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VeRoLog Conference 2015


  Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization 2015

  The fourth meeting of the EURO Working Group on

Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization - VeRoLog

           Vienna, Austria, June 8-10




The fourth meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization will take place in Vienna from June 8-10, 2015.

The VeRoLog conference is an established annual meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization - VeRoLog bringing together the large community of researchers and practitioners interested in vehicle routing optimization and its relations with logistics. The VeRoLog conference typically attracts between 150 and 200 researchers and practitioners from all over the world. The conference is open to high quality methodological contributions and relevant real-world applications and case studies from the industry and the services.

As an additional bonus to VeRoLog participants, the ELOCOT - Conference on Electromobility in Logistics and Commercial Transport will take place as a one day event on 10 June 2015. ELOCOT will be a forum for academics, practitioners, and policy makers discussing current research, trends, and successful use cases of electric mobility. A joint (VEROLOG - ELOCOT) panel discussion on the implications of CO2 reduction policies and the broader introduction of electric vehicles for vehicle routing and logistics will be organized. Participation in the ELOCOT conference will be free of charge for VeRoLog participants.


Organizing and Programm Committee

  • Richard F. Hartl, Professor, University of Vienna
  • Karl F. Doerner, Professor, University of  Vienna
  • Jakob Puchinger, Senior Scientist, AIT Vienna


International Advisory Committee (to be extended)

  • Tolga Bektas, University of Southampton, England
  • Marielle Christiansen, NTNU, Norway
  • Angel Corberan, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Teodor Gabriel Crainic, CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada
  • Richard Eglese, Lancaster University, England
  • Bruce Golden, University of Maryland, USA
  • Juan Jose Salazar Gonzalez, University of La Laguna, Spain
  • Geir Hasle, SINTEF, Norway
  • Gilbert Laporte, HEC, Montreal, Canada
  • Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Wallace Stein, NHH, Norway
  • Christos D. Tarantilis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Paolo Toth, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Tom Van Woensel, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Keynote speakers

  • Martin Savelsbergh, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Tolga Bektas, University of Southampton, UK


Important Dates

  • First call for papers: October 2014
  • Abstract submission opens: November 2014
  • Abstract submission deadline: January 16, 2015
  • Deadline for early registration: April 1, 2015
  • Welcome reception and registration: June 7, 2015
  • Conference: June 8-10, 2015


Conference Fee

  • Early registration 400 EUR
  • Late registration 480 EUR
  • PhD Student 280 EUR

The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks, the social programme and the conference dinner.


Abstract submission

An abstract of 1/3 page (max. 250 words) must be submitted electronically via the link "Abstract submission". Accepted abstracts with a registered presenter will be included in the book of abstracts. At most one presentation per registered participant is accepted. All selected abstracts will be presented within parallel sessions during the conference.

A list of relevant topics for the VeRoLog Conference includes, but is not limited to:

  • Decision support systems in logistics
  • State-of-the-art methods for exact solution of routing and logistics optimization problems
  • Innovative methods for heuristic solution of routing and logistics optimization problems
  • Planning tools and tool-based environments for routing and logistics
  • Design and management of logistics infrastructure and networks
  • Analysis and evaluation of environmental impact induced by logistics (e.g., air and noise pollution)
  • Sustainable design and operations of logistics facilities
  • Integrated planning and control of logistic infrastructures
  • Analysis of logistics operations
  • Heuristics and meta-heuristics implementation in logistics 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 logistics service providers
  • Service integration of agents or carriers within the logistics business
  • Consolidation and distribution for agents or shippers within the logistics business
  • Cooperation in intermodal supply chains
  • Fleet management


Selected high quality papers will be included in special issues of international journals edited after the conference.

The CfP can be downloaded as a pdf file from: