3D Truck Loading Optimization

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Thanks to the successes of the previous challenges, the French Operational Research (OR) and Decision Support Society (ROADEF) jointly organises with the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO Challenge. The ROADEF/EURO challenge 2022 is dedicated to a 3D truck loading optimization problem in collaboration with the (Renault Group).

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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July, 05 2022 EURO 2022: Challenge begins. Subject available. Checker and Set A of instances available. Registration starts.

October, 15 2022 (Optional) Sprint on set A instances. Deadline for submitting computational results table, and solutions files.

October, 30 2022 Sprint results. Set B of instances available.

January, 31 2023 Deadline for submission on qualification phase on set B of instances.

February, 23 2023 ROADEF 2023: Qualification results. Set of C instances available.

June, 15 2023 Deadline for submitting final program

July, 13 2023 IFORS 2023 : Final phase results. Set of X instances available.

November, 01 2023 Deadline for submitting paper to scientific prize.

February 2024 ROADEF 2024 : Scientific Prize results.



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