EWG VeRoLog, EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics

EWG VeRoLog, EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics
NameEWG VeRoLog, EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics
AnnouncementTo become a member of EWG VeRoLog register online through the website

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NewsletterThe group will send out regularly a newsletter informing the members of activities relevant to the group and with invitations to meetings.
Online newsletterSee the newsletters online at:
BoardMarielle Christiansen, University of Trondheim, Norway
Angel Corberan, University of Valencia, Spain
Wout Dullaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Richard Eglese, University of Lancaster, U.K.
Geir Hasle, SINTEF, Norway
Stefan Irnich, University of Mainz, Germany
Frederic Semet, University of Lille, France
Maria Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia, Italy
Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy (coordinator)
Coordinator Daniele Vigo
University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
40136 Bologna (BO)
Phone: +390512093435
Fax: +390512093073
Url: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/daniele.vigo/en
Purpose and historyVehicle Routing optimization is a very active research area in Operations Research that sees a strong contribution from a large number of researchers working in European Universities, Research Centres and Companies.

Vehicle Routing is at the core of Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as people Transportation activities. Thus, the practical importance of optimization models and algorithms development for Vehicle Routing is evident from the impact of transportation in the modern world, both from an economic and environmental point of view. The field is not only related to terrestrial transportation by means of vans and trucks, but also to other modes of transport such as rail, naval and air transport and their interaction within intermodal networks.

The scientific interest on the topic is great and large research efforts are devoted to the efficient and effective solution of routing problems, which still represent hard challenges, used as benchmarks for all novel optimization techniques. The scope of Vehicle Routing research is broadening constantly to incorporate more and more aspects of the real world Logistics optimization. The emerging trends consider indeed the integration of different relevant issues of the supply chain optimization, such as facility location in location-routing, network design in multi-echelon distribution optimization, inventory-routing, integrated vehicle and crew management, flow aggregation for truckload transportation, loading and handling issues, as well as service delivery just to mention few examples. Moreover, recently there has been an increasing interest into Green Logistics research aimed at incorporating emission reduction technologies within supply chain design.

The vitality of the Vehicle Routing research community, and particularly of the European one, is witnessed by the constant and large presence of Vehicle Routing and Logistics related sessions and talks at all major OR conferences many of which are authored by European researchers. On the practical side a large number of companies are employing and developing logistics management tools that incorporate routing optimization algorithms.

The purpose of this new EURO Working Group is to constitute an aggregation and reference point for the rich and active research community to advance the development and application of Operations Research methods, techniques and tools in the field of Vehicle Routing and Logistics. The Group’s meetings should encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, users, and researchers in the area of Vehicle Routing and Logistics, stimulating the work on new and important problems with sound scientific methods. Moreover its members and specific meetings/workshops will actively promote the interest on Vehicle Routing and Logistics in the most important scientific journals by proposing and editing special and contributed issues. Finally, the group will also facilitate the networking activities that are crucial for the proposition of successful international research and industrial projects.
MembersVeRoLog has about 1000 Members

Members list available at
Past activitiesThe working group has been created in February 2011 after being approved by EURO.

In the first year networking activities are started through the website (www.verolog.eu) and the first initiatives have been launched.

VeRoLog Conferences:
VeRoLog 2012, Bologna (Italy) June 18-20, 2012.
VeRoLog 2013, Southampton (UK), July 7-10, 2013.
Verolog 2014, Oslo (Norway), June 22-25, 2014

VeRoLog Fellow:
Paolo Toth was nominated VeRoLog Fellow in 2012 for his outstanding achievements in Vehicle Routing.

VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize
2012 Bijorn Petersen
2013 Thibaut Vidal and Roberto Roberti
2014 Magnus Stalhane

VeRoLog has co-sponsored the summer school on Vehicle Routing Angers (Fr) May 2013

Streams and Sessions
VeRoLog Streams have been organized at EURO conferences in Vilnius (7 sessions)
Rome (8 sessions)

VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2014
organized in collaboration with PTV
winner team: KU Leuven out of 15 participants

Two special issues were edited in EJTL, EJOR and COR several focused issues were open on various other journals
Future activitiesThe Fourth VeRoLog conference will be held in Vienna, June 8-10

The fourth Edition of VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize is open to Dissertations discussed in 2014. (see www.verolog.eu)

Several sessions will be organized at EURO 2015, Glasgow.

VeRoLog Solver Challenge will be organised also in 2015 in collaboration with PTV
PublicationsA special issue on Vehicle Routing has been edited for the new European Journal on Transportation and Logistics
A special issue on Vehicle Routing has been edited in EJOR collecting papers presented at the first VeRoLog conference
A special issue of COR has been edited for papers submitted at the second VeRoLog conference

Special issues are open in various other journals
Last modification2017-10-06

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