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I am a Professor at the UPV and I have been teaching at the UPV School of Industrial Engineering since 1998. I am a senior researcher at the INGENIO research institute (CSIC-UPV).
My main line of research focuses on the application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process (ANP) methodologies to create indicators that help evaluation and decision-making in participatory processes. Within this field of research, my two main lines of work are: (i) Participatory Decision Making, (ii) Application of Multi-Criteria Models to assess social responsibility and environmental sustainability of policies and organisations.
I lead a research group, I have promoted a consolidated line of work that has generated an important scientific production in high quality journals, obtained several research and knowledge transfer projects with public and private funding and consolidated the scientific career of several researchers. I would like to highlight that I am currently the most cited European author in the field of Analytic Network Process (noticia)(publ) I have currently consolidated three research periods. Since 2011, I have carried out a total of 4 teaching internships, 2 research internships, at the University of Cassino (IT) (2013) and at Fraunhoffer ISI, Karlsruhe, (D) (2021) and several faculty mobility actions in the USA, Italy and Germany.
The main contributions and the most relevant merits of my CV associated with the proposed project are presented below.

1. Most relevant scientific contributions:
I have been the Principal Investigator of 3 R&D projects funded by the Ministry of Science, 1 European project (PI of the Spanish group), 2 projects of the Generalitat Valenciana (GV) and 3 of the UPV. The total funding obtained with these 9 projects has been 272,098 EUR.
Four of them are closely linked to the project presented here, 3 of them dedicated to obtaining indicators to monitor science policies from the Responsible Research and I nnovation perspective at European level (Super-MoRRI, 2018-2022), at national level (INPERRI, 2016-2020) and at regional level (RRICVAL, 2017-2019), and the fourth (INVISIBLES 2021-2024) dedicated to obtaining indicators to analyse the visibility of women in scientific events.
Others have been used to help decision-makers at different levels of public administrations to make strategic decisions involving multiple stakeholders: planning of activities for the development of a city (4), for the development of tourism in a region (3), for the shipbuilding industry (1), for the food industry (1), for the strategic planning of a university (3).
As a result of the research carried out, I have published 42 scientific publications in indexed journals to date. Four of them occupy the first, third, fifth and fifth position in their field respectively, with a total of 710 accumulated citations (WoS). I have an H=17 index.
2. Contributions to society:
I would like to highlight as a collaboration activity with the private sector an agreement that arose because of the research project on asset and real estate valuation models of which I was the PI. This agreement was signed with the company Tasaciones Bienes Mediterraneo S.A. and we developed a methodology for optimising market studies and an effective price orientation system based on the AHP that is still in use today.
In the field of Social Responsibility, which is the subject of this project, I have led a consultancy work for the DG for Innovation of the Generalitat Valenciana Towards a model of responsible innovation in the Valencian Community which presents an analysis of how the concept of IR can contribute to the RIS3 incorporating dimensions of social development or environmental protection. The goal is to propose lines of action to guide the GV's innovation policies and to be included in its new smart specialisation policy, which is currently being designed. I have also led a study with REDIT (2021), the network of Technological Institutes of the CV, RRI in the technological institutes of the CV, which concludes the need to include responsible practices in their innovation activities towards the productive sectors for which they work. Finally, in 2021 several members of the research team and myself as PI have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education of Argentina through the Banco Iberoamericano del Desarrollo, for Business Innovation Consultancy Services, to develop during 2022 and 2023 a training programme in responsible business innovation for 100 young entrepreneurs.
The total funding obtained as PI from contracts and agreements to date has been 315.538 EUR.
3. Contributions to the training of young researchers:
I have supervised 9 doctoral theses already completed and 5 in progress. Of all these PhD students who have been trained within our research group, I would like to highlight that we currently have: 1 Juan de la Cierva postdoc contract, 2 Margarita Salas postdoc contracts (with postings in Pittsburgh and Berlin), 1 contract at IBV as R&D director (technology centre), 2 AYUD lecturers at the UV, 3 lecturers at foreign universities, 1 at Environmental Working Group at the DGXII UE. Of all the theses I would like to highlight one I am currently supervising, Exploring the role of key actors in collaborative knowledge networks, whose doctoral student has obtained a Marie Curie grant to carry it out.
I have been an ANECA evaluator for the ACADEMIA programme during the years 2010-2015.

Part C. RELEVANT MERITS

C.1. Publications
García-Melón, Mónica, Gómez-Navarro, T., Gonzalez-Urango, H., & Corona-Sobrino, C. (2022). Adapting RRI Public Engagement indicators to the Spanish scientific and innovation context. A participatory methodology based on AHP and Content Analysis. Central European Journal of Operations Research.
González-Urango, H., Mu, E., Garcia-Melon, M., Stakeholders engagement and ANP best practices in sustainable territorial and urban strategic planning, (2022), In: Doumpos M,. Ferreira F.A.F., Zopounidis, C. (eds) Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Development, pp. 93-130, Springer, Cham.
Corona-Sobrino, C., García-Melón, M., Poveda-Bautista, R., & González-Urango, H. (2020). Closing the gender gap at academic conferences: A tool for monitoring and assessing academic events. PLoS ONE, 15(12 December), 1–23.
Monsonís-Payá, I., Gómez-Navarro, T., & García-Melón, M. (2020). Anticipating Environmental Burdens in Research and Innovation Projects—Application to the Case of Active and Healthy Ageing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3600.
Gonzalez-Urango, H., & García-Melón, M. (2018). Stakeholder engagement to evaluate tourist development plans with a sustainable approach. Sustainable Development, 26(6), 800–811.
Otero-Hermida, P., & García-Melón, M. (2018). Gender equality indicators for research and innovation from a responsible perspective: The case of Spain. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(9).
Monsonís-Paya, I., Lozano J.F., Garcia-Melon, M., (2018) Definición y evaluación de la investigación e innovación responsable en Horizon 2020. Una perspectiva crítica., Juicio moral y democracia. Retos de la ética y la filosofía política. (ISBN 978-84-9045-661-3)
Gomez-Navarro, T., García-Melón, M., Guijarro, F., & Preuss, M. (2017). Methodology to assess the market value of companies according to their financial and social responsibility aspects: an AHP approach. Journal of the Operational Research Society2, 1–12.
Aragonés-Beltrán, P., García-Melón, M., & Montesinos-Valera, J. (2017). How to assess stakeholders’ influence in project management? A proposal based on the Analytic Network Process. International Journal of Project Management, 35(3).
García-Melón, Mónica; J.L.Romero-Gelvez. (2016) influence analysis in consensus search - a multi criteria group decision making aproach in environmental management. International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 4 (15), 791 - 813.
García-Melón, Mónica; Blanca Pérez-Gladish; Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Paz Méndez Rodriguez. (2016) Assessing mutual funds' corporate social responsibility. A multistakeholder-AHP based methodology. Annals of Operations Research, 2 (244), 475 - 503. 1
García-Melón, M., Poveda-Bautista, R., & Del Valle M., J. L. (2015). Using the strategic relative alignment index for the selection of portfolio projects application to a public Venezuelan Power Corporation. International Journal of Production Economics, 170.
Peris, J., García-Melón, M., Gómez-Navarro, T., & Calabuig, C. (2013). Prioritizing local agenda 21 programmes using ANP: A spanish case study. Sustainable Development, 21(5).
C.2. Congress
Corona-Sobrino, Carmen; García-Melón, Mónica; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Poveda Bautista, Rocio (2021). Women’s Visibility In Scientific And Political Events: Is There a Gender Gap?. EN 15th ESA Conference (ESA 2021). Online
Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; García-Melón, Mónica (2019). The Analytic Network Process as a Planning Tool for Sustainable Development. EN 25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2019). (84 - 85). Istanbul, Turkey.
García-Melón, Mónica; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Perez-Gladish, Blanca Maria (2019). Indicators for monitoring responsible research and innovation in Spain; the case of Science Education. 25th International Conference on MCDM (MCDM 2019). (72-73). Istanbul, Turkey.
Monsonís-Payá, Irene; García-Melón, Mónica; Lozano, J. Félix (2018). Strategies to develop indicators of public engagement for responsible research and innovation in Spain. EN International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP 2018). Hong Kong: Creat Decision Foundation
Monsonís-Payá, Irene; García-Melón, Mónica; Razola-García, P. (2018). Discussing at national level the proposed sets of indicators for monitoring responsible research and innovation in Europe Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference 2018. Valencia, Spain.
Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; García-Melón, Mónica (2017). A Combined Social Network Analysis - Analytic Network Process Approach to Evaluate Sustainable Tourist Strategies. EN 14th International Symposium on Operations Research (SOR 2017). (529 - 534). Bled, Slovenia: Slovenian Society INFORMATIKA (SDI), Section for Operational Research
C.3. Research projects
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio (I.P.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Indicadores para monitorizar y promover la visibilidad de las mujeres en la ciencia (INVISIBLES) (AICO/2021/133). (01/01/21 - 01/01/24). GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Richard Woolley; Monsonís-Payá, Irene; Molas-Gallart, Jordi; I Rafols; Otero-Hermida, P. Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI, SUPER_MoRRI (H2020-SWAFS/0467-Grant-agreement nº 824671). (01/01/19 - 31/12/23).
Pedro Marques (P.I); García-Melón, Mónica; Consoli, Davide; Deste Cukierman, Pablo. Policies for Smart Specialisation (Grant agreement nº 860887). (01/12/19 - 30/11/23). European Project FP8.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Miralles Insa, Cristóbal Javier; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Indicadores para Impulsar el Diseño de Una Politica Cientifica e Innovadora en la Comunidad Valenciana. (AICO/2018/270). (01/01/18 - 01/01/20). GENERALITAT VALENCIANA.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando (I.P.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Lozano, J. Félix; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Propuesta de Indicadores para Impulsar el Diseño de Una Politica Orientada al Desarrollo de Investigacion e Innovacion Responsable en España (CSO2016-76828-R). (30/12/16 - 30/12/20). AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Lozano, J. Félix; Otero-Hermida, Paula. Alianzas Corresponsables por la Igualdad de Genero. Caso de Aplicacion a la Republica Dominicana.. (21/11/16 - 21/11/18). UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA.
C.4. Contracts, technological or transfer merits
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Marques, Pedro. Servicio de asistencia y asesoramiento para el establecimiento de indicadores de innovación e investigación responsables. (CPV 73110000-6). (17/05/21 - 30/09/21). CONSELLERIA DE INNOVACIÓN, UNIVERSIDADES, CIENCIA Y SOCIEDAD DIGITAL, GENERALITAT VALENCIANA.15.000 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.). RRI en los Institutos Tecnológicos de la CV (27/04/21 - 27/10/21). RED DE INSTITUTOS TECNOLOGICOS DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA. 35.000 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Corona-Sobrino, Carmen; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia. Monitoring and Assessment of Gender Gap in Events (OR2019-60221). (01/09/19 - 01/12/21). OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR EUROPE. 81.100 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.), Arroyo-Vazquez, M., Jiménez-Saez, F., Poveda-Bautista, R., Servicios de Consultoría en Innovación Empresarial, BANCO IBERAMERICANO DEL DESARROLLO, Ministerio de Educación de Argentina (01/01/2022 – 31/12/2023) 83.800 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Perruchas, Francois Denis Xavier; Belda-Miquel, Sergio. Sistema de Recomendación en Tiempo Real Basado en el Contexto para Asistir a la Toma de Decisiones de Personas en Movilidad (RTC-2016-4951-6). (01/09/16 - 01/01/19). AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION.RETOS COLABORACIÓN. 91.900 EUR

Adela García-Aracil (IP), Poveda Bautista, R., García Melón, M., Papel de la Mujer en la Enseñanza y Formación Técnico-Profesional” (EFTP). Financiado por SENA, OEI, CAF. Duración desde 01/01/2021 hasta 31/12/2022. 38.000€.

Assessing gender and climate objectives interactions in urban decarbonisation policies
I. Aparisi-Cerdá, D. Ribó-Pérez, J. Gomar-Pascual, J. Pineda-Soler, R. Poveda-Bautista, M. García-Melón, 2024. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
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Combining sensory panels with Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to assess nectarine and peach quality
Amparo Baviera-Puig, Mónica García-Melón, Isabel López-Cortés, María Dolores Ortolá, 2023. In: Cogent Food and Agriculture.
https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2022.2161184


Adapting RRI public engagement indicators to the Spanish scientific and innovation context: a participatory methodology based on AHP and content analysis
Mónica García-Melón,Tomás Gómez-Navarro, Hannia Gonzalez-Urango y Carmen Corona-Sobrino, 2022. In: Central European Journal of Operations Research.
10.1007/s10100-022-00796-3


Proposal of a New Orange Selection Process Using Sensory Panels and AHP
Amparo Baviera-Puig, Mónica García-Melón, María Dolores Ortolá, Isabel López-Cortés, 2021. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073333


Closing the gender gap at academic conferences: A tool for monitoring and assessing academic events
Corona-Sobrino Carmen, García-Melón Mónica, Poveda-Bautista Rocío, González-Urango Hannia, 2020. In: Plos One.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243549


Stakeholder engagement to evaluate tourist development plans with a sustainable approach
Hannia Gonzalez‐Urango; Mónica García‐Melón, 2018. In: Sustainable Development.
10.1002/sd.1849


How to assess stakeholders' influence in project management? A proposal based on the Analytic Network Process
Aragonés-Beltrán, Pablo; García-Melón, Mónica; Montesinos-Valera, Jesús, 2017. In: International Journal of Project Management.
10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.01.001


Indicators for Responsible Research and Innovation: A Methodological Proposal for Context-Based Weighting
Monsonís-Payá, Irene; García-Melón, Mónica; Lozano, J. Félix, 2017. In: Sustainability.
10.3390/su9122168


Methodology to assess the market value of companies 4 according to their financial and social responsibility 5 aspects: an AHP approach
Tomás Gómez-Navarro, Mónica García-Melón, Francisco Guijarro, Marion Preuss, 2017. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society .
10.1057/s41274-017-0222-7


Assessing mutual funds’ corporate social responsibility: a multistakeholder-AHP based methodology
Mónica García-Melón, Blanca Pérez-Gladish, Tomás Gómez-Navarro , Paz Mendez-Rodriguez, 2016. In: Annals of Operations Research.
10.1007/s10479-016-2132-5


Investing in socially responsible mutual funds: Proposal of non-financial ranking in Italian market
Antonella Petrillo;Fabio De Felice;Mónica García-Melón;Blanca Pérez-Gladish , 2016. In: Research in International Business and Finance.
10.1016/j.ribaf.2016.01.027


Assessing the communication quality of CSR reports. A case study on four spanish food companies
Baviera-Puig, A.;Gómez-Navarro, T.;García-Melón, M.;García-Martínez, G , 2015. In: Sustainability.
10.3390/su70811010


Decision-making for the selection of a best wood extraction method: An analytic network process approach
Abolfazl Jaafari; Akbar Najafi;Mónica García Melón, 2015. In: Forest Policy and Economics.
10.1016/j.forpol.2014.09.010


Using the relative alignment index for the selection of portfolio projects application to a public Venezuelan Power Corporation
García-Melón, M., Poveda-Bautista, R., Del Valle, J.,, 2015. In: International Journal of Production Economics.
10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.08.023


Modeling decision making as a support tool for policy making on renewable energy development
Marco Cannemia, Mónica García-Melón, Pablo Aragonés-Beltránb, Tomás Gómez-Navarro, 2014. In: Energy Policy.
10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.011


Competitiveness measurement system in the advertising sector
Poveda-Bautista, R.; García-Melón, M.; Baptista, D.C., 2013. In: SpringerPlus.
10.1186/2193-1801-2-438


Setting competitiveness indicators using BSC and ANP
Poveda-Bautista, R.; Baptista, D.C.; García-Melón, M., 2012. In: International Journal of Production Research.
10.1080/00207543.2012.657964


Setting competitiveness indicators using BSC and ANP.
Poveda-Bautista, R., Baptista, D. C., & García-Melón, M, 2012. In: International Journal of Production Research.


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Discussing at national level the proposed sets of indicators for monitoring responsible research and innovation in Europe: the case of public engagement
Monsonís-Payá, I.; García-Melón, M.; Razola, T.
Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Conference 2018
Valuating patents generated by public research centers with the AHP technique
García Melón, Mónica; Rafael López; Aragonés-Beltrán, Pablo; Enrique San Ambrosio
12th International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISHAP 2013). Multi-criteria Decision Making
Social Network Analysis in participatory environmental decision making. The case of Spanish wetland La Albufera
García Melón, Mónica; Estruch Guitart, Vicente; Aragonés-Beltrán, Pablo; Beatriz Monterde-Roca
12th International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISHAP 2013). Multi-criteria Decision Making
An ANP Approach for Competitiveness Analysis in Business Sectors. The Case of Venezuela
García-Melón,M.;Poveda-Bautista,R.;Doris,C.
XI SYMPOSIUM ISAHP 2011
A methodology based on multi-criteria techniques (AHP and ANP) for measuring the degree of alignment between the objectives of a university and the results obtained in its relations...
Cortés-Aldana,F.;García-Melón,M.;Fernández-de-Lucio,I.;Aragonés-Beltrán,P.;Poveda-Bautista,R.
XVI Congreso Latino Ibero Americano de Investigación de Operaciones. 9-12 septiembre 2008
Medición del grado de alineación de los fines de una universidad con los resultados obtenidos en su relación con el entorno socio-económico
Cortés-Aldana,F.;García-Melón,M.;Fernández-de-Lucio,I.;Aragonés-Beltrán,P.
6º Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior. Universidad 2008. 11-15 febrero 2008
Medición del grado de alineación de los fines de una universidad con los resultados obtenidos en su relación con el entorno socio-económico
Cortés-Aldana,F.;García-Melón,M.;Aragonés-Beltrán,P.;Fernández-de-Lucio,I.
XII Seminario Latino Iberoamericano de Gestión Tecnológica ALTEC 2007. 26-28 septiembre 2007
Analysis of the decision making processes in NPD projects within innovative companies. An empirical study in the valencian region (Spain).
García-Melón,M.;Aragonés-Beltrán,P.;Poveda-Bautista,R.;Zabala-Iturriagagoitia,J.
International Conference on engineering design ICED 05. 15-18 Agosto 2005
Análisis de los procesos de decisión en proyectos de desarrollo de nuevos productos: estudio empírico en PYMES innovadoras de la Comunidad Valenciana
Poveda-Bautista,R.;García-Melón,M.;Zabala-Iturriagagoitia,J.;González-Cruz,M.;Aragonés-Beltrán,P.
III IPMA-ICEC Seminario internacional de expertos