The EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization will organize an annual meeting, starting from 2012. The meeting is open to group members and scientists from all over the world with talks by researchers and practitioners. Meeting organization and structure will favour the large participation of group members and best submitted papers will be collected into high quality volumes.
The meeting organization will coordinate with Europe-based conferences like ODYSSEUS, as well as other international conferences like TRISTAN in order to reduce overlaps. The working group will actively promote the participation of its members to EURO conferences, by collaborating with the programme committee, favouring the submission of sessions and possibly proposing relevant speakers.
Some short workshop on specific topics could also be organized. Group members willing to organize a VeRoLog workshop could submit a proposal to the VeRoLog board through the coordinator.
VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize
VeRoLog awards this prize at each VeRoLog conference. The prize aims at recognizing high quality contributions to the field of Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization.
VeRoLog Solver Challenge
VeRoLog promotes the development of high quality codes for the solution of real world VRPs. The challenge is open to teams that will produce an executable code that will be tested on instances of a specific variant of VRP proposed by an industrial partner.
The group will also send out regularly a newsletter informing the members of activities relevant to the group and with invitations to meetings. Newsletter contents is open to contributions of all members. Please send requests to VeRoLog coordinator.
The list of the already published newsletters is available on the website.