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EURO PHD SCHOOL ON ROUTING AND LOGISTICS

EURO  PhD school on ‘Routing and Logistics’

First announcement

Location and dates

The EURO PhD School on ‘Routing and logistics’ will take place at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Brescia from June 24th (Wednesday) to July 3rd (Friday), 2015.

Scope and organization

The School aims at training PhD students in the area of routing and logistics and is made possible thanks to the financial support of EURO (the Association of European Operational Research Societies).  The topics include: introduction to routing and logistic problems, branch-and-cut methods, branch-and-price methods, design and analysis of heuristics, worst-case analysis, arc routing problems, optimization problems in logistics, software and applications.

The School will be organized in morning and afternoon sessions. Social activities will be organized as well. All morning sessions will be devoted to lectures delivered by experienced and well-known scientists. The afternoon sessions will take place in a computer lab and  will be aimed at enabling the students to learn how the models and methods presented in the morning sessions can be implemented.

Scientific Prerequisites

The interested students should know linear programming, mixed integer linear programming and a computer language.

Admission

Participants have to be from a EURO member society country, or studying in a EURO member society country. They have to be enrolled in a PhD program, and, preferably, in an early stage of their studies. A maximum number of 35 participants will be accepted.  To apply,  interested students are requested to send their application within January 31st, 2015 to eps.ral@unibs.it, following the instructions provided at the school web site eps-ral.unibs.it.

A registration fee of 300€ will cover accommodation, material, coffee breaks, lunches, social activities and social dinner. VeRoLog will cover the fee for two students selected by the organizer among those who request it with a motivation letter.

Organizing committee

M. Grazia Speranza (chair), Enrico Angelelli, Claudia Archetti, Luca Bertazzi, Carlo Filippi,  Renata Mansini, Michele Vindigni, Nicola Bianchessi, Simona Cherubini, Gianfranco Guastaroba, Dario Fontana, Valentina Morandi.