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The fifth meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization - VeRoLog


Nantes, France, June 6-8

The fifth meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization will take place at the Mines Nantes Graduate School of Engineering, in Nantes 6-8 June 2016. 
The VeRoLog conference is an annual meeting bringing together the large community of researchers and practitioners interested in vehicle routing optimization and its relationship with logistics. The conference is open to high quality methodological contributions, relevant real-world applications, and case studies from industry and the service sector.
Abstract submission
Submissions to VeRoLog 2016 are in the form of a (max.) 250-words abstracts. Abstracts should be electronically submitted via the "Submissions" link in the left menu. Accepted abstracts with a registered presenter will be included in the book of abstracts. At most one presentation per registered participant will be accepted. All selected abstracts will be presented within parallel sessions during the conference. A list of relevant topics for the conference is given below.

Special issues  

Special issues of international journals with full-paper versions of the work presented in Nantes will be edited after the conference. The call for papers will be launched in late June 2016.
Keynote speakers 
    Michael Hewitt (Loyola University Chicago)
    Recent advances in service network design
    Stefan Ropke (Technical University of Denmark)
    10 years of Adaptive Large Neighborhood Search (ALNS)
Organizing committee
    Christelle Guéret (University of Angers, LARIS)
    Fabien Lehuédé (Mines Nantes, IRCCyN)
    Jorge E. Mendoza (Polytech Tours, LI)
    Olivier Péton (Mines Nantes, IRCCyN)
    Marc Sevaux (University of South Brittany, LabSTICC)
Important dates
    Jan 29, 2016: extended submission deadline
    March 01, 2016: acceptance notification
    April 01, 2016: camera ready submission deadline
    April 15, 2016: early bird registration closes
    May 18, 2016: registration closes
    Early student: 250 euros
    Late Student: 350 euros
    Early regular: 350 euros
    Late regular: 450 euros
The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks, the social program and conference dinner. 
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Research topics include but are not limited to:
    + Decision support systems in logistics
    + State-of-the-art methods for exact solution of routing and logistic optimization problems
    + Innovative methods for heuristic solutions of routing and logistics optimization problems
    + Planning tools and tool-based environments for routing and logistics
    + Design and management of logistic infrastructure and networks
    + Analysis and evaluation of environmental impact induced by logistics (e.g., air and noise pollution)
    + Sustainable design and operation of logistic facilities
    + Integrated planning and control of logistic infrastructures
    + Analysis of logistic operations
    + Heuristic and meta-heuristic implementation in logistic-related models
    + ERP and information systems-related applications in logistics
    + Geographic information systems related to routing and logistics
    + On-board navigation and positioning systems
    + Dynamic routing optimization
    + Strategies and operations of logistic service providers
    + Service integration of agents or carriers within the logistics industry
    + Consolidation and distribution for agents or shippers within the logistics industry
    + Cooperation in intermodal supply chains
    + Fleet management

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