belmán, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, and J. Bautista
    Technical Report PISIS-2009-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, February 2009

  30. The Supply Chain Problem with Facility Location and Bi-objective Transportation Choices
    E. Olivares-Benítez, J. L. González-Velarde, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2008-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, October 2008

  31. A Novel Territory Design Model Arising in the Implementation of the WEEE-Directive
    E. Fernández, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2008-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, October 2008

  32. A Reactive GRASP for a Sales Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Requirements
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and E. Fernández
    Technical Report PISIS-2006-12, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, September 2006

  33. Improving the Operation of Pipeline Systems on Cyclic Structures by Tabu Search
    C. Borraz-Sánchez and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2005-04, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, November 2005

  34. Optimal Design of Gating Systems by Gradient Search Methods
    C. E. Esparza, M. P. Guerrero, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2004-06, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, December 2004

  35. Efficient Operation of Natural Gas Transmission Systems: A Network-Based Heuristic for Cyclic Structures
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, S. Kim, and E. A. Boyd
    Technical Report PISIS-2003-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, July 2003

  36. Discrete Bilevel Programming: Application to a Gas Shipper's Problem
    S. Dempe, V. V. Kalashnikov, and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Working Paper 2002-02, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Freiberg, Germany, November 2002

  37. Solving a Natural Gas Cash-Out Bilevel Program by a Penalty Function Method
    V. V. Kalashnikov and R. Z. Ríos-Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2002-03, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, November 2002

  38. Preprocesamiento Efectivo de un Problema de Minimización de Combustible en Sistemas de Gas Natural
    Y. Villalobos Morales and R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Technical Report PISIS-2002-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, November 2002

  39. Preprocessing on Natural Gas Transmission Networks
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, S. Wu, L. R. Scott, and E. A. Boyd
    Technical Report PISIS-2000-01, Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México, November 2000

  40. Model Relaxations for the Fuel Cost Minimization of Steady-State Gas Pipeline Networks
    S. Wu, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, E. A. Boyd, and L. R. Scott
    Technical Report TR-99-01, Department of Computer Science, U. of Chicago, Chicago, January 1999

  41. An Enhanced TSP-Based Heuristic for Makespan Minimization in a Flow Shop with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report ORP97-08, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, U. of Texas, Austin, December 1997

  42. A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for Flowshop Scheduling with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report ORP97-02, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, U. of Texas, Austin, May 1997

  43. Computational Experience with a Branch-and-Cut Algorithm for Flowshop Scheduling with Setups
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report ORP97-01, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, U. of Texas, Austin, May 1997

  44. The Flowshop Scheduling Polyhedron with Setup Times
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report ORP96-07, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, U. of Texas, Austin, July 1996

  45. New Heuristics for the Flow Line Problem with Setup Costs
    R. Z. Ríos-Mercado and J. F. Bard
    Technical Report ORP96-01, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, U. of Texas, Austin, February 1996

 
    Industrial Reports
  1. 2-D Thermal Simulator. Blow-Blow Process. Blank Mold Stage
    A. Ortega Morán, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. S. Martínez Solís
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, September 1990 (in Spanish)

  2. 2-D Thermal Simulator. Press-Blow Process. Blank Mold Stage
    A. Ortega Morán, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. S. Martínez Solís
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, September 1990 (in Spanish)

  3. TERMO2D General Purpose Thermal Simulator
    A. Ortega Morán, R. Z. Ríos Mercado, and M. S. Martínez Solís
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, September 1990 (in Spanish)

  4. F.E.M. Two-Dimensional Time-Dependent State
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, June 1989 (in Spanish)

  5. F.E.M. Two-Dimensional Steady State. Volume II: Implementation
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado y G. Valenzuela Paz
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, January 1989 (in Spanish)

  6. F.E.M. Two-Dimensional Steady State. Volume I: Foundations
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, January 1989 (in Spanish)

  7. Solution of Symmetric Large-Scale Systems of Linear Algebraic Equations
    R. Z. Ríos Mercado
    Technical Report, Vitro Tec, Monterrey, México, April 1987 (in Spanish)

 

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