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What is VeRoLog

VeRoLog is the Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization within EURO, the Association of the European Operational Research Societies.

Vehicle Routing optimization is at the core of Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as people Transportation activities, and is a very active research area in Operations Research that sees an intense contribution from a large number of researchers working in European Universities, Research Centres and Companies.

The purpose of VeRoLog is to constitute an aggregation and reference point for the rich and active research community in order to:

  • favour the development and application of Operations Research models, methods and tools to the field of Vehicle Routing and Logistics.

  • encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, end-users, and researchers in the area of Vehicle Routing and Logistics, stimulating the work on new and important problems with sound scientific methods.

  • actively promote the interest on Vehicle Routing and Logistics in the scientific community by organizing dedicated workshops and conferences as well as contributing to all major ones with sessions and streams, offering specialized schools and seminars, editing special and contributed issues  in the most important scientific journals.

  • facilitate the networking activities that are crucial for the proposition of successful international research and industrial projects.

  • enhance professional opportunities for its members both in the academia and industry.

For any communications concerning the working group use this link

Here you will find the map of the VeRoLog members and the instances constructed with members locations.

 

VeRoLog newsletter deadline for submission of content

The content of the VeRoLog newsletter is selected from the suggestions submitted until the 10th of each month.

Position as PhD student at the Department of Business Administration at the University of Vienna

The Department of Business Administration at the University of Vienna offers a position as PhD student (30 hours per week contract, wage agreement for Austrian Universities, group B1) for an application oriented research project within the Christian-Doppler laboratory for efficient intermodal transportation. 

All qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed curriculum vitae (ideally together with a support letter) by email to Karl Doerner (karl.doerner@univie.ac.at).

Deadline for submissions: September 24, 2016

Two positions in the DFG-funded project ENS.VRSP

The DFG-funded project ENS.VRSP: Efficient Neighborhood Search in Vehicle Routing and Scheduling offers the following two positions starting January 1st, 2017:

  • 1 research assistant / postdoc (full-time, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) at JGU Mainz (Prof. Dr. Stefan Irnich), and
  • 1 research assistant / PhD-level (75%, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) at RWTH Aachen (Prof. Dr. Michael Schneider).

The complete job offers can be found here for the position at JGU Mainz and here for the position at RWTH Aachen.

Special Issue in EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics: Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization: Exact Methods

Guest editors: M. Schneider, T. Gschwind and D. Vigo

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2016

Further information: https://www.euro-online.org/web/pages/1486/special-issues?id=15

Special Issue in EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics: Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization: Heuristics

Guest editors: Ch. Guéret, F. Lehuédé, J. E. Mendoza, O. Péton and M. Sevaux

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2016

Further information: https://www.euro-online.org/web/pages/1486/special-issues?id=14

Call for Abstracts - VeRoLog 2017

The sixth annual workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimisation - VeRoLog 2017 - will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from July 10-12, 2017. The deadline for abstract submission is February 28, 2017.

Detailed information and the call for abstracts can be found in the attached file.

Joint TSL / VeRoLog Cross-region Collaborative Grant

Please find below the announcement of Maciek Nowak, TSL President

Dear TSL Members,

it is my pleasure to announce two new TSL sponsored grants that have been created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America, Europe and Africa, and Asia, Australia and New Zealand).  The grants and application process are described in full detail below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students hoping to study abroad and the other more broadly focused at driving collaborative research.  Importantly, note that the Cross-region Collaborative Grant has an additional $2000 grant that is part of an agreement with VeRoLog and that is available to EURO members. 

6th VeRoLog Conference, Amsterdam

The 6th VeRoLog Conference will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from July 10 to 12, 2017.

 

The conference will be hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

The call for papers with all details will be distributed soon so... stay tuned!

 

Two positions as research assistant at the Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks (RWTH Aachen)

We are currently offering two positions as research assistant (full-time, German public service salary scale TV-L 13) to participate in research, industry projects and teaching at the Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks (Prof. Dr. Michael Schneider) at RWTH Aachen, Germany.

The opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree is given. The complete job offer can be found here.

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