VeRoLog Webinar

VeRoLog is excited to launch its new initiative: the VeRoLog Webinar. It takes place every last Thursday of each month, from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (CET) and it will feature plenary talks, paper presentations from academia and/or industry as well as interviews with famous researchers from the VeRoLog community.

First Webinar: April 29, 2021, 4 pm (CET)


Join us for the plenary of VeRoLog coordinator Daniele Vigo on “Integrating Machine Learning into state-of-the-art Vehicle Routing Heuristics” and meet the webinar organizing committee to learn about this new webinar series.

Abstract: The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) is one of the most studied combinatorial optimization problems for which hundreds of innovative heuristic and exact algorithms have been proposed in more than fifty years of research. Recently, some attempts were performed towards the integration of Machine Learning into heuristics to enhance their performance and guide their design. We report some initial efforts we performed in this direction and highlight the difficulties and promising research directions which merit further investigation.

ZOOM LINK: (will be available a fews days before the webinar)

Upcoming Webinars

May 27, 2021, 4 pm (CET)

Plenary talk: “Split-demand vehicle routing problem: state of the art
Juan José Salazar González (Universidad de La Laguna)

Followed by an interview with
Grazia Speranza (Università degli Studi di Brescia)

ZOOM LINK: (will be available a few days before the webinar)

June 24, 2021, 4 pm (CET)


Organizing Committee

Sophie N. Parragh (Johannes Kepler University Linz), [email protected]
Roberto Roberti (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), [email protected]
Marlin Ulmer (Technische Universität Braunschweig), [email protected]


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All webinars will be recorded and made available on VeRoLog’s social media channels. By participating in the respective Zoom meeting, you agree to these terms of use as well as to VeRoLog’s data privacy policy.