New paper accepted for publication in Computers & Operations Research

 The work A Stochastic Programming Model for the Thermal Optimal Day-Ahead Bid Problem with Physical Futures Contracts of C. Corchero and F.-Javier Heredia, has been accepted for publication in the journal Computers & Operations Research (DOI:10.1016/j.cor.2011.01.008). A preprint version of the manuscript is available at The goal of this work, which was developed as a part of the research project DPI2008-02153,  is to optimize coordination between physical futures contracts and the day-ahead bidding which follow the MIBEL's regulation. The authors propose a stochastic quadratic mixed-integer programming model which maximizes the expected profits, taking into account futures contracts settlement.