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Extended deadline for Special Issues in EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics

The deadline for submitting to one of the two special issues of EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics

- Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization: exact methods
- Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization: heuristics

that followed VeRolog 2016 in Nantes and EURO 2016 in Poznan has been postponed to November 15, 2016.

The call for papers is available here:
Submissions are not limited to papers presented at VeRoLog 2016 or Euro 2016.

VeRoLog solver challenge

The problem of the VeRoLog solver challenge is based on a routing challenge faced by a large international herd improvement company. The task at hand is to regularly measure the quality of milk samples at a number of farm locations, the customers. For this, special measuring tools are needed, and those have to be delivered to the customers at their request. After the measurement, the tools have to be picked up again. The planning of these deliveries and pickups will be the challenge for the competition.

The challenge started during the VeRoLog meeting in Nantes (June 2016) and ends at the VeRoLog meeting of 2017. 

Further information:

In the meanwhile, the site includes:

- a registration form
- a forum (all questions asked there have been answered)
- a collection of test instances and example solutions
- an online validator for solutions




VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize, open to outstanding dissertation succesfully discussed between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

The jury is chaired by Geir Hasle and includes Maria Grazia Speranza and Wout Dullaert.

Please find attached the call for nominations where you can find all the details for the submission and the selection process.

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 (

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.