ROADEF/EURO Challenge 2020

Grid operation-based outage maintenance planning


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ROADEF jointly organises with the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO Challenge. The 2020 challenge is dedicated to maintenance planning optimization problems in collaboration with (RTE).

This challenge is open to everyone, and particularly to young researchers, excluding people professionally involved with the industrial partners.

The goal of this challenge has multiple aspects.

Firstly, it allows some of our industrial partners to follow recent developments in the fields of Operations Research and Decision Analysis.

Secondly, through the junior category young researchers have the opportunity to face up to a complex industrial optimization problem. The challenge will give them an opportunity to explore the requirements and difficulties encountered in industrial applications. We hope that this challenge will help to establish a permanent partnership between manufacturers and young scientists on industrial-sized projects which require both high scientific qualification and the real-life practices in companies making use of decision analysis.

Thirdly, through the senior category, this challenge allows qualified researchers to demonstrate their knowledge and share their know-how and expertise on the practical problems. This also gives them the opportunity to establish partnerships with industrial companies.

Lastly, a scientific prize dedicated to qualitative submissions is proposed.

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June, 01 2020 (Optional) Sprint on first instances. Deadline for submitting computational results table, and solutions files.

June, 26 2020 Sprint results and award.

December, 31 2020 Deadline for registration.

December, 31 2020 End of qualification phase. Deadline for submitting a first version of computer program, computational results table and a short (2 pages) description of the method, including the characteristics of the computer used.

February, 20 2021 ROADEF 2021 Announcement of the qualification results. Set of B instances available. Beginning of the final phase.

June, 01 2021 Deadline for submitting final program, computational results table and an extended abstract (5 pages) describing the method, including the characteristics of the computer used.

July, 14 2021 EURO 2021 Announcement of the final results with ranking on B and X instances.

November, 01 2021 Deadline for paper submission for scientific prize.

February 2022 ROADEF 2022 Final Results Awards and Scientific Prize Awards. Presentation of the finalists' works and prize award.



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